Program

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FINAL PROGRAM

A Post-Human World? Rethinking Anthropology and the Human Condition

John Woolley Building,

Camperdown Campus,

University of Sydney

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Day 1: Thursday 13 June

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Lecture Theatre N395, John Woolley Building

8:30-9:00 Registration opens (infront of N395)

9:00-10:30 Welcome and Keynote Symposium Lecture by Marianne Lien

9:10-10:00 Marianne Lien: Domestication Retold

10:00-10:30 Question and discussion

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10:30-11:00 Morning tea / coffee

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11:00-12:30 Parallel sessions A and E

Session A:

Recognizing humans and posthumans; 

Room S325 John Woolley Building

11:00 – 11:30 Paper 1: Angosto Ferrandez: Cosmopolitics, neoliberalism and capitalist earth-beings: some reflections before we go (even further away) beyond ‘modern politics’

11:30-12:00 Paper 2: Presterudstuen: Political production of posthumans

Session E: 

Revisiting nature and culture

Room N384 John Woolley Building

11:00-11:30 Paper 1 – Eickelkamp: Nature as History: Moscovici and the Aboriginalists

11:30-12:00 Paper 2 – Keen: The constitutive role of language in sociality

12:00-12:30 Paper 3 – Muecke: Fattening Ontologies in the Field

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12:30-1:30 Lunch

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1:30-3:00 Parallel sessions A (continuing) and F

Session A (continuing)

Recognizing humans and posthumans

Room S325

1:30-2:00 Paper 1: Vincent: Where dogs reign: relations of subordination, degradation and admiration

2:30-2:30 Paper 2: Fiske: We Are Human: Detained refugees struggle for recognition as human

2:30-3:00 Paper 3: Fijn: Encountering Animals through a Cross-Cultural Lens

Session F:

Religion, knowledge and mind

Room N384

1:30-2:00 Paper 1 – Mishor: The Show Must Go On: A Functional Analysis of Selected Jewish Religious Practices as Mediators of Cultural Transmission

2:00-2:30 Paper 2 – Curran: Associations Amongst Aboriginal People, Landscapes, Species and Ancestral beings: Examples from contemporary Warlpiri songs and rituals

2:30-3:00 Paper 3 – McCall: Agency and consciousness: Mana’uhakapiri on Rapanui

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3:00-3:15 Afternoon tea / coffee

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3:15-4:45 Plenary Session: Debating Posthuman Subjects

Lecture Theatre N395, John Woolley Building

PS1.1 – Trigger: Persons, Objects and Things: Anthropology’s Necessary Anthropocentrism

PS1.2 – Mortimer: What Would a Man Be Without an Elephant, a Cat, a Lily…, or Strudel?

PS1.3 – Gardner: Post-Geertzian anthropology as a vocation: ruling illusions and making the difference

Questions and discussion

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7:00 Dinner at Fountain 77; Glebe Point Rd

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Day 2: Friday 14 June

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Lecture Theatre N395, John Woolley Building

8:45 Registration / Information desk opens

.9:00-10:30 Welcome and Keynote Symposium Lecture by Nikolas Kompridis

9:10-10:00 Nikolas Kompridis Lecture

10:-10:30 Questions and discussion

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10:30-11:00 Morning tea / coffee

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11:00- 12:30 Parallel sessions C and G

Session C:

Urban political ecologies

Room S325

11:00-11:30 Paper 1: Peters: Pigeons, post-colonialism and the struggle for life in the city

11:30-12:00 Paper 2: Paxton: Companion species and urban ecology in Brisbane

12:00-12:30 Paper 3: Dilkes-Freyne: Who, what and how? Examining how youth party drug use is co-produced by a diverse range of actors

Session G:

New Natures

Room N384

11:00-11:30 Paper 1 – Howard: Differing the anthropos: towards an an anthro-de-centred anthropology

11:30-12:00 Paper 2 – Schram: What the world eats: Rethinking oikos as a feature of human species being

12:00-12:30 Paper 3 – McKeague: Walking which way? The displaced story of ‘minimal’ impact bushwalking in Australia

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12:30-1:30 Lunch

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1:30-3:00 Parallel Sessions D and G (continuing)

Session D:

Active substances

Room S325

1:30-2:00 Paper 1: Gearin:  Cosmological metamorphosis and the individual’s universe: ayahuasca healing in the Amazon and Australia

2:00-2:30 Paper 2: Hart: Alcohol: Ethnography of an Actant

2:30-3:00 Paper 3: Job: DMT Entities and Ecocide: Debilitating Distraction or Necessary Engagement

Session G (continuing):

New Natures

Room N384

1:30-2:00 Paper 1 – Wergin: Nature, Culture, Tourism (maybe), but No Gas: An Environmental Ethnography of Conflicts over Country on the Kimberley Coast

2:00-2:30 Paper 2 – Babidge: The enigma of a watershed in resource contestation

2:30-3:00 Paper 3 – Hunter: A new turn in a post-human world: Cross-species disease transmission.

3:00-3:15 Afternoon tea / coffee

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3:15-4:45 Plenary Session: Science, anthropology and nature

Lecture Theatre N395, John Woolley Building

PS2.1 – Morton: Biology and Anthropology: Amazonia, Aboriginal Australia and ‘The West’

PS2.2 – Van Dooren: Living with Crows: Conservation in Haunted Landscapes

PS2.3 – Sweeney: Uncertain Human: the role of the non-human in producing knowledge

Questions and discussion

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