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Going to the Annual Meeting? We’ve got your app for that.

Calling all smartphone users-

The American Anthropological Association unveils the very first Annual Meeting app.  Use the app to personalize your schedule, map your trip logistics, stay up to date with meeting announcements and much more!

Download the app now.

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.

Our gracious Canadian hosts will be presenting sessions with a Canadian theme throughout the AAA Annual Meeting. Montréalology: Traces, Tidemarks & Legacies of a Unique City of Differences and Canadian Indigeneities are two sessions that feature a myriad of 15 minute presentations.

What day and time do these two sessions occur?

In honor of our host city’s bilingual essence, this week’s response must be given in French.
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 t-shirt 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.
Need a quick French lesson? Check out this online resource (note: not associated with or endorsed by AAA)

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

Going to Montreal? Book Your Hotel Today!

 Annual Meeting Housing is now available online. Get discounted rates for the Annual Meeting by booking online at the AAA Housing Bureau

The Annual Meeting sessions will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center). Special events will also be held at the Hyatt Regency (Headquarter Hotel), Westin Montreal and Intercontinental Montreal Hotels, all hotels in the AAA housing block are located within walking distance to all Annual Meeting activities. 

Students have special access to a limited number of deeply discounted sleeping rooms during the AAA Annual Meeting at the Hôtel Dauphin Montréal Centre-Ville and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.  Rooms must be booked through the AAA Housing Bureau.

Housing must be booked by October 26 in order to receive discounted rates.  Don’t delay, book your room today with the AAA Housing Bureau.

International Call for Submissions: Ethnographic Terminalia 2011: Montréal

The terminus is the end, the boundary, and the border; of course the terminus is also a beginning as well as its own place, its own site of experience and encounter.

Ethnographic Terminalia is an initiative that brings artists and anthropologists together to engage emerging research through installation and exhibition. As a platform from which divergent modes and methodologies of inquiry are articulated, Ethnographic Terminalia asks what lies within and beyond disciplinary territories, and how those boundaries shape the representation of cultural practice. Organized as a para-site to the annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the gallery show will take place in Montréal, Canada, at Eastern Bloc Centre for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art (14-20 November 2011). Now in its third year, Ethnographic Terminalia represents a diversity of material, conceptual, and creative engagements with art and anthropology, capturing a multiplicity of mediums where anthropology and art intersect. These include: sound, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video, film, internet and multi-media, and engage both gallery spaces and site-specific locations.

Panamanian artist Humberto Vélez has accepted our invitation to anchor the 2011 exhibition with a premiere of his video documentation of his collaborative work, The Awakening. The Awakening activates questions at the heart of collaboration, ethnographic methods of investigation, and aesthetic production emerging from his “Aesthetics of Collaboration” project developed with curator Emelie Chhangur at the Art Gallery of York University, the Mississauga New Credit First Nations, and Monkey Vault Gym Parkour artists in Toronto, Canada. In Ethnographic Terminalia 2011, Vélez’s work will be exhibited alongside work selected by the curatorial collective, and works produced by our local partnering organizer, Concordia University’s Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV).

The curators seek projects in any medium for inclusion in Ethnographic Terminalia 2011 that take up the theme:  field, studio, lab. These three locations––the field, the studio, the lab––comprise both their own communities of practice, and form sites of inquiry and production for artists and anthropologists. Field, studio, and lab are not only places where knowledge is produced, or ethnographic data gathered, but are spaces of everyday life and local cultural production; they are generative sites of encounter, negotiation, conflict, celebration, failure, disappointment and revelation—all of which can unsettle (or ossify) discursive, disciplinary, and methodological boundaries.  Click here for submission information. The submission deadline is June 24, 2011.

Anthropologists Will Come to Montreal in Record Numbers

AAA will host its 110th Annual Meeting this November in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Members and non-members alike were encouraged to submit proposals for this year’s scholarly sessions. This year’s call for papers has just ended with a historically high number of 4,510 submissions.

Proposal topics embrace the meeting theme of “Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies” through the myriad of anthropological fields of science and humanities. This 2011 theme invites participants to reflect on how all fields of anthropology, whose own locations have also been rearranged, are engaging with these shifting realities in which we live, within and across disciplines and regions.

Meeting participant registration also led to a historical high of 5,203 registrants. Anthropologists and those whose work intersects with anthropology will be attending from around the globe, with 17% of registrants coming from outside the United States and Canada. AAA Director of Meetings, Jason G. Watkins, CMP said, “In a time when budget reductions are at the forefront, anthropologists are persevering in their work and have prioritized the AAA Annual Meeting due to the benefits of scholarly exchange and network building opportunities.”

Two periods of Annual Meeting pre-registration occur before arriving in Montreal. Pre-registration re-opens in June 2011.

It’s Montréal Monday!

Montréal will be the host city of the 110th AAA Annual Meeting! Montréal is the university research capital of Canada. With more than 165,000 students enrolled in Montréal universities, the city ranks first in North America for the number of university students per capita.

With these factoids, here’s your final Montréal Monday trivia question:
Out of the more than 11,000 AAA members, how many of them are students?
Keep in mind that professionals make up more than 50% of the AAA membership population.

Understanding that students are notorious for keeping long hours to study as much as possible, please submit your answer as a comment to this post by 11:59 p.m. EST today (Monday, April 11) to be eligible to win. Students are also notorious to be in need to clean clothing, so this week two lucky winners will receive a t-shirt 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.


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