Annual Call for Papers: American Anthropological Association

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 
The 115th Annual Meeting theme, ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’, raises issues central to debates within both anthropology and politics in a neoliberal, climate-changing, social media-networked era: What counts as evidence? What does evidence count for? What are the underlying causes and foreseeability of violence and catastrophes? How is misfortune interpreted, and causality, attributed in cases of humanly-preventable harm? And in the give and take of relationships on which anthropological evidence typically depends, Who gets to claim that they discovered something? We welcome proposals that debate these and other questions stimulated by the conference theme, in the opportunity that our annual meeting provides for “big tent” debate.

Meeting Location
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 S. 2nd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S. Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Requirements for Section Invited and Volunteered Submissions
Panel & Poster Submissions – Due April 15, 2016
Submissions consist of two sets of information.
Organizers are responsible for submitting the first set: the session abstract (of no more than 500 words), keywords, length of session, anticipated attendance, presenter names and roles. Organizers' membership must be current unless eligible for a membership exemption (anthropologists living outside of the US/Canada or non-anthropologists) and have registered for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Organizers must submit this information by 5:00pm EDT April 15, 2016. 

Presenters are responsible for submitting the second set: their own individual abstracts (of no more than 250 words), paper title and keywords. Organizers are NOT able to upload individual abstracts on behalf of presenters on the panel. Presenters must be current members unless eligible for a membership exemption (anthropologists living outside of the US/Canada or non-anthropologists) and have paid registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting in order to upload abstract information.Presenters must submit this information by 5:00pm EDT April 15, 2016. 

Discussants and Chairs must also be registered by the April 15, 2016 final deadline in order to appear on the 2016 Annual Meeting Program.

∗Important Change- Elimination of Double Session∗

The task force discontinued double sessions in 2014 to standardize the time unit for panels and address scheduling burdens. However, organizers can submit a series of single sessions (i.e. Part I, Part II) that will be individually reviewed and ranked by its merit. Part II may be accepted while Part I may not. The Executive Program Committee (EPC) will make every effort to ensure that accepted in part series are scheduled in proper order, but can't make guarantees.

Roundtable Submissions –Due April 15, 2016

Organizers are responsible for submitting the session abstract (of no more than 500 words), keywords, length of session, anticipated attendance, and presenter names.Organizers' membership must be current and must be registered for the 2016 Annual Meeting.Organizers must submit this information by 5:00pm EDT April 15, 2016.

N.B.: Roundtable presenters do NOT submit individual abstracts.

Roundtable presenters, and chairs must have a current membership or membership exemption (available only to anthropologists living outside the US/Canada or non-anthropologists) and must pay registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting by the final deadline of April 15, 2016 in order to appear on the program.

Individual Paper or Poster Submissions
Presenters are responsible for uploading the individual paper or poster submission online.The submission must include the presentation title, abstract (of no more than 250 words), keywords, and co-authors (if applicable). Presenters must be current members unless eligible for a membership exemption (anthropologists living outside of the US/Canada or non-anthropologists) and have paid registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting by 5:00pm EDT, April 15, 2016.

For information on Participation Rules and Policies click here.
For information on Proposal Submission Types click here.

For information on Section Reviewers here.

Program Contact Information
Communications about the program theme should be addressed to the 2016 program chair2016aaaprogramchair@gmail.com. Please refer all other annual meeting questions to AAA staff in the Meetings & Conferences Department at aaameetings@americananthro.org or (703) 528-1902.

More information here.