Upcoming Conference

Anthropological Association of Ireland
and the Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University, Maynooth

Anthropology in Practice: Research, Methods and Theory

21st of April, 2018
11.00am - 7.00 pm
Venue: MUSSI Seminar Room on the second floor of the IONTAS, North Campus, Maynooth University
Each presentation will last 20 minutes and be followed by 5 minutes of questions


Manon Capo, PhD Student in Social Anthropology, EHESS, Paris.
Being Adopted. An Exploration on Reflexive Ethnography

Magdalena Tendera, PhD candidate Jagiellonian University, Kraków Institute of Sociology Social Anthropology Dept.
Bio-Politics of Student Protests – Some Remarks on the Research Project in the Balkans 

Dr Kayla Rush, Queen’s University Belfast
Sensing Theory? Exploring the Role of the Aesthetic in Anthropological Analysis

Dr Rina Schiller, Honorary Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast
Migrating Music: A Cross-Cultural Perspective of Traditional Irish Music in Europe 

12.40-1.00 Break

Dr Steve Coleman, Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University
What Are Cultural Forms?

Rachel Phillips-Jackson, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University
More Than A Game: An Anthropological Study of a Gaming Community in Ireland

Dr Jamie Saris, Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University

2.00-3.00 Break

Dr Eileen Hogan, Lecturer in Social Policy, School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork
Martin O’Connor, Collection Development & Management - Content & Access Boole Library,  University College Cork
The Sir Henrys Exhibition: Popular Music Cultures, Material Artefacts, Memory, and Heritage-Making 

Dr Cormac Sheehan, Department of General Practice, UCC, Cork
We Are Woodstock: Skyping Memories of the Greatest Festival of All Time… Fifty Years On…

Professor Amin Sharifi Isaloo, Department of Sociology, University College Cork
Liminality in Early Career Academics: An Autoethnography of Uncertainty 

Emma Maguire, Ray Griffin, and Collette Kirwan. Waterford Institute of Technology
Towards an Ethnography of the Making of the Irish Charities Act (2009): New Concerns for Ethnography

4.40-5.00 Break

Sandra Fernandez, PhD, University of St Andrews
Safe Spaces, Responsibility and Working Against Sexual Harassment in Cairo

Chair Discussion/Review 

Round Table Discussion
Culture, the Body and Autonomy


Cost of attendance: Undergraduate - Free; Postgraduate - €15; Professional - €50; Corporate - €100
The symposium is free to attend for all current AAI members. Membership can be arranged on the day of the symposium.
See our membership rates here.

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