Public lecture: A reflection on Parihaka and resolution of Māori-Crown grievances in the settlement era

Vaughan Park and Massey University are pleased to invite you to this free public lecture, to be held on 9 August 2017 at Massey University's Albany Campus. Judge Sarah Reeves and Puna Wano-Bryant will speak on the topic, 'Restoration, Redress, Reconciliation: A reflection on Parihaka and resolution of Māori-Crown grievances in the settlement era.'

Pacific Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association

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).

Successful celebration of 50 years of anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington

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.

Dame Dr. Joan Metge (standing) during the marae kōrero at Te Tumu Herenga Waka. Bernie Kernott is seated to the left, and Te Range Hīroa is to the far left.

Dame Dr. Joan Metge (standing) during the marae kōrero at Te Tumu Herenga Waka. Bernie Kernott is seated to the left, and Te Range Hīroa is to the far left.

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.

Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium at Victoria University of Wellington

On Thursday 11 May, the Cultural Anthropology Programme at Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a full-day Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium (registrations required).

Fulbright Scholar and biological anthropologist Wendy Erb visiting New Zealand

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. 

Kākano Fund Round One 2017 - applications now open

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.

Public lecture by Professor Dame Anne Salmond on Thursday 11 May 2017

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

Centre for Global Migrations: New Research Theme at the University of Otago

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.