anthropology

They Are Us: Practices of care in digital environments, after the Christchurch mosque attack

Dr Susan Wardell, a medical anthropologist at the University of Otago, is conducting research into practices of care following the white supremacist terrorist attack at two Christchurch mosques earlier this year.

Announcing the 2019 SITES senior student essay competition

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. 

How the Preamble was added to the ASAA/NZ Principles of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct

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.

The Responsible Teacher: thoughts on emotion, trauma, and safety in the anthropology classroom - by Susan Wardell

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.

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.

CFP: IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress "World Solidarities”, to be held in Poland in August 2019

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.

2018 winners of the Dr Cyril Timo Schäfer Memorial Graduate Student Conference Presentation Awards

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.

ASAA/NZ 2018 Conference Keynote: Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling

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.

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.

10 questions with ... Susan Wardell

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).

A Special Conversation with Professor Richa Nagar on 21 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 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.