AAA San Jose 2018 is the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). It will be hosted in San Jose, CA from November 14-18, 2018. The theme of the program this year is titled “Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation.”

AAA Conference 2018 San Jose Theme

Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation

Change in the Anthropological Imagination is a timely call to action for papers, posters, workshops, roundtables, and other formats that address the themes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation from a wide range of perspectives. The 2018 meetings are a moment where we can ask ourselves: What can holism tell us about social change in the past, present, and future? How have the processes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation shaped our species? How have societies in the past dealt with dramatic social changes and reorganization? What can be learned by examining the many forces that influence peoples’ understandings and reactions to transformation and stasis, both cross-culturally and across time? Can an anthropological understanding of change improve our ability to envision and undertake new forms of local and global cooperation? Finally, what are the possibilities that we as anthropologists can imagine for our shared futures?

To read more, check out the official AAA San Jose theme page.

About the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest association for professional anthropologists, with more than 10,000 members. Based in Washington, D.C., the Association was founded in 1902, and covers all four main fields of anthropology (cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology).

While 75% of our members are employed in higher education or are students of anthropology, about 25% of our members work in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors, beyond the academy. The Association is organized into 40 sections, each reflecting specialized domains of knowledge. We publish a portfolio of 22 journals, offer career planning and professional development services, support college and university departments, award numerous prizes and fellowships, sponsor a paid summer internship program, a summer field school in ethnography and occupational therapy, and stage research conferences in the Fall and Spring each year. We also have a public education initiative that highlights the contributions made by anthropological research to important and enduring topics such as race and migration.

Read more about the AAA here.

Other Anthropology Organizations

Check out this post if you are interested in learning more about other applied anthropology organizations including the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference, the EASA Applied Anthropology Network Applied Anthropology Network Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Designing the Future, and the Business Anthropology website and community.

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