Anthropology Seminar Series

Contacts

Yasmine Musharbash and Matt Tomlinson
Anthropology Seminar Series

2021 Seminars

 

Zoom Link        
https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr 

Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939

Passcode: 800615  

 

Semester 1 2021

 

Monday 15 March 3:00-4:00pm

Oona Paredes, University of California – Los Angeles

Founders and Settlers: Unpacking Indigeneity among the Higaunon Lumad in Mindanao

 

Monday 22 March 3:00-4:00pm

Alex Golub, University of Hawai‘i – Mānoa

Whose ‘Failed State?': Connecting Contemporary Law and Order Issues in Enga Province To Its Colonial Past

 

Monday 29 March 3:00-4:00pm

Tess Lea, University of Sydney

Wild Policy: a theory. method and activation

 

Monday 19 April 3:00-4:00pm

Benjamin Hegarty, University of Melbourne

The State-Issued ‘Identity Card’ as Visual Medium in Postauthoritarian Indonesia

 

Monday 3 May Special start time 10:00am

Ilana Gershon, Indiana University

Put Your Mask On!: Contractual Sociality at Work in the Pandemic    

 

Monday 10 May Special start time 4:00pm

Alice Rudge, University College London

The Known and the Unknown: Sensing Others in the Batek's Forest, Malaysia

 

Monday 17 May 12:00-1:00pm

Lawrence Gross, University of Redlands

Post Apocalypse Stress Syndrome in the Age of COVID-19

 

Monday 24 May 3:00-4:00pm

Philip Fountain, Victoria University–Wellington

Humanitarian Confessions: Ethnography, Autobiography and the Locations of Religion in Aidland

 

Semester 2 2021

 

Monday 2 August 3:00-4:00pm

Malini Sur, Western Sydney University

Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border

 

Monday 9 August Special start time 12:00-1:00pm

Courtney Handman, University of Texas – Austin

Unnatural Languages: Conversion, Deception, and the Colonial Limits of the Human

 

Monday 16 August Special start time 12:00-1:00pm

Carlos Mondragón, Colegio de México

Of Winds, Worms and Fertility: The Meci Festival in Timor-Leste

 

Monday 23 August 3:00-4:00pm

Caroline Schuster, Australian National University

Weedy Finance: Insurance and the Quest for Parameters on Unstable Grounds

 

Monday 30 August 3:00-4:00pm

Joanne Thurman, Australian National University

Hardness and Housing at a Warlpiri Community

 

Monday 20 September, Special start time 2:00-3:00pm

Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington

The Enduring Logic of Mercy and its Discontents

 

Monday 27 September, Special start time 12:00-1:00pm

Andrea Ballestero, Rice University

Expanding the Social World Downwards: Aquifers and Post-Extractivist Futures in Costa Rica

 

Monday 11 October 3:00-4:00pm

Eve Vincent, Macquarie University

Look After Them?: Life on Welfare in Australia Today

 

Monday 18 October Special start time 12:00pm

Webb Keane, University of Michigan

Life with Turing Machines: Ethics at the Edges of the Human

 

Monday 25 October 3:00-4:00pm

Holly High, Deakin University

“Can You Policy?": Researching Lao Science and State in COVID Times

 

 

Online FREE and open to all, registration not required

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr

Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 

Passcode: 800615

Contact Email: soaa.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

Upcoming events

Life with Turing Machines: Ethics at the Edges of the Human

11am–12pm 18 Oct 2021

Zoom: https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr  Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 Social media, robots, and algorithms are drawing people into new forms of social...

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“Can You Policy?": Researching Lao Science and State in COVID Times

3–4pm 25 Oct 2021

Zoom: https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr  Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 Abstract: In Lao PDR, the standard translation for policy is nanyubay. But this...

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Past events

Look After Them?: Life on Welfare in Australia Today

11 Oct 2021

Zoom: https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr  Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 Since the 1990s, the receipt of social security in Australia has become more...

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Expanding the Social World Downwards: Aquifers and Post-Extractivist Futures in Costa Rica

27 Sep 2021

The history of Latin America has been marked by extractivist waves, from colonial times to the recent neo-extractivist turn of leftist governments in the...

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The Enduring Logic of Mercy and its Discontents

20 Sep 2021

Drawing from research on the Iranian criminal justice system as well as international laws of war and peace, this talk explores the tensions between...

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Hardness and Housing at a Warlpiri Community

30 Aug 2021

When Nakamarra, a Warlpiri resident of Nyirrpi (NT) observed, “They getting really hard with the houses” – what did she mean? In this paper I unpack what it...

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Weedy Finance: Weather Insurance and Parametric Life on Unstable Grounds

23 Aug 2021

For commercial sesame farming in northern Paraguay, where insurance companies sell weather derivatives to poor farmers, key financial practices depend less on...

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Of Winds, Worms and Fertility: The Meci Festival in Timor-Leste

16 Aug 2021

This seminar focuses on indigenous calendars, environmental practices and ritual feasting in relation to the Meci festival in Timor-Leste. ‘Meci’ is the name...

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The Marginal Languages of Colonial Belief

9 Aug 2021

At what point did colonized peoples come to be recognized as objects of evangelistic attention? When were their languages recognized as media for the...

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Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border

2 Aug 2021

Since the nineteenth century, a succession of states has classified the inhabitants of Northeast India and Bangladesh as Muslim 'frontier peasants', 'savage...

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Humanitarian Confessions: Ethnography, Autobiography and the Locations of Religion in Aidland

24 May 2021

Humanitarian autobiographies provide compelling windows for analysing the locations of religion within the international aid and development sector. Free from...

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Post Apocalypse Stress Syndrome in the Age of COVID-19

17 May 2021

Post Apocalypse Stress Syndrome predicts that societies can experience shocks so strong that they change the very nature of the society itself. Previous...

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