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.
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.
The latest instalment of Graduate Stories features Evelyn Walford-Bourke, who is studying towards a MA in Cultural Anthropology at Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui (Victoria University of Wellington).
In this latest instalment of In this instalment of '10 questions with,' we interview Dr Lyn Carter about her new book Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change: Aotearoa/New Zealand (2018).
Congratulations to Kris Finlayson and Andrea Merino Oritz, who have won Kākano Fund Awards in the first round for 2018.
AnthroFlash Aotearoa is a new ASAA/NZ series that will feature very short pieces of writing with an anthropological message. Graeme MacRae introduces AnthroFlash Aotearoa with a “postcard from the field” about encounters with bureaucracy in Indonesia.
In Graduate Stories we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand. This instalment features Kris Finlayson, who is about to submit his Masters thesis on the identity of Afrikaans-speakers’ in New Zealand’s society.
Artefact is a new, 6-part television series hosted by Dame Professor Anne Salmond that tells stories about Aotearoa's past through artefacts and taonga. The series, funded by NZ on Air, will screen on Māori Television at 8.30pm from Monday 7 May to Monday 11 June. Episodes will also be available on demand on Māori Television.
ASAA/NZ is delighted to announce the launch of Mahi Tahi: Māori and Anthropology in Aotearoa New Zealand, a new open-access initiative.
Applications are invited for a lectureship in Social Anthropology to be located at Massey University's Albany Campus in Auckland. The appointee will possess a doctorate in Social or Cultural Anthropology and will have relevant research expertise in the anthropology of religion. Applications close 30 April 2018.
A/Prof Jacqui Leckie has been named 2018 Stout Research Centre JD Stout Fellow.
In our first post for 2018, Dr Catherine Trundle invites us to reimagine the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) in Aotearoa New Zealand as a political project.
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.
On Thursday 11 May, the Cultural Anthropology Programme at Victoria University of Wellington is hosting a full-day Anthropology in Aotearoa Symposium (registrations required).
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.
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.
In the final of his four-part series on Public Anthropology, Josh Connolly discusses public anthropology in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
We have cancelled the AGM scheduled for February 2017, and will instead hold a Special General Meeting in May 2017.