AAS Annual Conference

2017 Shifting States

Each year, ANSA members are encouraged to attend the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) Conference. The 2017 conference ’Shifting States’ is a collaboration between the AAS ASA and ASAANZ, and will be held from the 11th to 15th of December at the University of Adelaide.
ANSA, in conjunction with the AAS, offers a number of travel grants for current and recent Postgraduate by research students, to assist them with meeting costs incurred in travelling to the conference. For further details on the Travel Grants, please see the Travel Grants page!

Shifting States – P04 ANSA Postgraduate Panel

The call for papers closes midnight GMT July 24th, 2017. Please use the “propose paper” button on the conference website to make your submission, no emailed submissions will be accepted.

Short abstract

ANSA invites papers from postgraduate students at various stages of their research, particularly (but not exclusively) those who have recently completed fieldwork, submitted their thesis, or graduated. Joint papers are welcome, as are papers that embrace the conference theme of “Shifting States”.

Long abstract

ANSA invites papers from postgraduate students at various stages of their research. This may include papers from postgraduates (and honours students) outlining their research projects or methodology, those who recently completed fieldwork or those who have submitted their thesis or have recently graduated. Joint papers are welcome, as are papers that embrace the conference theme of “Shifting States”. The panel will be grouped into sessions by sub-themes and/or by the regions in which the work was undertaken, depending upon the range of paper abstracts received. One of ANSA’s main objectives is to support anthropology students and early career researchers as they establish themselves in the discipline. Another is to encourage interaction and relationships between students and ECR’s, and academics and applied anthropologists. At the AAS conference, ANSA will do these things by providing a space where emerging anthropologists and researchers can practice their skills in a supportive environment, and in which relationships between emerging and established anthropologists can be encouraged.