CAE at the Field Museum

On Sat. morning Nov. 23 the apex of the CAE program will occur at Chicago’s Field Museum (not at the regular conference hotel).  Between 8 AM and 2 PM, we will have the CAE new scholars poster session, four regular program panels, a workshop on publishing in AEQ, a book club discussion (of Ian Hodder’s Things), and an information session about the summer field school in Cambodia that our colleague Yuri Wellington coordinates.

Registration is $15 [regular] or $30 for those who want to sign up for a box lunch.

You can register at: http://bit.ly/nfKQpF with the event title on the website being “Engaging the Public in the Anthropology of Education.”

History of the Event
(posted by Ted Hamann)

I want to remind many of you of the ‘Canterbury Convocation’ and to teach others of you of a nugget of CAE history that you might not be aware of.  I am doing so as part of a turnout effort to encourage you to register for The Study and Practice of Education in Greater Chicago and around the World, a special multi-part CAE event that will be held at Chicago’s Field Museum on Saturday morning Nov. 23. In brief, ‘Canterbury Convocation’ references the special miniature conference that CAE organized in 2004 when a labor dispute at the San Francisco Hilton Towers and related reluctance by AAA members to cross a picket line meant the venue of AAA’s annual meeting was changed at the last minute from San Francisco to Atlanta.  Rather than participate in a last-minute event (on different dates) in Atlanta at a hotel that was not unionized, CAE decided to host its whole program on the original dates at San Francisco’s Canterbury Hotel (which was union friendly).  Those who were there will recall the intimacy and charge of meeting as 500 instead of as a small segment of the 6000+ who attend a regular annual meeting.  While 2004 was a disaster for AAA, it was not one for our section.  Indeed, in my recollection the energy of Canterbury catalyzed our efforts for a number of years following.

I mention all of this because in 2013, CAE is endeavoring to recapture a bit of that Canterbury magic. We have gained access to the Field Museum (less than a mile from the conference site) on Saturday morning Nov. 23 where we will have the CAE new scholars poster session, four regular program panels, a workshop on publishing in AEQ and a book club discussion (of Ian Hodder’s Things).  In other words, we will again have a venue to meet primarily as CAE.  The important exception to that is that we have invited local teachers to attend as well (end earn continuing education credits).  To participate in this installation, requires special registration, however (and $15 dollars to cover morning breakfast costs or $30 to cover breakfast and lunch).  Please put this on your calendar, sign up (http://bit.ly/nfKQpF) with the event title on the website being “Engaging the Public in the Anthropology of Education”), and get ready to rekindle the magic of Canterbury.