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New Archaeology Division Grants for Archiving Digital Data

AD Grant for Archiving Digital Data

To assist members of the AD in the preservation and dissemination of their data, images, and documents, the Archaeology Division of the AAA has established a grant program to support the archiving of digital archaeological data and documents in tDAR, an international digital repository. Reports and data shared through tDAR are made accessible on the web and their long-term preservation is ensured.

Five $200 grants are available annually for AD members to cover the upload fees in tDAR. $200 covers the upload fees for 6 files totaling up to 60 MB.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 1st to the President Elect (see Officers for contact information), via e-mail (as a word document or PDF attachment-please include your last name in the name of the attachment). They should include the following:

• Your contact information
• A 2-page, single-spaced explanation of the files to be uploaded and their importance for the discipline.

Digital files contributed to tDAR through the grant program must be documented as completely as possible using tDAR’s web-based resource entry forms.

Applicants will be notified of the decisions by October 1st. Successful applicants will be able to access a voucher in tDAR for the grant amount.

AD Grant Program for Archiving Legacy Digital Data

In addition to the regular digital archiving program, the AD has established one annual $1000 grant for the archiving of larger quantities of legacy data that are likely to be lost without efforts made to preserve them.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 1st to the President Elect (see Officers for contact information), via e-mail (as a word document or PDF attachment-please include your last name in the name of the attachment). They should include the following:

• Your contact information
• A 4-page, single spaced explanation of the project whose data, documents, etc. are to be preserved, the importance of this body of research, and the documents, datasets, etc. that are to be archived .

$1000 covers the upload fees for 33 files totaling up to 330 MB. Digital files contributed to tDAR through the grant program must be documented as completely as possible using tDAR’s web-based resource entry forms.

Applicants will be notified of the decisions by October 1st. Successful applicants will be able to access a voucher in tDAR for the grant amount.

Green Options for AAA Members

Earth Day is a great opportunity to remember the green options that the American Anthropological Association offers to its members:

AAA Journals To Go Fully Digital in 2016

pub modelReaders may recall that in November 2013, the AAA Executive Board adopted a series of recommendations from the Committee for the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing that embrace new ways of producing and distributing its journals and endeavor to get the association’s publishing program on sustainable footing. One of the several changes includes member print copies becoming fully digital starting in 2016. Individual members can purchase, at cost, a print subscription to any journal published by sections that member has joined if they wish to receive the print copy.

Don’t want to wait until 2016 for your digital copies? You can help lower our ecological footprint today by opting out of receiving AAA’s print journals. 14 section journals are currently participating in this special green initiative. Receive the same great content online as you would in the print version. Contact Members Services to participate today.

Green Annual Meeting Registration

2014-AAA-Annual-Mtg-logo-Small-CMYKMore than 25% of meeting attendees last year opted for the Green Registration. Offered at a discounted rate, the green registration offsets AAA’s carbon footprint by choosing to use an e-reader formatted program, online personal scheduler and/or the AAA Annual Meeting Mobile app to navigate the conference. Thus far, more than 30% of meeting registrants have opted to go green. Meeting Registration is going on now, if you haven’t already, opt to go Green today!

The Anthropology and the Environment Section offer guidelines, called “Greening the Meeting,” to help meeting participants reduce their carbon footprint. Their suggestions include individual choices to be made about transportation, use of standard hotel services, and communications.

Debut Issue of Economic Anthropology – Greed and Excess

SEA LogoThe Society for Economic Anthropology’s newest journal Economic Anthropology is now available!

The inaugural issue of Economic Anthropology, formerly published as the SEA Monograph Series, is now available on AnthroSource. This collection of articles from the proceedings of the Society for Economic Anthropology’s 2011 Annual Meeting Conference engages with and explores the concepts of “greed” and “excess” as accusations, ideas and behaviors that are shaped by social processes across time and place. Volume editors, Rahul Oka and Ian Kuijit note in their introduction that,

The articles in this collection are intended as just a first attempt to generate a broader conversation and move beyond accusatory judgments and folk concepts. Nonetheless, it is out hope that this issue will shed some new light on the ways and reasons that emotionally charged ideas and philosophies pertaining to greed and excess have emerged in past and present societies.

