Rudan, Dr. Pavao, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia - To aid 13th congress of the European Anthropological Association (EAA): a quarter century of EA A - Reflections and Perspectives, 2002, Zagreb
'13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association (EAA): 'A Quarter Century of the European Anthropological Association - Reflections and Perspectives',' August 30-September 3, 2002, Zagreb, Croatia -- Organizers Dr. Pavao Rudan, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia. It was organized by Croatian Anthropological Society and Institute for Anthropological Research. Funding from Wenner-Gren Foundation made it possible for 48 students to attend the 13th EAA Congress, which consisted of six plenary sessions (30 lectures), thirteen symposia (172 presentations) and a poster session (234 posters) comprising a wide range of anthropological topics. Altogether 419 scientists from 36 European and overseas countries, including many students and young researchers, gathered to re-evaluate EAA past achievements and, more importantly, to specify its future goals. The emphasis was laid on the need to strengthen cooperation and to broaden the range of educational possibilities in anthropology in Europe.
Matthews, Dr. Christopher, Hofstra U., Hempstead, NY - To aid workshop on 'Dynamics of Inclusion in Public Archaeology,' 2010, African Burial Ground National Park, New York, NY, in collaboration with Dr. Carol McDavid
'Dynamics of Inclusion in Public Archaeology'
September 17-18, 2010, African Burial Ground National Monument, New York, New York
Organizers: Christopher N. Mathews (Hofstra University), Carol McDavid (Community Archaeology Research Institute), and Patrice L. Jeppson (West Chester Univeristy)
The workshop consisted of one day devoted to the presentation and discussion of original papers, and a second day including a public lecture program on 'Archaeology and the Public New York.' The workshop brought together a diverse set of public archaeologists representing varied areas of scholarly interest, global locations, and professional positions to explore questions about the actual participation of the public in public archaeology projects. Scholars from both academic and non-academic professional positions contributed original papers discussing their recent experience and research in public archaeology. Papers considered research in Brazil, South Africa, England, Israel, Jordan, and the United States.
Questions about the definition of communities, archaeological advocacy and activism, heritage law, public and youth education, the antiquities trade, and conflicts between archaeologists and community interests were considered. Discussion of the papers was very animated and productive, and all participants were thoroughly engaged. The public event --
dealing with controversial community history concerns -- had an overwhelming response, with members of the public needing to be turned away. Several audience members and presenters noted in discussion that the event was 'healing.'
Harney, Dr. Nicholas D., U. of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia - To aid IUAES, AAS, ASAANZ conf. on 'Knowledge & Value in Globalizing World: Disentangling Dichotomies, Querying Unities,' 2011, Perth, in collaboration with Dr. Gregory Acciaioli
Preliminary abstract: This Conference is the first joint gathering of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ASAANZ). It is a unique collaborative effort to facilitate an international debate about the epistemology of anthropology -- a critical re-evaluation and examination about our basic categories of understanding - as they have shaped recent developments within the discipline, and as they have informed popular discourse about the globalizing world. This will include a discussion about the ethical dimensions of the popularization of anthropology and the problematic use of our signature concepts by other disciplines. The aim of the Conference is create a dialogue that is as inclusive and as interdisciplinary as possible among scholars from the Global North and South. The Conference will also create a larger stage for antipodean anthropology which has had a significant historical role in shaping the history of the discipline; it will facilitate networks for early career researchers; and it will showcase the work of international and national postgraduate students. By bringing together local and global societies, we will provide an opportunity to attract attention to, and disseminate knowledge about, anthropological thought and practice.
Callan, Dr. Hilary, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, United Kingdom - To aid 'Combined Conference and RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film,' 2007, Manchester, United Kingdom, in collaboration with Dr. Paul S. Henley
Shankland, Dr. David P., U. of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom - To aid conference of Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) on 'Anthropological and Archaeological Imaginations: Past, Present, and Future,' 2009, U. of Bristol
'ASA09: Anthropological and Archaeological Imaginations: Past, Present and Future'
April 6-9, 2009, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Organizer: David Shankland, University of Bristol
The aim of the 2009 conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists was to bring together anthropologists and archaeologists to create a sustained dialogue between the two disciplines. In particular, conference participants were asked to note that though archaeologists have long taken notice of social anthropologists and the work that they have done, anthropologists have been much less ready to repay the complement. The call for papers yielded a substantial response. Ultimately there were some 400 delegates, most of whom also offered papers. An opening address by Professor Herzfeld (Harvard) was followed by three plenary sessions. These plenary sessions, with some supplementary chapters, will be published by Berg as part of the ASA monograph series, while individual presenters have been invited to publish their articles electronically on the ASA site. The theme of the conference clearly attracted considerable interest, which participants hope to build upon with continuing efforts to foster links between the two disciplines.
