114th AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers

Familiar/Strange; Denver, CO, November 18–22, 2015 For nearly six decades, Horace Miner’s tongue-in-cheek description of middle Americans’ body practices have introduced students to anthropology’s strategy of casting common sense in new light by making the familiar strange. Unlike so many little-read academic pieces, his 1956 sardonic spoof “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” remains by far the […]

The Annual Meeting, in the Palm of Your Hand

In a continuing effort to bring a more eco-friendly conference, the AAA is offering a green registration at a reduced rate—and reduced paper count. With the green registration, you will not automatically receive a paper program, but you will have access to the mobile application program. The Mobile App will be available to everyone with […]

SPA AAA Annual Meeting Preview and Save the Date for the SPA Biennial

The Society for Psychological Anthropology has put together an exciting selection of panels, roundtables, and other events for the upcoming AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC. This piece is a preview of SPA activities at the upcoming AAA meetings as well as a brief introduction to the SPA Biennial meeting in 2015. For more details, […]

Anthropologists Back to School 2013

What is Your Neighborhood Like? This is what my neighborhood is like: A soft baby cry at the crack of dawn An early morning rise and fresh cut lawn. So silent and nice like a mockingbird The sweetest sound you’ve ever heard. — By Takeeyan, Academy of Scholastic Achievement, Chicago This impromptu poem, by charter […]

AN Seeks Columnists for 2015

Anthropology News seeks Op-ed columnists for www.anthropologynews.org starting in 2015. These volunteers are an integral part of shaping the conversation in AN by developing columns that relate to anthropology in its myriad forms. Each columnist will craft an overarching theme for her or his column based on individual expertise and experience, and write for a wide audience of […]

New NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Solicitation

The Cultural Anthropology Program at the National Science Foundation has published a new solicitation for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG). It can be found here or by putting the solicitation number (14-560) into the search box at www.nsf.gov. Previously, all the NSF social science programs shared a common solicitation. Now, each program has its own. […]

Announcing the Launch of New NAPA Blog Series – AnthroCurrents

NAPA is very pleased to announce the launch of a new biweekly blog series, AnthroCurrents. Every other Friday, anthroblogger Cathy White will provide a run down of anthropologists currently appearing in the media; you might be surprised at where we pop up. We are, after all, a discipline about people. In the inaugural column, you’ll see business anthropologist Grant McCracken’s work for Netflix, […]

Call for Proposals from the Committee on World Anthropologies

Internationalization Call to the AAA Sections The AAA’s Committee for World Anthropologies (CWA) aims to encourage AAA sections to increase awareness of   different anthropological traditions. Towards this goal, the CWA Transnational Relations and Collaborations subcommittee urges AAA sections to facilitate, support and promote sessions in their respective fields that deal with world anthropologies, internationalization issues, […]

AAA Anthropology in Public Policy Award Nominations

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) Committee on Public Policy (CoPP) has established a major biennial award, the AAA Anthropology in Public Policy Award (APP-COPP for short) to acknowledge and honor anthropologists whose work has had a positive influence on the course of government or major institution decision-making and action at any level (local, regional, national) […]