To access this exciting issue, login to AnthroSource.

Table of Contents

Economic AnthropologyIntroducing an Inquiry into the Social Economies of Greed and Excess – Rahul Oka and Ian Kuijt

Section I: History and Contemporaneity of Greed and Excess
System Failure: Institutions, Incentives, and Collective Folly – James Surowiecki
Greed Is Bad, Neutral, and Good: A Historical Perspective on Excessive Accumulation and Consumption – Rahul Oka and Ian Kuij

Section II: Ambiguities of Surplus: Can Marginalized Peoples Be Greedy and Excessive?
Land, Labor, and Things: Surplus in a New West Indian Colony (1763-1807) – Mark W. Hauser
Poverty and Excess in Binge Economies – Richard Wilk
The Social and Economic Production of Greed Cooperation, and Taste in an Ohio Food Auction – Jeffrey H. Cohen and Susan M. Klemetti

Section III: Who Shares the Surplus: “Greedy” Subsistence Producers inTransition Economies
Greed in a “Tribal” Economy? Acquisitiveness and Reciprocity in Lisu Society – E. Paul Durrenberger and Kathleen Gillogly
Boons and Busts: Asset Dynamics, Disaster, and the Politics of Wealth in Rural Mongolia – Daniel J. Murphy
Risk-Seeking Peasants, Excessive Artisans: Speculation in the Northern Andes – Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
Loci of Greed in a Caribbean Paradise: Land Conflicts in Bocas del Toro, Panama – Gayatri Thamp

Section IV: Entitled to the Surplus Greed and Excess among the Elites, Non-Elites, and the Nouveau Riche
The Potentiality and the Consequences of Surplus: Agricultural Production and Institutional Transformation in the Northern Basin of Mexico – Christopher Morehart
The Problem of Greed in Economic Anthropology: Sumptuary Laws and New Consumerism in China – Joseph Bosco

Section V: Some Perspectives and New Directions on the Anthropology of Greed and Excess
Folk and Scientific Concepts in the Study of Greed – Robert C. Hunt
The Rich Possibilities of Greed and Excess – Virginia R. Dominguez

Introducing the New APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to launch a new prize for the book that best exemplifies the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The first APLA book prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association meeting in 2014 and annually thereafter. It carries an award of $1,000. The winning book will be reviewed in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review and may be featured at a roundtable or author-meets-readers session at the AAA meeting. An honorable mention may be identified by the committee, if appropriate.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for consideration, a book must examine law and/or politics ethnographically, and must have been published in English. For the 2014 prize only, a book may have been published between 2011-2013; thereafter, the book must have been published during the year prior to the competition.  Either single- or multi-authored books are eligible, however edited volumes, reference works, or second editions of previously published works are excluded from consideration.  Books translated into English from another language are eligible for consideration.  In such cases, the year that the translation was published is considered the year of publication for purposes of eligibility.

NOMINATION PROCESS:

Books may be nominated by the author(s), the press, or an APLA member. Nominations must be accompanied by a nominating letter. Send the nominating letter and a copy of the nominated book no later than May 1, 2014 directly to each of the APLA book prize committee members: Bill Maurer, School of Social Sciences, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-500; Susan Hirsch, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 3351 N. Fairfax Dr. MSN 4D3, Arlington, VA 22201; Mona Bhan, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana 46135; Susan Terrio, Dept of Anthropology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057. Address inquiries to the Chair of Book Prize Committee, Susan Terrio, terrios@georgetown.edu. Visit our website at www.aplaorg.org to learn more about APLA.

New American Ethnologist Virtual Issue on “In/Visibility: Projects, Media, Politics, 2012-2013″

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NEW! American Ethnologist virtual issue on “In/Visibility: Projects, Media, Politics, 2012-2013″ – FREE articles for 2 months. Guest edited by Samuel Martínez, organizer of our 2014 AES spring conference on the same theme.

