Offering an inspiring series of anthropological talks

Hear about the state of the world from an anthropological perspective.

Drs Banu Senay and Anna-Karna Hermkens, organisers of the 2020 Anthropology colloquium, have brought together a fascinating series of talks by both our own department members and distinguished guest scholars

Anthropology Colloquium Session 1, 2020

Wednesdays 11 am to 1 pm

Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

04.03.2020

Robbie Peters, University of Sydney

The Motorbike-Taxi Economy in Indonesia: A guerrilla Infrastructure

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

11.03.2020

Chris Houston, Macquarie University

Alternative Me? Anthropology and Self-alteration

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room.
16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

18.03.2020

Jennifer Deger, James Cook University

Curating the Anthropocene

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room.
16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

25.03.2020

Kathleen Openshaw, Western Sydney University

I am Universal: Transnational Material Networks of Spiritual Capital in the Australian Universal Church of the Kingdom of God

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

08.04.2020

Roberto Costa, Macquarie University

Museums as Ritual: Exploring the Ritual Significance of a Projected Indigenous Museum in the Holy West

To be announced

29.04.2020

Siad Darwish, University of Wollongong

Corrupted Infrastructures: Illicit Finance, Waste Flows and Blockages as Infrastructural Assemblages

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

13.05.2020

Randa Abdel Fattah, Macquarie University

Bacon, Anzac Poppies and Performing the Muslim in Hiding

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

20.05.2020

Pedram Khosronejad Toroghi, Western Sydney University

War, Force Displacement and Resettlement in Australia: Anthropology of Childhood Memory through Family Photographs

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

27.05.2020

Anthropology Staff Macquarie University

Roundtable Discussion on 'Self-Alteration':


Ingesting Substances to Alter Life in States of Disruption (Lisa Wynn)
Self-alteration and Temporality in Papuan Conversions to Islam (Jaap Timmer)
Salvation as Self-alteration in Post-Conflict North Moluccas (Anna-Karina Hermkens)
Pedagogies of ‘Self-Making’ in an Islamic Musical Context (Banu Senay)

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

Anthropology Colloquium Session 2, 2019

Wednesdays 11 am to 1 pm

Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

07.08.2019

Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University

Rip-offs and Reciprocity: The mobile data economy and music in Papua New Guinea.

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

14.08.2019

Anthropology Staff and students

Self-alteration discussion session

06 First Walk 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

21.08.2019

Randi Irwin, University of Newcastle

Making Property, Making a State: Deferred resource contracts and the struggle for decolonization in Western Sahara.

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

28.08.2019

Michael Edwards, University of Cambridge

Circulating in difference: The recognition of publicness in a Christian-Buddhist encounter.

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

11.09.2019

Anthropology Staff and students

Self-alteration discussion session

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room.

09.10.2019

Lucinda Casbolt, Macquarie University

'We gave ourselves a place to ride’: Making space and place on San Francisco Critical Mass.

06 First Walk 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

16.10.2019

Anthropology Staff and students

Self-alteration discussion session

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

23.10.2019

Daniel Fisher, University of California, Berkeley

Fire's Habit

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

30.10.2019

Max Harwood, Macquarie University

Loner Ethnographic Filmmaking: Reflections on creating anthropological films without training, funding or a crew.

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Recreation Room. 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University

Macquarie University Campus Map - 6 First Walk

Previous colloquium sessions

Wednesdays 11 am to 1 pm

Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

06.03.2019

Carol Cusack, The University of Sydney

Ancient and Modern Stone Circles: A Re-enchantment of the Landscape

06 First Walk 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

13.03.2019

Justine Lloyd, Macquarie University

Creative Placemaking, Value and Urban Publics

06 First Walk 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

20.03.2019

Katherine Lepani, The Australian National University

Sexual citizenship and national identity-making in Papua New Guinea: Collective strides or stalled steps?

