Submit your SEA abstracts now – Due Jan 11

Our online system is now working – Here is how you will submit an abstract for consideration for the 2016 SEA meetings.

1.  Go to and log in.  If you don’t have a login id and password, make one (to the best of my knowledge you can do this even without becoming a AAA member).

2.  Once you are logged in, look to the left hand column, click on Meeting registration.

3.  Follow online prompts to register for the meeting (if we do not accept your abstract and you do not decide to attend, you may request that your registration fee be refunded).

4.  Once you are registered, AAA will automatically send you an email inviting you to submit an abstract.  Click the link and follow the instructions.

Risk and resilience photo entry: Joseph Lanning

dealing with risk

Photo Credit: Joseph Lanning, University of Georgia

Dealing with Risk

A degree of both risk and uncertainty characterizes most decisions faced by farmers. Hazards such as shifting market prices, soaring input costs, climate change, or an untimely illness make every new cycle of planting and harvesting a gamble. At the same time, farmers’ previous successes or failures with different types and combinations of seeds and fertilizer inputs, their local ecological knowledge, and their access to extension services and social networks may contribute to reducing uncertainty. In the face of these daunting challenges, there is still time for some fun if you play your cards right. The young Malawian card dealer here had no patience for complaints as players bet cups of maize in this rousing game of Blackjack.

Please submit your photos, too!
Please send us photos that you think describes and elaborates the conference theme of risk and resilience, along with a title and short description.

We will use the photos that we receive to promote the meeting.  Each week until the meeting we will email an exemplary photo to the SEA-list, with the goal of encouraging interest and thinking through the various meanings and experiences of risk and resilience.

Grand prize:  Free Banquet ticket at the SEA meeting, and your photo will be presented in a place of honor at the meeting.


* It must be a photo that you have taken.

* By submitting it to the competition you agree to allow SEA to use the photo to promote the conference.

* You do not have to be an SEA member to enter the contest.

* Please be sensitive to the use of images of people, living or deceased, in photos.

* Due: any time before Jan 1, 2016.

* Send all entries to Bram Tucker: bramtuck [at] uga [dot] edu

We will add a photo credit to the corner of your photo before use.  Photos used in emails will have text written over them to announce the meeting.

Call for papers: Research in Economic Anthropology

Anthropological papers with an economic focus are now being sought for Volume 36 of Research in Economic Anthropology (REA), scheduled for publication in 2016.

Although a broad range of articles and essays can be accepted for consideration, preference will be granted to manuscripts that draw on original ethnographic or archaeological research (i.e., empirical case studies). Submissions will be subject to peer-review.

View the full call for papers.

REA is sponsored by the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA). Many well-known economic anthropologists and members of SEA have contributed works for the series.

Read more information about REA