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Dear NAPA Members:
There are a few items of interest I want to bring to your immediate attention. The first is about NAPA elections and the second is about the call for papers for the 2011 AAA meetings in Montreal.
The AAA will be holding annual elections in the near future. As the president, president-elect and student rep of NAPA are both at the beginning of their terms, and one member-at-large are continuing, the only officers who are due for election this year are the secretary/column editor and two Governing Council members-at-large.
If you would like to be nominated… Continue reading
The Executive Program Committee and NAPA round table session called Breaching the Boundaries of Anthropology: Circulating Ideas and Creating a Public Discipline: Anthropology at Work in Overlapping Spheres of Design, Education, Public Sector, and Policy.
Chaired by Inga Treitler and Dena Plemmons, Friday Morning 8-9:30 am
Instant mentoring will occur at a NAPA table in the placement center, Grand Ballroom D, 5th floor, Sheraton on Thursday and Friday from 11-4 and on Saturday from 10-2. To sign up, please visit the AAA booth in the Exhibition Hall, Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor, Sheraton. Instant mentors will also be available for those who visit the Employer Expo on Friday from 11-4, Grand Ballroom C, 5th floor, Sheraton, or the Grad Student Fair on Saturday from 10-2, Grand Ballroom C, 5th floor, Sheraton.
|Wed., 11/17 12:00 PM||DISCOURSE, ENGAGEMENT, AND ETHNOGRAPHY: TOPICS IN LOCAL AND GLOBAL PRACTICE||Annual Meeting Program Committee, AAA||Session|
|Wed., 11/17 12:00 PM||LEADING CULTURE: ETHNOGRAPHY AND ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION||Kenneth Price||Session|
|Wed., 11/17 12:00 PM||VOLUNTEERISM IN CRISIS: RIGHTS, RITUAL AND REASON||Kenneth Maes, Brown University||Session|
|Wed., 11/17 8:00 PM||APPLYING THEORY THRU DESIGN PROJECTS||Marc Hebert, University of South Florida||Session|
|Wed., 11/17 8:00 PM||DISABILITY CIRCULATIONS: FORUM ON THE EFFECTS OF DISABILITY ON CULTURAL INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGICAL INVENTION, AND SOCIAL PARTICIPATION FOR ALL MEMBERS OF SOCIETIES… Continue reading|
Business Encounters: Fieldwork Conversations Fri 11/19, 1:45-5:30 pm
Balcony N, Fourth Floor, Marriott
This session aims to bring together a broad range of academic and industry professionals to engage in a discussion of what, if anything, makes anthropology special when it comes to fieldwork. There has been much talk over several decades of the role of fieldwork in anthropological knowledge. Should it be long- or short-term, single- or multi-sited, frame- or network-based? No single, satisfactory answer to such questions has been forthcoming because much depends on different kinds of financial, organizational and institutional constraints. At the same time, fieldwork… Continue reading
Below is a list of the NAPA sponsored workshops that will be held at the AAA:
Title: Evaluation Anthropology in the Field: Applications in Case Study Evaluation Workshop Leaders: Lenora Bohren, Mary Odell Butler, and Susan Squires
Title: Introduction to Social Media and Anthropology Workshop Leader: Jennifer Cardew Kersey
Title: Anthropology and Consumer Research Workshop Leaders: Rita Denny and Patricia Sunderland
Title: Putting Anthropology to Work: Taking a Life Course Approach to Your Career Workshop Leaders: Amy Goldmacher and Sherri Briller
Title: Engaging Journalism: Making anthropology Visible in the… Continue reading
SILENCE AND SILOS: THE PROBLEMS OF FRACTURED THOUGHT IN FINANCE FEATURING DR. GILLIAN TETT, FINANCIAL TIMES
Fri., 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
Gillian Tett’s talk is titled “Silence and Silos: the Problems of Fractured Thought.” She will expand on “a key problem that allowed the financial system to spin out of control in the past decade — a growing tendency towards ‘siloisation’– or fractured cognitive maps and social structure in the financial system (and Western society more generally). Inside banks, financial activity has been subdivided into discrete units which are so mentally and structurally separate from each other that it is very… Continue reading
Sabrina Nichelle Scott, Member-at-Large to the NAPA’s Governing Council is mobilizing and engaging NAPA members to become involved in NAPA! This year, she is working diligently with Madelyn Iris and Terry Redding, co-chairs of NAPA’s Membership committee to create a NAPA special event for the upcoming 2010 AAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. They extend the following invitation to you:
You are invited to a special networking social hosted by the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), planned for the AAA meetings in the Sheraton Hotel (Grand Chenier, 5th Floor) on Saturday, November 20th from 12:15… Continue reading