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Speaking for ourselves: Kwato perspectives on matriliny and missionisation

Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence
18 August 2017 - 11:00am

Narrowly conceived, this is an historical ethnographic study of the indigenous people who participated in the Kwato Mission in the matrilineal Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. More broadly, it is an examination of how people responded to the arrival of the culture of whiteness and the fundamental changes to practice and consciousness that took place through the processes of missionisation and colonisation.

Measuring economic progress: breastfeeding and lactation work, or the sex-and drug-trades as worldwide indicators of economic well-being

Julie Smith
1 August 2017 - 12:30pm

This seminar addresses debates about future reform of the System of National Accounts (SNA), illustrating the implications of encompassing breastfeeding and human milk in the SNA and its economic statistics.

Researching sorcery accusation related violence in PNG

Miranda Forsyth
25 July 2017 - 12:30pm

What is the nature of sorcery accusation related violence in PNG? What are ongoing efforts within and outside of government to overcome it?

HRC seminar series: 'Dangerous romances: the stranger in Chinese narratives, past and present'

Assoc. Prof. Paola Zamperini, Northwestern University, US
30 May 2017 - 4:30pm

This paper focuses on the recently rediscovered eighteenth century pornographic work Guwang yan 姑妄言, ‘Preposterous Words’, as a primary example of the ways in which strangers enter the circuit of narratives of sex, love, and mating in Chinese literature.

The WomanStats project and database

Professor Valerie M. Hudson
16 May 2017 - 1:00pm

This presentation will cover The WomanStats Project's current research projects, and also give a hands-on tutorial in how to use the database and its functionalities.

Gender analysis of Manchar Lake water degradation in Sindh province, Pakistan

Dr Joyce Wu, Crawford School, ANU
28 April 2017 - 12:00pm

This talk provides a gender analysis of how women and men are affected by the pollution of Manchar Lake in Pakistan.

"I know I cannot quit": the prevalence and productivity cost of sexual harassment to the Cambodian garment industry

Hannah Lee, CARE’s EMERGE Mekong Regional Coordinator
27 April 2017 - 12:00pm

Come hear about the results of CARE’s costing of sexual harassment on the productivity of Cambodia’s garment industry.

The first political order: some preliminary results from a Minerva Initiative-funded research project

Professor Valerie M. Hudson, Bush School of Government and Public Service
18 April 2017 - 1:00pm

This seminar will discuss findings from a Minerva Initiative grant from the US Department of Defense to investigate empirically the relationship between the security of women and the security of states.

The perfect woman - the transgender body and queer intimacy in authoritarian Indonesia

Benjamin Hegarty, PhD-Candidate, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences
31 March 2017 - 3:00pm

In this final seminar Benjamin Hegarty will present a description of the concept of becoming among waria, those referred to as "national transvestites" in Indonesia.

Migrant stories: celebrating women's journeys

Initiatives For Women In Need (IWiN)
25 March 2017 - 4:30pm

Initiatives For Women In Need (IWiN) is celebrating 2017 International Women’s day with an interactive session dedicated to telling the stories of migrant women in Australia and their journeys to be a part of the Australian Multicultural Society.


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