In an article published twelve years ago, I wrote, “We are at the dawn of a new century that seems to promise as much violence as occurred in the twentieth century. People are afraid of annihilation and desire protection. Instead of providing protection, our world leaders are manipulating deeply felt fears, distorting these emotions for other ends. At this time, I fear to imagine the future.” Little did I know how bad it would get.
The anticipation is building as our 2017 Annual Meeting approaches. The theme, Anthropology Matters! generated an exciting, dynamic, and at times wonderfully radical array of session submissions that that promise an engaging and memorable conference for all those attending in Washington, DC. The initial scheduling for the 5700 submissions is now well underway, however, as […]
It’s time to think about the ways in which you would like to participate in the 2017 AAA meetings. As always, we encourage anyone submitting a paper, poster, session or roundtable that deals with Africa or the African Diaspora to consider channeling your submission through AfAA. We work hard to put timely and relevant panels […]
Anthropology matters! is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human. Emphasizing the relationship between […]