Native Title WS 2011

Anthropologies of Change

Theoretical and Methodological Challenges

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A Workshop for Native Title Anthropologists
Thursday 25 – Friday 26 August 2011
Marjorie Oldfield Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney



Professor Emeritus Diane Austin-Broos (University of Sydney)

Professor Emeritus Bob Tonkinson (University of Western Australia)

Dr Gaynor Macdonald (University of Sydney)


Professor James Weiner (Australian National University)


Gaynor Macdonald (University of Sydney) ,Toni Bauman (NTRU, AIATSIS)

This workshop is kindly sponsored by:

Native Title Research Unit, AIATSIS
Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney
Centre for Native Title Anthropology, Australian National University
School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney


Day 1:

Presentations and discussions on the ways anthropologists have understood and critiqued ‘change’ and ‘continuity’ past and present. Note that this day is about critical and engaged anthropology – not native title per se. Participants will received materials in advance in preparation for robust debate

Day 2:

Hands on application of Day 1 principles to native title and the writing of connection reports (bring your own materials to work on if you like).


Open to all anthropologists working in native title. We specially welcome juniors/newcomers. Places will be limited to ensure quality discussion so book yourself in quickly. Yes, there is a small allocation of places for historians with native title experience.

To register click the REGISTRATION tab and follow the steps.