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Winter Tales with Emerita Diane Bell: Sunday 27 July 2014.

Date: 4 July 2014

Sunday 27 July 2.00-4.00pm

The NFAW Winter Tales program this year is fund raising in aid of the Australian Women’s Archives Project.

Professor Emerita Diane Bell – Re-routing the Anthropological Male-Stream

“Anthropology is a stance on life” Professor Emerita Diane Bell, Feminist Anthropologist and River Advocate, declares as she takes us on a fast-paced journey of her past 40 years working as an anthropologist in Australia and the USA. She has written on land rights, women’s rights, religion and the environment. She contested a proposal to build a bridge to Hindmarsh island, which would have destroyed a Ngarrindjeri women’s sacred site in SA; ran for the federal seat of Mayo; turned her hand to fiction and blogs and campaigned to protect the Murray Darling river system. Can there be retirement for a feminist anthropologist? “Too much work remains” says Diane.

Date: Sunday 27 July 2014, 2pm-4pm
Place: Fourth Floor Conference Room, National Library of Australia
Entry $15, includes afternoon tea
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Forthcoming Winter Tales

Sunday 31 August, Dr Dianne Firth, Landscape architect and quilter, will speak on Layers by design: Landscapes and Quilts.
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