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Australian Anthropology Society Annual Conference: Life Support

Australian Anthropology Society Annual Conference: Life Support

Event Venue:

Waurn Ponds Estate (Deakin Waurn Ponds) Nicol South Drive, Waurn Ponds, Australia ( Map )

Please join us from November 23-26 for the Australian Anthropology Society Annual Conference: Life Support.


The Australian Anthropology Society’s 2022 conference theme ‘Life Support’ draws our attention to the principles, processes, activities, and ideologies of humans and non-humans who variously foster, care for, legitimise, frustrate, and explicitly reject particular forms of life. ‘Life support’ is ambivalent and provocative. It evokes the discipline’s focus on mutually-constituted lived experience, and the ethical drive of many disciplinary practitioners to work in support, advocacy, and activism, as well as the status of the discipline as one in search of a thriving future. ‘Life Support’ evokes the institutions and technical apparatus that are increasingly necessary for survival at a range of scales, from the microscopic to the global. It suggests processes and situations at their beginnings and ends, the etiology of triage, entropy and palliative care, of birth, (re)creation and transubstantiation.


The conference will be held in person on the lands of the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin nations, at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus of Deakin University.


For more information about the Keynotes, programme and to register, click here.


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