The Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) Conference 2018

Theme: Life in an Age of Death

4-7 December, 2018
James Cook University, Cairns campus
1/14 88 McGregor Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia

The conference is co-hosted by JCU’s College of Arts, Society and Education and The Cairns Institute
Convenors: Jennifer Deger and Robin Rodd 

The Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) conference in 2018 will take place at the Cairns campus of the James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland. The campus is surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains and located near the northern beaches in the suburb of Smithfield,15 kilometres (9 miles) north of the Cairns city centre.

Recent anthropology conferences in Australia and elsewhere have adopted a range of experimental formats in efforts to promote alternative modes of knowledge and critical reflection. Such formats include (but are not limited to): laboratories, exhibitions, film-screenings, performances, roundtables, and ‘author-meets-critic’ sessions.

The convenors of this conference, AAS2018, welcome all suggestions for experimental formats, and will provide spaces for, and will timetable within the main conference programme, any sessions that wish to present ethnographic works or methods in ways that depart from the convention of the text-based presentations.

Important dates
Early Bird registration opens: 3 September
Standard registration opens: 9 October


Quick ‘getting there’ guide:
Here’s a link to some quick travel advice for reaching AAS2018 in Cairns.


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