Learning about freshwater ecology in the Manawatu river with Mike Joy as part of the ASAA/NZ 2015 Conference, Manawatu, Aotearoa/New Zealand | Photos by Sy Taffel, November 2015

ASAA/NZ Past Annual Conferences

The Association has held an annual conference since its formation in 1975. The venue for this conference rotates between a number of different centres. Our AGM is usually held in conjunction with the annual conference.

42nd Annual Conference
Improvising Lives
6-7 December 2018, Massey University (Wellington) and Victoria University of Wellington

The Society of Medical Anthropology in Aotearoa’s 2018 Symposium was held on 5 December at Victoria University of Wellington.

41st Annual Conference
Shifting States: A joint international conference of AAS/ASA/ASAANZ (conference programme pdf)
11-15 December 2017,  University of Adelaide

40th Annual Conference
40 years on: Does anthropology really need a theme?
25-27 November 2015, Massey University (Palmerston North)

39th Annual Conference
Cosmopolitan Anthropologies
10-13 November 2014, University of Otago

38th Annual Conference
Ethnoscapes, Culturescapes: Anthropologies for the Present
1-3 December 2013, University of Waikato (at Raglan)

37th Annual Conference
Anthropology and Imagination
8-10 December 2012, Victoria University of Wellington

36th Annual Conference
Knowledge and Value in a Globalising World
5-8 July 2011, Perth, Western Australia

35th Annual Conference
10-12 December 2010, Rotorua

34th Annual Conference
Re-thinking Community in Contemporary Anthropology
13-15 December 2009, University of Otago

33rd Annual Conference,
Ownership and Appropriation: A Joint International Conference of AAS, ASA and ASAA/NZ
8-12 December 2008, Auckland

32nd Annual Conference
Taboo: The Forbidden / Forbidding Subject of Anthropology
16-18 November 2007, University of Waikato, Hamilton

31st Annual conference
Bracketing (Belief)
9-11 November 2006, University of Canterbury

30th Annual conference
Beyond Ethnography
24-26 November 2005, Victoria University of Wellington

29th annual conference
Translations, treaties and testimonies: The cultural politics of Interpretation
3-4 December 2004, Auckland

28th Annual Conference
Anthropology and Expert Knowledge: Celebrating the Life and Works of Sir Raymond Firth
2003, University of Otago

27th Annual Conference
Whose Home? Thinking about Anthropology, Home and Indigeneity
2002, Massey University (Albany)

26th Annual Conference
2001, Massey University (Palmerston North)

25th Annual Conference,
Anthropology in Times of Risk
2-3 September 2000, University of Waikato

24th Annual Conference,
Displaying culture
1999, University of Auckland,

23rd Annual Conference
1998, University of Otago

22nd Annual Conference
Culture, heritage, and development
30-31 August 1997, University of Waikato

21st Annual Conference,
Displacing anthropology
1996, Massey University

20th Annual Conference
26-28 August 1995, Victoria University of Wellington

19th Annual Conference
Revisioning the family
22-24 August 1994, University of Auckland

18th Annual Conference
Cultural management from above and below.
21-23 August 1993, University of Waikato

17th Annual Conference
Teaching Anthropology in the 1990s
26-28 November 1992, Massey University

16th Annual Conference
To be or not to be? The anthropology of identities and the identity of anthropology
27-29 November 1991, University of Auckland

15th Annual Conference
The politics of interpretation
23-26 August 1990, University of Waikato

14th Annual Conference
Fieldwork and home/ fieldwork at home - reflections on the uses of fieldwork
21-23 August 1989, Victoria University of Wellington

13th Annual Conference
23-26 August 1988, University of Auckland

12th Annual Conference,
26-28 August 1987, University of Otago

11th Annual Conference
1986, University of Waikato (at the Waahi Marae, Huntly)

10th Annual Conference
August 1985, Massey University

9th Annual Conference
23-25 August 1984, Victoria University of Wellington

8th Annual Conference
1983, University of Auckland (simultaneous with the University's centenary conference)

7th Annual Conference
1982, University of Otago

6th Annual Conference
1981, University of Waikato

5th Annual Conference
1980, Victoria University of Wellington

4th Annual Conference
20-22 August 1979, Hawkes Bay Community College (Taradale)

3rd Annual Conference
23-25 August 1978, University of Otago

2nd Annual Conference
24-26 August 1977, Massey University

1st Annual Conference
Ideology and belief systems in change
25-28 August 1976, Victoria University of Wellington

Precursory Conference: Conference of University Teachers of Social Anthropology
12-14 May 1975, University of Auckland