Call for presentations: Mahi Tahi panel at ASAA/NZ 2019 Breaking Boundaries conference

Graduate students in anthropology are invited to participate in the Mahi Tahi panel of the ASAA/NZ Breaking Boundaries Conference ki Whāingaroa (Raglan) in November 2019. Abstract are due on 6 September 2019.

Graduate Stories: Jacinta Forde

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.

ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference: Improvisation as the Fundamental Phenomenon of Life

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.

ASAA/NZ 2018 conference: An invitation for Māori and indigenous students of Anthropology

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.

Stirring Up Silence: Mahi Tahi interactive presentation at ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference

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.

Anthropology seminar in Wellington on 8 November 2018

Anthropology seminar in Wellington on 8 November 2018

Come and hear graduate researchers from Victoria University of Wellington’s Cultural Anthropology Programme Jade Gifford (Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Ngāi Tuhoe) and Josh Connolly speak about their research. Jade will talk about the history of Māori and Anthropology in Aotearoa, while Josh will discuss findings from his research into sport, identity, and culture in the lives of Samoan-New Zealanders.

10 questions with ... Lyn Carter

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).

New series Artefact, hosted by Dame Anne Salmond, premieres Monday 7 May on Māori TV

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.

Graduate Stories: Jade Gifford

This instalment of our new series, Graduate Stories, features Honours student Jade Gifford, whose work provided the foundation for Mahi Tahi. In this series we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Celebrating anthropological research in New Zealand: Lorena Gibson

Dr Lorena Gibson is one of the 2016 recipients of a prestigious Marsden Fast-Start Award. Her project, East Side Orchestras: Music, Poverty, and Social Change, explores the social impacts of three charitable organisations that provide free music education programmes inspired by El Sistema, one of the world’s most successful movements for musical and social development, in low decile schools in urban Wellington.

Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies

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.