Fwd: Re: Schedule change required; further clarification from AAA
I have forwarded to you an email exchange so you understand why we need to switch our scheduled time to a 10:00 am- 11:45 time slot on the same day, Friday, and most likely in the same room, instead of the 1:45-3:30 pm time slot. Please correct your personal schedule for the AAA 2007 meetings. If there are any other changes, I will let you know.
If you did not get my previous email about our scheduled panel, please let me know.
Chuck Ellenbaum ><>
707 Shady Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134 USA
>From: "FV Harrison" <dcmeeting@...>
>To: "Ellenbaum" <ellenbaumbridge@...>
>Cc: "Lucille Horn" <lhorn@...>, "Alan Goodman" <agoodman@...>
>Date: September 13, 2007 10:24:15 AM CDT
>Subject: Re: Schedule change required; further clarification
>Dear Chuck Ellenbaum,
>The complications to which I referred in my earlier message involve an
>international colleague who's scheduled to present as well as serve as
>discussant in two concurrent sessions, neither of which is your session.
>The easiest way we can resolve that conflict is to reschedule one of those
>sessions by reassigning it to the time that your session has been assigned.
>This is "easier" because your session and the schedule-conflicting schedule
>have been assigned to the same room at different times. There is still
>ample time for you to publicize the change.
> Eliminating schedule conflicts--and there have been several that we had no
>way to antiticipate--entails that we make switches like the one we're asking
>you and your colleagues to help us accommodate. If we can't make this
>change, it will mean that a Latin American scholar who's been invited to
>participate in the meetings-- and whose travel and hotel have already been
>paid for by one of our sections-- will have a miserable dillemma, which will
>undermine the whole point of inviting him to DC.
>The AAA's Long Range Plan specifies that we aim to increase the
>participation of anthropologists from outside the United States, especially
>those from what have historically been "peripheral zones" of social analysis
>and theory construction. The invitation of the scholar in question is part
>of our effort to correct that problematic international division of
>intellectual labor and to promote world anthropologies with the AAA within
>them as an ally and collaborator.
>Coordinating an annual meeting is not easy, but we are trying to promote
>inclusiveness to a greater degree than we've achieved in the past. This year
>we'll have more sessions than ever, and we're making changes in the
>association's rules and regulations so that a small interest group of
>American Indians and other Natives can achieve section status.
>If the switch in time will not produce more conflicts in your participants'
>schedules, we need to reschedule you. Please contact your session
>participants as soon as possible to determine whether the morning time would
>put any of them in conflict. If not, then the rescheduing we're
>recommending will resolve the problem before us now.
>Faye V. Harrison
>2007 Executive Program Chair
>AAA annual meeting
>On 9/13/07, Ellenbaum <ellenbaumbridge@...> wrote:
>> Dear Chair Harrison
>> With respect, I must strongly urge you not to reschedule the SACC panel I
>> organized. It as been widely advertised at this time and place and fits the
>> schedules of all of my presenters. I don't see a conflict involving a
>> "complicating the participation of an international colleague whom a section
>> has invited to the meeting" happening involving SACC. Please explain
>> further. I don't believe any of my presenters fits this description. When
>> we are in the audience, there are usually conflicts since we cannot be in
>> two or more places at the same time.
>> I look forward to your explanation. In the meantime, I am formally
>> requesting not to be changed based on the information you have given me.
>> Chuck Ellenbaum ><>
>> Immediate Past President, SACC
>> 707 Shady Avenue
>> Geneva, IL 60134 USA
>> Cell: 630-404-1261
>> "When beholding the beauty of the ocean skin, one forgets the tiger heart
>> that pants beneath it."
>> Herman Melville
>> On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 12:22PM, "FV Harrison" <
>> dcmeeting@...> wrote:
>> >Dear Professor Charles Ellenbaum:
>> >Scheduling annual meetings is full of challenges, especially when
>> >become evident once the preliminary program is made public. One such
>> >conflict, potentially complicating the participation of an international
>> >colleague whom a section has invited to the meeting, has prompted us to
>> >revise the schedule for Friday. That change will affect your 1:45 pm -
>> >pm session, "Current Issues in Anthropology: Five Field Update." We must
>> >reassign your session to a 10:00 am- 11:45 time slot. I believe it will
>> >in the same room.
>> >We hope this will not inconvenience you terribly. Your cooperation is
>> >greatly appreciated. Thank you for contributing to the vitality of our
>> >annual meeting.
>> >Faye V. Harrison
>> >2007 AAA Executive Program Chair
>> >Department of Anthropology
>> >University of Florida
>> >Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
>> >(352) 392-1020
>Faye V. Harrison
>2007 AAA Executive Program Chair
>Department of Anthropology
>University of Florida
>Gainesville, FL 32611-7305