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Symposium dinner

This year’s symposium dinner will be at

Set in a beautiful historic sandstone building, and set back from Glebe Point Road, inner city Sydney with a large courtyard and beautiful fountain, Fountain 77 is a great place to relax and enjoy a great Italian meal, or drinks from the bar.

Fountain 77 has an extensive menu including home made gluten free pizza and pasta and a great selection of vegetarian options and are happy to cater to your dietary requirements.

The dinner costs AUD 50.00. To book the dinner with your registration, click on the register now button in the right pane of this site or  go to the registration page.


Symposium poster for download

Our new symposium poster is out now and available for download.

Just click on the photos and download as pdf. Help advertise our event and put up the poster.

Last day left to register with early bird fee

Hi everyone,

This is a reminder that there is only one week left before our early bird fee expires. Take the opportunity to participate in our exciting conference for the early bird rate:


Early Bird

15 Feb – 30 Apr


1 May – 10 Jun

Fully waged

AUD 150.00

AUD 180.00

Concession: casual, non-salaried, pensioners

AUD 70.00

AUD 90.00

Student: Please bring your ID when checking in.

AUD 25.00

AUD 25.00

Also, I would like to remind everyone that we have a list of accommodation on our webpage under the tab Around the Symposium. Try to secure your accommodation as soon as possible as a major sporting event takes place in Sydney in the week of the Symposium and accommodation might be booked out.

Symposium themes

As a  follow up to the call for papers:

Symposium sessions will include the following key themes:


  1. Migration and Refugees
  2. Who is the ‘Human’ in HR?
  3. Poverty Health and Epidemiology
  4. De-humanised bodies
  5. Politics and citizenship
  6. Environmental contests
  7. Can sociality be based on rights or can rights guarantee sociality?

These themes are not set in concrete, but indication of where the symposium is heading. If you have any queries regarding these themes, please contact



Registration now open!

The registration for the symposium

Culture and Rights is NOW open.


The Categories are:

Early bird: 15 February – 30 April 2012

Fully waged: AUD 150.00

Concession: AUD 70.00

(includes: non-salaried, casual, retired)

Student: AUD 25.00


Standard: 1 May – 10 June

Fully waged: AUD 180.00

Concession: AUD 90.00

Student: AUD 25.00


Dinner: AUD 50.00

Registration includes conference materials, lunch and tea/coffee breaks.

For further information and to register online, click on the registration tab.

Welcome to the 2012 Anthropology Symposium

Culture and Rights:

scepticism, hostility, mutuality

.Wednesday – Thursday 13 / 14 June 2012

Department of Anthropology, School of Social and Political Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

conveners: Dr. Gaynor Macdonald, Dr. Neil Maclean

New Law School, University of Sydney


In the next couple of months we will fill this webpage with life and all information regarding the symposium you can wish for.

Please add us to your favourites and keep looking in.

For the call for papers, please click on the tab CALL FOR PAPERS.