Great Lakes Regional Conference, March 30-31

Great Lakes Regional Conference, March 30-31

THEME: Anthropology Engagement in the Community

Conference Flyer

March 30–31, 2018
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Engaged anthropologists collaborate with community members in research processes, advocate for these members, and teach and educate the public while critically addressing social issues. Public anthropology promotes communicating anthropological knowledge to a primarily non-academic audience. Following the mandate of other SACC regional conferences, we hope to provide a forum for community college faculty and students, and those with whom we work in partnership, to network and benefit from shared information and strategies on ongoing collaborations.

Our conference theme invites attendees—community college anthropology faculty and students, and their community collaborators—to address the unique challenges and rewards in executing anthropology collaborative projects at the institutional or individual level. Following the trends in the discipline in the past two decades, we wish to explore how community colleges practice both engaged and public anthropology. Engaged anthropologists collaborate with community members in research processes, advocate for these members, and teach and educate the public while critically addressing social issues

Call for Papers and Posters

The Society for Anthropology in the Community Colleges (SACC) is a section of the American Anthropology Association (AAA). The Great Lakes Region includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; however there is no restriction regarding residency as colleagues of other states are welcome to participate.

Proposals for paper presentation topics relating to collaborative initiatives and engagement with the community will be given priority. Presentations that highlight applied or public anthropology work will also be given priority. Proposals can cover any of the four fields of anthropology: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Biological or Physical Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology.

Paper presentations are scheduled for 20 minutes. Papers will be divided into panels by the organizers. Given the short timeframe for this conference, we ask that all participants be mindful and follow this time limit.

POSTERS: We invite students, faculty, and community collaborators to submit a poster for our conference poster session. Prospective presenters should send an abstract–no longer than 125 words– to the Program Chair, Dr. Isabel Scarborough at: [email protected]. Please also include your name and institution affiliation as you wish it to appear in our program, and your paper or poster title. Abstracts and narratives must be received no later than February 28, 2018. All received submissions will receive a confirmation email within a week of submission. Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be communicated by March 7, 2018

Please address any questions regarding the conference and this Call for Papers to the SACC Great Lakes Regional Chairs: Dr. Karen Muir, at [email protected] or Dr. Isabel Scarborough, at [email protected].