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AAA ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION
The 103rd AAA Annual Meeting will be held November 17-21, 2004, at the
Hilton San Francisco, CA.
The AAA Preliminary Program will be available in a searchable format on the
AAA website (www.aaanet.org). This includes the schedule of all sessions
and meetings, all workshop and roundtable opportunities, as well as all
registration and housing information and forms. You will be able to
pre-register online at www.aaanet.org until October 11. After that date, you
must register onsite.
WORKSHOPS, ROUNDTABLES, SEMINARS
Information and full descriptions on the workshops and roundtables offered
at the AAA Annual Meeting requiring advanced registration are available at
www.aaanet.org. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and
space is limited. Tickets will be mailed approximately two weeks before the
A free Media Training Workshop will be offered at the annual meeting. It
will be held on Thursday, November 18, 10am-12pm, with guest speakers Steve
Proctor, deputy managing editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, and Dan
Vergano, science reporter with USA Today. Registration is required and
attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is available
online at www.aaanet.org via the workshop forms and must be completed by
How to Find an Academic Job
This free workshop will explore a variety of topics related to academic
employment: sources of academic employment, how to contact potential
employers, how to write a cv or a resume, do's and don'ts at the interview,
how to respond to a job offer, and how to cope with disappointment. Sources
of additional information will be provided to participants. Use the
registration form on the AAA website (www.aaanet.org) to reserve a space.
AAA will provide a new, free, seminar at the 2004 Annual Meeting on
Retirement Planning. This engaging seminar will be held Saturday, November
20, 2004, in Union Square #25 between 8 and 9:45 am. Richard Barrett,
president of Barrett Planned Giving, with over 30 years experience in
banking and hands-on experience in retirement planning, will lead this
financial planning session.
How to Write a Research Proposal
The overall goal of this free workshop is to provide information on how to
develop and write a well-conceived research proposal. The primary objectives
of the workshop are: to provide a framework for discovering and
understanding what granting agencies want, and to provide participants with
a basic understanding of the structure of well conceived and written
research proposals. For more information see www.aaanet.org.
Register early! NAPA-sponsored workshops, 2004 AAA Meeting: evaluation,
qualitative software, field schools, tourism, producing DVDs, postmodern
positivism, rapid assessment, media, applied training, non-academic careers,
negotiation skills, ethical guidelines, forum theater, community-based
anthropology. Registration information at:
www.practicinganthropology.org/inside/?section=calendar_meetings, or contact
Lenora Bohren (bohren@...).
GAD Sponsored Workshops and Roundtable
GAD will provide its Fourth Annual Institute for Teaching Anthropology for
those about to begin their teaching career, as well as sponsor a Wine and
Cheese Roundtable: Conversations on Teaching, to discuss the teaching of
Area Studies, broadly defined as including both geographical and topical
areas. GAD is also sponsoring a workshop that will describe how to design an
effective outcomes assessment initiative. For more information see
Be a Mentor!
NASA's 4th Annual Mentor Workshop co-sponsored by AAA will take place at the
annual meeting in San Francisco. We need professional anthropologists from
all fields to meet with up to three students (30 minutes each) during a
two-hour block at the meeting. To volunteer please email Michelle Verma,
NASA Graduate Representative at Large, Mentorworkshop@yahoogroups.com.
Include your name, affiliation and a description of your area(s) of
study/research/interest using key words only.
The Society for the Anthropology of Europe will hold a roundtable luncheon
from 12pm-2pm on Saturday at the Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant. Topics
include political violence and ideologies of public safety; social
suffering, disease and healing at socialism's end; culture, minorities and
state security in the new Europe; jobs for Europeanists; languages, states
and citizens; and the woman question revisited in central and eastern
Europe. For more information or to register, see www.aaanet.org.
