SASS Volume 1 out now!

Since the publication of our online proceedings in 2010, we have decided this year to set the proceedings up as the first volume of the

Sydney Anthropology Symposium Series (SASS).

A new formate was necessary and we got an ISSN number. You can download the entire first volume: just  click on the cover picture.

If you safe the file, you can manoeuvre between the articles using the bookmark panel on the right of your pdf file (if not visible, click on the ‘tools’ button and select ‘ bookmarks’). We will be uploading individual files for each article shortly.

SASS Vol 1 cover

Hi all,

After the great success of the AEW Symposium and the following Anthropology Symposia, we decided to re-launch the online proceedings as Volume 1 in the newly created SYDNEY ANTHROPOLOGY SYMPOSIUM SERIES (SASS).

To fullfil the requirements of an academic serial, we need to make certain adaptations to the proceedings (no content changes!).

Therefore, we have to take them offline for the next couple of weeks and we inform you when the re-launch is completed.


Katarina Ferro

Dear All,

In addition to the information on the symposium, we can now offer you the published and revised papers of the symposium as online publication. Just click on the tab “Conference Proceedings”.

The papers and abstracts of the following contributors are available as pdf files:

Linda Connor

Sebastian Job

Emma Kowal

Gaynor Macdonald

Jonathan Marshall

Grant McCall

Robbie Peters

Thomas Reuter

Carla Stang

Erin Taylor

We hope the papers are of interest and enhance the discussion on this topic.

The Convenors

Dear All

First of all, we would like to thank all the paper presenters and participants of our symposium for their contributions, their engagement and lively discussions! We thoroughly enjoyed these two days. We will be in touch with you shortly about producing refereed conference proceedings from the symposium.

On the new photo & media page, you can get a glimpse of the symposium. Enjoy! You will also find two media pieces by Linda Connor, produced as part of the publicity for the symposium, or click on the titles below:

Climate change: a cultural crisis. Linda Connor (+ 360 comments as of 15th May) on: ABC Unleashed: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2889755.htm
Don’t worry, be happy. Linda Connor in: Newcastle Herald. 26 April 2010. 69

Despite the name, the symposium was always meant to be a beginning not an ending. So please keep the website filed under your favourites. In the next couple of weeks we aim to rebuild and adapt this page into an online publication platform. Please let us know if you are interested in creating a blog, as there has been a lively email thread since the symposium that could well be the start of a blog forum.

We will keep you posted on the news and developments on this Home Page.
If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact Katarina.Ferro@sydney.edu.au.


Linda Connor, Sebastian Job, Katarina Ferro

Dear All,

The registrations for the Symposium closes today at 5pm!

In case you miss the deadline, you can register on Thursday between 1.30 and 2.30pm at the registration desk in the Holme Building (MacCullum and Cullen Rooms).

In order to speed things up on the day, we ask to download and fill out the registration form and bring a cheque. You will receive a tax receipt immediatly and a a tax invoice per mail later.

all the best

Katarina Ferro

Dear All,

The maintenance work has been finished and the university payment system is back online.

If you want to register with your credit card, please go to the registration page and follow the instructions.

We are getting close to the maximum limit for our venue. If you want to register for the symposium, there are only a few more places left!

Registration per registration form will close tomorrow! as it takes time to verify cheques.

We apologise for any resulting inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact me per email:






As such please be aware that registration for the symposium by credit card is unavailable between

Friday 19 March 10.00pm and Monday 19 March 9.30am.

Registration with cheque is still available through the registration form for download.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


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