SITES: A journal of social anthropology and cultural studies invites submissions for the annual senior student essay competition. The winning essay will be featured in the Annual General issue published in November of each year. Essays must be submitted by the deadline of 1 July, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Jacqui Leckie will give the JD Stout Annual Lecture on the topic ‘“Insanity” in a Sea of Islands: Mobility and Mental Health’ on 14 November 2018.
Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Social and Cultural Studies and the Ethnography Commons are pleased to host a Special Conversation with Professor Richa Nagar, entitled ‘From Playing with Fire to Hungry Translations: Seeking justice through radical vulnerability.’ Prof Nagar has provided two readings to frame the conversation and space is limited, so RSVP to Eli Elinoff.
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.
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.
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).