11-15 December 2017, University of Adelaide
Three anthropology associations (AAS, ASA and ASAANZ) are collaborating to put on an international conference in December 2017, bringing together anthropologists and members from across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Commonwealth and beyond. The conference is titled Shifting States and you can read the theme here.
Registration fees are yet to be confirmed, but are likely to be in the order of Australian $390/340/230/210 for non-members/members/concessions/concession-members. (To qualify for member rates one must be a member of one or more of the three associations. Concessions are those on low/no income.)
Call for panels
22nd March to 10th May 2017
Call for papers
5th June to 17th July 2017
Richard is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses primarily on the African Great Lakes region, especially on the societies of South-western Uganda, where he has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork since 2000. He has written extensively on this region, including on: post-conflict reconstruction; iconographies of nationalism; media and social change; the anthropology of corruption, and; the politics of development (education, governance and infrastructure). His recent publications include: Photography in Africa: Ethnographic Perspectives (2012); Media on the Move: Ethnographies of Communication and Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Katrien Pype, 2016) and; the NRM Regime and the 2016 Ugandan Elections (with Sam Wilkins, 2016).
Alison is an anthropologist with extensive and long term field research in rural Papua New Guinea, and recent research online. Dundon has published on: sexual and gendered health and HIV/AIDS; the anthropology of Christianity and ancestral and environmental spirituality; community development and engagement with the state; art, material culture and cultural tourism; space, place and dance; embodiment, emotion and the senses, and; gendered violence. More recently, she has focused on online interactions, particularly online dating, love, intimacy and well-being in both PNG and Australia, and on the use of mobile phones in rural PNG.