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Published On 6/17/2024
The Annual AAS Conference will be held at UWA in Perth from November 27 to 29, 2024. AAS is now welcoming submissions for panels.

All panel submissions are due by 23 June 2024.

Head to to read more about the conference and submit a panel online.
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Published On 10/30/2023
The Executive Committee of the Australian Anthropological Society is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA), the Society’s flagship journal.
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Published On 10/27/2023
We express our deep concerns about the devastating incidents in Israel and Gaza in October 2023. We stand against the kidnapping of civilians and the bombing of civilian residential areas, hospitals, and universities. We express solidarity with Israeli and Palestinian scholars, activists, and students upholding human rights. We condemn Islamophobic and Antisemitic words and actions in Australia and beyond.
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Published On 10/18/2023
The AAS is seeking EOIs from an Australian university to host the 2024 AAS Annual Conference.

The Annual Conference is one of the Society’s core activities, and allows for the AAS community to convene, exchange ideas, engage with contemporary debates in the field, and celebrate achievements in the discipline. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) also takes place during the annual conference.
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Published On 8/24/2023
Each year the AAS calls for nominations to fill positions on the Society’s Executive Committee. This is a fabulous opportunity to get more centrally involved in your discipline—shaping the Society’s activities and providing representation on matters of significance to anthropology.
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Published On 2/22/2023
We were recently asked on our view of the current Voice to Parliament debate. This important debate must be led by Indigenous peoples and communities, and views across communities vary. We therefore do not take a specific position.
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Published On 2/14/2023
It is with great pleasure that we announce AAS2023 will be held...
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Published On 11/2/2022
This year's AAS Distinguished Lecture will be by Associate Professor Kathleen Butler, Head of Institute of Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle...
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Published On 9/20/2022
In 2019, after the shooting of Kumanjayi Walker, TAJA commissioned a special issue on the ongoing issue of settler-colonial violence in Australia. As the coronial inquest continues, TAJA have just released this special issue...
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Published On 8/23/2022
Nominations are now open for the AAS President Elect position on the Exec. To apply...
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Published On 4/26/2022
Congratulations go to Hanne Worsoe for receiving the Engaged Anthropology grant!
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Published On 3/15/2022
The AAS Executive is issuing this statement of solidarity with anthropologists of all genders, and across all geographies, who are facing or have faced sexual harassment and assault in their places of work. We acknowledge with concern that this occurs in anthropology and is fostered and supported by what happens in the academy at large. We also recognise the bravery of those who have spoken out, and those who have listened and made space for them to be heard.
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Published On 3/7/2022
After five years of extraordinary service as the AAS administrator, Jo Thurman has taken up a new position in Darwin. It is hard for us to not overstate the contribution that Jo has made to the Society in her role.
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Anthropology News

Published On 4/20/2023
The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology wishes to announce the addition of our new short-essay section INSIGHTS...
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Published On 3/16/2023
Director of National Parks is seeking quotes for the mapping of cultural values, benefits to Traditional Owners and key performance criteria...
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Published On 12/13/2022
The AAS expresses its sincere condolences for the recent passing of Jeremy Beckett and pays respects to his family and friends.
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Published On 11/29/2022
Congratulations to AAS Fellow and Professor of Anthropology, Christine Helliwell, who has won the Australian War Memorial's $10,000 Les Carlyon Literary Prize...
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Published On 9/14/2022
It is with grief and condolences that the AAS says vale Uncle Jack Charles...
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Published On 8/9/2022
The AAS honours and pays respects to Archie Roach, Gundjitmara and Bundjalung senior elder, song man, and Indigenous advocate...
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Published On 8/6/2022
The AAS Executive was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Gaynor Macdonald, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney...
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Published On 7/12/2022
AlterNative is the International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. Vol. 18(2) Special Issue: Activist Anthropological Scholarship with, and as, Indigenous People in the Global South. Now available online.
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Published On 5/16/2022
Congratulations Assa Doron for winning the prestigious AASA's Reid Prize! Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India, co-written by Doron and historian Robin Jeffrey...
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