Events from 23 April, 2017

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

    ANTH Seminar Series | Dreams of self-improvement in contemporary China

    How are “dreams” becoming a mode of governance and self-fashioning in contemporary China? In this seminar PhD student in Anthropology, Gil Hizi, will examine this question through his study of regimes of self-improvement, and more specifically - workshops in “soft skills”.

  • 27th April, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    SSPS HDR Welcome Reception

    SSPS HDR Students!

    Join us at one of University of Sydney's most popular spots for an enjoyable evening, meeting new and returning HDR students as well as HDR supervisors, coordinators, and the Head of School. Look forward to gourmet pizzas, cheeseboards and an open bar tab for the hour.

    Please RSVP by Thursday, 20 April

  • 11th May, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | A sensory examination of tobacco violence

    In this seminar, guest speaker in Department of Anthropology, Associate Professor Simone Dennis from ANU, will present his research in tobacco violence. He is going to talk about auditory renderings of public participation made in smoky respirations, make a touching analysis of smoking in the family, consider miasmatic violence, and the nexus between taste and vision key to the violence made by Big Tobacco against the smoking person.

  • 18th May, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Becoming Cosmopolitan: Millennial Brazilians and the Australian Mega-Church Hillsong

    In this seminar, guest speaker Associate Professor Cristina Rocha from Western Sydney University will discuss the influences the Australian Mega-Church Hillsong has brought to Millennial Brazilians.


  • 31st May, 2017
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    SSPS HDR Ethics Seminar


    The approach to ethics in research currently does not fully understand or incorporate the changes in the dynamical synthetic ecology in which our systems actually operate. This has been made even more complex and potentially uncertain and unstable through the levels of socio-info/techno connectivity we now enjoy compared to three decades ago. Our decisions and solutions are often deeply entangled in ways that it is almost impossible to measure (Atkinson 2010). This short talk will look at the place of ethics in our rapidly changing world and the indivisibility between ethics and technology, as we enter the Quantum Age.

  • 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.