Articles by Wenzel Geissler, Peter Redfield, Francisco Ferrandiz, Aisha Bello-De Jesus, Suncem Kocer, Micaela di Leonardo, Zeynep Devrem Gursel, Heath Cabot, Madeleine Reeves, Robert Samet, Shalini Shankar, Michal Kravel-Tovi, Julie Soleil Archambault, Lilith Mahmud, Keith M. Murphy, Angie Heo, Shaylih Muehlmann.

Articles available here in Wiley Online Library (free for 2 months).

*The articles in this AE virtual issue set the stage for the 2014 American Ethnological Society spring meeting in Boston, organized in collaboration with the Society for Visual Anthropology. Our theme–

“In/visibility: Projects, Media, Politics, 2012-2013”–joins creative contemporary sociocultural engagements in anthropology to earlier questions of method, meaning, and representation.

Articles in this virtual issue explore shadow, alien, and regulated forms within citizenship and the environment; techniques of legibility and surveillance and their evasion; current public controversies about “dark sites” in politics, national security, and law; visual media’s growing influence; and the hopes and fears pinned on emerging technologies.

Society for Economic Anthropology Call for Papers

SEA LogoSEA 2014 “Energy & Economy”
April 24 – 26, 2014
Austin, TX
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15
Please visit the SEA webpage to read the CFP and submit an abstract.

Anthropologists have a long, if uneven, history of engagement with studies of energy and economy – from the use of wind in ancient exchange and the effects of domestication on production, to the contemporary dependence on the consumption of fossil fuels. While Leslie White most explicitly incorporated energy in his mid-century macroevolutionary model, the discipline’s engagements with energy and economy include a wide variety of approaches ranging from cultural ecology and systems-based approaches to political ecology and ecofeminism. Despite these diverse engagements, economistic understandings of the relationship between energy and economy continue to dominate the intellectual and policy landscape.  Anthropological insights, however, make it clear that actual human engagements with energy almost never follow a simple logic of economic efficiency. What can the historical, material and ethnographic records tell us about the empirical relationships between the environment, economy, culture, and energy use? Better analysis of these mutually influencing relationships enriches scholarship and has critical policy relevance – particularly given the urgent need for a transition to less carbon-intensive energy sources.
Human societies have always relied on continued resource inputs, yet explicit consideration of energy is often neglected in social scientific work. Perhaps this is due to energy’s invisibility – its doxic, taken-for-granted flow as mysterious to most people as its effects are profound and ubiquitous. Uneven social, political economic, and environmental impacts simultaneously accompany these flows in a global circuitry of energy and trade that is as cultural as it is physical, bringing different, intersecting forms of power into perspective.
Energy flows, then, are at the very foundations of economic provision and therefore provide a compelling lens through which to examine the economic affairs of any society.
We are especially keen on stimulating interdisciplinary engagement with the meeting theme. SEA 2014 is thus planned in conjunction with the SAA meetings in Austin, Texas and we strongly encourage submissions from archaeologists, and other anthropologists, as well as economists, historians and other scholars of the human condition. Texas will provide a particularly relevant backdrop for SEA 2014 given the state’s notable energy resources and significant influence on US and global energy policy. Austin is an especially pleasant setting, with delightful spring weather and a vibrant music scene.

We welcome anthropologically informed and theoretically relevant papers and posters that address (but are certainly not limited to) the following questions:

