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Montréal Mondays are back!

Montréal Mondays are back! AAA had so much fun in our giveaway series this past spring, Montréal Mondays, that we’re doing it again. 

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.

Here’s how it works:
Each Monday, between now and November, a trivia question about this year’s AAA Annual Meeting will be posted on the AAA Blog. To participate, e-mail your answer to americananthro@gmail.com by the end of that Monday. Two lucky people with the correct answer will win an item from the new AAA Café Press shop. Winning answers will be announced here later in the week, so check back often.

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 the Annual Meeting? Try Montreal’s Famous Bagels!

Did you know that Montréal is famous for its bagels?

If you’re already registered for the AAA 2011 Annual Meeting, you most likely will try one of these delicacies while in Montreal.

Montréal bagels are actually different from New York and Toronto bagels.  They are made with eggs and are baked in wood ovens. In comparison, New York bagels are made with water and are spongy, while Toronto bagels are usually baked in gas ovens.

If you have not pre-registered yet, register today!

Correction: The previous image posted did not portray an accurate Montreal Bagel. The photo has been change to reflect the difference in bagels – thanks to blog reader, Scott M. More information on Montreal’s bagels can be found on The Montreal Buzz.

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.

Registration and Submission Deadline Extended for 2011 AAA Annual Meeting

Due to technical complications experienced in the morning hours on Friday, April 15th the submission and registration deadline will be extended until Monday, April 18 at 5pm EST (9pm GMT).  

Quick links:

Last Day to Submit Your Proposal for the 2011 AAA Annual Meeting

 Today is the last day to submit your proposal for the 2011 Annual Meeting in Montreal.

The proposal deadline is April 15, 2011, 5:00 p.m. ET. All submitters will receive confirmation of completed proposals by email. Notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent in early July 2011.

Log on to AnthroGateway to register for the Annual Meeting, ensure your membership is current, and update your member profile.

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.

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.

It’s Montréal Monday!

Montréal will be the host city of the 110th AAA Annual Meeting! As the largest city in Québec and the second largest city in Canada, Montréal has a metropolitan population of more than 3.6 million.

With that factoid, here’s your Montréal Monday trivia question:
How many of the 3.6 million Montréalers are AAA members?

Post your answer as a comment to this blog post by 5:00p.m. EST today (Monday, March 28) to be eligible to win. Two lucky winners will receive an item from the 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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