Call for Papers: Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting
Continuity and Change, Pittsburgh, March 24th – 28th, 2015

Session Title: Controversy in the Museum: Current Issues

Session Organizer: Lindsay Barone (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

From provocative artwork to scientific controversy, museums are faced with a unique set of challenges in developing exhibits on divisive topics. Staff members are continually negotiating the creation of engaging, cutting-edge content, developing exhibits that will be considered successful and will attract a high number of visitors while simultaneously coping with administrative and donor concerns. Papers in this session will explore the role of museums as centers of authoritative knowledge and artistic expression and the challenges they face from visitor demands, pressures from the academic community, and the larger public response to exhibitions and programming choices perceived as controversial. 

Abstracts should be submitted by email to Lindsay Barone ( by Wednesday, October 1st with the following information:

* Name 
* Institutional affiliation 
* Paper title 
* 100-word abstract 

* Contact information