Pure water: purity and power in ritual meanings and uses of water in Ghana

ANU School of Demography Seminar: Pure water: purity and power in ritual meanings and uses of water in Ghana

Date and Time: Tuesday 19 February 2019 – 11.30am – 12:30 pm

Location: Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Bldg #13, Ellery Crescent, ANU

Presenter: Kirsty Wissing

Kirsty is an anthropology PhD candidate at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. She is also affiliated with the Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana, Legon.

For more details see http://demography.cass.anu.edu.au/events/pure-water-purity-and-power-ritual-meanings-and-uses-water-ghana

Contact susan.cowan@anu.edu.au


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Round table with Dr Donald Kaberuka

Dr Donald Kaberuka, Former President, African Development Bank and Rwanda’s Minister of Finance. will be at ANU next week.

Devpolicy  have reached out to the High Commissions  to organise a round table discussion with Dr Kaberuka while he is here

11am, Monday 18 February . 

Venue: the China and the World Boardroom. 

If you wish to attend please contact

Madeleine Flint, Program Officer, Development Policy Centre

Demography at the ANU

19 Feb: Tuesday Demography Seminar with Kirsty Wissing “Pure water: purity and power in ritual meanings and uses of water in Ghana”.

28 Feb-1 March: Conference: Fertility Transitions, Past and Present. Closed conference presented jointly by the ANU School of Demography and the ANU Centre for Economic History. Full draft program available here. Contact James Raymer or Edith Gray if you are interested in attending the conference.

This program includes:

1 March “Pathways through fertility transition in developing countries; 1960-2015”
(Tom Moultrie University of Cape Town)
“Stopping and Spacing in Settler South Africa’s Fertility Transition”
Martine Mariotti (RSE, ANU) and Jeanne Cilliers (Lund University)

Recent Demography Publications

Collin Payne, Luca Maria Pesando, Hans-Peter Kohler. Private intergenerational transfers, family structure and health in a sub-Saharan African context, Population and Development Review (online) pp 1-40.

Joanie M Mitchell, Mark Tomlinson, Ruth M Bland, Brian Houle, Alan Stein and Tamsen J Rochat. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Kaufman assessment battery in a sample of primary school-aged children in rural South Africa. South African Journal of Psychology 2018, Vol. 48(4) 434-452