The Society for Humanistic Anthropology is sponsoring workshops on how to
submit a book prospectus to an academic publisher, ethnographic writing, how
to submit your first article to an anthropology journal, how to turn your
dissertation into a book, writing anthropology for the general public,
speaking to the general public, and poetic writing for anthropologists. For
more information or to register see www.aaanet.org.
Workshop in Digital Visual Anthropology
This workshop is for the anthropologist who wants to use video, still
photography and text in digital multimedia presentations. For more
information or to register see www.aaanet.org.
Ethical Considerations of Ethnographic Fieldwork
The Society for the Anthropology of Latin America will sponsor a workshop to
explore the ethical issues and controversies inherent in the Latin American
field scene. This year's focus will be on the ethical considerations of
administering medical care in the field. Should the anthropologist play
doctor or not? Particular emphasis will be placed on ethical conduct
vis-à-vis the study population, in the field setting itself. For more
information or to register see www.aaanet.org.
AAA Announcements Database
A new online, searchable announcements database is now available on the AAA
website at http://www.aaanet.org/coop/index.cfm. Members can post and search
for all announcements there, including fellowships, awards, calls for
papers, and other collaborative opportunities.
AAA Conducts Survey of Anthropology Departments
AAA has contracted Membersurvey.com to administer a survey of anthropology
departments in the US. Survey questionnaires will be sent to department
chairs in all programs for which the AAA has contact information. A
significant return rate will dramatically improve our ability to generalize
the results of our survey to the entire academic community. If you have
questions regarding the survey, or if your department did not receive the
survey questionnaire, contact: Kathleen Terry-Sharp, Director, Academic
Relations, at ksharp@....
Seeking Editor for Cultural Anthropology
The Society for Cultural Anthropology is seeking nominations and
applications for editor of the society's journal, Cultural Anthropology. The
new editor will start reviewing articles in January 2006, and will be
responsible for the four volumes dated from 2007 through 2010. An additional
two-year extension of the term is possible at the board's discretion.
Interviews will be held at the AAA meetings in San Francisco in November
2004. For information regarding the application process, please see the SCA
Applied Organizational Activities
Invitation to display information on applied organizational activities at
AAA 2004 Meeting Applied/Practicing Booth. To participate as an organization
or mentor, contact www.practicinganthropology.org; Mary Odell Butler,
butlerm@...; Terry Redding, lpos@....
Online Directory of Human Rights Anthropologists
With the aim of facilitating contacts between anthropologists and human
rights defenders, the AAA Committee for Human Rights maintains a directory
of anthropologists with expertise in human rights and related fields. The
directory is open for public access at the AAA website
(www.aaanet.org/committees/cfhr/directory.htm). If you are interested in
being included, send your name, professional title and affiliation, mailing
address, telephone and fax numbers, email address(es), and a short list of
relevant areas of expertise to Committee Chair Samuel Martínez
(samuel.martinez@...) or to the committee's AAA staff liaison, Richard
CfHR Issues Call for Reports
The Committee for Human Rights (CfHR,
http://www.aaanet.org/committees/cfhr/index.htm) is the main link between
the AAA and human rights organizations throughout the world. Anthropologists
and others are urged to provide up-to-date reports of human rights
violations to the CfHR, which stands ready to provide guidance and
assistance in reporting evidence and in devising advocacy strategies. AAA
members and others wishing to present a report for the CfHR to consider at
or prior to its next meeting at the AAA Annual Meeting should contact the
CfHR Chair ('03-'04), Samuel Martínez (samuel.martinez@...).
CORI Looks for New Officers
The Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (CORI), a sub-section of SUNTA, is
looking for candidates for two-year officer positions (chair, chair-elect,
program chair, and contributing correspondent). An active role in CORI is a
great way to meet colleagues interested in migration issues and to
contribute to the discipline. Contact Debbie Boehm, dboehm@..., or Julia
Meredith Hess, meredith@..., if you are interested in running.
