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** Please Note This is September Hot Announcements Part 2
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Listing: Subject: 2003 SfAA Conference
Date: Sat, 15 Sept 2002
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
Dear Students,
There are so MANY calls for papers and sessions for the Conference happening that I ran out of space and had to create Sept. 2 Hot Announcements. Please go to the other for more announcements.
It's time to start submitting abstracts for the 2003 SfAA Conference and you are invited to do so. Here are a couple of things the Student Committee is working on for the Conference and WE NEED YOU to make it a fabulous success:
2003 SfAA Conference LogoSfAA Student Committee's: Conference Connection
A New Student Committee intiative for you! The SfAA had formally invited YOU to participate at the Conference as a paper, poster presenter or a session organizer.
To assist you we have created the
Conference Connection to answer all your travel, registration, Award, sessions, presentation questions & provide recommendations, and referrals. Check it out!
SfAA Past President & Student Luncheon
Want to be in know? How about discuss your research project or interests with seminal applied anthropologists? Here is your chance! And - have a free lunch, too! Yes, 25 lucky students will receive a fine lunch and terrific conversation! What can be better than that? So, contact me to reserve your space.
More to be Announced...

Listing: Subject:Call for NAPA sponsored sessions
Date:Sat, 14 Sept
From:Alexandra Mack,

SfAA session for NAPA sponsorship:
Deadline Extended
Dear All,
For those of you interested in submitting an SfAA session for NAPA sponsorship, the deadline for getting your proposal to NAPA has been extended to October 1st. Please send your proposals to Alex Mack, Program Chair, (any that are ready before the 1st are great!)

Listing: Subject:Anthropologists and faith based NGO's
Date:Sat, 14 Sept
From:Jo Anne Schneider,

Assistance Needed
Dear All,
Greetings. I am collecting a list of anthropologists working on projects looking at faith based non-profit organizations or the connections between churches and non-profit organizations for a project I am developing. If you are currently working on these issues, or have worked on these issues in the past, please send me a short (couple paragraph) description of your work and a list of any relevant publications.

Please feel free to pass this message on to others not on this list.

Please reply to Thanks in advance for your help.
Jo Anne Schneider
Visiting Scholar
Life Cycle Institute
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

Listing: Subject:Applied Anthro Stats
Date:Fri, 13 Sept
From:Natalie Hanson,

Dear All,
Can anyone make recommendations about where I can get data on the increase in anthropologists doing applied work? Not sure how/where to go after that. I realize that people may have slightly different ideas of what constitutes applied anthropology. I am going to assume only those that self-identify ... So, if it would be an accurate measure, I could use the growth in membership (and groups NAPA, SfAA) if I could get my hands on that data. Any help, guidance, suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Natalie

Listing: Subject:Raymond Firth Celebration
Date:Fri, 13 Sept
From:AAA Broadcast

Dear All,
On Friday 18th October, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the LSE Department of Anthropology will host A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF PROFESSOR SIR RAYMOND FIRTH. As many of you will know, Raymond passed away earlier this year at the age of 100.

The Celebration will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Library (The Old Building, Sixth Floor), London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

For further information please contact Timm Lau by email:

Listing: Subject:NECSI Announcements
Date:Fri, 13 Sept
From:Yaneer Bar-Yam,

Complex Systems Related Activities:
Fall & Winter Programs
New England Complex Systems Institute
Announcements (For more details contact Yaneer Bar-Yam)
-> One Day Course: Introduction to Complex Systems, MIT, October 6
-> Managing Complex Organizations, Boston, MA, November 14-15
-> One Day Course: Introduction to Complex Systems, University of Nevada, Reno, November 19. with USGS workshop including lectures by Stuart Kauffman and Stephen Wolfram
-> One Week Intensive Course: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems - MIT, January 2003
-> New NECSI publications online
-> Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
-> Traveling Seminars for Fall and Spring
-> Academic Year 2002-2003 Memberships
-> NECSI Discussion Group

Listing: Subject:Articles in Spanish
Date:Fri, 13 Sept
From:Pacho Lane,

Dear All
I'm looking for copies of articles on Visual Anthropology in Spanish to use in a course with indigenous students here in Mexico. Of course, we could also use papers in Nahuatl if there are any!

Please reply directly to
gracias, & saludos,
Pacho Lane
Departamento de Artes Visuales
Facultad de Arte
Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos
Cuernavaca, Morelos
México 62210

Listing: Subject:[NASA] Carrie Hunter Tate Award 2002
Date:Thu, 12 Sept

Call for the Carried Hunter Tate Award 2002

The “Carrie Hunter Tate Award” honors the memory of this former officer of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA). Carrie energetically devoted her time and talents to NASA until her untimely death in 1995.

To honor the spirit with which she dedicated herself to the profession of anthropology, NASA has established the “Carrie Hunter Tate Award,” to be bestowed upon student anthropologists with similar enthusiasm for service to the profession.

The judgment criteria for this award are split equally between academic and professional achievements. Examples of academic achievements include-- but are not limited to--class performance, receipt of academic scholarships and awards, publications and presentations, and, scholarly research.

Examples of professional achievement include--but are not limited to--service within professional organizations or departments, leadership positions within student anthropological groups, and community service in which anthropological issues are brought to the public's attention.

