Upcoming Conference



September 21-23, 2017

Queen's University Belfast



To register for the conference using Eventbrite, please click here. Registration is free, but please note that attendees will be required to become members of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (membership rates can be found here). Membership can be arranged on the day of the conference.


Call for Papers

The deadline for presentation abstracts is 23 July 2017. To view the conference themes and instructions for submission, please see the Call for Papers.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Dimitris DalakoglouChair of Social Anthropology at Vrije University Amsterdam

Dimitris Dalakoglou is Professor at VU University Amsterdam, where he holds the Chair in Social Anthropology. His research foci are: Infrastructures, Crises and Urban Spaces. In 2012 he was awarded an ESRC-Future Research Leaders grant for the project ‘The City at a time of Crisis: Transformations of Urban Spaces in Athens’. His books include Greek Crisis (2017), The Road (2016), Roads and Anthropology (2014, 2012); Revolt and Crisis in Greece (2011) and Crisis-scapes: Athens and Beyond (2014).


Professor Lisette JosephidesProfessor of Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast

Lisette Josephides conducted lengthy fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, where she lived for seven years and also taught at the university in Port Moresby. Here first book, The Production of Inequality (1985), investigated political and economic processes in egalitarian Melanesian societies, arguing that gender relations modelled and disguised relations of inequality. Her research interests have now extended to philosophical approaches in anthropology (especially phenomenology, theories of the self, morality, ethics and emotions). Her latest book Melanesian Odysseys (2008) is a culmination of her Papua New Guinea fieldwork and combines interests in narrative genres and theories of the self, communicative practices within a contested and changing moral and political universe, and local and anthropological knowledge.


Writing Workshop

Writing Worlds: Imagination and Fiction in Ethnographic Writing

Facilitated by Kayla Rush, Queen's University Belfast

For more information or to register for the writing workshop, please see the Call for Participants.