2013 Schneider Prize winners announced

At the AAA meetings last week, the SEA announced the winners of the 2013 Schneider Prize, which honors outstanding papers written by undergraduate and graduate students.

Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. The 2014 competition is open now.

The 2013 winners are:

2013 Graduate Winning Paper
Mengqi Wang, Brandeis University
The Moral Economy of Chinese Homeowners: Negotiating “the Right to Housing” in Post-purchase Conflicts
Faculty sponsor: Elizabeth Ferry

Mengqi was able to attend the meetings, and plans to present her paper at the 2014 SEA annual meeting.

2013 Graduate Honorable Mention
Jenny Diggins, University of Sussex
“Economic Runaways, on the Maritime Frontier”
Faculty sponsor: James Fairhead

2013 Undergraduate Winning Paper
Susan DiMauro, Washington University
“‘And Yet We Grew Beautiful Crops’: Reconstructing the Agricultural Economy of Shenandoah National Park Refugees”
Faculty sponsor: Glen Stone

2013 Undergraduate Honorable Mention
Shannon Smith, Reed College
“Shattering the economy of appearances: How land reforms facilitate land grabs in rural China”
Faculty sponsor: Charlene Makley


Registration for SEA 2014 meeting is now live

Registration can be completed here. The SEA meetings are at the bottom of the page.

We encourage you to submit an abstract for a poster or presentation. While the presentations should be related to the theme, posters can address any topic in economic anthropology. And unlike many conferences, the poster session is a central activity for the conference, and always includes posters from senior and junior scholars.

Abstracts of proposed papers and posters should be no more than 500 words, and should be submitted here, after completing the conference pre-registration here. Abstracts  are due no later than DECEMBER 15, 2013.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS The SEA “happy hour” poster session is an inclusive and well-attended event at each annual conference. Papers not accepted for oral presentation are automatically eligible for inclusion in the poster session. Scholars whose work may not fit the central theme of the meeting are encouraged to submit a poster. The SEA always welcomes posters on any topic in economic anthropology.  

MEETING FORMAT The SEA meetings provide a rare opportunity for a focused and coherent program of presentation, with time for critical discussion in a convivial intellectual setting. Papers are selected for a program that allows 15-20 minutes for presentation and 15-20 minutes for discussion in plenary sessions over two days. Papers and posters from the SEA annual will be considered for publication in a special issue of the society’s journal: Economic Anthropology. Submitting a paper for the plenary sessions represents a commitment that you wish to be considered for inclusion in the journal. We encourage archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, economists, and other scholars concerned with the meeting theme to submit abstracts.

Full details on the conference can be found here.

Deadline for 2014 SEA meeting abstracts extended

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the CFP for our annual meeting in Austin, Texas – April 24th – 26th, 2014.  This year’s theme is “Energy and Economy.”
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to December 15th due to unavoidable delays associated with the registration portal.  Please see the full CFP and associated details about registration here.

We look forward to reading your abstracts!

Meeting co-chairs Thomas Love and Cindy Isenhour