2003 AAA Meeting
- Just a reminder that now is the time to be thinking about putting together
proposals for the 2003 AAA meetings in Chicago (November 19-23). The theme
of this year's meeting is "Peace: Affinities, Divisions, Transformations."
For more information about the meeting itself, go to
SACC as a section is allocated two single invited sessions of 105 minutes
each. This means that in addition to the 5-fields update, we could sponsor
another invited session. A paper which is part of an organized session is
"far more likely to be accepted" than a volunteered paper and an invited
session also stands a better chance of being accepted onto the program.
Topics that were suggested at the SACC 02 New Orleans business meeting
included community college/high school relationships, using anthropology to
understand current events, and anthropology and the beginning student.
However, someone needs to actually organize such a session.
There are also other options besides traditional papers:
1. This year a roundtable format is being introduced on a trial basis. For
this format, the organizer submits an abstract for the roundtable, in which
participants do not present papers or submit abstracts, but instead
participate through discussion. This is given the same weight as a paper
presentation, as far as the one-person, one-paper rule goes. This could be
a very interesting new format, if someone wants to try organizing one.
2. Each section is allocated one invited, two-hour poster session, with up
to 8 posters per session. This is in addition to our above mentioned paper
sessions. The AAA is greatly encouraging people to submit poster sessions.
3. A workshop is also an option. At last year's meeting, it was rumored
that Jo Rainie Rodgers was interested in repeating her workshop. However, I
do not have an email address for her. If anyone does, please pass this on
and/or let me know.
Finally, you should know that all submissions of proposals (invited and
volunteered) are now being done online at the AAA's website. The forms are
now available on the site.
The deadline for all submissions is April 1. However, if you would like to
be considered for SACC invited status, you need to let me know much sooner
than that. I hate to set a hard and fast date, so let's just say for now
that you need to be in touch with by early to mid-March at the latest.
Omara and Chuck also need to check in with me to reassure me that the
paperwork for the 5 fields session has been done.
See you all in Vancouver in April!