Economic Theory: concepts, method, professional practice, interdisciplinaryWhat fundamental reorientations of theory and method are needed to widen appreciation of humanity’s past, present and future dependence on energy flows? What theories and methodologies are most useful for understanding shifts between energy regimes? What are the most promising ethnographic frontiers for understanding the transition away from the fossil fuel era? How can a long-term perspective incorporating non-industrial societies bolster how we envision energy flows and human-environmental relations?  How might we best think about vulnerability, sustainability and resilience? Should economic anthropologists resume measuring food, fuel and labor in terms related to advances in environmental economics or human ecology? How might renewed attention to energy reunite or reconfigure four-field anthropology?
Production: environmental interfaces, labor, work, social structuring
How can we best categorize diversity in the cultural and material production of energy – from energy used to fuel human labor and the fire used to smelt iron, to the biological, nuclear and solar technologies now being explored? How have prehistoric and more contemporary social groups resisted particular energy regimes even when technological or labor capacities may have allowed them?  What role has energy played in the development and reorganization of societies? How have historical and contemporary energy regimes shaped and been shaped by social and political relations?  What are the physical, social, cultural, political and economic ramifications of extracting, processing and using carbon-intensive fuels and growing renewable electricity?
Exchange: energy, social circuitry, markets, commodification
How has energy affected the ways market and non-market exchange shapes social connection and dislocation? How do we best account for the energy embodied in goods and services exchanged? How are gender, age, kinship, class and other dimensions of social organization related to energy? What are the possibilities for incorporating externalities in market-based efforts to speed energy transitions? What are the impacts when we commodify resources necessary for life? How is money related to energy flow?
Consumption: style, status, decision making
How are habitus, consumption styles, status desires, and imaginaries related to the flow of energy involved in people’s ongoing construction of meaning and identity? How can energy and other resource demand from a growing middle class in BRIC and other countries be understood and accommodated? How might we interpret flat to declining energy use in the OECD/developed countries? What can economic anthropologists contribute to understanding peoples’ use of renewable energy technologies, distributed energy, smart grids, private electricity generation, etc.?
Economic & Energy Transitions: governance, finance, movements and the future
What precedents in the archaeological and historical record could help us understand the economic and social implications of slow vs. sudden shocks in energy supply? What is the minimum net energy surplus needed for societal functioning, and how useful is net energy analysis in our fields? What roles do debt and finance, including bubbles, play in the creation and reproduction of existing and potential energy regimes? How are modes of political and economic governance related to control over past, present and future energies? What is expertise, and how do experts affect the forecasting of possible energy futures? How are war and militaries part of past and future energy transitions? How have/can social movements shape(d) energy cultures?

Now is the time to register for workshops!

Today’s guest blog post is by Dr. Sabrina Nichelle Scott.  Dr. Scott is a consumer anthropologist, and she is the Chair of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) Workshops Committee.

Workshops registration is now available for the AAA Annual Meeting in Chicago.  There are forty-three workshops sponsored by various sections of AAA with fifteen of those workshops offered by NAPA.  Workshops are scheduled from Thursday, November 21, 2013 through Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Workshop 9842: NAPA Workshop On the Design Process: Design Thinking, Tools, and Methods
Time/Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Workshops Abstract: What is ‘design thinking’ and why is it important to anthropologists? Like anthropologists, designers conduct research, collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data. However, the process, methods, and tools used by designers are unique in many ways. The design process is characterized by the intense use of visualization (i.e., mind-mapping, story boarding, diagramming, white boarding, journey-mapping, and conceptual models) and tools ranging from post-its and sharpies to graphic software programs like the Adobe Creative Suite. The design process is nonlinear and iterative, with designers often engaging in multiple rounds of research, sharing initial insights with ‘users’ (study participants) and validating solutions through prototype testing. Learning how designers approach research projects can provide fresh insights for anthropologists as well as new tools and methods for data collection, analysis, and synthesis. This workshop will introduce the design process and the RASP model (research, analysis, synthesis, prototyping) used by many designers. We will discuss how to apply design thinking and demonstrate tools and methods that focus on how data can be used to inform and frame concept space, to generate options and solutions, and to design prototypes.
Organizer:  Christine Z Miller (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Workshop 9741: NAPA Workshop On What’s Your PITCH? Who’s In Your Network?
Time/Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Workshops Abstract: In this interactive workshop, “What’s Your Pitch? Who’s in Your Network?” you will learn strategies for engaging people and launching yourself professionally. First, the workshop covers the what, who, when, where, and how of networking. It will help you increase the size of your existing professional network and suggest ways of keeping track of those with whom you interact. Second, the focus of the workshop is designed to help you make a compelling case for why a firm, non-profit, government agency, non-governmental organization, or university department should place their bets on you – whether as an employee, contractor, consultant, or student intern. You will create and practice your “elevator pitch,” a brief summary that if done well captures people’s imagination and offers them a window into your potential. You will also develop talking points for a longer narrative that can be used when time is less of an issue. The workshop presenters will provide advice and coaching to help you capitalize on network ties and communicate successfully with your expanding network. This workshop would be useful for students, practitioners, academically-based individuals, and those in career transition.
Organizer:  Sabrina Nichelle Scott (Lillian Rosebud)

