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Resurrecting a wolf for conservation?

fstammle , June 22nd, 2022

Many herders, especailly in the Sub-Arctic, are threatened by the increased number of wolves, eating entire reindeer herds. In Australia they go the opposite way now: they try…

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“God, I miss fruit”: Student food insecurity on Australian campuses

foodanthro , April 25th, 2022

Produce, photo by David Beriss Jane Dyson, Craig Jeffrey, Gyorgy Scrinis and Sara Guest (The University of Melbourne) University and college food insecurity is a flourishing area of…


Situating our knowledge practices: a review of AusSTS2021 by Jaya Keaney

Jaya Keaney , September 20th, 2021

In June 2021, more than 180 early-career Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars and participants congregated at this year’s Australasian STS Graduate Network Conference (henceforth AusSTS2021)…


Reflections on the 2021 AusSTS ‘Situated Practices’ Workshop

Tyler King , July 27th, 2021

Workshop participants on a sound walk through downtown Melbourne. Credit: Giles Campbell-Wright The 2021 AusSTS interdisciplinary workshop, hosted by the Deakin University Science & Society Networ…


Casting Out the Disabled and Ill Immigrant: The Legacies of Australia’s Immigration Restriction Act of 1901

Helena Zeweri , December 11th, 2020

Collectively, immigration policies function to perform national sovereignty by reinforcing the division between citizen and migrant, usually conflated with ‘native’ and ‘outsider.’ While the work of p…


Discussing Phone and Spear

| , November 24th, 2020

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/phone-spear An edited excerpt from an ongoing conversation between Jennifer Deger and Zeynep Devrim Gürsel Zeynep Devrim Gürsel: How has twenty five years of …

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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020

POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


Managing Refugee Mobilities: Global Flows of Migration Deterrence Technologies

Helena Zeweri , June 18th, 2020

In 2000, a United Nations Resolution designated June 20th World Refugee Day. In the week leading up to this day, countries throughout the world pay homage to the…


Have Some Mental Health: The Black Summer Bushfires, COVID-19, and the Governance of Psychic Retreat

colinhoag , May 5th, 2020

By Aaron Neiman, Stanford University § Introduction: Hard to Process The events of the recent past have felt increasingly difficult to process. It is a sentiment that one…


The life of the coral body by Cameron Allan McKean

Cameron Allan McKean , April 17th, 2020

Life comes apart on the reef. Changes to ocean chemistry and temperature—generated by the fossil-hunger of militarism, extractivism, and industrialism—break open coral worlds on Australia’s northeast…


Communication, Privilege and the Ironies of Isolation: From Melbourne To Papua New Guinea

Rebecca_Irons , April 17th, 2020

MONICA MINNEGAL AND PETER D. DWYER Sunday, 5 April 2020: we are in day 14 of Covid-19 quarantine. We are fortunate to be in our own house in…

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Seeking Urban Metabolisms through Archaeology by Sarah Hayes

Sarah Hayes , April 12th, 2020

The metabolism of a city is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in its archaeology. Decades of excavations triggered by cultural heritage management legislation in Melbourne, Australia reveal a…


Social Soils and Chimerical Metabolisms by David Boarder Giles

David Boarder Giles , March 10th, 2020

The metabolic rift “All progress in capitalist agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the worker, but of robbing the soil,” Marx (1976: 637-38)…


Feeble-mindedness, depression and obesity: a brief history of eugenics and dietary interventions in Australia by Christopher Mayes

Christopher Mayes , March 3rd, 2020

In October 2019 the Australian Productivity Commission (APC) released a report stating that mental health cost employers $4.7 billion AUD in absenteeism. The report also highlighted significant gover…


ANZAC Parade in Adelaide: a tough nationalist monument with soft edges

standplaatswereld , January 8th, 2020

BY FREEK COLOMBIJN More than two decades ago I published an article on the urban symbolism of Canberra, the national capital of Australia (Colombijn 1998). When Australian states…

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Ep. #51: Newsworthy stories, Becoming projects, Ethics of danger & Balancing values: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , November 24th, 2019

Jodie [1:26] begins our panel this month with a recent incident in Canberra, Australia, where a woman was shot by a ‘random’ gunman. Luckily her wound was not…

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Placing discard studies in Australia

guestauth0r , November 11th, 2019

Australian discard studies scholars Catherine Phillips, David Boarder Giles, and Gay Hawkins discuss intellectual traditions, settler colonialism, and the future of the field.

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Amazing triple set of resources on Indigenous waters: from Standing Rock to Australia (book + 2 special issues)

jeremy schmidt , September 20th, 2019

There are three recent (and really good) resources that have come out on Indigenous waters in the past several weeks: a book and two special issues, each below…

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Aboriginal Bark Painting from Northern Australia

Jason Baird Jackson , September 19th, 2019

Not long ago, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures opened three new early fall exhibitions. I was happy to be the curator for the smallest of these. It…

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Ep. #45: Financial Identity, Quiet Fields, Silencing Students & Angry Anthropologists: This Month On TFS

The Familiar Strange , September 1st, 2019

Simon [1:00] begins our chat by asking what happens to your identity when you become a dependent spouse; that is, when your partner is supporting the household financially…

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Choreographies of magic and mess: AusSTS in Melbourne and Darwin

Jennifer Macdonald , August 21st, 2019

As the presenter encouraged the academics in the room to consider what it means for nanotechnology to sell itself as ‘magic’, boots appeared outside the window behind him….


How do you do interdisciplinarity? by Roberta Pala

Roberta Pala , July 24th, 2019

The AusSTS Interdisciplinary workshop took place at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019. The workshop quite literally started with a…


Ep. #39 Heartless Foundation, Stories, Reconciliation & Failed Election Prophecies: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , June 9th, 2019

On this month’s panel, we welcome Will Grant from The Wholesome Show onto the podcast and introduce Kylie Wong Dolan, one of TFS’ Editorial Board members who is…

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Ep. #37: Democracy sausage, fan identity, mental health policy & being anthro-diplomats: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , May 12th, 2019

This month, we’d like to welcome and thank special guests Dr Jill Sheppard and Martyn Pearce from Policy Forum Pod for joining our semi-themed panel discussion, inspired by…

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