ASAA/NZ’s Principles of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct begins with a Preamble affirming our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document. As far as we know, our anthropological association is unique in beginning its code of ethics with such a commitment. ASAA/NZ Ethics Committee Chair Dr Jeff Sluka relates the story of how the Preamble was added to the ASAA/NZ Principles of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct.
Applications for the first round of Kākano Fund awards are now open. The deadline for receipt of all materials is May 31, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stirring Up Silence: Mahi Tahi is an interactive presentation that will be held at the ASAA/NZ Conference on 6-7 December 2018. This is open to all who wish to engage with Māori student perspectives and experiences of anthropology. It will centre Māori student voices and hopes to generate a broad conversation within anthropology in Aotearoa.
The Society of Medical Anthropology in Aotearoa (SOMAA) Symposium will be held in the Wood Seminar Room (OK 406) at Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn Campus on 5 December 2018.
We are pleased to invite applications to the Kākano Fund from students enrolled during 2018 in a degree course for a BA Hons or MA in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology (consideration will also be given to PhD students if funding permits). Applications are due by 31 October 2018.
In this episode of ‘10 questions with …’ we chat with with Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau about her new book Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change: Pacific Island Countries (2018), which is a companion to Dr Lyn Carter’s recently released book.
Registration for the 2018 ASAA/NZ Conference, ‘Improvising Lives,’ is now open. The conference will be held on 6-7 December at Massey University’s Wellington Campus, Wallace Street, Mt Cook, Wellington.
The Sites Editorial Board is delighted to announce that Mika Young, a third year student majoring in Anthropology at the University of Otago, is the winner of the 2018 Sites Senior Student Essay Competition.
The call for papers for the ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference ‘Improvising Lives’ has been extended to 15 August 2018.