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Forum Program


Friday, 11 February 2022


0845-915 HKT: Open Zoom for Idea Exchange


0915-0935 HKT: Opening Ceremony


- Introduction by PGSF Committee Chair Aileen del Rosario-RONDILLA
- Opening remarks by Anthropology Department Chair Prof Andrew KIPNIS
- Keynote introduction by Prof Gordon MATHEWS


0935-1105 HKT: Keynote Address by Prof Edward FISCHER (Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN) and Q&A


1105-1115 HKT: Break


1115-1245 HKT: Concurrent Panel Session A 


  • A1: Alternative Happiness: Intimacies without Physicality – Discussant: Prof Sealing CHENG

  • A2: Intangible Heritage and Identity Building – Discussant: Prof Sharon WONG


1245-1400 HKT: Lunch Break


1400-1530 HKT: Concurrent Panel Session B 


  • B1: Interrogating Anthropological Theories and Methods on Happiness and Wellbeing – Discussant: Dr Mark STEVENSON

  • B2: Mobility and Immobility Across Borderlines – Discussant: Dr Ju-chen CHEN

1530-1545 HKT: Break


1545-1745 HKT: Concurrent Panel Session C


  • C1: Resettlements, Economic Development, and (Re)making a Living – Discussant: Prof Leilah VEVAINA

  • C2: The Happy Family: Kinship and Gender Practices – Discussant: Prof Andrew KIPNIS

  • C3: Biomedicine's Promises of Wellbeing – Discussant: Dr Venera KHALIKOVA

Saturday, 12 February 2022

0945-1000 HKT: Day 2 Zoom Idea Exchange and Housekeeping 


1000-1200 HKT: Concurrent Panel Session D


  • D1: Technologizing Social Life During COVID-19 – Discussant: Prof Tim ROSENKRANZ

  • D2: Local Experiences of Happiness – Discussant: Prof Manynooch FAMING

  • D3: Dimensions and Dynamics of Education – Discussant: Prof Teresa KUAN

1205-1215 HKT: Closing Ceremony

-Final comments from PGSF Committee Chair Aileen del Rosario-RONDILLA
-Closing remarks by Anthropology Department Graduate Division Head Prof Sealing CHENG 

(Participants will all move to Meeting Room 3)

1215-1330 HKT: Lunch Break


1330-1530 HKT: Woodcut Workshop (Postponed until further announcements)


1530-1700 HKT: Semester-start RPg gathering and chitchat


Important Forum Notes


- All times are in Hong Kong Time/GMT+8.


- Registration is a must for attending all scheduled events. The Zoom meeting room links for the sessions will be sent to your email upon registration. 


- Due to the latest University arrangements regarding the Covid-19 situation, we canceled Day 2 afternoon activities.


- Scheduled panel end times are estimates based on the expected length of panelist presentations (20 minutes each), discussant comments (10 minutes), and Q&A (10 minutes). Some panels may be shorter than others during the same session/time block.


- Panels scheduled simultaneously run concurrently in separate Zoom meeting rooms. Therefore, please arrive on time to maximize your learning from the presentations. Alternatively, consider coming early to catch fellow participants for some pre-presentation warmup and sharing.


- We will have an open "coffee room idea exchange" throughout the day. This room is a separate meeting room where you can “drop by” and share ideas on your research problems, field challenges, study insights, overall well-being, among others. A committee member will be there to greet you. 


- Apart  from still images/screenshots to commemorate the event, we will not be recording any presentations or discussions except for the opening ceremony, the keynote address, and subsequent Q&A. Similarly, we refrain attendees from taking any video or audio recordings of the forum for reproduction on social media or other public spaces.


Should you encounter any problem Email: anthforum@cuhk.edu.hk