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Virtual Access to Conference on Friday, Nov. 27

This is the third international conference “Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Burning Issues of Our Hot Planet,” organized by the EASA Applied Anthropology Network along with other organizations. It will take place on Friday November 27, 2015 in Ljulbjana, Slovenia starting at 1:00 pm CET. This link will allow you to attend the conference virtually:

Mid-Career Practitioner Roundtable at AAA Denver

For those who will arrive in Denver for the 2015 AAA meeting on or before Wednesday (Nov. 18), a special NAPA mid-career practitioner roundtable is slated for Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 3:45 pm.

The focus will be on issues faced by practitioners who are in the middle of their careers, which means quite a range of topics could be discussed. Content from the roundtable will be forwarded to NAPA leaders in hopes of ensuring NAPA activities are properly aligned with practitioner needs.

Check the onsite program for the roundtable venue (session #2-0350). It should prove an interesting and fruitful… Continue reading

Where to Eat and Drink at AAA Denver

If you are interested in tasting some of the culinary delights of Denver while attending the 2015 AAA meetings,  local anthropologist and NAPA AAP Editor John Brett has created a list of his favorite area watering holes and dining establishements. See his blog post at:

Inaugural conference: International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies

This recently arrived from our colleagues with the Asosiasi Antropologi Indonesia:
Dear colleague, 
For the inaugural conference of the International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies (IIFAS) Creating ASEAN Futures 2015: Towards connected cross-border communities, we are calling for paper abstracts and proposals for poster presentations. The interdisciplinaryconference will give importance to the opportunities within the boundaries of the ASEAN socioeconomic community and beyond. The AAI is holding a meeting on the second day of the conference.
Important Dates:
29 – 30 September 2015… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents needs you!

Do you enjoy the bi-weekly insights and enlightenment provided by AnthroCurrents? Then help keep it going!

NAPA is currently seeking assistance with producing this topical and relevant resource. It takes just a few hours and provides a great service to the profession.

If you are interested, or for more details, contact napacommunications@gmail.com.

NAPA Student Achievement Award

The deadline for applications for the 2015 NAPA Student Achievement Award is Monday, June 1, 2015. For all the details on how to apply and an award flyer to circulate, see the student award page on this website at http://practicinganthropology.org/students/student-achievement-award/.

Please pass this message on to colleagues, faculty, and of course your fellow students. The deadline will be here before you know it!


NAPA OT Field School applications: April 1 deadline

Call for Students! Placements available in the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala — June 1-26, 2015.

Positions are available for anthropology, public health, and clinical students interested in building research skills! More information and the application can be found at www.napaotguatemala.org. Admission on a rolling basis with an April 1 deadline. Email hall-clifford@napaotguatemala.org with questions.

NGO Networks and Perspectives on Child Migration: Examining Perceptions of Root Causes

The NGO Networks group will work to explore occupational perspectives on child migration and its causes drawing from among diverse sectors of Guatemalan society. The project will be developed in collaboration… Continue reading

Praxis Award applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Praxis Award.  Since 1981, WAPA’s biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action. Applicants should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary human problems, especially for projects in client-based contexts.

Information is on the WAPA website at http://wapadc.org/praxis. Applicants should carefully review the general information page and also the application guidelines at http://wapadc.org/praxisnoms.

Applicants should hold an MA/MS or PhD from any anthropological subfield. WAPA strongly encourages self nominations from individuals, groups or organizations wherein at least one anthropologist worked on the designated… Continue reading

EPIC2015 call for participation; Deadline approaching!

The call for participation for EPIC2015 is out! See the conference website at  http://epicpeople.org/2015 for all the details. The submission deadline is March 6.

We hope many of you will join us in São Paulo, Brazil, Oct 4-8, 2015. São Paulo is not just the largest economy in Latin America, but also a center of design and innovation. EPIC2015 is a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn with international colleagues in this important of business hub–and have some fun experiencing the incredible culture and nature of Brazil.


–Get the latest updates and post your questions to… Continue reading

AAA Task Force on Global Climate Change

Chaired by past NAPA President Shirley Fiske, the AAA Task Force on Global Climate Change recently released their final report on what anthropologists can do about this critical issue. See all the details on the Task Force page of this website: