Welcome to our new series, Teaching Anthropologically. This series reflects on the relationship between learning, teaching, and anthropology. The series acknowledges that learning and teaching about anthropology takes place in a diverse range of settings, not just in a secondary or tertiary environment. We are delighted to launch Teaching Anthropologically with this timely piece by Dr Susan Wardell.
Applications for the first round of Kākano Fund awards are now open. The deadline for receipt of all materials is May 31, 2019.
Our first instalment of Graduate Stories for 2019 features Jacinta Forde, PhD researcher at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (University of Waikato). Jacinta’s PhD thesis is entitled Ngā Taonga Toheroa: The significance and management of toheroa in the Māori world.
The call for papers for the 2019 ASAA/NZ Conference, ‘Breaking Boundaries,’ is now open. The conference will be held from 28-30 November 2019 at Whāingaroa (Raglan), Waikato, New Zealand. Panel proposals are due by 2 August 2019. Paper proposals are due by 6 September 2019.
A message from ASAA/NZ Chairperson, Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, about the terrorist attack in Christchurch.
Allegra Lab is organising a collective letter to Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland, Dr Jarosław Gowin, who removed anthropology and ethnography from the list of officially recognised scientific disciplines in Poland in September in 2018.
The call for proposals for IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress “World Solidarities” is now open. Hosted by the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) and the Polish Ethnological Society, IUAES 2019 will take place on 27-31 August 2019 in Poznań, Poland.
The Kākano Fund supports graduate students studying for degrees in Social or Cultural Anthropology at New Zealand universities. The Fund currently gives more to Social or Cultural Anthropology graduate students than it receives in income. Your donation will help ensure the sustainability of this fund.
A number of graduate students gave high quality presentations at the 2018 ASAA/NZ ‘Improvising Lives’ conference held in Wellington earlier this month. ASAA/NZ is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards.
Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship on the topic ‘Accessing Assisted Reproduction: Social Infertility and Family Formation.’ Applications are due 1 February 2019.
In this instalment of ‘10 questions with’ we chat with Dr Tanisha Jowsey about her recently released documentary, Prepared to Care (2018).
Professor Carole McGranahan (University of Colorado) will give a keynote lecture entitled “Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling” as part of the ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference. The lecture will be at 3:30pm on Thursday 6 December at Massey University’s Wellington campus.
Composer-performer Rob Thorne, M.A, (Ngāti Tumutumu) will give a sonic performance as part of the ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference. Entitled “Improvisation as the Fundamental Phenomenon of Life,” the performance will be at 10am on Thursday 6 December at Massey University’s Wellington campus.
Mahi Tahi ki Pōneke invites Māori and indigenous students of Anthropology to join a collaborative installation responding to Whaea Lily George’s call to ‘stir up the silences’ (2017) surrounding Māori and Anthropology, and decolonisation. The installation, made by Māori and indigenous students of anthropology, will be showcased at the ASAA/NZ conference on 6-7 December 2018.
What is the experience of an improvised life for an anthropologist? What does it mean to live in the between? Join Ruth Gibbons for a workshop exploring the improvised lives of anthropologists at our forthcoming ASAA/NZ 2018 conference.
Congratulations to five graduate students who have received Kākano Fund Awards in the second round for 2018.
Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, together with Associate Professor Rhonda Shaw and Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, have been awarded a full Marsden grant for their project, Accessing Assisted Reproduction: Social Infertility and Family Formation.
Dr Fraser Macdonald is one of the 2018 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. His project, Melanesia Burning: The Explosion of Pentecostalism in the Western Pacific, aims to unfold the untold story of the explosion of Pentecostalism in Melanesia in the 1970s.
In this instalment of ‘10 questions with’ we chat with Dr Susan Wardell about her recently published book, Living in the Tension: Care, Selfhood, and Wellbeing Among Faith-based Youth Workers (2018, Carolina Academic Press).
ASAA/NZ is hosting a Post Graduate Event at this year’s conference. It will be a great opportunity for anthropology post grad students to get together, socialise, and have an informal and relaxed discussion with our keynote speaker, Carole McGranahan.