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New year, new research

mthl_admin , January 29th, 2018

I’ve much to update on the site in the next few weeks, but first I thought I’d share something I’m super excited about: a new research project, funded…

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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 6

mthl_admin , November 26th, 2017

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 6, Howard Zinn on “The Optimism of Uncertainty” Somewhat ironically, I took a week off…

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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 5

mthl_admin , November 16th, 2017

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 5, Danusha Veronica Goska’s essay “Political Paralysis” This is the last chapter in the first…

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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 4

mthl_admin , November 15th, 2017

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 4, Paul Hawken’s commencement address “You Are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring” “You ar…

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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 3

mthl_admin , November 14th, 2017

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 3, Marian Wright Edelman on standing up for children Before I start, is it strange…

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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 2

mthl_admin , November 13th, 2017

This is part of #theimpossible series The Impossible Will Take A Little While, Chapter 2, an excerpt from Jonathan Kozol’s Ordinary Resurrections The second piece seems to endlessly run…

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Read-along-with-Anne: The Impossible 1

mthl_admin , November 13th, 2017

Kia ora. Kei to pēhea koutou? For the next ten weeks of weekdays–that’s 55 days in total–I’ll be reading & writing about each piece in Paul Loeb’s edited…

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With summer comes hope

mthl_admin , November 13th, 2017

It’s Monday morning and I’m working at home, looking out at the valley, thinking that the year is coming to an end and I don’t know where it…

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New year, new teaching & learning

mthl_admin , February 15th, 2017

Kia ora and haere mai everyone! Despite the dire state of global politics, and an unusually rainy summer, life is treating us well and we continue to stand…

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On grief and other hard things: A visit with the (environmental) humanities

mthl_admin , August 24th, 2016

As part of my sabbatical, I recently spent two weeks with the exceptional researchers in Environmental Humanities at UNSW. My hope was to encounter ideas that would inspire…

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Upcoming seminars & workshops: Australia

mthl_admin , July 9th, 2016

I’m pleased to announce the following Australian seminars & workshops. Anguish (Angoisse) by August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck (c. 1878) SEMINAR | MULTISPECIES ETHNOGRAPHY & MORE-THAN-H…

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In praise of muddling

mthl_admin , July 2nd, 2016

I’ve been rather harshly reminded of late how bad a forum Twitter is for complex discussion, so I’m going to try to work through some tangled thoughts and…

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NZ animal welfare & public consultation

mthl_admin , May 16th, 2016

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) regulates animal welfare in NZ, and it currently has two proposals out for public consultation. Interested parties have until Thursday 19 May…

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The week ahead

mthl_admin , May 16th, 2016

I’ve realised that going back to work in a couple of weeks means remembering how to make and keep a schedule. (Who knew?! That’s how long I’ve been…

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New publication: Critical and Creative Ethnography After Human Exceptionalism.

mthl_admin , May 11th, 2016

I’m pleased to announce that The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, edited by Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, myself & Genevieve Bell, will be published later this year. For…

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mthl_admin , May 1st, 2016

Just a quick update noting that Anne has been on long-term sick leave but will be returning to full-time research on 30 May, 2016. Stay tuned for more.

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Fieldnotes: Stop motion farming

mthl_admin , December 20th, 2015

One of the things I planned for my sabbatical is learning how to make stop motion videos for research dissemination / public engagement. I’ve never done it before,…

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Fieldnotes: “I am a fieldnote”

mthl_admin , December 18th, 2015

It’s hard to explain to others how we do something. Anything. But it’s especially difficult to do it when much of what happens takes place in our own…

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Fieldnotes: Week 2

mthl_admin , December 16th, 2015

I’ve been on research and study leave for two weeks now. This is what’s happened and what I’ve learned so far. TVNZ Sunday broadcast an expose on animal…

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Fieldnotes: T minus 41 hours

mthl_admin , November 29th, 2015

My sabbatical officially starts in 41 hours so I thought I’d round up a few things that are on my mind… I first learnt of Robin Wall Kimmerer‘s…

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AAA2015 research

mthl_admin , November 22nd, 2015

I didn’t make it to AAA2015, but I wanted to make sure I noted sessions of interest so I can keep an eye out for people, publications, etc….

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Fieldnotes: the beginning

mthl_admin , November 6th, 2015

I’ve read five books this year that keep rattling me. *** Today looks and feels like proper springtime in the Akatarawa Valley. Two days ago I handed in…

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Human-Livestock Entanglements into the Anthropocene

mthl_admin , October 2nd, 2015

I was delighted to be invited to participate in Foodscapes: A World Food Day Symposium at the University of Canberra on October 16th. Every single one of the…

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Sheep Time?

mthl_admin , October 1st, 2015

I’m always trying to figure out new ways of doing remote presentations so I was pretty excited when I was invited to prepare something that could be continually…

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