Summer is almost over and so the annual semi-hibernation of drafting grant proposals, journal articles and other various reports and project documents is also coming to a close. A few quick things to update on:
- The Anthropocene Campus Melbourne (ACM18) is now open for applications. Applications close at midnight AEDT on Tuesday 3 April – which is soon! We are super-excited about the line-up, including keynotes from Karen Barad, Hannah Landecker and Margaret Jolly, and a clutch of parallel art shows at Testing Grounds.
- There’ll be a few different events leading up to ACM18, including a writing workshop on 20 April at Deakin Downtown that is based around the theme of ‘writing slow disaster’. The Call for Participants and info is here. Applications close 12 March.
- The Conversations in Anthroplogy@Deakin podcast rolls on! Episode 8 was posted a couple of weeks ago, featuring a great conversation between David, Elana Resnick (UCSB) and Chloe Ahmann about waste, value theory, puns and lots of other interesting things. I do not do work on waste but I find it a really fascinating a lively area of scholarship right now. Later this week I’ll be posting Episode 9, which is a conversation between myself, Andy Stirling (SPRU, Sussex) and Matthew Kearnes (UNSW) that happened during the recent ‘Crisis of Expertise‘ conference here in Melbourne.
- Speaking of podcasts, the folks at The Familiar Strange just posted an episode with my colleague Elizabeth Watt that it worth checking out. The interview was recorded prior to recent #MeToo and #MeTooAnthro (link) discussions, but touches on a lot of very live questions in the discipline about gender dynamics and fieldwork.