ASA08: Ownership and appropriation

A joint international conference of the ASA, the ASAANZ and the AAS
8th - 12th December 2008, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Conference convenors:
Prof Veronica Strang, University of Auckland, v.strang(AT)
Dr Mark Busse, University of Auckland, m.busse(AT)

The conference proceeds have now been published as an ASA monograph No. 47.

The ASA (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the Commonwealth), the ASAANZ (Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand), and the AAS (Australian Anthropological Society) combined their 2008 annual meetings for a joint international conference. This was hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland. The ASA organises an international conference every five years, but had never held one previously in either New Zealand or Australia. So this conference was a 'first' both collaboratively and geographically. With over 450 anthropologists from around the globe, 342 papers, 50 panels, and a plethora of other events, this was a special gathering.

Download the conference book as a 5MB PDF here.

Download and print the A3 colour conference poster (PDF, 5mb).

With support from:
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This conference has been assisted by funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and from the Royal Anthropological Institute. The generosity of all three associations, the RAI and the ANSA subcommittee of AAS, has meant that travel grants have gone to over 33 individuals (mainly students) to assist their participation.

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