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Thursday, October 21, 2010

SfAA 2011 session: Applied, Professional and Practicing Anthropology in Canada abstracts due in 2 days

Last chance for submission to the 2011 Society for Applied Anthropology
meetings in Seattle March 29-April 2, 2011.

A special session entitled Applied, Professional and Practicing Anthropology
in Canada will be held at the meetings and SfAA organizers have extended the
submission date to the end of this week (October 22) for papers submitted to
this session. The theme of SfAA this year is 'Expanding the Influence of
Applied Social Science'. There is a 'traditional foods summit' taking place
in conjunction with the conference. It would be great to have a strong
Canadian presence.

Please forward on to any anthropologists you know who may be interested.

We are hoping this session will help build bridges between scholarly and
professional realms, and improve the currency and rigor of anthropology and
social science both inside and outside the halls of the university.

SESSION TITLE: Applied, Professional and Practicing Anthropology in Canada

SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session is intended to profile some of the diverse
work being undertaken by professional, applied and practicing
anthropologists in Canada. While many university-based scholars choose to
practice applied anthropology, a growing number of applied anthropologists
are choosing to work outside of the university system. This session will
include papers providing diverse case studies and will conclude with an open
discussion of how the quality, ethics, and influence of applied
anthropology, especially outside the university, can be improved in Canada.

Abstracts can be submitted through the SfAA web site at

Please note the session title: Applied, Professional and Practicing
Anthropology in Canada.

Also, don't forget CASCA 2011, May 11-14 in Fredericton. Information at:


Craig Candler

Professional, Practicing and Applied Representative,
Canadian Anthropological Society / Société Canadienne d'Anthropologie
Craig Candler, Ph.D. (Cultural Anthropology)
Director, Community Studies and First Nations Consultation

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