The Immigration and Health Initiative sponsored by the School of Health
Sciences at Hunter College is seeking advanced graduate students and recent
PhDs interested in participating in innovative ethnographic research
projects in the New York City area. Spanish proficiency required. Contact
Anahi Viladrich at 212/481-5154 or via email: aviladri@....
Discussing East Asia in US Schools
Please contact Guven Witteveen, wittevee@... or 734/764-2302, to
convene a conversation at the AAA in San Francisco on Friday after lunch.
East Asianists and others with ideas for bringing anthropological
perspectives to elementary andhigh schools are encouraged to join him to
talk about topics and methods. Guven seeks collaboration and ways to make
use of the rich ethnographic observations of colleagues through his
educational outreach position.
Recollections of the SAR
Author Kay Leigh Hagan and SAR's Institutional Development staff invite AAA
members to contribute to the centennial book project by submitting stories
of their connection to SAR. Humorous, serious, thought-provoking and social
recollections are welcome, including commentary about the personal impact
the school may have had on lives and careers. Mail stories to School of
American Research, Centennial Book Project, P.O. Box 2188, Santa Fe, NM
87504-2188 or e-mail us at info@....
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Sexuality magazine
American Sexuality magazine is seeking articles to be published by San
Francisco State University's National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC),
directed by Gilbert Herdt, with long term funding from Ford Foundation.
Published articles will approximately 1000 words and written in a very
accessible style for the public. Further instructions and information
available at: http://nsrc.sfsu.edu
Papers on GMOs
Mary Riley and Joan Mencher seek papers for a volume on GMOs, the
Biotechnology Industry, and Indigenous Farmers Worldwide. They seek articles
from a wide range of geographic and ethnic field studies. Interested
contributors can email Joan Mencher at CUNY: joanmencher@... or
IASFM Call for Papers
The 9th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study
of Forced Migration (IASFM) will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on January
9-13, 2005. Session and paper proposals will be accepted until September 1,
2004. For more information refer to the association's website:
www.iasfm.org. A limited number of grants are available for participants
from developing countries and for graduate students.
CASCA Annual Conference
The Canadian Anthropology Society/Societe Canadienne d'Anthropologie
(CASCA), the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA), and the
Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas de la Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán
(UADY) will be meeting in Merida, Mexico, on May 3-8, 2005. A deadline for
submission of sessions is October 31, 2004; individual papers can be
submitted by: January 31st, 2005. For more information refer to
www.cas-sca.ca/meetings.htm or send an email to merida05@....
GCIM Seeks Manuscripts
The Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM) has launched a new
research paper series on 'Global Migration Perspectives' edited by Jeff
Crisp and Colleen Thouez. The goal of the series is to stimulate the current
debate on global migration issues and to assist the Commission in
formulating policy recommendations to be submitted to the UN
Secretary-General in mid-2005. For more information send an inquiry to
info@..., include Global Perspectives in the subject line.
International Migration Journal
Elzbieta M. Gozdziak and Charles B Keely, editors of International
Migration, are seeking manuscripts on a wide range of topics related to
international migration. See www.georgetown.edu/sfs/programs/isim/ for
information about the journal and to see the full call for papers.
Expansion of Visual Anthropology
Visual Anthropology, beginning in January 2005, will be published five times
a year, and each volume will contain nearly 500 pages. As in the past,
special theme issues will be organized; and persons who wish to either
submit a paper, volunteer for book or film reviewing, or present an outline
for a Special Issue should contact the editor directly: Paul Hockings, at
visualanthro@.... For author instructions, please visit the journal's
homepage at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/08949468.asp.
Visualizing Food and Farm
The Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society and the Association for the
Study of Food and Society will hold joint 2005 meetings on Thursday, June 9
through Sunday, June 12 at the Benson Hotel in Portland, OR. The theme for
the meetings is "Visualizing Food and Farm." Program chair is Gil Gillespie,
Development Sociology, Cornell University. Paper abstracts or proposals for
sessions and panels are due February 18, 2005.
