Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting

April 9-12, 2015

Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul – Riverfront, St. Paul, MN

 

The 94th Anniversary Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 9 through April 12, 2015.  Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers, posters, organized sessions, workshops, and roundtables in all four fields of anthropology, as well as applied. The annual CSAS conference is student-friendly and features a paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students (go to Awards page for more information) . It also offers an opportunity for anthropologists from throughout the central states area, from institutions large and small, to meet, talk, and network together in a welcoming and professional environment.

The 2015 conference will be hosted by the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, Minnesota State University, and the Science Museum of Minnesota. Most of the events will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Paul – Riverfront located in downtown St. Paul, overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River.

The conference will feature a distinguished lecture by Dr. Leith Mullings, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the Graduate Center at The City University of New York, and former President of the American Anthropological Association, serving from 2011 to 2013.

Submission of abstracts for both organized sessions and individually volunteered presentations is encouraged. The conference can accommodate standard paper presentations and some posters, so consider what would be the best format for your research.

Abstracts must be submitted online.  You must register (and pay registration fees) before you can submit an abstract.  (If your submission is not accepted for the program you may ask for a refund.)  Submissions deadline:  December 17, 2014.

Online early registration rates (until March 20, 2015) are:  CSAS regular member: $70;  CSAS student member: $30;  non-member: $90;  student non-member: $40.  On-site registration rates are:  CSAS regular member: $90;  CSAS student member: $40;  non-member: $110;  student non-member: $50.

NOTE:  If you are already a member of AAA but not of CSAS, please consider joining CSAS for $20 and then paying the member rate. That way you come out even, and you join CSAS.  Or, if  you are a student, you may join CSAS for free and register at the member rate.  The deadline for joining CSAS in order to register at the member rate is December 8.  To join CSAS, go to the AAA website’s Member Profile Log-in page and click on Add Section Membership. To request free student membership, contact Harriet Ottenheimer, CSAS secretary-treasurer, at mahafan@ksu.edu.

All participants (presenters, co-presenters, discussants, etc.) should register online.  Those who cannot register online must contact CSAS Secretary/Treasurer Harriet Ottenheimer mahafan@ksu.edu to apply for a mail-in registration form.

After you register you will receive an email with a link for you to submit your abstract. (Click on the “Call for Papers” link in that email.)

Click here to register.

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For multiple registrations with a single credit card, please complete the registration page for each person separately, even if the same credit card information is used for several people.

If you have trouble registering, please try using a different web browser.

If you have any questions about the conference, don’t hesitate to contact:

Willie McKether, CSAS 2015 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft, MS 956
Phone: 419.530.4394
Email: willie.mckether@utoledo.edu

or

Harriet Ottenheimer, CSAS Secretary-Treasurer, at mahafan@ksu.edu or 785-532-9902.