Anthropology Seminar Series

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Trang Ta
Anthropology Seminar Series

2024 Seminars

All seminars are presented on Monday from 3:00-4:00pm and will be available both in-person and via Zoom, except for those marked **Zoom Only
In-person seminars will be on Mondays from 3-4pm

Zoom Details:
https://bit.ly/3XEVLe2
Meeting ID: 812 1179 0732
Password: 968025

Semester 1 2024

February 19, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 3.72 RSSS building.
Mark Mosko
THE SACRIFICE OF THE YAMS: Tubers, Procreation, and Chiefly Hierarchy in the Trobriands

February 26, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 3.72 RSSS building.
Mardi Reardon-Smith 
Park rangers, pig hunters and pigs: The unruly world of invasive species management and control in a Cape York national park

March 4, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 3.72 RSSS building.
Yamini Narayanan
‘Save Cow, Save India’: Interspecific vulnerabilities in India’s cow protection politics

March 18, 3:00-4:00pm
Assa Doron
Chicken Shit and Bare Life: the ritual economy of India's chickens

March 25, 3:00-4:00pm
Shreyas Sreenath 
Black Spots: Reflections on Caste, Desire, and Discards in Bengaluru, India

April 15, 4:00-5:00pm**ONE HOUR LATER
Yancey Orr
Indigenous and Scientific Research Methods: Deception, Myth in Academic Psychology and American Indian Communities
**Environmental Anthropology Masterclass (Details:TBA)

April 22, 3:00-4:00pm
Mariko Yoshida
Oyster Restoration as More-than-Human Embodied Practice of Metabolism

April 29, 3:00-4:00pm
James Rose
From Applied to Expert Social anthropology: Emerging Concepts, Terms, and Definitions

May 6, 3:00-4:00pm
Tim Rowse
An ordeal of peoplehood: representations of Indigenous collectivity in the 2023 referendum

May 13, 3:00-4:00pm
Kirsty Wissing
Unsettling nature: Cross-cultural conversations about potential bioengineered conservation in the Torres Strait, Australia

May 20, 3:00-4:00pm
Janet Roitman
Platform Economies: Beyond the North-South Divide
**Science and Technology Masterclass (Details:TBA)

Zoom Details:
https://bit.ly/3XEVLe2
Meeting ID: 812 1179 0732
Password: 968025

Upcoming events

‘Save Cow, Save India’: Interspecific vulnerabilities in India’s cow protection politics

3–4pm 4 Mar 2024

India criminalises cow slaughter, based on Hindus’ reverence of cows as sacred and a Hindu nationalist imagination of the cow as a Hindu nation. Simultaneously...

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Past events

Park rangers, pig hunters and pigs: The unruly world of invasive species management and control in a Cape York national park

26 Feb 2024

Biosecurity and invasive species management is an enduring concern for environmental managers in Australia. In Cape York Peninsula, far north Queensland,...

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THE SACRIFICE OF THE YAMS: Tubers, Procreation, and Chiefly Hierarchy in the Trobriands Mark Mosco, ANU

19 Feb 2024

James Scott (Against the Grain, 2017) has famously argued that tuber- as distinct from cereal-based agriculture offers an escape from political subjugation in...

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The Tragedy of the (Global) Commons: A Divided Anthropos Encounters (Abrupt) Climate Change

23 Oct 2023

At the advent of the Anthropocene, life is being pushed to its limits the world over; we are currently living through the Sixth Mass Extinction to occur since...

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Drawing the Climate Crisis

16 Oct 2023

My paper considers technical images that remake human-nature relationships along urban shores. They produce particular kinds of coastal futures through their...

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Nutag: Homeland to Horses and Humans in Mongolia

9 Oct 2023

One aspect that mammals have in common, including ourselves, is the recognition of a home. In Mongolia the herding encampment (khot ail) is the joint ‘home’...

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Hildaland, or, Bringing the Ice: Reflections on Missing Persons, Intermittent Islands, and the Ethnography of Uncertain Presence

25 Sep 2023

Taking its cue from the loss (more precisely, the disappearance) of a close friend and sometime collaborator, and drawing on my long-term fieldwork on an...

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These Days, These Homes: Miao domesticity, Chinese modernity

18 Sep 2023

Please note this seminar is available via Zoom only These Days, These Homes is a work in progress film project centered on the lives and homes of two Miao...

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After You: Reflections on More-Than-Human Hospitality in South Asia

28 Aug 2023

Building on a long-term ethnographic engagement with Pakistani pigeon flyers, in this talk, I discuss the arrival of European racing pigeons in Pakistan and...

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Multispecies Mourning: Grieving as Resistance on the West Papuan Oil Palm Frontier

21 Aug 2023

Please note this event is available via Zoom only This talk explores the cultural, political, and affective significance of mourning among the Indigenous...

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Holding Tightly: Co-mingling, life-flourishing and filmic ecologies

7 Aug 2023

Please note this event is available via Zoom only Firmly emplaced within a soundscape incorporating movement, prayer, music, human-made and environmental...

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