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Anthropologists From All Over The World Get Together In Montreal

Poutines are a Montreal specialty.

We’re pleased to share the this blog post from special AN reporter Guiseppe de Cesare (Concordia University). He shares some observations about the international nature of this year’s meeting.

As an international student from Italy studying anthropology in Montréal, I found the AAA meeting an exciting opportunity to learn about the research that is being done by American anthropologists. When I went to registration area, however, I was surprised to see that there were also many non-American anthropologists presenting at the meeting. In fact, I met scholars from all over the world: Japan, Belgium, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia and Italy.

I asked myself: Why did so many international scholars come to Montréal to participate in the AAA meeting? At first, I thought it was because the event takes place in Montréal, a cosmopolitan and bilingual city that attracts tourists from all over the world. Then, after interviewing some international scholars, I realized that many came either because they were fascinated by some particular topics covered at the meeting or because they were invited by their colleagues to be part of a panel. Moreover, most of the scholars were new to the city and, even though they found it attractive, they said Montréal was not the main reason why they came to this year’s meeting.

At the registration area, I even noticed people of different nationalities gathered together in small groups. For example, there was a group of anthropologists made by three Japanese and one Russian while another one was made by two Belgians and one Italian. In fact, for the international scholars I met, the AAA meeting represented not only an opportunity to present research, but also a way to meet anthropologists from other parts of the world.

In short, one of the reasons why this year’s AAA meeting attracts many international scholars is because it allows anthropologists from all over the world to get together, share research findings and socialize, all in a stimulating environment.

It’s Montreal Monday!

The AAA 110th Annual Meeting will take place this year in Montréal, Quebec, Canada from November 16-20, 2011. Now is the time to renew your membership, pre-register for the Annual Meeting, book your hotel,  and add the workshops to your itinerary.

At the AAA Annual Meeting, Saturday is coined Student Saturday for the many activities and programming offered with student interests in mind. Back by popular demand, the Graduate School Fair will feature a variety of anthropology programs. And this year a session entitled, Top 10 Tips for Getting a  Job in Anthropology will feature Carol J. Ellick and Joe E. Watkins, authors of The Anthropology Graduate’s Guide: From student to a career.

What are two other events that would be of particular interest to all students that are occurring on that Saturday?

E-mail your answer to americananthro@gmail.com by the end of today.

Two lucky people with the correct answer will win an Annual Meeting messenger bag from the new AAA Café Press shop. Winning answers will be announced here later in the week, so check back often.

Need a hint? Check out the searchable online program.

 

 

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

AAA/CASCA Welcome Reception at the 110th AAA Annual Meeting

 Thank you to all participants of Montréal Monday!  Congratulations to our two lucky Montréal Monday winners: David B. and Christiano T.

This year the American Anthropological Association has teamed up with the Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA) in welcoming meeting attendees to Montréal by hosting the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception. This reception is open to all meeting attendees and will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 5-6:30pm.

 Additionally, CASCA will be hosting a reception for CASCA members on Friday, November 18, 2011 beginning at 6:15pm.

 If you haven’t already, be sure to pre-register for the 110th AAA Annual Meeting today!

Already registered? Hotel bookings are filling quickly – contact the AAA Housing Bureau to make your reservation.

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

Happy Montréal Monday

The AAA 110th Annual Meeting will take place this year in Montréal, Quebec, Canada from November 16-20, 2011. Now is the time to renew your membership, pre-register for the Annual Meeting, book your hotel,  and add the workshops to your itinerary.

This year the American Anthropological Association has teamed up with the Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA) in welcoming meeting attendees to Montréal by hosting the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception from 5-6:30p.m. Which leads us to today’s trivia question:

On what day will the AAA/CASCA Welcome Reception be held?

E-mail your answer to americananthro@gmail.com by the end of today.

Two lucky people with the correct answer will win an Annual Meeting magnet from the new AAA Café Press shop. Winning answers will be announced here later in the week, so check back often.

Need a hint? Check out the searchable online program for complete schedule details.

 

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

It’s Montréal Monday!

Montréal will be the host city of the 110th AAA Annual Meeting! Montréal is the city with the largest number of restaurants per resident in all of North America. In the city’s tourist districts, there is an average of 64.9 restaurants per square kilometer (160 per square mile). Montréalers spend more than 12% of their income on food and beverages.

With those factoids, here’s your Montréal Monday trivia question:
During last year’s AAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, how much money did AAA members spend on coffee?
Keep in mind that there were more than 6,000 meeting attendees over the course of five days. So sales will exceed $6,000 but are less than $20,000.

Understanding that our blog readers may prefer an evening cup of joe, please submit your answer as a comment to this post by 11:59 p.m. EST today (Monday, April 4) to be eligible to win. Two lucky winners will receive a coffee mug from our new AAA Café Press shop.

Remember, now is the time to renew your membership, complete your meeting registration and submit your proposal. The proposal deadline is April 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Montréal ranks #1

Did you know that Montréal ranks number one in North America for the number of university students per capita? According to Montréal’s tourism bureau, the city’s four major universities and seven university-level colleges award the most degrees in the country. Montréal also has the highest number of master and doctoral-level students in Canada. The field of sciences ranks the highest concentration of students in the city at 27%.

 Want to know more about Montréal? Visit the AAA Annual Meeting page.

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