Events from 21 July, 2017

  • Date
  • 27th July, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Kula Ring Astronomy, Sky/Earth Relations: Traces of an East Asian Heritage?

    This seminar features Frederick H. Damon from the University of Virginia. He will present on the last chapter of his book Trees, Knots and Outriggers about the Kula Ring Astronomy.

  • 4th August, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Space, Social Conflict, and the Future of Urban Society: a comparative view

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, this Sydney Idea lecture features Professor Michael Herzfeld from Harvard University. Professor Herzfeld argues that urban gentrification is the tip of a much larger iceberg, called ‘development’ that easily promotes insidious forms of social Darwinism and paternalism.

  • 10th August, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Cash transfers and the unseen poor in Indonesia

    In this seminar, Dr Robbie Peters from the Department of Anthropology will present on his paper which explores the popular poverty alleviation instrument of conditional cash transfers to the poor in the global south.

  • 17th August, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Towards an anthropology of abject economies

    Where do things go when they are lost, discarded, or forgotten? What social afterlives do they lead? Whose lives are constituted among the detritus? Through an exploration of such questions, David Boarder Giles (guest speaker from Deakin University) sketches out new directions for an anthropology of value, one that looks beyond the horizons of capital towards the futures that lie in its ruins.

  • 24th August, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Patronage and kinship in popular culture: television families in the Philippines and Mexico

    In both Mexico and the Philippines, powerful commercial television networks are operated by prominent elite family companies. In this seminar Anna Cristina Pertierra from Western Sydney University will explain the particular role that metaphors of family and of patronage play in representing and justifying the public role of elite families and media empires in Mexico and the Philippines.

  • 31st August, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | When the Past Meets the Uncertain Future: An Anthropological Reflection on Gentrification and Historic Preservation in Urban Shanghai

    This seminar features Dr Non Arkaraprasertkul from Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. He is presenting a paper with cases in Shanghai which reveals the changing dynamics of a historically protected community located in a prime business area where residents of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds driven by different incentives reside.

  • 6th November, 2017 to 8th November, 2017

    Environmental Justice 2017 – Looking Back, Looking Forward

    the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney will host an anniversary event, focused on both a retrospective look at environmental justice scholarship and activism and the prospects and themes for current and future work in the field. What have we learned, and what are the challenges, trends, and directions for environmental justice theories, movements and campaigns, and institutions and politics?

    Abstract submissions are now open!

  • 7th December, 2017 to 8th December, 2017

    Living with Monsters - Anthropology Symposium

    Monsters are not just part of the popular imaginary, stalking movie screens and the pages of books. They manifest in socio-culturally specific ways across the world, and haunt humans no matter where they live. The symposium draws on two anthropological traditions—an interest in the monstrous and the ethnographic method—in the hope of fostering interdisciplinary dialogue: adding an anthropological voice to discussions currently taking place in the inter-disciplinary field of monster studies.