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Wenner-Gren Foundation at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Jose, CA.

Wenner-Gren Foundation will be sponsoring different events (listed below) at the American Anthropological Meetings (Nov. 15th to Nov. 19th) in San Jose, California.


Book Launch for recent publications from the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 3.30pm
Palgrave/Berg booth, in the meeting's Exhibition Hall

There will be a wine reception launching the three books published in 2006 from the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Publication Series: "Roots of Human Sociality: Culture, Cognition and Interaction" edited by N. J. Enfield and Stephen C. Levinson, hot off the press in October 2006 followed by "Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture" edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Phillips and, finally, "World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations in Systems of Power" edited by Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Arturo Escobar (above right in the photograph, talking to Dr. Ricardo Santos, a member of the Wenner-Gren Advisory Council). Come and meet editors, contributors and Foundation staff. For more information on these books and others in the International Symposium Series click here.

Wenner-Gren Wine Reception 
Friday, Nov. 17, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Concourse I, in the convention center

Come to an early evening wine reception and hear about recent developments at the Foundation, meet the Foundation's President Leslie C. Aiello, Foundation staff and other anthropologists.

How to Write a Successful Grant Application 
Friday, Nov. 17, 9.00am - 11.00am
Santa Clara I-2nd Floor-Hilton San Jose & Towers

The Foundation is holding a grants workshop where we will be talking about our programs and giving you advice and tips on how to make sure your grant proposal is as good as it deserves to be. To attend this workshop pre-registration through the AAA website is required.

Presidential Session: Human Sociality and the Four Fields 
Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:00am – 11:45am
Panel Chairs: N J Enfield and Stephen C Levinson
(consult the AAA program for venue)

The nature of human sociality – the primary bonds, the cooperation, the nature of social interaction and the cognition that lies behind it – is a topic now in the limelight in a large number of disciplines both within and outside anthropology. Spurred by a recent interdisciplinary Wenner-Gren symposium ("Roots of human sociality: culture, cognition, and interaction"), this panel brings different kinds of data and different kinds of viewpoints to bear on a broad anthropological understanding of human sociality, a subject which spans the four fields of anthropology. Participants: Leslie Aiello, Peter Richardson, Stephen Shennan, Elinor Ochs, Richard Shweder, Maurice Bloch, Michael Silverstein and John Lucy.

Dr. Sydel Silverman, Foundation Emerita President 
Dr. Silverman is giving the 2006 AAA Distinguished Lecture on the topic of "American Anthropology in the Middle Decades: A View from Hollywood" on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 pm in Ballroom 1 on the convention center concourse level.