Workshop 9649: NAPA-NASA Workshop:  Applying to Graduate School, Faculty and Student Perspectives
Time/Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013: 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Workshops Abstract: This workshop addresses the process of application to graduate programs in anthropology. While the main emphasis will be on the preparation of the application package, other topics to be discussed include selecting the right program, visiting departments, following up with programs, and making an informed decision, among others
Organizers:  Nancy Y Romero-Daza (University of South Florida)
Presenters:  Alexander J Orona (Cambridge University) and Kelli Hayes (University of South Florida)

Workshop 9849: NAPA Workshop On Marketing Oneself As An Anthropologist in a Variety of Interdisciplinary Settings
Time/Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Workshops Abstract: This workshop addresses career opportunities in interdisciplinary settings such as government, community-based, corporate, and non anthropology academic departments. Based on the presenter’s work experience and non-traditional career trajectory, she will cover how to interview for these positions and ultimately be successful in them. This interactive workshop is two hours long. In this workshop, the presenter will address how to research these opportunities as well as how to interview effectively once they find them. The presenter will then provide participants with strategies for carving one’s niche in the position. Lastly, the presenter will discuss how to maintain an active role in the world of anthropology while also working to establish one’s identity in another disciplinary realm.
Organizer:  Amy Raquel Paul-Ward (Florida International University)

Workshop 9051: NAPA Workshop On Making a Publishable Field-Site Map
Time/Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013: 2:45 PM-4:45 PM
Workshops Abstract: Regardless of one’s subject of research, anthropological data are gathered in specific geographic places. When the time comes to publish a manuscript or monograph, or even give a presentation, most anthropologists are without the skills necessary to produce a publishable map, and resort to finding either a more general map from the internet, or requesting permission to use another scholar’s map. This two-hour workshop will introduce anthropologists to 1) the basic design principles of map-making; 2) the data sources needed and how to acquire them; and 3) basic software usage. Following this overview, participants will work through a module to become familiar with the software and design process. Participants will then use these basic skills and the data they bring to the workshop to begin producing a map of their field-site. Participants will need to bring their own laptop computers, and download both freely available software and data sets prior to the workshop. Download instructions and suggestions for obtaining data will be provided ahead of the workshop to registered participants. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to use these introductory skills and software knowledge to gather additional data to enrich their field-site maps, and understand the principles and techniques necessary to produce a publishable field-site map.
Organizer:  David D Meek (University of Georgia)

Workshop 9751: NAPA Workshop On Making A Difference: Planning for Your Anthropological Engagement At Various Career Stages
Time/Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Workshops Abstract: This workshop helps students, mid-career, retiring anthropologists and others consider turning points and transitions in their careers. A planning process will help you articulate a strategy for anthropologically addressing issues that you feel passionate about. We will discuss how you can use your anthropological background and skill-set to form an action plan to bring about social change on issues that are important to you. The workshop leader, an author of an anthropological career development book, will frame these topics for you and guide you in starting the planning process. Next you will do some individual planning and writing. You will begin to assess why you have chosen specific issues, the role working on these issues currently has in your life and to what extent you are satisfied with your engagement. Then you can consider how you would potentially like that level of commitment to change over time, what next steps are, and how you will use your anthropological training and experience in future involvement. We will share these reflections and responses together. You will also receive feedback about how to go forward in further planning for your anthropological engagement and achieving your goals. The workshop is two hours long.
Organizer:  Sherylyn H Briller (Wayne State University)

