Fri 20 Aug Fri 20 Aug (Parallel) Sat 21 Aug Sat 21 Aug (Parallel) Sun 22 Aug

09.00 – 09.30

Conference & Accommodation Reception, South Campus

09.30 – 10.00

Nationalism and Identity
Renehan Hall

Sylwia Śmietańska
Autochthon – Polish German, German Pole.

Adrian McGrearty
Assessing the Use of the Term Minority in Reviewing the Protestant Following Within Ireland in the Twenty-First Century

Margaret Comiskey
The Cultural and Anthropological significance of 'Cin Lae Amhlaoibh'

Categories, Ethnicities
Gilmartin Room

Alex O'Connell
'Others' Appropriating Orientalism: Hindu-Right conceptions of Islam in India

Meta Gorup & Janja Štefanič
Applying Anthropology through “The Intercultural Guide: Web Business Handbook for Encounters with Foreign People and Habits”

Maja Dolingar & Polona Sitar
Problems of the Inclusion of Bosnian workers in the Slovenian society

10.00 – 10.15
MASN Network Meeting
Renehan Hall

10.15 – 10.30
Tea Break
Pugin Hall

10.30 – 10.45
10.45 – 11.00 Introductory Welcome
Renehan Hall

11.00 – 11.30

Borders and Migration
Renehan Hall

Helen McCarthy
The Hidden Matinee: ‘Operation Streamline’ on the US-Mexico Border

Jeyanaithe Karunanithy
The Trajectory of Asylum-Seeking: Trauma Testimonio and the Transnational Circulation of Tamil Refugees to Canada

Björn Karl Hedlund
In the Detention Camp: Biopower and the Execution of Deportations

Symbols and Meanings
Gilmartin Room

Simona Ciotlaus
Trajectories of clothing: producing “vintage”, fashioning selves

Johan Nilsson
Appropriating Europe Through Wine

Will Peat
Far and Away?: Irish Experiences in Silicon Valley

Tea Break
Pugin Hall

11.30 – 12.00

Renehan Hall

Shannon Damery
Children, Aliens, or Asylum Seekers? The Value of Child Agency Among Separated Children in Ireland

Júlia Vich
Multi-situated case studies in international adoption research: an ongoing research project between China and Spain

Environment and Anthropology
Sacred Music Room

Johanna Markkula
Coastlines as Frontlines in the Global Environmental Crisis

Filippo Bertoni
Carbon cycles, knowledge revolutions: Archea and biologists reconfiguring circulation

12.00 – 12.30

Pugin Hall
12.30 – 13.00 Lunch
Pugin Hall
Pugin Hall
13.00 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.00

14.00 – 14.30

Transnational Movements, Shifting Values
Renehan Hall

Deirdre Carolan
Transnational gifts: Moroccan migrants and remittance flows

Wanderlei Moraes
Branding Brazil: how to brand a good which belongs to all?

Joanna Pilch
To the opposite direction: research on white-collars migration from the West to the East

Gilmartin Room

Alexe Vlad-Ionut & Toader Georgian
Virtual Bites: A study on moral conflicts arenas

Tom Keegan
Making friends through text: how online communities develop and grow through textual interaction

Píotr Marzec
The symbolic power of the notion of tradition in globalizing world

Workshop 2
Renehan Hall

Anna Katharina & Martin Alois Luger
“Global Movements” - Cultural flows of embodiment: The Cases of Capoeira Angola and the Feldenkrais method


14.30 – 15.00

15.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 16.00 Tea Break
Pugin Hall
  Tea Break
Pugin Hall

16.00 – 16.30

Patients, People, and Representations
Renehan Hall

Thérèse Lyons
Active biological citizenship and diabetic trajectories

Blaž Bajič
At the mercy of capital: The Erased, their politico-economic marginalization and (dis)placement in the Slovene health care system

Courtney Day
Investments in Health: Childhood Vaccination Policy and the State-level Construction of Medical Practice

  Workshop 3
Renehan Hall

Ramona-Carmen August & Maria Nastase
My First Fieldwork


16.30 – 17.00

17.00 – 17.30

17.30 – 18.00 Tea Break
Pugin Hall
  Fringe Event
Sacred Music Room

Nicola Feiks & Gregor Jakob
My name is ekal nari (come together)

18.00 – 18.30 Workshop 1
Renehan Hall

Píotr Marzec & Joanna Pilch
The historical and scientific trajectory of the notion of mass culture

  Wine & Film
Sacred Music Room

Gabi Leascu & Victor Bostan
Scrapheap (Fiare Vechi)

18.30 – 19.00
19.00 – 19.30

19.30 – 20.00

Wine reception & opening of fringe events
Renehan Hall

Neil Rudden
Misplacement: Saharawi Lives in a Desert Scape


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The underlying code for this timetable is based on hours of work by the staff at NomadIT.


We are now accepting applications from those of you wishing to attend the conference as listeners, i.e., non-presenters.

You can download the application form below and forward the completed form to us by email at by Friday 25th June 2010.

The price for listeners will cover accommodation on the nights of the 20th and 21st of August, as well as the majority of meals for the duration of the conference.

Listener Application Form

NB It is advisable that you save completed forms and manually forward them to us, as opposed to using the "Submit Form" method, which is known to be troublesome.


Here you can find some useful links to other MASN pages, as well as other websites of note.

MASN Ning Page

MASN on Facebook

NUIM Anthro Soc on Facebook

EASA 2010


Here you can download some of the conference literature.

Please consider distributing these amongst your colleagues.

Call For Papers