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A San Francisco Treat

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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?

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.

Call for Papers: Association for Feminist Anthropology Sessions

The Association for Feminist Anthropology welcomes sessions to be considered for inclusion in AFA’s programming for the 111th AAA Annual Meeting, to be held November 14-18, 2012 in San Francisco. The AAA meeting theme this year is “Borders,” so AFA particularly welcomes panels that take up “borders” from a feminist anthropological perspective. Various approaches to the theme include papers and sessions that might explore:

  • Borders/collaborations/intersections between feminist anthropology and other scholarly spaces from within and beyond anthropology: critical race studies, queer studies, and/or women’s studies; linguistics and genetics; political science, geography, environmental, and/or policy studies; migration and immigration studies and/or economics and archaeology and/or ethnography; biology/history/cultural studies; masculinity and/or gender studies; educational psychologies and social work; etc., etc., etc.
  • Existing or potential conversations/alliances/engagements between scholarly anthropology and everyday activism
  • Geographical, political, and ecological borders and the people who move across and re-define them: histories/archaeologies/economies of trade, trafficking, and/or transnationalism; refugees, resettlements, and asylum seekers; multiple and multiplying citizenships; migration, immigration, and diasporas; etc.
  • “Borders” and “borderlands” in terms of identities: liminal; queer; mestizaje; mixed-race; transgender
  • The “in between” scholar working across/between/among disciplines; conducting research and participating within communities; “insider anthropology”; Lorde’s concept and Harrison’s theorizing of the “outsider within”

We are especially interested in sessions that take advantage of the meeting site of San Francisco by involving local activists, practitioners, and policy makers, whether they are anthropologists or not. If you have questions about the details of registration for non-anthropologists, please let us know.

Also, if submitting for AFA invited or sponsored status, please consider whether your panel could be co-sponsored by AFA and either one or multiple other sections of the AAA. This allows AFA to maximize its presence in the program, gain a potentially greater audience for your panel, and cross the “borders” among AAA sections.

Deadlines:

February 1: Online abstract submission system opens on AAA website
March 15:
Deadline for submitting proposed sessions for section invited status consideration and public policy forums via www.aaanet.org
April 4:
Results of section invited session proposals announced by section program committee chairs
April 15:

  1. Proposal deadline for volunteered sessions, individual paper and poster presentations, media submissions and special events via www.aaanet.org
  2. Participants must be registered for the meeting by this date for inclusion in 2012 AAA Annual Meeting program

April 16-May 31: Section program co-chairs review and rank paper and session proposals
July 1-15:
Program decisions emailed to applicants

For more information, and to submit a proposed session, please contact 2012 Program Chairs: Susan Harper (sharperbisso@twu.edu) and Jennifer Patico (jpatico@gsu.edu).

Please also consider student-focused workshop ideas for AFA sponsorship. To learn more, or submit a proposal, contact Sophie Bjork-James, at (sbjorkjames@gmail.com).

Executive Session Proposal Deadline Extended.

Executive Session proposals will be accepted through 5pm EDT on Friday, February 3, 2012.

This year the AAA created a new online portal for executive session proposals.  For the first time, with few exceptions organizers and panelists must register for the meetings in order for the session to be considered.  We also are strongly encouraging, but not requiring, individual paper abstracts to be submitted and not just the names of panelists.  We have received emails from organizers who have expressed concerns about both of these changes.

With respect to early registration, if a panelist needs to delay his or her registration, the organizer may contact the executive program chair (2012aaaprogramchair@gmail.com).  Also, please be aware that the AAA has always had a policy of reimbursing registration fees if a panelist cannot attend because his or her panel was not chosen.

With respect to paper abstracts, more information about the session simply helps the executive program committee make a more informed decision.  Given that these changes were a surprise for a few session organizers, we are extending the deadline for panel abstracts until February 3, 2012.

Executive Session Submissions now accepted through January 31, 2012

Submissions seeking Executive Session Status, only, for the 2012 Annual Meeting are now being accepted at aaa.confex.com\aaa\2012\portal.cgi

Submitters must be current members and registered to attend the Annual Meeting in San Francisco November 14-18, 2012.

AAA is only accepting submissions seeking Executive Program Status now, all other annual meeting submissions will begin on February 15, 2012.

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