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Call for Archaeology Session Proposals

Dear fellow archaeologists,

Are you organizing a session for the upcoming SAA meeting in Chicago about an economic theme? Consider applying for sponsorship from the Society for Economic Anthropology.

The Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA), a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) seeks to increase our engagement with archaeologists working on themes related to economic anthropology. We hope that this increased engagement will lead to productive conversations between archaeologists and ethnographers working on economic questions, as well as increase the representation of archaeologists within the SEA. To that end, we endeavor to sponsor a session each year at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). All sessions related to themes of economic anthropology are eligible, but we especially welcome sessions that bring in SEA members as participants or discussants; sessions that contribute to or build on themes explored at SEA annual meetings; and sessions that include the work of scholars from under-represented groups. We ask that the chair(s) of the selected sessions acknowledge their SEA sponsorship at the opening and closing of the session and that they invite audience members to find out more about the SEA at http://www.econanthro.org.

The selected session will receive $500, which can be used for the following expenses:

SAA membership fees, conference registration fees, or travel expenses for participants who are

  • Students
  • Contingent, underemployed, or non-academic participants who lack institutional conference support
  • Non-SAA economic anthropologists who are included as participants or discussants

In addition, the SAA will donate one year of AAA/SEA membership fees to one student participant in the session, so that they may more easily engage with the SEA.

Finally, the session will receive special consideration for publication in the Palgrave series Studies in Ancient Economies.

If you are interested in SEA sponsorship for your SAA session, please email jbaron@bhsec.bard.edu by September 2 with a session abstract; a list of presenters/discussants and their topics; an explanation of how your session incorporates the scholarship of under-represented groups, if applicable; and a brief budget for how you plan to spend the $500.

We invite all archaeologists interested in economic anthropology to join the SEA listserv, SEA-L@LIST.KENNESAW.EDU, by emailing our listserv manager Brandon Lundy at blundy@kennesaw.edu. (You don’t have to be an SEA member to join!) Please also consider submitting an article or book review to our journal, Economic Anthropology, for which we put out two calls for papers each year (https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/23304847).

Please share this call for proposals with anyone you think might be interested.

Announcements from the SEA president

Hello Economic Anthropologists!

So much awesome SEA stuff to tell you about.

First— for grad students and mentors— please note that this year’s Halperin Predissertation Award and the M. Estellie Smith Dissertation Award have been announced! The due date for both applications is 20 Dec 2019. The Halerperin Award provides $1500 plus $500 travel funds to present your results at an SEA meeting. The M. Estellie Smith Award provides $2000 plus $500 travel funds to present your results at an SEA meeting.

Second — for grad students — if you are going to AAAs in Vancouver, consider attending the Navigating the Academic Job Market Panel Discussion, Thursday, 21 Nov 2019, Vancouver Convention Centre East, Room 12. Free food!

Third — Lots of cool SEA things planned for AAAs in Vancouver. SEA is sponsoring or cosponsoring 18 different sessions, about everything from property to household debt to the World Bank, entrepreneurship, the Art market, disasters, sharing, climate change, and cashlessness. Consider attending the Business Meeting, Friday, 22 Nov 2019, at 12:15pm, in the Convention Centre West room 121; and the SEA Reception, Friday, 22 Nov 2019, at 8:00pm, in the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Oceanview 2.

Fourth — mark your calendars, the Spring SEA meeting, theme: Convenience, will be at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, April 30 – May 2. Look for a call for papers in November. Thanks to Rahul Oka, Sammantha Zepponi, and Rieti Gengo.

Fifth — our heroic webmaster, Dawn Rivers, has rebuilt the SEA Website anew. Check it out! Let us know if you see any missing content, and let us know what you would like to see on the site. Dawn is trying to rebuild a former feature of the site: downloadable Economic Anthropology course syllabi.

There is more, but that’ll do for now!

—Bram

Bram Tucker
President, Society for Economic Anthropology

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