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GAA 2021 Conference Diary: Atmospheric Discussions?

In collaboration with the conference organisers, Allegra had reached out to a number of colleagues to submit some impressions in the form of “daily diaries” from the recent…

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

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)…

Conference Report: Social Medicine from the South by Alice Hilborn

(On behalf of the Wellcome Trust Global Social Medicine Network) Introduction Social Medicine from the South was a virtual two-day mini-conference consisting of two panels that took place…

Dialogues on Artificial Intelligence

In December 2020, a group of social scientists gathered virtually at the LSE Department of Anthropology to discuss the relationship between data science and the social sciences. We…

No Country for Anthropologists?

The conference No Country for Anthropologists? Ethnographic Research in the Contemporary Middle East, which we co-organized and hosted at the University of Zurich in November 2018, addressed major…

Queueing for wine – Queueing for nothing #EASA2016/2018

Reflections on the EASA Conference at the University of Milano-Bicocca, 20-23 July, 2016
: “Anthropological legacies and human futures” It was the last day of the 14th biannual conference…

Religion in the Age of Development: Encounters in Asia

Religious actors have become increasingly involved in development. Likewise, development actors like the World Bank have also become interested in religion (especially the religion of the communities …

Bringing anthropologies of the state to Mainz: A workshop report

With #anthrostate, allegralab seems to suggest that there is a distinct subdiscipline of anthropology that studies the contemporary state. However, following Bourdieu (1994), Navaro-Yashin (2002) or m…

#Report: Envy and Greed: A Political Economy of Accusation and Critique

On the fourth and fifth of June, the anthropology department at the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted a workshop exploring how accusations of envy and…

SCA2018: An experiment in carbon conscious conferencing and radical access

The Society for Cultural Anthropology is experimenting with a new exciting initiative this year. Next week (19-21 April 2018) the Biennial Meeting will take place online, as a…

On Edge: China’s Frontiers in a Time of Change

In 2011, China’s state-run general content television channel, CCTV-4, launched a monumental 100-part series with a title that translates as “Borderland Journey” (边疆行). The premise of the show is…

Conference Report: An American at the German Anthropological Association

My introduction to the German Anthropological Association was from the podium of the Opening Plenary Panel in the Audimax of the Freie Universität Berlin, looking out at what…

Reflections on “The Future of Central Asian Studies”

The workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” was organized by Judith Beyer and Madeleine Reeves at the University of Konstanz and held on the 11-13th of September…

Talking About Arabs: How opinions on Arabs and Muslims are produced in different parts of Europe?

Are Eastern and Central regions of the EU more Islamophobic than its Western part? This was the question that brought together scholars from different European countries to Prague…

Talking About Arabs: How opinions on Arabs and Muslims are produced in different parts of Europe?

Are Eastern and Central regions of the EU more Islamophobic than its Western part? This was the question that brought together scholars from different European countries to Prague…

Utopias of Crime: Review of the Maurice Halbwachs Summer Institute 2016

“They say everyone’s born a hero. But if you let it, life will push you over the line until you’re the villain. Problem is, you don’t always know…

CLEENIK: A clinic for ethnographic experimentation syndromes

Have you been affected by Ethnographic Experimentation Breakdown (EEB) or Excess of Engagement Stress (EES)? Are you suffering from breach-of-the-canon infection (BOTS)? Do you know how to detect…

ICPA 2016: 18th International Conference on Political Anthropology

My heart skips a beat, more than once. Finally, a conference in the one place I wanted to return to since my happy childhood years – a place…

“Snapshots of Change” – How Focusing on Change Affects Perspectives on Research Material

Ever since the multiplication of protest movements that have gained prominence since 2011, the issue of change and its assessment has become a recurring topic in scientific research….

Moments when ‘things happen’: BOREDOM – REDUX!

  To set this week in motion we revisit a theme that we seem unable to escape: boredom. Whether at academic conferences or the elaborate corridors of international…

REDUX: A Facelift & Discussion over Academic Blogging – and PLEA for support! #RELAUNCH

What is an academic blog? Who form its audience and who are, or should be, its authors? How does blogging resonate with more ‘serious’ – or at minimum…

REDUX: Responsibility and Scholarship in the Current Political Moment – Graduate Conference | 25-26 September 2015

Anthropology today is in a moment of creative rupture, redefinition, and profound possibility. Our collective intellectual energy is directed toward contemporary social and political issues with a new…

#Report: Fabulous Facial Hair History

On Saturday 28 November Alun Withey and I hosted Framing the Face: New Perspectives of the History of Facial Hair, a one day conference funded by the University…