Upcoming 2012 Conference:

Culture and Change: Towards a Dynamic Anthropology

March 2-3, 2012

Anthropologists recognize that cultures are dynamic and changing. Recent global events, such as the uprising in Egypt and the Occupy Movement, have pushed these notions of social dynamism to the forefront of public consciousness. How do global forces combine with local dynamics to shape the futures of communities around the world? Scholars from the traditional fields of anthropology, as well as geography, political science, law, and other disciplines are engaging with this question in new ways.

We cordially invite graduate and undergraduate scholars across disciplines including but not limited to sociocultural, linguistic, and museum anthropology, archaeology, sociology, geography, history, and political science, to join us for an exploration of these themes.

In addition, we encourage works that fall under the realm of visual anthropology. This includes 10 to 12 minute documentary or ethnographic film submissions, photographic and other artistic works that address the dynamic shifts occurring in various communities influenced by political, economic and social forces.

Topics could include, but by no means should be limited to, the following:

  • Social revolutions
  • Mobility/immobility and circulation
  • Methodologies addressing change and transition
  • Changes in research methods
  • Reflexivity
  • Performance