Our plenary speakers reflected the global range of anthropology and the contributions of its different subfields of what has been called 'the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities'.
Leslie Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation)
Lourdes Arizpe (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
RAI Huxley lecture: Extended lives in global spaces: the anthropology of Yolngu pre-burial ceremonies
Howard Morphy (Australian National University)
Tim Ingold (Aberdeen University), Veena Das (Johns Hopkins University), Ruth Mace (University College London) and Juichi Yamagiwa (Kyoto University)
Chair: Marilyn Strathern (Cambridge University)
Amita Baviskar (Delhi University), Don Nonini (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Helen Kopnina (The Hague University of Applied Science) and Veronica Strang (Durham University)
Chair: John Gledhill (Manchester University)
This debate was funded by the University of Manchester's Hallsworth Conference Fund
Bela Feldman-Bianco (State University of Campinas), Noel Salazar (University of Leuven), Shahram Khosravi (Stockholm University) and Nicholas de Genova (Goldsmiths' College)
Chair: Simone Abram (Durham University)
Organised by Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Susana Narotzky and sponsored by WCAA Saturday August 10th. Speakers:
Michal Buchowski (University of Poznan), Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Susana Narotzky (University of Barcelona), Francine Saillant (Quebec University), Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths' College) and Gustavo Lins Ribeiro (University of Brasilia). Venue: University Place, Main Theatre.
Chair: Junji Koizumi (Osaka University)