Do you work in/on issues relating to Oceania? Are you planning to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association? If so, you could consider joining the AAA's Pacific Interest Group (formerly Melanesia Interest Group).
The call for papers for the combined AAS/ASA/ASAANZ 2017 conference, Shifting States, is now open.
Announcing the 2017 SITES senior student essay competition - entries are due by 30 June 2017.
VUW's Eli Elinoff shares a brief summary of last week's events.
Last week the Cultural Anthropology programme at Victoria University of Wellington celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In honour of the milestone, we organized an event highlighting the history of anthropology at Victoria, exploring the changing face of the discipline in New Zealand, and speculating about the futures of anthropological knowledge.
The celebration began on May 10th with a Pōwhiri and Marae Kōrero at the meetinghouse on Te Tumu Herenga Waka Marae on VUW's Kelburn campus. We discussed the origins of the cultural anthropology programme with two of its founding members, Dame Dr. Joan Metge and Bernie Kernot.
May 11th began with a keynote address by Dr. Michael Jackson, programme alumni and Distinguished Professor of World Religions at Harvard University. Next, we had two panel discussions from anthropologists across New Zealand. Finally, Professor Dame Anne Salmond from the University of Auckland delivered a second public keynote.
On May 12th, the events concluded with a morning symposium featuring the work of current post-graduates and programme alumni.
A Graduate Symposium, Moving Forward, Glancing Backwards: Past, Present, and the Possibilities in/of Anthropology, will be held at Victoria University of Wellington on Friday 12 May 2017.
A symposium on practice-based research on music around the world will be held in Aarhus on 1-2 June 2017.
On Thursday 11 May, the Cultural Anthropology Programme at Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a full-day Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium (registrations required).
In May 2017, biological anthropologist and Fulbright scholar Dr Wendy Erb is giving a series of lectures on her research at the University of Auckland, Massey University, and AUT University.
Applications to the Kākano Fund are now open. We welcome applications from students enrolled in the current year in a degree course for a BA Hons or MA in Social or Cultural Anthropology. Consideration will also be given to PhD students if funding permits.
The Cultural Anthropology Programme at Victoria University of Wellington invites you to attend a public lecture by Professor Dame Anne Salmond at 6pm on Thursday 11 May. This lecture is part of a three day programme of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Victoria's anthropology programme.
In March 2017 the Centre for Global Migrations Research Theme was established at the University of Otago to co-ordinate interdisciplinary research, teaching, and activities relating to historical and contemporary global migration. Global Migrations is calling for papers for a multidisciplinary research symposium to examine the connections between education, migration and translation to be held in Dunedin in November 2017.
A Special General Meeting will be held in Wellington at 3pm on Wednesday 10 May. All ASAA/NZ members, and those interested in joining our Association, are welcome to attend.
Housing Children: South Auckland The Housing Pathways Longitudinal Study is an important new study about housing and wellbeing in New Zealand by anthropologists Kathryn Scott, Julie Park, and Patricia Laing.
The call for panels for this year's conference Shifting States, to be held from 11-15 December 2017 at the University of Adelaide, is now open.
In the final of his four-part series on Public Anthropology, Josh Connolly discusses public anthropology in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
In part three of his four-part series on public anthropology, Josh Connolly reflects upon what sets anthropology apart from journalism.
Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to publishing scholarly papers which explore aspects of Pacific societies and cultures. General Editor Chrys Jaye highlights some recently published articles that speak directly to contemporary issues raised by recently political events in the United States.
Staff in the Cultural Anthropology programme at Victoria University of Wellington have started an ethnography book club. It's open to anyone interested in reading ethnographies and the first book is Marama Muru Lanning's 'Tupuna Awa: People and Politics of the Waikato River.' Join the conversation!
Trisia Farrelly has recently returned from sabbatical in Galway where she gave a seminar to marine biologists, zoologists and ecologists and human and physical geographers on the importance of social sciences in plastics research.
In part two of this four-part series on Public Anthropology, Josh Connolly addresses the question: Why is public anthropology relevant now?