Zimmerman, Dr. Larry J., Indiana-Purdue U., Indianapolis, IN - To aid WAC Inter-congress on 'Indigenous Peoples and Museums: Unraveling the Tensions,' 2011, Indianapolis
Preliminary abstract: Indigenous Peoples and Museums: Unraveling The Tensions, an Inter-Congress of the World Archaeological Congress, will explore issues associated with concerns expressed by Indigenous peoples that museums regularly misrepresent their cultures, lives, and heritage. An extension of their general suspicions about anthropological research, Indigenous people understand that museums that are heavily reliant on anthropology are a primary information source about their lives for non-Indigenous people.
Willems, Dr. Willem J.H., Leiden U., Leiden, The Netherlands - To aid '16th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA),' 2010, Leiden U., in collaboration with Dr. Friedrich Luth
'16th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)'
September 1-5, 2010, The Hague, Netherlands
Organizers: Willem Willems (Leiden University) and Friedrich Lüth (German Archaeological Institute)
Approximately 1026 archaeologists from more than 50 countries attended the EAA meeting in The Hague, Netherlands. Altogether 536 papers and 64 posters, organized into 71 sessions and round tables, were delivered.
White, Dr. Frances J., U. of Oregon, Eugene, OR - To aid workshop on 'Human Warfare: An Integrative Anthropological Prospective,' 2008, U. of Oregon, in collaboration with Dr. Douglas Kennett
'Human Warfare: An Integrative Anthropological Perspective'
October 16-18, 2008, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Organizers: Frances J. White and Douglas Kennett, University of Oregon
This meeting addressed the need for an integrated model of the ancestral conditions that led to the emergence of warfare and/or to adaptations that evolved in response to those pressures. To this end, the conference brought together scholars from diverse anthropological sub-disciplines (e.g. primatology, paleo-anthropology, archaeology, behavioral ecology, ethnography) and related disciplines (e.g.
Westaway, Michael C., Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, Buronga, Australia - To aid conference on 'The World Heritage of Human Origins,' 2007, Willandra Lakes, Australia, in collaboration with Gary Pappin
'The World Heritage of Human Origins'
April 17-21, 2007, Australia Museum in Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Organizers: Michael C. Westaway and Gary Pappin (Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area - Buronga, Australia)
Wenner-Gren funding was used to bring six international representatives from Europe, Asia, and Africa to the conference to discuss current issues within six World Heritage Areas.
Weszkalnys, Dr. Gisa S., U. of Exeter, Exeter, UK - To aid workshop on 'Engaging Resources: New Anthropological Perspectives on Resource Environments,' 2012, U. of Exeter, in collaboration with Dr. Tanya Richardson
Preliminary abstract: This workshop aims to develop a unified anthropological perspective on the formation, contestation and fragility of natural resource environments. The anthropological study of resource environments, a field with a long and continuous trajectory, is currently undergoing a resurgence as a result of such factors as the growing public anxiety regarding accelerated resource depletion, the rising notoriety of resource-related conflicts and disasters, and the turn to materiality in anthropology more broadly.
Werbner, Dr. Pnina, Keele U., Keele, UK - To aid workshop on 'Beyond the Arab Spring: The Aesthetics and Poetics of Popular Revolt and Protest,' 2013, Aga Khan U., London, in collaboration with Dr. Martin Webb and Dr. Kathryn Spellman
Preliminary abstract: We propose a workshop to be convened early in 2013, addressing the aesthetic dimensions of the Arab Spring and other protests movements that followed during 2011 and 2012. The delegates are all anthropologists and comparative sociologists who witnessed and conducted fieldwork during the protests. They bring a diversity of anthropological perspectives to the workshop in political, media, visual, economic and linguistic anthropology, the anthropology of work, art, social organisation and social movements.
Weber, Dr. Clare M., Washington State U., Vancouver, WA - To aid workshop on 'Taking Stock: Anthropology, Craft and Artisans in the 21st Century,' 2012, Washington State U., in collaboration with Dr. Alicia Ory Denicola
Preliminary abstract: The proposed workshop aims to use the exchange of ethnographically rich papers and in-depth discussions to take the study of craft from the margins of anthropology to its center. Our goal is to produce a comprehensive retrospective understanding of the diverse treatments of craft in the discipline, as well as to frame a prospective agenda for how craft can be made central to theorizing human experience in global socio-economic frameworks.