Any student members of AAA, including NASA Members and NASA Volunteers, (but excluding currently elected or appointed NASA Officers) who have demonstrated excellence in academic and service-oriented anthropology are eligible for the Tate Award. Undergraduates, graduates and all international students are encouraged to apply for these awards. During 2001, NASA was able to offer one Tate award. Visit the NASA Web site to read the advice offered by a former Tate Award recipient.

This year, the NASA Awards Selection Committee will give up to two awards, one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student. The winners of the Tate Award will each receive a $200.00 (USD) check to be presented at the NASA Business Meeting this November, at the AAA's Annual Meetings.

How To Apply
Applications to this award may occur via three methods:

  1. AAA student members may apply individually for the award without a nomination, or;
  2. any AAA Member may nominate a student in a separate writing, or;
  3. any AAA Section Officer may nominate a student in a separate writing from their section.
The potential applicant will then find out from the Tate Award Selection Committee details on the specific application information that is required for the application.

In all cases, to be considered as an applicant for the Tate Award, one must submit:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Address
  • School and school year
  • Research interests
  • Geographical area of interest
  • Transcripts of universities attended (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • One page essay summarizing the applicant’s character and qualities for eligibility
  • CV for graduate student applicants

The Awards Selection Committee must receive all fully completed “Carrie Hunter Tate Award” applications no later than Tuesday October 15, 2002 (by 5 p.m. CT).

Got Questions?
For further details or questions about the “Carrie Hunter Tate Award,” please contact Carla Guerrón-Montero (, Lori Johns ( or Eric Haanstad ( You may also view our announcement about the Tate and other awards on the NASA web site.

Listing: Subject:SfAA Proposed Roundtable
Date:Thu, 12 Sept
From:Jill Boncek,

SfAA Proposed Roundtable:
Anthropology and Ethnography in Innovation and Product Development
Seeking participants (not necessarily presenters!!) Please read below!

As anthropologists, we use different combinations of research tools for different areas of business where anthropology and/or ethnography is applied. What is particular to the work we do in the fuzzy-front end of product development and in product development as a whole? How do we collaborate (or distinguish ourselves) with other approaches, like empathic design, contextual inquiry, and participatory design?

I am organizing a discussion session for the SfAA focused on applying anthropology and ethnographic methods in the context of innovation and product development. I think a good format would be to have 2 short, informal presentations on the work some people are doing in order to generate questions and create a starting point for a larger discussion that takes into account the work of all the participants.

Some proposed issues to include in the presentations/discussion:

  • Language: What language are we using to describe/define our work?
  • Tools: What is our toolkit? In our experience, what has proven to be most/least effective?
  • Background: What theories and methodologies do we draw from? What other disciplines are involved, how do they overlap, what could we (as anthropologists) use to learn more about and integrate in our work?
  • Work Product: What are our goals and deliverables with respect to product development? Is ethnography just informative? Or is it something else?
  • Challenges: What are our biggest challenges, both as individuals and collectively? What brainstorming might we do to collaborate on addressing these challenges?

The deadline for the SfAA is September 15th - fast approaching!! Please contact me if you are interested in participating in the discussion, even if you do not want to present.

Although the roundtable will take place at the SfAA conference, my hope is that this topic might interest a individuals who see themselves as crossing several disciplines - - please pass the word to others who might find intersections here!

Jill Boncek
Workplace Anthropologist
Concept Studio, Advanced Concepts and Technology
Pitney Bowes

Listing: Subject:Seeking panelists for SfAA
Date:Mon, 9 Sept
From:David Beriss,

Call for SfAASession Panelists
Local Eats, Global Tastes:
Food, Tourism and the Remaking of American Cities

I am seeking panelists for the following session, which will be proposed for the 2003 meetings of the SfAA, to be held in Portland, OR, March 19-23. The deadline for submission of abstracts to the SfAA is Oct. 15, but I would like to receive abstracts from potential panelists no later than Oct. 1 (my contact information is below). Please note that this is a draft abstract and, depending on the kinds of proposals I receive, is open for modification.
David Beriss

"Local Eats, Global Tastes: Food, Tourism and the Remaking of American Cities"
The revival of local cuisines and food has played a central role in the development of tourism in American cities in recent decades. Restaurants, brew pubs, farmer's markets, festivals, grocery stores and food courts all contribute to the creation of a city's reputation as a tourist destination.

Local food production and distribution can provide employment in economically distressed areas, promote ethnic diversity and help revive the ties between the city and its hinterlands. In addition, local foods often symbolize urban and regional identity, creating a powerful attraction for tourists. Yet this revived American culinary diversity is contradicted by the unrelenting spread of fast food outlets and national chain restaurants, each reproducing the same products and drawing on global supply chains.

This panel will explore the tensions between these two trends. What does the revival of local food signify for American cities? Is there a place for fast food and homogenous chains in the making of tourist cities? What impact do these two trends have on the survival and development of neighborhoods?

Contact information: David Beriss, Department of Anthropology, University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA 70148, email:,

Listing: Subject:Seeking panelists for SfAA
Date:Mon, 9 Sept
From:David Beriss,

Call for SfAASession Panelists
Local Eats, Global Tastes:
Food, Tourism and the Remaking of American Cities

Web site revised on Sept 14, 2002.