Workshop 9415: NAPA Workshop On Effective Negotiating for Anthropologists
Time/Date: Friday, November 22, 2013: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Workshops Abstract: In all academic negotiations the goal is to gain the best possible compensation package while remaining within an appropriate range of requests and preserving excellent relations with the hiring department and future colleagues. Because even small increases in a job compensation package can yield enormous returns over the course of an individual’s career, negotiating is an invaluable skill to master for any anthropologist on or off the tenure track. Yet negotiating is one of the least understood elements of the job search, and academics are often uncomfortable with the practice, in some cases hesitating to appear grasping in the face of a coveted offer, and in other cases having no idea of the nature and scope of things that may be requested. In this workshop I explain the norms of negotiating the academic job offer. First, I discuss the basic elements of the tenure track offer, including salary, teaching release time, start-up funds, research funding, conference travel funding, spousal hires, summer salary, etc. I explain how to evaluate an offer, the general norms of academic job offers, and the scope for negotiation of offers at different ranks of institutions, for different types of positions. Second, I discuss written and verbal techniques of negotiation and the common pitfalls that beset the inexperienced negotiator. I pay special attention to self-sabotaging habits common to women in particular, and use role play to demonstrate best practices.
Organizer:  Karen Kelsky (The Professor Is In)

Workshop 9589: NAPA/NASA Workshop On Undergraduate and Graduate Funding
Time/Date: Friday, November 22, 2013: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Workshops Abstract: Information on funding for undergraduate and graduate students will be presented. Public and private sources of funding will be discussed along with opportunities for field-based research and field schools. Non-traditional fundraising, crowd funding, and non-academic funding will also be examined. Tips and best practices for successful proposals will be offered.
Organizer:  David A Himmelgreen (University of South Florida)

Workshop 8841: NAPA Workshop On Mixed Method Evaluations: Qualitative Or Quantitative Or What?
Time/Date: Friday, November 22, 2013: 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Workshops Abstract: Anthropologists often join evaluations as “qualitative” members of teams in mixed method projects. This workshop will address the technical challenges of participating in interdisciplinary projects that merge qualitative and quantitative methods in mixed method evaluations. But what is the role of the anthropologist on such projects? Ethnographer? Text analyst? “Human factors” expert? Referee? And what do we need to know about quantitative methods to do this work? We will explore the theoretical and methodological concerns that affect the design of mixed-method evaluations, the negotiations that are needed to blend methods to focus on the same issues, and analysis methods that articulate different species of data into a single body of evidence. The workshop will be participatory and will include group work to design a mixed-method project.
Organizer:  Mary Odell Butler (Reston)

Workshop 9890: NAPA Workshop On (FREE) Software For Writing and Managing Fieldnotes: Flex DATA Notebook For PCs
Time/Date: Friday, November 22, 2013: 2:45 PM-4:45 PM
Workshops Abstract: The FLEx Data Notebook is designed for writing and managing fieldnotes. This workshop is an interactive demonstration of basic features for this free software. The Data Notebook comes with standardized and customizable templates for data input and several ways to search, retrieve, and review data. Multi-language and script technologies allow its use in almost any linguistic environment in the world. In its latest release, the Data Notebook has been embedded in SIL’s FieldWorks Language Explorer – FLEx (Ver 7.2.7). Best of all, FLEx is free! Downloaded are available from the SIL server at: http://fieldworks.sil.org/download/fw-727. System requirements: FLEx is designed for the Windows operating system. A Linux-compatible release is available. A Mac version is not available, but the program is functional on Macs with a Windows partition.
Organizers:  James Tim M Wallace (NC State University) and G Tomas Woodward (SIL International)

