EAS at 2017 the Annual Meeting

Here again is our list of EAS sessions at the AAA Annual Meeting, along with a mostly comprehensive but still very subjective list of non-EAS sessions and other events of interest (sorry if we have overlooked a group or talk). Workshops and Special Events (including crashable receptions!) are italicized. Events are listed by day, time, title, section and index number, and location (all locations are at Marriott unless otherwise noted). EAS sessions are marked by  😀  (note scheduling changes for key EAS events). We’re looking forward to seeing you all in DC!

Katie Starkweather & Melanie Martin (and thanks to Anne Pisor for help compiling this year’s list)

Section abbreviations:

ACYIG: Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group

AIA: Association of Indigenous Anthropologists

AAP: Association for the Anthropology of Policy

BAS: Biological Anthropology Section

EAS: Evolutionary Anthropology Society

EPC: Executive Program Committee

GAD: General Anthropology Division

NAPA: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

NASA: National Association for Student Anthropologists

SAS: Society for Anthropological Sciences

SEA: Society for Economic Anthropology

SMA: Society for Medical Anthropology

SPA: Society for Psychological Anthropology

 

Wednesday, November 29

12:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.   –   All play and no work: (Re)defining Play and Work in Forager Children (ACYIG 2-0190, Roosevelt 1)

2:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   –  What really matters—to lab scientists (SAS 2-0380, Virginia Suite B)

2:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   –   Measurement and the making of markets: technologies of governance and commodification (1) (SEA 2-0285, Wilson B)

4:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m.   –   Measurement and the making of markets: technologies of governance and commodification (2) (SEA 2-0495, Wilson B)

4:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m.   –   Cognition and Cultural Models (SAS 2-0500, Wilson C)

4:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m.   –   Cognitive Anthropology and Cultural Models: Papers in Memory of Roy Goodwin (SAS 2-0525, Balcony B)

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.   –   116th Annual Meeting Opening Keynote Address (Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim) (Special Events 2-0690, Ballroom Salon 2)

8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.  –  AAA Leadership Fellows reception (Events 2-0695, Tyler)

 Thursday, November 30

 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.    –  That Almost Finished Journal Article (Separate Registration Required, Additional Fee) (SMA 2-0210, Park Tower 8210)

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   –  Insider/Outsider Indigenous studies in anthropology: critical reflections matter (AIA, Balcony A)

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   –   Engaging with Policymakers and Physical Scientists Around Climate Change: Best Practices and Challenges (AAA Committee on Public Policy 3-0350, Virginia Suite A)

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   –   How to Write for the Public (Separate Registration Required, Additional Fee) (GAD 3-0505, Park Tower 8217)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   😀 Anthropology matters for professionals! Forging non-academic career pathways at the graduate and undergraduate level (EAS 3-0720 Wilson A)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   How ‘Anthropology Matters’ for Science (AAP 3-0915, Omni Palladium Ballroom)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   The Confluence of Mixed Methods and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Collaborations and Contributions (SAS 3-0860, Washington Room 4)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   The Perfect Storm: Violence, Disease, and Displacement (BAS 3-0895, Omni Embassy)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   Morality play and everyday dramas: children’s socialization experiences—in honor of Jean Briggs (SPA 3-0890, Omni Cabinet)

3:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.   –   Field trip to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Anthropological Archives and the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History (Additional Fee) (Association of Senior Anthropologists 3-0980, Offsite Smithsonian 4210 Silver Hill Road)

4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   –   Evolutionary and Cognitive Perspectives on People and the Environment (SAS 3-1000, Wilson B)

4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   –   Evidence-based, objective, quantitative science (EPC 3-1003 Wilson C)

4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   –   Anthropological response to health emergencies (SMA 3-1075, Maryland Suite A)

4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   –   Frontiers of Cognitive Anthropology: In honor of Roy D’Andrade (SPA 3-1030, Thurgood Marshall West)

6:30 p.m.–8:15 p.m.   –    😀 Intercommunity relationships and cultural evolution: anthropology for a diversity of experience (EAS 3-1450, Roosevelt 4)

