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RAI Ninth Annual Student Conference

Anthropology: Past, Present and Future

11-12 September 2019
10.00 – 16.00
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
Lecture Theatre, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN

Programme on Wednesday 11 September

09.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome by Emma Ford (Royal Anthropological Institute) Chair: Keiko Kanno (University of Oxford)

10.15 – 11.00 Keynote Lecture: Professor Marcus Banks (University of Oxford) Three moments of photography in an Indian city: past, not-so-past, and into the future

Morning Session – Anthropology

11.00 – 11.30 Maria Sakirko (Goldsmiths University) An exploration of migrants’ sense of landscape through double exposed photographs

11.30 – 12.00 Rose Taylor (University College London) Contested Spaces: Negotiating Native American Artistic Identity in Los Angeles

12.00 – 12.30 Edward Cooke (Queen’s University Belfast) Orange Parading Culture within Belfast, Glasgow and Liverpool

12.30 – 13.00 Debanjali Biswas (King’s College London) Manipuri as dance and in photographs from colonial India

13.00 Lunch

Afternoon Session 1 – Anthropology

14.00 – 14.30 Jasleen Kandhari (University of Wolverhampton, Centre of Sikh & Punjabi Studies) Art and Agency in Sikh Art: Re-examining Gell’s Theory on the Anthropology of Art

14.30 – 15.00 Nicola Drew (Anthromoto – independent anthropological research of British motorcycle culture(s)) Motorcycle enchantment: machines, humans and the space in-between

15.00 – 15.30 Freya Hope (University College London) The paradoxical-relationality of Ngakpa lamas and what it means for the future of anthropology

Afternoon Session 2 – Time

15.30 – 16.00 Kevin M. Purday (FRAI, Hockerill Anglo-European College)
Emma Mall (Hockerill Anglo-European College)
Kate McCarthy (Hockerill Anglo-European College)
Mami Seck (Hockerill Anglo-European College)
Izzy Smith (Hockerill Anglo-European College)
Ellie Wilson (Hockerill Anglo-European College)
India: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Programme on Thursday 12 September

09.30 Registration

Morning Session 1 – Time and Space

10.00 – 10.30 Victor Smith (Oxford Brooks University) Creating and Maintaining Community in UK Medieval Reenactment

10.30 – 11.00 Emanuele Prezioso (University of Oxford) Rethinking Style: Exploring the Linkages between the Transgenerational and Biographical Time   

11.00 – 11.30 Shawnee Harkness (University of Southampton) Drug Occasions: Young adult social drug use and liminal spaces

Morning Session 2 – Health

11.30 – 12.00 Yuxin Peng (University of Oxford) Gardening in an Oxford mental health charity

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

Afternoon Session – Anthropology, Environment and Education

13.00 – 13.30 Alex McDonald (University College London) The future of livestock on a Welsh ecological farm

13.30 – 14.00 Orly Orbach (Goldsmiths University) Internalising landscapes – drama rehearsals of two London-based supplementary schools

14.00 – 14.30 Ronit Anand (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School) Hooligan and Jihad Identity: Finding the Answer

Closing remarks – Keiko Kanno (University of Oxford)


Admission is free. Please resister to attend via Eventbrite before 14 August 2019.

For more information please contact Keiko Kanno raistudentconf@anthro.ox.ac.uk