Moore, Dr. Jerry D., California State U. Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA - To aid workshop on 'Divergent Trajectories to Prehistoric Social Complexity in the Equatorial Andes: Un Taller Móvil,' 2010, Quito, Ecuador, in collaboration with Dr. Francisco Valdez
'Divergent Trajectories towards Social Complexity: Formative Transformations in the Equatorial Andes'
July 1-17, 2010, Ecuador and Peru (multiple locations)
Organizers: Jerry D. Moore (California State U. Dominguez Hills) and Francisco Valdez (Institute de Recherche pour la Développement)
This workshop brought together Peruvian and Ecuadorian archaeologists investigating the prehistoric origins of social complexity and settled village life in the equatorial Andes of southern Ecuador and northern Peru. These Formative societies apparently were broadly contemporary (circa 3000 - 1000 BCE), independent, but interacting-resulting in a complex mosaic of archaeological patterns on both sides of the international border between Peru and Ecuador. Rather than a conventional conference, this seminar occurred at multi-sited venues over 2500 km-archaeological sites, museums, research labs and field stations-where archaeologists could examine and discuss artifactual materials and sites first-hand. In addition, a series of events were held in La Libertad and Cuenca, Ecuador, and in Tumbes and Piura, Peru; these four seminars were open to the public, and were attended by more than 300 people. The workshop also established the ground-work for future, binational collaborative archaeological research and heritage management programs such as field investigations, publications, and the establishment of a moderated Web page to support the continued exchange of scientific information between Peruvian and Ecuadorian archaeologists.
Int'l Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences
October 4, 2002
Intl. Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences, Florence, Italy (through Executive Secretary, IUAES) - To aid 15th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 2003, Florence
Chua, Dr. Liana Cheng Lian, Brunel U., London, UK - To aid workshop on 'Who Are We? Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology,' 2014, Cambridge U., in collaboration with Dr. Nayanika Mathur
Preliminary abstract: This workshop revolves around the myriad ways in which anthropologists construe and conduct themselves as part of larger communities, movements, and disciplines, and the implications of these practices for our understandings of difference and similarity. Although the ethnographic 'other' has been subject to endless investigation and description, less attention has been paid to its implicit foil -- the anthropological 'we'. Yet the the tacit assumption of belonging and speaking to an intellectual collective is often pivotal to conceptualizations and theories of alterity, which remains a mainstay of anthropological knowledge-making. This workshop seeks to lay bare the relationship between forms and ideas of anthropological affinity and broader issues of alterity and affinity in ethnographic theory, practice, and writing. Explicitly plural and international in scope, it will invite scholars from around the world to interrogate questions about anthropology's composition, ethico-political agendas, and futures. In the process, it will build on existing reflexive trends within anthropology while extending them beyond the influence of post-modernism and the Euro-American circles in which they have mostly occurred. As the discipline becomes increasingly public, 'engaged,' and global, this workshop will be a timely and democratizing intervention that will engender new understandings of how anthropology is crafted and mobilized.
Srivastava, Dr. Sanjay, Deakin U., Melbourne, Australia - To aid workshop on 'In Relation To. New Cultures of Intimacy and Togetherness in Asia,' 2009, New Delhi, India, in collaboration with Dr. Brinda Bose
'New Cultures of Intimacy and Togetherness in Asia'
February 5-7, 2009, Nehru Memorial Library, Delhi, India
Organizers: Sanjay Srivastava (Deakin University) and Brinda Bose (University of Delhi)
This conference sought to initiate an interdisciplinary dialogue between anthropologists and those working in areas such as gender studies, film/media studies, popular culture, and urban studies in order to explore emerging cultures of intimacies and friendship in contemporary non-Western contexts. It was held on the premises of the Nehru Memorial Library and Museum in Delhi. Countries represented included China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as scholars from the United Kingdom and United States. There was wide ranging discussion over the three days on a diverse range of topics. These included intimacies and new forms of public transport in India, urban queer cultures in Delhi, sexualities and the public sphere in Thailand, non-heterosexual intimacy in contemporary Indonesian cinema, 'informal' marriages in Indonesia, transvestite cultures in Burma, and the marriage-brokering business in Taiwan. The diverse background of the
audience—anthropologists, sociologists, historians, literature specialists, media scholars, and representatives from NGOs—also enhanced the nature of the interaction. January is a 'conference-heavy' month in Delhi; however, notwithstanding several competing engagements, attendance on all days of the event was extremely high (60 to 70 persons). The organizers are negotiating with Routledge for publication of conference proceedings.
Nunziante Cesaro, Dr. Stella, Sapienza U. of Rome, Italy - To aid workshop on 'An Integration of Use-Wear & Residues Analysis for Identification of Function of Archaeological Stone Tools,' 2012, Museum of Origins, Rome, with Dr. Cristina Lemorini
Preliminary Abstract: The workshop is intended to bring together archeological and scientific researchers and students involved in the study of use-wear traces on prehistoric stone tools andor in the identification of micro residues that might be present in them in order to hypothesize their function. Use-wear analysis carried out with microscopic analysis at low or high magnification is now a settled procedure. At present, the individuation and identification of residues is done using a number of techniques which can roughly be divided into the invasive and non-invasive. Each employed technique obviously has advantages and limitations. Given that a standard analysis protocol does not now exist, the workshop will have the ambitious goal of evaluating where matters stand and laying the basis for developing an analysis protocol. Both traces and residues analysis require a comparison to useful replicas. Even with regard to the making of replicas, no protocol now exists. The workshop will have the ambitious goal of evaluating where matters stand and laying the basis for developing a protocol concerning both analysis procedures and replicas realization. The adoption of consistent methods will make it possible for data obtained by multiple researchers to become interchangeable.