The daily timetable below gives the overview of the conference. If you want to find out when/where a specific panel is taking place (including how many sessions it has) you can either go to the panel page itself from the All panels view (date, start time, location, number of sessions are indicated on individual panel pages) or click on the panel timetable view available on the Panels’ page which shows panel start times in chronological order.
ANSA Creative showcase 2018, Upstairs in The Cairns Institute The Listening Post: Nightscapes of Cairns, Matthew Buttacavoli and Sebastian Lowe, 2018, Upstairs in The Cairns Institute Warrwuyun, interactive touchscreen, Miyarrka Media, 2017, Upstairs in The Cairns Institute LAKA, projection, Rosealee Pearson and S. Shakthidharan 2018, Downstairs in The Cairns Institute
09:30-12:30 Native Title workshop, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 To register, please email the main organiser of the Native Title workshop, Julie Finlayson julie.finlayson(at)anu.edu.au. 11.00-17.00 ANSA postgrad workshops, The Cairns Institute, D3-063 Join the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists for a day of informative and interesting workshops. RSVP required by 16th November 2018, register and read more here. 13:00-18:00 Registration desk open, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 17:30-19:30 Opening film: Island of the Hungry Ghosts, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 19:30-21:30 Opening Night Reception featuring ERBERYEWEN, The Cairns Institute, D3-Foyer The conference drinks reception will kick off with performances by ERBERYEWEN, West Papuan musicians and singers based in Darwin and Papua.
08:15-16:00 Reception desk open, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 08:45-09:15 Welcome to country, Crowther Theatres, A3-001 Welcome to country by Jeanette Singleton, Yirrganydji Gurabana Aboriginal Corporation. 09:15-10:45 Keynote lecture: Ethnographic responsibility in the age of depletion by Lucas Bessire, Crowther Theatres, A3-001 How might ethnographic knowledge suggest ways beyond the conjoined crises of ecologies, democracies and hermeneutics that define the contemporary? Anthropologists Lucas Bessire will explore this question through an experimental ethnographic account of aquifer depletion on the U.S. Great Plains. Read more here. 10:45-11:15 Coffee/tea, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 11:15-13:00 Panel and Lab session 1 13:00-14:00 Lunch, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 13:00-14:00 Open invitation to #metooanthro workshop: developing a policy on sexual assault & harassment, The Cairns Institute, D3-150 13:15-13:45 Lunchtime events: Wiley Digital Archives presentation, Crowther Theatres, A3-003 14:00-15:45 Panel and Lab session 2 15:45-16:15 Coffee/tea, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 16:15 -16:35 Performance: Wik Chaprah – Cha tru chath (Wik Blood Speaks to You) by Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 Fiona is a freelance performer, cultural educator, writer and choreographer descending from the Mbaiwum/Trotj, Alngith/Lininigithi Wikway and Wik Apalich Nations of Western Cape York. The 20 minute multi-modal performance narrative depicting a process of repatriation led and experienced by the descendant researcher. Read more here. 16:40-18:00 Communicating anthropology, The Cairns Institute, D3-Foyer
08:30-16:00 Reception desk open, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 09:00-10:45 Panel and Lab session 3 09:00-10:45 Media Stream 1, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 10:45-11:15 Coffee/tea, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 10:45-11:15 Book launch: Dreams made small: the education of Papuan Highlanders in Indonesia by Jenny Munro, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 11:15-13:00 Panel and Lab session 4 11:15-13:00 Media Stream 2, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 13:00-14:00 Lunch, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime events: ANSA AGM, Crowther Theatres, A3-003 Join the ANSA Annual General Meeting over lunch, to discuss the year’s progress, the future of ANSA, and vote in the new executive committee. 14:00-15:30 Keynote lecture: The end: what it means when a language dies by Don Kulick, Crowther Theatres, A3-001 Don Kulick is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he directs a multidisciplinary research program called Engaging Vulnerability. His talk addresses the demise of Tayap, a Papuan language spoken in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. Having worked with Tayap for over thirty years, he will describe the social and linguistic processes that have led to its dissolution and ask how anthropologists and linguists might engage with a phenomenon like language death in their work. Read more here. 15:30-16:00 Coffee/tea, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 16:00-16:30 Performance: Requiem for the Reef by Leah Barclay, The Cairns Institute, D3-Foyer Leah Barclay is an award-winning Australian sound artist, researcher and acoustic ecologist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Requiem for the Reef in an immersive surround sound performance that explores the past, present and possible futures of the Great Barrier Reef – one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Read more here. 16:30-18:30 AAS AGM, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 18:30 Bus to Wharf One, The Cairns Institute 19:00- … Party in Wharf One, Northern end of Trinity Wharf, Wharf Street, Cairns 4870
08:30-14:00 Reception desk open, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 09:00-10:45 Panel and Lab session 5 09:00-10:45 Media Stream 3, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 09:00-10:45 Roundtable: Eternal life in the age of the anthropocene, chaired by Miguel Vatter (Flinders University), discussants: Robin Rodd (James Cook University), Vanessa Lemm (Flinders University), Chancellery Building, A1-017 This roundtable seeks to thematize alternative conceptions of the relation between animality, nature, happiness and politics by exploring notions of the common and eternal life in light of Franciscan theory and earth law. Read more here. 10:45-11:15 Coffee/tea, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 10:45-11:15 Opening of the art work Microplastics Found in Human Embryo by Robyn Glade-Wright, Outside the main entrance of The Cairns Institute 11:15-12:45 Keynote lecture:Is property a person? Slavery, prostitution, sex robots, cyborgs and the new constitution of property relations by Kathleen Richardson, Crowther Theatres, A3-001 Kathleen Richardson is a Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI at De Montfort University, UK, and the founder of the Campaign Against Sex Robots – a campaign developing a feminist abolitionist perspective on robots and AI. Her talk will explore recent the current discussions in the European Union to ascribe ‘robot personhood’ to machines and other arguments for extending the juridical legal franchise to include robots and AI as ‘persons’. Read more here. 12:45-13:45 Lunch, Crowther Theatres, A3-Foyer 12:45-13:45 AAS institutional representatives meeting, Crowther Theatres, A3-003 13:15-13:45 Performance: Woer Wayepa – The Water is Rising, by Jeffrey Aniba-Waia, The Cairns Institute, D3-054 13:45-15:30 Panel and Lab session 6 13:45-15:30 Media Stream 4, The Cairns Institute, D3-054