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A San Francisco Treat

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving readers gear for the Annual Meeting. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. All the comments will be held for moderation until the end of the day. A commenter to answer the question correctly will be chosen at random to win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

Photo courtesy San Francisco Chronicle

Today’s trivia question:

In which San Francisco suburb can you find the world’s oldest working light bulb?

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. If you have not done so already, be sure to register for the meeting and workshops, and book your hotel.

A San Francisco Treat

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving readers gear for the Annual Meeting. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. All the comments will be held for moderation until the end of the day. A commenter to answer the question correctly will be chosen at random to win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

Today’s trivia question:

On Friday at 6:15pm, a session entitled Engendering the Field: An Anthropological Story of Contingency will be given by the AAA Distinguished Lecturer. Name the lecturer.

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. If you have not done so already, be sure to register for the meeting and workshops, and book your hotel.

A San Francisco Treat

Photo courtesy of El Frito

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving readers gear for the Annual Meeting. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. All the comments will be held for moderation until the end of the day. The first person to answer the question correctly will win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

Today’s trivia question:

How many sections are within AAA?

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. If you have not done so already, be sure to register for the meeting and workshops, and book your hotel.

A San Francisco Treat

A San Francisco Treat continues into its second day.

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving readers gear for the Annual Meeting. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. The first person to answer the question correctly will win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. If you have not done so already, be sure to register for the meeting and workshops, and book your hotel.

Today’s trivia question:

Anthropology News launched its first online edition this past summer with the theme of the Olympics. What is the URL where readers could catch up on this and the latest news in anthropology?

Did you miss yesterday’s question? Click here to view it.

A San Francisco Treat

Today marks the first in a series entitled A San Francisco Treat. Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving readers gear for the Annual Meeting. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. The first person to answer the question correctly will win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. If you have not done so already, be sure to register for the meeting and workshops, and book your hotel.

Today’s trivia question:

AAA hosts an Annual Meeting each year. This year, the Annual Meeting in San Francisco will be which number?

A San Francisco Treat for You!

  The 111th AAA Annual Meeting is quickly upon us. It will be held in San Francisco this year from November 14-18. To get our online community ready for the meeting we’ll be giving away Annual Meeting gear throughout the month of October.

If you haven’t done so already, register now for the meeting and the workshops you’d like to attend. Also be sure the book your hotel today – rooms are selling out quickly.

Check back in on the AAA blog on Monday for your change to win Annual Meeting gear! Until then, enjoy the weekend.

Which #AAA2012 Workshops Will You Be Attending?

  Are you registered to attend the 111th Annual Meeting yet? Booked your hotel? What about submitting your registration for workshops? There are several workshops offered each day during the Annual Meeting. Attendee space is limited, so be sure to register early!

Go to the Workshop page for abstracts,complete details and to register.  Here is a preview:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Text Analysis: Systematic Methods for Analyzing Qualitative Data
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Cultural Anthropology: An Introduction to GIS As Method and Application In Anthropological Research
  • Getting An Article Published In a Peer-Reviewed Journal
  • NAPA Workshop On Project Management
  • NAPA Workshop On Ethnographic FIELD Schools: HOW They Work and Why They ARE A MUST for Anthropologists and Students
  • NAPA Workshop On issues In International Consulting
  • NAPA-NASA Student Workshop: Funding, Fellowships, Transferring, and Admissions
  • NAPA Workshop On Rapid Research In Public SettingsSponsor: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
  • NAPA Workshop On Pattern Recognition In Evolution and In Ethnographic Analytics
  • SAE Mentoring Workshop: Practicing Anthropology

Friday, November 16, 2012

  • NAPA Workshop On Heritage Tourism: Theory and Praxis
  • How to Write A Grant Proposal: An Introduction to Grants and Programs At the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation Session
  • NAPA Workshop On “First Impressions for a Lasting Impact: Using Elevator Speeches and Strategic Network Ties to Strengthen Your Networking Success”
  • Using Social Media As A Tool for Ethnographic Researchers
  • Rethinking Context and Theory In Ethnographic Research Design
  • NAPA Workshop On Marketing Oneself As An Anthropologist In a Variety of Interdisciplinary Settings
  • Workshop On Teaching Gender and Sexuality: Pedagogy At the Intersections
  • How to Find an Academic Job
  • SHA Poetry Workshop

Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • Photography for the Field – Part 1: Camera and Photography Basics
  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis
  • NAPA Workshop On Developing An Anthropological Career for a Lifetime
  • Anthropology Graduates: From Student to Career
  • Photography for the Field – Part 2: I’ve Taken the picture…now What?
  • Dissolving Boundaries of Power Through Community-Based Research: Photovoice Methodology As a Tool for Social Action
  • SAE ROUNDTABLES:
  1.     Roundtable Discussion On Writing and Luncheon
  2.     Roundtable Discussion On Multiculturalism and Luncheon
  3.     Roundtable Discussion On Language and Superdiversity and Luncheon
  4.     Roundtable Discussion On the European Economic Crisis and Luncheon
  5.     Roundtable Discussion On Race, Religion, Secularism and Luncheon
  6.     Roundtable Discussion On Borders, Materiality and Signification and Luncheon
  •  Writing Ethnography
  • Benign Guile: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro Ethnographic Film Editing (Macintosh laptops only)
  • Crafting Narrative Ethnography
  • Student Publishing Workshop

Going to San Francisco? Book your hotel.

Get ready for the 2012 AAA Annual Meeting by booking your hotel today to take advantage of the reduced rates for AAA attendees. Click here for the hotel options and details.

Students take note of the special rate just for you! These rooms book very quickly, so don’t delay and book today!

These prices are only available until October 22nd.

Ethnographic Terminalia seeks submissions for Audible Observatories

Call for Submissions

Ethnographic Terminalia seeks submissions for Audible Observatories, an exhibition to be held in San Francisco in November 2012.  Artist-researchers, collaborators, anthropologists and other artistically inclined scholars are encouraged to submit their proposals prior to July 15, 2012.

Audible Observatories makes a playful connection between research-based art and place-bound exhibition in order to animate a curatorial vision that foregrounds audio-centric works within a broader rubric of site-specificity. We conceptualize the audible observatory as either a mobile or a stationary site of perception that is sensible to others just as it is a place from which sensing the world happens.  Audible observatories are points of sensory convergence.  They are nodes where worlds perceived through the senses intersect and begin the labour of transforming independent events into knowable and meaningful claims.  They speak and they are spoken to.

Audible Observatories will be a distributed public event in San Francisco with an amalgam of location specific points and zones of exhibition.  We are looking for research-based audio focused works to exhibit. These might include digital media, image, and sound files, websites and other interactive media, video works where audio figures prominently.  Sculptural and other works will also be considered. In some cases we may be able to support installation. As in past shows, we will work with our exhibitors (if necessary) to develop installations and short statements about their work which point to larger interpretive frameworks.

This project ties in with and is supported by the meetings of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Visual Anthropology. A round table discussion featuring Steve Feld, John Wynne, Angus Carlyle, and Rupert Cox has been organized and will be taking place during the course of this event.  We also expect to be exhibiting work by these artists.

Ethnographic Terminalia is an initiative designed to celebrate borders without necessarily exalting them.  Now in its fourth year of exhibition, it is meant to be a playful engagement with reflexivity and positionality; it seeks to ask what lies beyond and what lies within disciplinary territories.  Ethnographic Terminalia is an exploration of what means to exhibit anthropology – particularly in some of its less traditional forms – in proximity to and conversation with contemporary art practices.

For submission information, please click here.

Call for Papers: 2012 Anthropology and the Environment Society Mentoring Program

The Anthropology and Environment Society (formerly the Anthropology and Environment Section of the AAA) seeks participants for a new mentoring event, which will take place during the 2012 AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  We will select students to meet in small groups with A&E faculty members to workshop their dissertation projects (or pieces of them).  We aim for this program to not only build graduate student networks within Environmental Anthropology, but also to provide a constructive space to share dissertations-in-progress.  Ph.D. students in any stage of their program are welcome to apply.  For consideration for this year’s mentoring event, please send the following documents to Sarah Besky (besky@umich.edu) by September 15:

• A 500 word abstract of a dissertation (for students who have not yet begun writing-up) or dissertation chapter (for students writing-up).  This abstract should indicate the student’s stage in her program as well as describe: 1) particular questions or concerns the student has with the piece; and 2) why the student is interested in participation.  (If the student is submitting a chapter, please describe of how the chapter fits into the larger dissertation.)

• The full-length version of the student’s dissertation proposal or chapter.

Given time constraints, A&E faculty members will only be able to comment on the dissertation’s overall conceptualization (i.e. the dissertation proposal) or the contents of one dissertation chapter. Please do not submit complete dissertation drafts.

The A&E Mentoring Program is separate from the Rappaport Prize, which is given for article length and breadth writing.  Together with the Rappaport Prize, the A&E Mentoring Program is aimed at creating a supportive and inclusive intellectual community within the Anthropology and the Environment Society.

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