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

27.03.2019

Maren Tomforde, Macquarie University &
Staff And Command College, German Armed Forces, Hamburg

Framing the other in Germany: The refugee ‘crisis’ and beyond

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

10.04.2019

Mona Schremph, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Tibetan Pills for Modern Ills — a critical ethnography of transnational Tibetan medical practices in China and Europe

06 First Walk 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

08.05.2019

Reading Session

Self-alteration discussion session

06 First Walk 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

15.05.2019

Luis Ferrández,The University of Sydney

Multiform selves in singular nations: revisiting mestizaje and Latin American politics

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

22.05.2019

Reading Session

Self-alteration discussion session

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

28.05.2019 (Tuesday)

Paige West, Columbia University

TBA (Anthropology Research Week, 2019 Public Lecture)

Venue: TBA
Time: 3pm to 5pm

Wednesdays 1 pm to 3 pm

Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

08.08.2018

Professor Harvey Whitehouse 
Oxford University

The role of ritual in the evolution of social complexity
(Anthropology Research Week Public Talk)

12 Wally's Walk Level 8 (formerly E7A Level 8)

15.08.2018

Dr. Jadran Mimica, The University of Sydney

The Yagwoia Womba Complex: An Introduction.

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

22.08.2018

Dr. Tom Ozden Schilling, John Hopkins University

Inheriting ‘Time Immemorial’: Ecology and Leave-Taking in Xsa Gay Laxaan

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

29.08.2018

Associate Professor Cristina Rocha,
Western Sydney University

‘Living the Dream:’ Post-Millennial Brazilians at Hillsong College

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

10.10.2018

Professor Greg Downey, Macquarie University

Taking anthropology for an ontogenetic turn: On the need for a psychological structural functionalism.

06 First Walk 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

17.10.2018

Associate Professor 
Lisa Wynn,

Macquarie University

The Toe Dialogues: Adventures in Predatory Publishing

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

24.10.2018

Ms Belinda Lopez, Macquarie University

To be announced

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

31.10.2018

Professor Nigel Rapport, University of St. Andrews

Loving the individual Other

06 First Walk Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

Wednesdays 1 pm to 3 pm

Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

14.03.2018

Dr. Gabriele Marranci, Macquarie University

Supremacist Epistemologies among Ordinary Muslims: A Difficult Reflection on Fifteen Years of Fieldwork Research

06 FA 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

28.03.2018

Dr. Ryan Schram, The University of Sydney

The tribesmen next door: The New Guinea Highlands in a postwar Papuan mission newspaper

06 FA Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

11.04.2018

Dr. Jean-Phillipe Deranty, Macquarie University

Is there a concept of work that would be valid for all human societies?

06 FA 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

09.05.2018

Dr. Malini Sur, Western Sydney University

Reciprocity and Danger: A time for tea at the India-Bangladesh border

06 FA 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

16.05.2018

Dr. Gillian Tan, Deakin University

Orders of change: understanding change through relationships among Tibetan nomadic pastoralists.

06 FA Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

23.05.2018

Professor Michael Jackson, Macquarie University

The Varieties of Temporal Experience: Travels in Philosophical, Historical, and Ethnographic Time

06 FA Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

30.05.2018

Dr Jack Taylor, La Trobe University

Rod Blong Sik: Medical Alterity, Mobility and the Spiritual Landscape in Vanuatu

06 FA Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

07.06.2018

Dr Allen Chun, Institute of Ethnology, Taiwan

On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification

06 FA Room 501 (formerly W3A 501 Blackshield Room)

13.06.2018

Professor. Niko Besnier, The University of Amsterdam

Rethinking Masculinity in the Neoliberal Order: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers

06 FA 328 Moot Court (formerly W3A 328)

Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

10.08.2017

Dr. Julia Vorhölter, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

The Emergence of Psychotherapy in Uganda – Mirror or Motor of a New (Dis)Order

W6A 107

17.08.2017

Dr. Jovan Maud, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

(Re)mediating the Sacred: Exploring Thai Facebook as a Ritual Field

W6A 708

24.08.2017

Dr. Into Goudsmit, The Asia Foundation

Progressive Extractivism: Realignment of Indigenous Communities and the Bolivian State in the Struggle for Mining Resources

W6A 708

31.08.2017

All Anthropology Staff

Anthropology Round Table Reading Group

Australian Hearing Hub Level 5, Seminar Room

07.09.2017

Dr. Banu Senay and Dr. Anna-Karina Hermkens

Religion as Creative Practice

W6A 708

12.10.2017

Sophie Chao, Macquarie University

To be announced

To be announced

19.10.2017

Dr. Matt Tomlinson, Australian National University

Learning to Communicate with the Dead

To be announced

26.10.2017

Dr. Andrew Dawson, The University of Melbourne

To be announced

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 5, Seminar Room

09.11.2017

Dr. Banu Senay

"We are not that type of Muslim": Pathways between the Anthropology of Islam and the Anthropology of Ethics

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 5, Seminar Room

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Last updated: 24 Feb 2020