Workshop 9698: NAPA Workshop On Heritage Tourism: Theory and Praxis
Time/Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Workshops Abstract: This workshop is for graduate students and faculty working on issues of tourism and/or heritage. Participants maybe either initiating research or doing post-fieldwork analysis. The workshop provides a critical understanding of the history of heritage tourism, theoretical framings, and methodological approaches. There is a workshop course “book” with bibliographies, syllabus, handouts, and interactive exercises. Participants have the opportunity to discuss their own projects and raise questions about the application of ideas and strategies developed in the workshop. The goal is for participants to be able to take these tools and apply them directly to their own ongoing research by developing new kinds of research questions and modes of study that correspond to the assessment of this interdisciplinary field presented in this workshop.
Organizers:  Quetzil E Castaneda (OSEA Open School Ethn Anth) and James Tim M Wallace (NC State University)

Workshop 9552: NAPA Workshop On Stress Management and Building Self-Esteem for Students and Beginning Professionals
Time/Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Workshops Abstract: This workshop will help students and beginning professionals learn how to develop and practice stress management and self-esteem-building skills, which are essential for career development whether one is an academic or practicing anthropologist. The presenter will set the stage by sharing real-life examples that underscore the importance of self-knowledge and maintaining balance in one’s personal and professional lives. The balance of the workshop will involve small-group work and collective sharing of insights. Dr. Teresita Majewski, RPA, FSA, vice president and chief operating officer of Statistical Research, Inc., will lead the workshop. Her experience has spanned more than 25 years in academic and practicing settings, and she has balanced her anthropological career with civic and professional service and a full personal life, often by employing creative and sometimes unconventional (by anthropological standards) strategies. But even the paths of the most-successful professionals are not smooth. The goal of the workshop is to introduce participants to the tools necessary to make the transition from “unsure/”insecure” undergraduate/graduate student to “confident professional,” while weathering the inevitable challenges and setbacks by understanding and managing external and internal stresses.
Organizer:  Teresita Majewski (Statistical Research, Inc.)

Workshop 9313: NAPA Workshop On Preparing Undergraduates To Practice Anthropology
Time/Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Workshops Abstract: Preparing undergraduates to use anthropology after graduation requires pedagogy aimed at building the skills most sought after by employers, and helping students to communicate their skills effectively. This workshop will connect desired outcomes for students to classroom exercises and techniques. Attention will be given to ways of intentionally building skills from introductory courses to senior seminars. These techniques can be used in courses on applied anthropology, but can also be integrated into anthropology courses without an applied focus. The workshop will be designed with input from current practicing anthropologists from both the academy and outside, and advice from employers of anthropology undergraduates.
Organizer:  Anne Goldberg (Hendrix College)

Workshop 8697: NAPA Workshop On Data Sanitization:  Rituals and Responsibilities
Time/Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013: 2:45 PM-4:45 PM
Workshops Abstract: This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to Data Sanitization – the process of cleaning confidential information from various types of data sets and digital files. Using basic procedures accessible to computer users at all levels of skill, the course will introduce participants to: (1) the risks that unsanitized data can cause to informants and research subjects; (2) the types of private information that can be gleaned from unsanitized data files; (3) basic methods for stripping metadata from digital files; (4) basic methods for masking and substituting sensitive spreadsheet data in Excel; (5) and general best-practices for data security.
Organizer:  Isaac J Morrison (Sentimentec)

Workshop 9952: NAPA Workshop On Program Logic Models: A Tool For Evaluators and Project Planners
Time/Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Workshops Abstract: Program logic models are a frequently used tool in evaluation, and are often required by funders in submitted grant proposals. This workshop is for practicing anthropologists who are new to this tool or somewhat familiar with it, and will include alternate formats for logic models and use with community groups. Appropriate forms of logic models can be used for framing discussions as part of ongoing participatory process evaluation, as part of an “empowerment evaluation” approach, as well as specifying targeted outcomes and supporting more realistic estimates of when these can be expected. The relationship of logic models to program theory and theory of change approaches to evaluation will be discussed. Participants who may be involved with projects where logic models are being developed are encouraged to come with questions to share or materials for feedback. Handouts and references will be provided. This workshop is sponsored by the Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.
Organizer:  Eve C Pinsker (University of Illinois at Chicago)

You can register on-site, but guarantee your seat in advance by registering online.  I look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

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