A Busy Fall for Task Force Members
The AAA Global Climate Change Task Force is gearing up for a fall full of activity.
From October 8 through 10, the full task force is meeting at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) for the short seminar "Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropological Engagement with Climate Change." Organized by Shirley J Fiske, Anthony Oliver-Smith and Lisa J Lucero, this "seminar will examine the commonalities and schisms that permeate anthropological approaches to climate change, and look to the future to configure mutual frontiers of research and engagement." Read more about the short seminar here.
Soon after the SAR short seminar, the task force will meet again at the AAA Annual Meeting in Chicago (Nov 20-24). The task force is pleased to have a roundtable (Evolving Adaptation to Climate Change) as well as a session (Understanding Present and Future Engagements: The Nature of Anthropological Knowledge in a World of Global Environmental Change). For details, click here.
The American Anthropological Association's (AAA) Global Climate Change Task Force is pleased to introduce a new listserv for those with an interest in the intersection of anthropology and climate change: climate-change-anth. The listserv will promote conversations among the task force members and the greater anthropological community; and will enable climate-oriented anthropologists to share information about upcoming events, forums, teaching tools and modules, views and ideas. It is modeled after the A&E listserv (eAnth of the Anthropology and Environment section of AAA), but will be more focused on climate and will exist only for the duration of the task force (currently slated to end in late 2013).
If you are interested in signing up, please go to https://lists.capalon.com/lists/listinfo/climate-change-anth.
Changing the Atmosphere
The AAA Global Climate Change Task Force is pleased to present a monthly column in Anthropology News called Changing the Atmosphere. This features anthropologists who work on climate change and more. Read the latest columns here.
Questions about the column? Contact Sarah Strauss at email@example.com.
To facilitate anthropological contributions to interdisciplinary research that can be made without sacrificing disciplinary rigor and promote engagement with an array of policy issues; and to produce a guiding document to recognize anthropological contributions to global climate change-related issues, articulate new research directions, and provide the AAA with actions and recommendations to support and promote anthropological investigation of these issues including the development of course curricula and application of anthropological theory and methods to the issues.
Read more about this Task Force in the November 2011 Anthropology News.
Duration of Task Force: 3 years (June 2011 - May 2014)
Task Force Reports to: Executive Board
Membership and Appointment: 11 appointed members (Member Roster)
Staff Liaison and contact information: Amy Goldenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703/528-1902 x1184 (phone), 703/528-3546 (fax)