The SPA Biennium Conference is scheduled for April 7-10, 2005, at the
Catamaran Hotel in San Diego as a joint meeting with AES. The theme will be
"Anxious Borders: Traversing Anthropological Divides." Go to
www.aaanet.org/SPA/meetings.htm for more information.
"Gregory Bateson@100: Multiple Versions of the World." A conference
celebrating Bateson's centennial and his on-going influence. Sat, Nov 20,
2004, 9am-5pm. UC Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science. Go to
Four Dimensions of Childhood
"Four Dimensions of Childhood: Brain, Mind, Culture, and Time," The Second
Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR) -UCLA Graduate Division
Interdisciplinary Conference will be held February 11-13, 2005 at the
University of California, Los Angeles. Registration, June 15, 2004 to Jan
11, 2005 Go to www.thefpr.org/conference2005/ for details.
The Society for Economic Anthropology seeks proposals for papers and poster
presentations for its 2005 annual meetings, April 21-23, 2005, at Dartmouth
College, Hanover, New Hampshire on the theme: "Economies and the
Transformation of Landscape." Send an abstract for a paper or poster of
400-600 words to Lisa Cliggett and Chris Pool, Department of Anthropology,
211 Lafferty Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0024.
Deadline for abstracts is November 1, 2004.
$10,000 Book Prize
The School of American Research seeks nominations for the J I Staley Prize
in recognition of a living author for an outstanding book in anthropology.
Books published between 1997 and 2003 are eligible for consideration for the
2005 prize, which carries a cash award of $10,000. Deadline for nominations
for the 2005 award is October 1, 2004. For more information, visit
www.sarweb.org or contact the program director at staley@...;
Peter K New Student Research Prize
This competition is open to students registered at the graduate or
undergraduate level during the calendar year 2004. First prize is a cash
award of $1000 plus a Steuben crystal trophy and travel funds. Deadline is
December 31, 2004. Research should use the social/behavioral sciences to
address in an applied fashion a question in the domain (broadly construed)
of health or human services. For additional information visit:
www.sfaa.net/pknew/pknew.html or call 405/843-5113.
AFA Travel Award
The Association of Feminist Anthropologists announces the 2004 Travel Award
to underrepresented students and recent PhDs to attend the 2004 AAA
meetings. Deadline is October 1, 2004. See the AFA website for details,
eligibility criteria and application: http://sscl.berkeley.edu/~afaweb/
SAE Student Paper Prize
The Society for the Anthropology of Europe is holding its 12th annual
student paper competition. One prize of $150 will be given for the best
undergraduate paper, and up to two prizes of $350 will be awarded for
graduate student papers. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2005. For more
information see, www.aaanet.org/coop/index.cfm.
The Society for the Anthropology of North America Prize for Distinguished
Achievement in the Critical Study of North America is awarded to a senior
anthropologist for broad-based contributions to research, teaching and
service related to the development of critical studies of North America,
including the US, Canada and Mexico. Deadline for this year's nominations is
September 15, 2004. Contact: Tim Sieber, tim.sieber@.... For more
information, see www.aaanet.org/coop/index.cfm.
Ruth Benedict Prize Competition
SOLGA awards this annual prize for outstanding anthropological scholarship.
Prize is presented at the AAA annual meeting in November to acknowledge
excellence in a scholarly book on a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered
topic. Inquiries should be directed to the committee chair, Rudolf Gaudio,
at Rudolf.gaudio@..., and more information can be found at
Stirling Prize Competition
This year the Stirling Prize will be awarded to a published article or
chapter in an edited volume that makes an outstanding contribution to any
area of psychological anthropology. Articles published in 2003, 2004 and
scheduled for publication later in 2004 are eligible. Deadline December 1,
2004. Send three copies to: SPA STIRLING PRIZE, c/o Claudia Strauss, Pitzer
College, 1050 N Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. Go to
www.aaanet.org/SPA/prizedesc.htm for submission requirements.
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