RAI Pop-up Student Conference
14 September 2018
University of Bristol

Where are we going? Reflections on the future of human beings and the anthropological disciplines

The annual RAI Student Conference returns for 2018 as a one-day conference at the University of Bristol. We welcome submissions for papers, posters and audio/visual material from students of all levels, and from all fields – social/cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological/evolutionary anthropology and material culture/archaeology. Submissions from related interdisciplinary approaches also welcome.

Deadline 23 August 2018

This year’s theme explores what the anthropological disciplines can say about THE FUTURE, be this in relation to humanity or the anthropological disciplines themselves. For example:

- In what ways do the past and present interact in our research, and how does this shape a sense of things to come?
- How are the ways in which define what it means to be human changing, particularly in relation to non-human animals, the environment etc.
- What are the methodological and technological innovations that are changing the ways that we ‘do’ anthropology in the 21st century?
- What is the role of anthropological expertise in shaping public knowledge and institutional policy?

However, we welcome submissions around any interpretation of the theme.

There are three ways to get involved, each with their own proposal criteria:

Activity Proposal
10 minute paper presentation Title + 250 word abstract
Poster presentation Title + 100 word outline of research
Exhibition of audio/visual work Title + link to preview of work


Proposals should be sent to Simon Bishop at RAIstudentconference2018@gmail.com by Thursday 23 August 2018. Please include your name, level of study, institution and email address.

To register for the conference please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rai-pop-up-student-conference-tickets-47976727684