A review of the Ninth RAI Student Conference, which was hosted by SAME

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In September, the School of Anthropology and the Museum Ethnography (SAME) at the University of Oxford hosted the Ninth RAI Student Conference.

The two-day conference invited participants from all areas of anthropology and archaeology.  Fifteen papers addressing the conference theme ‘Anthropology in the past, present, and future’ were accepted. Students from institutions around the country came together and shared their recent work on broad topics including but not limited to anthropology, education, environment, health, media, space and time. The high level of the presentations generated discussions throughout the event.

We had extremely vibrant and stimulating discussions after the keynote speech on three moments of photography in an Indian city in the past, not-so-past, and into the future by Professor Marcus Banks, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Visual Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

The event was generously funded by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), and volunteers from the Oxford University Anthropological Society supported the event on the day.

Many thanks to all those who contributed to making this conference a thought-provoking and intellectually diverse event.  


Keiko Kanno (Chair)