Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR)

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Comment by Sebastien Bachelet on April 17, 2011 at 6:56pm

It was great to meet you all at the STAR week. I hope this group will be a creative means to take things forward!

Comment by Koreen M. Reece on April 18, 2011 at 9:14pm
Hey gang!! Glad to see this up and running. Looking forward to finding creative ways to take our productive discussions from last week forward - and to seeing all of you towards the end of May!
Comment by Mike Anusas on April 19, 2011 at 3:50pm
Thanks for setting up the group Diego :-)
Comment by Laura Siragusa on April 24, 2011 at 11:07pm

This is the conference for postgrads in Aberdeen I was talking about at STAR 

Moving Forward




The Eighth Annual

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Postgraduate Conference


University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK


Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 July 2011



Comment by Diego M. Malara on April 25, 2011 at 3:16pm

Thanks Laura! It could be a good idea to circulate this through our mailing list


Comment by Laura Siragusa on April 25, 2011 at 3:23pm
You're right! I'll do it right away... thanks!
Comment by Laura Siragusa on April 28, 2011 at 8:06pm
I am forwarding a message from a friend:

Dear all,

Just a quick reminder that the final day for submitting a paper for the panel below is tomorrow, the 29th of April. We are seeking contributions for our panel at the ASA in Lampeter this year - at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, 13th-16th Sept 2011). Details follow below.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with Rachel ( or Jen ( with any queries or clarifications.

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"By leaves we live": the vital politics and poetics of the tree

Inspired by the idea that "by leaves we live" (Patrick Geddes) and by art, poetry, philosophy, forestry and political activism, we invite creative responses that consider the vital poetics and politics of the tree and it's social forms and associations, from a variety of approaches and contexts.

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Panel info, including long abstract:

Guidelines for proposing a paper:

For general information about the conference theme, see here:
Comment by Kasia Bylow-Antkowiak on May 1, 2011 at 3:13am
Hello guys, sorry it took me so long, I was offline for a bit. Glad to see you there!
Comment by Pardis Shafafi on May 2, 2011 at 6:07pm
Hi everyone, apologies for joining so late.
Comment by Sebastien Bachelet on May 9, 2011 at 12:28am
Friday 13th May
University of Edinburgh
5.30 - 7.30 pm, Conference Room, David Hume Tower.
"Enforced Disappearances and State Accountability in Nepal".

Showing of the film "Shadows of Hope: Missing Persons in Nepal".

Panel discussion: Chair Dr. Ian Harper (Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh); Mr. Ram Kumar Phandari (Nepali human rights activist, journalist and academic); Ms. Iona
Liddell (Peace Brigades International in Nepal); Ruth Marsden (PhD Candidate, Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh)
[Centre for South Asian Studies/Britain-Nepal Academic Council/Peace Brigades International]


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