SUNTA’s New Mentoring Lunches and Breakfasts at the Annual Meeting

With the help of a grant from the AAA, the Society for Urban National and Transnational Anthropology is launching its first annual mentoring program. The program is open to all graduate students or early career anthropologists who wish to discuss one of the four research, work, and career related topics listed below. We plan for […]

2017 SUNTA Program at the Annual Meeting

The Society for Urban, National, Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) has sponsored the following panels and sessions at the 2017 American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington, DC: Wednesday, November 29 12:00 p.m. Anthropological Matters and the New Urban Millenium: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions from Fieldwork in Africa Future Matters: Childhood and Global Citizenship in Times of Uncertainty […]

When Black Boy Joy and STEM Don’t Mix

As a kindergartner with Black boy joy, Carter excitedly began public school wanting to become a scientist. Carter considered scientists “some of the smartest people on earth,” because they could create things. His dream was encouraged by his family and friends in public housing because, despite the demonization of his community, they wanted him to […]

Join AFA at the Annual Meeting in Washington!

AFA Meetings, Receptions and Celebrations in Washington AFA Board Meeting – Wednesday, November 29 1:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. – LOCATION TBA AFA Business Meeting – Thursday, November 30 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Thurgood Marshall East Margery Wolf Memorial and Life Celebration – Friday, December 1, 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – Marriott, Coolidge Joint Section Reception ABA-AFA-AFAA-ALLA-AQA-SANA-SAW […]

The CMA Program and Reception at the 2017 Annual Meeting

CMA is looking forward to this year’s AAA Annual Meeting, taking place November 29–December 2 in Washington, DC. All members are invited to our general Business Meeting (4-0640 in the AAA program) on Friday, December 1, 12:15–1:30 p.m. That evening, we invite you to a members-only reception at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage! Friday, […]

Click and Touch

South Korean Missions in the IT Age Editors’ Note: This article is part of the series Digital Anthropologies in East Asia. As I walked through the corridor at Onnuri Church in Seoul, South Korea, I nearly passed by a bespectacled man holding a sign that read, “IT Missions School, 2nd floor” (IT sŏn-kyo-hak-kyo). Seeing the sign, I […]

ASA at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Dear colleagues— Each year for the annual meeting, the ASA coordinates a series of events that draw from the lifetime experiences of its members to address matters of historical interest and ongoing concern in anthropology. Descriptions of the activities follow the list of times and places. This year we are especially pleased to have arranged […]

ABA at “Anthropology Matters” in Washington, DC

Greetings ABA members! It’s that time of year again—the AAA’s annual meeting is upon us and we wanted to draw your attention to both ABA sponsored events and other happenings that may be of interest. This year’s theme, “Anthropology Matters” is particularly timely and our membership has showed out in the swath of contributions we […]

Evolutionary Anthropology Graduate Programs III

Midwest and Southern Schools This is the third in a series highlighting US graduate programs in evolutionary anthropology. This installation continues with schools in the Midwest and the South. All programs were asked to answer the 6 questions below. Here, in no particular order, are abbreviated responses from the University of Missouri, the University of […]

Maps and Myths

Map and map-forms have typically received less attention in anthropology compared to other modes of visual media, as I discussed in my previous post. Yet, there is great scholarly and public interest in maps. A digital search for publications in English on maps and myths yields, amongst other items,  “Myths on Maps,” a digital project […]