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Vancouver Greetings from Wenner-Gren! If you are planning to attend the 2019 AAA Meetings in Vancouver, we’d love to see you at the following events:

Thursday, November 21st

How to Write a Grant Proposal for the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the NSF Workshop 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, All are welcome! Location: Vancouver CC EAST, Room 13

SAPIENS — Story Time: How to Write for the Public 10:30 AM – 12:30PM (same time as Workshop above) Pre-registration required through AAA Website. Location: Vancouver CC, EAST, Room 17

Friday, November 22nd

A Tribute to the Life and Work of Sydel Silverman
Hosted by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the Anthropology Program at CUNY Graduate Center, 8 -10PM, Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 220

Exhibit Hall Hours – Vancouver CC

Thursday, November 21, 9-5pm
Friday November 22, 9-5pm
Saturday, November 23, 9-4pm

Meet the Editors of Current Anthropology at U. Chicago Press Booth 208
Laurence Ralph and Lisa McKamy, Thursday and Friday from 10am-noon

Meet the Editors of SAPIENS at Wenner-Gren Booth 112
Daniel Salas, Thursday 12:30-2:30pm
Chip Colwell and Amanda Mascarelli, Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm

Meet the Wenner-Gren Staff at Booth 112, during Exhibit Hall Hours, except Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm (There’s no reception this year, but we’d still love to see you!)

We hope to see you soon!

RileyMark your calendar for December 2nd as the New York Academy of Sciences lecture series continues with Dr. Erin P. Riley, Professor, Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University, Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Primatologists, who will be presenting, “Ethnoprimatology: Toward the Sustainable Coexistence of Human and Nonhuman Primates in the 21st Century.” Dr. Larissa Swedell, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Queens College & CUNY Graduate Center Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town, will act as discussent. The event will be held at 5:45 PM at the Roosevelt House, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065.

Group photoChelsie Yount-Andre received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in 2013 to aid research on “Giving, Taking, and Sharing: Reproducing Economic Moralities and Social Hierarchies in Transnational Senegal,” supervised by Dr. Caroline Bledsoe. Dr. Yount-Andre was then able to build upon her research  when she received an Engaged Anthropology Grant in 2018 to aid engaged activities on “Sharing Food, Money, and Morals: Celebrating Children’s Kinwork in Transnational Senegal.”

Group shotFrom October 11 – 17, 2019 Wenner-Gren returned to Palácio de Seteais in Sintra, Portugal for the 160th Symposium, “Cultures of Fermentation”, organized by Mark Aldenderfer (University of California, Merced), Christina Warinner (Harvard University and Max Planck Institute for Human History), Jessica Hendy (York University), and Matthäus Rest (Max Planck Institute for Human History). Be on the lookout for a future issue of Current Anthropology for this meeting’s papers, available to all 100% Open-Access.

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