2020 – four months in, and we have had drought, unprecedented bushfires, floods, and now pestilence, well, disease actually; COVID 19 to be precise.
It’s hard not to get all “Old Testament” on the events of 2020 so far.
We are sad to announce that the AAS/AAANZ Conference for December 2020 has been postponed and will now be held a year later in Wellington, December 2021.
In fact pretty much everything has been cancelled. Except for teaching and learning online, which many of us are now doing in our casual jobs as well as trying to write theses, finish coursework, home educate children, and cope with job losses.
What a year!
Given that ANSA usually provides the postgraduate planning and events for the AAS/AAANZ conference... what happens this year with ANSA?
We're still trying to figure that out, but after some weeks pondering in social isolation we can tell you that we have some plans for virtual conferencing, podcasting, furthering the reach of our visual anthropology competition, and lots more!
We would also really like your input in to how you are doing fieldwork, analysis, writing and continuing to think anthropologically during this unprecedented time.
We encourage you all to send through your thoughts, reflections, ideas, artwork, anything! We want to hear from you!
Good health and happy isolation.
- Hanne, Bronwyn & Leela
Wrriten in Meanjin/Brisbane, home to the Jagera/Yagera and Turrbal people. This land was never ceded.