Events from 22 September, 2017

  • Date
  • 29th September, 2017
    9:00am - 1:00pm

    SSPS Teaching Day 2017

    Join the second SSPS Teaching Day to share and promote best teaching practices, and receive updates on IT developments and the implementation of Strategy 5 for 2018.

  • 12th October, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH & PE Seminar Series | What is patrimonial capitalism? Some lessons from central India

    In this seminar jointly presented by Department of Anthropology and Department of Political Economy, Dr Christopher Gregory from ANU will discuss the return of patrimonial capitalism based on some cases in India. 

  • 19th October, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Becoming-Woman: CSR and the 'Return of the Repressed' in Neo-Extractivist Ecuador

    Guest speaker Dr. Erin Fitz-Henry from the University of Melbourne will present her paper which analyses the ways that two extractive companies in Ecuador participate discursively in the "return of the repressed”. These corporations institutionalize programs of corporate social responsibility that explicitly prioritize the “needs” of women and non-humans. The theorizations of “women’s rights” and the "rights of nature" being mobilized by corporations also raise urgent questions about what happens when critical theory is embraced by corporate social responsibility managers. 

  • 26th October, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | On colour blindness and Latin American politics: perceptions of race and ethnicity among visually impaired people in Chile y Venezuela

    In this paper Dr Luis Angosto-Ferrández discusses findings of his field research on perceptions of race and ethnicity among visually impaired people in Chile and Venezuela, two countries with quite distinct class and ethnic formations.

  • 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.