6:30 p.m.–8:15 p.m.   –   Crossing the Divide: Biocultural and Biosocial Approaches to Anthropology (EPC 3-1425, Washington Room 5)

6:30 p.m.–8:15 p.m.  –  Reflecting on Five Years of the NSF-Sponsored HEAT Ethnographic Field School: A Roundtable with Community Partners, Faculty, and Alumni (SAS 3-1470, Omni Congressional A)

6:30 p.m.–8:15 p.m.      How to have an impact on health policy: lessons from experts (AAP 3-1505, Omni Ambassador Ballroom

Friday, December 1

8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.   –    😀 The Roles of Women Across Cultures in Behavioral Ecological Perspective: Economic and Subsistence Roles (1) (EAS 4-0040, Wilson C)

8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.    –   What does it mean to be human (BAS, NASA 5-0125, Ballroom Salon 3)

8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.    –   Podcasts and anthropology: exploring approaches to multimodal research and communication (GAD 4-0065, Thurgood Marshall West)

8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.   –    New directions in language, culture, and cognition (SAS 4-0045, Harding)

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  – 😀 The Roles of Women Across Cultures in Behavioral Ecological Perspective: Kinship and Social Organization (2) (EAS 4-0305, Wilson C)

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  – Charting your course: developing a personal strategic plan (Separate Registration Required, Additional Fee) (NAPA 4-0525 Park Tower 8212)

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  –  NAPA/AAA Careers Expo (4-0550, Atrium)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  – Introduction to Grants and Programs at the Wenner-Gren Foundation and NSF (Workshop 4-0535, Park Tower 8217)

12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  –  😀 EAS Board Meeting (4-0655)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   The Effect (and Non-effect) of Cultural Models on Behavior (SAS 4-0865, Maryland Suite B)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   Neuroanthropology as Biocultural Synthesis (BAS 4-0795, Wilson C)

4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   –   Fighting Essentialist Ideas about Poverty, Race, and Intelligence in the Trump Era (BAS, GAD 4-1095, Thurgood Marshall West)

4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   –   Making Anthropology Relevant and Engaging a Larger Public Audience through Pedagogy (EPC 4-1270, Omni Hampton)

7:45 p.m.–9:00 p.m.   –   Wenner-Gren Reception (Omni Empire Ballroom)

9:30 p.m.–10:45 p.m.  –  SMA Community Reception (Marriott Thurgood Marshall South)

Saturday, December 2

 8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.    –   A new comparativism: spiritual curiosity and local theory of mind (SPA 5-0135, Washington Room 2

 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  – Biological anthropology and the public (EPC 5-0455 Ballroom Salon 2)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   Multispecies Anthropology in Practice: Human and non-human health in the Anthropocene (BAS 5-0680, Virginia Suite A)

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.   –   Climate denialism, global warming and environmental catastrophe in the Trumpocene Era (Late Breaking Session, 5-0823, Ballroom Salon 1)

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   –   Research Methods and Ethics (AAA 5-0960, Poster Atrium)

4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   –   Why does anthropology matter when engaging publics in the recognition of Indigenous rights? (EPC 5-1105, Washington Room 4)

4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.   –   😀 Evolutionary Dynamics of Culture: Networks, Phylogenies, Ideologies & Health (EAS 4-0465, James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar). (NOTE: also Friday 10:15 – 12:00 pm, Roosevelt 4)

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.   –   😀 Evolutionary Anthropology Society (EAS) Business Meeting (James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar: NOTE SCHEDULING CHANGE)

7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.  –  😀 EAS Annual Party (James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar)

Sunday, December 3

 8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.    –   Measuring Mattering (Fair and Sustainable) Taxation (SEA 6-0010 Wilson C)

 8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.    –   Anthropologies of the ‘Good Enough’ (SPA 6-1055, Roosevelt 2)

Melanie Martin and Katie Starkweather are co-editors of the EAS Section News column.

Cite as: Martin, Melanie, and Katie Starkweather. 2017. “EAS at 2017 the Annual Meeting.” Anthropology News website, November 9, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.681

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