It is that time of year, when we consider our travel budgets and propose sessions and papers for the Fall AAA meetings. This year the meetings will be in San Jose, CA, Nov 14-18.

The theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination addressing resistance, resilience, and adaptation from a wide range of perspectives.

“What can holism tell us about social change in the past, present, and future? How have the processes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation shaped our species? How have societies in the past dealt with dramatic social changes and reorganization? What can be learned by examining the many forces that influence peoples’ understandings and reactions to transformation and stasis, both cross-culturally and across time? Can an anthropological understanding of change improve our ability to envision and undertake new forms of local and global cooperation? Finally, what are the possibilities that we as anthropologists can imagine for our shared futures?”

Curious what kinds of sessions and papers we are willing to sponsor?

The Society for Economic Anthropology invites contributions representing the wide array of research topics in Economic Anthropology. For example: global adaptation finance, energy economics, craft production, health insurance, moral economies, labor and care work, cycles of economic boom and bust, Wall Street, migration, gifting and philanthropy, regional exchange networks, market logics and discourse, labor hierarchies, decision making, economic cooperation, .the list goes on!

As you know (I hope), SEA is a four-field organization- we welcome submissions from cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, biological/evolutionary anthropologists, and linguists.

Sessions and papers are proposed online, through the AAA website. Deadline is 3 pm EST on April 16.

Hope to see you in San Jose!