American Ethnological Society (AES) Spring Conference 2012
April 19-21, 2012
New York City
*photo by Jaymi Heimbuch
See the Full Program Schedule PDF
The Spring 2012 AES Conference, Anthropologists Engage the World, will be held in New York City April 19-21, 2012. Please plan to join us!
Pre-Registration is now closed as of April 1. Onsite Registration will be available on Thursday and Friday at the conference.
Call for Papers
AES calls for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, walking tours and posters that explore how anthropologists, through theory and practice engage the crucial issues, movements, institutions and debates facing our world. The conference invites panels and roundtables that focus on emerging theoretical fields as well as the work of prominent theorists in anthropology. The conference aims to explore and assess anthropology’s capacity to make important interventions in public issues and shape global realities, whether through fieldwork, social critique, applied practice, activism, university teaching, public education, media engagement, or advocacy. Drawing upon the AES core commitment to combine innovative fieldwork and rich theoretical critique, the conference will consider how to elevate into the public sphere the basic research, theoretical analysis and attention to local-global intersections that are the hallmarks of anthropology.
Venue: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Dubinsky Conference Center at W. 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
Conference participants will arrange accommodation individually. The AES does not have a conference hotel. Preferred rate hotel rooms are available through FIT near the conference center. A listing is available on the FIT home page. http://www.fitnyc.edu/1903.asp Identify yourself as an FIT conference participant.
Preliminary Conference Program (See the Full Program Schedule PDF)
Chinatown with Ken Guest
Lower East Side Gangs of New York with Brian Ferguson
The High Line and its Labor History with Julian Brash and Jeff Maskovsky
Behind the Scenes of the Boas Collections at the American Museum of Natural History with Peter Whitely
Thursday, April 19
Ken Guest Welcome
Leith Mullings Anthropologists Engage the World
Arjun Appadurai The Future is a Cultural Fact: Anthropology in the Era of Financialization
Karen Ho Interlocutor
Friday, April 20
Anthropology and Human Rights
Ida Susser, Moderator
Saturday, April 21
Graduate Student Papers on Occupy Wall Street
Farha Ghannam, discussant
Conference Registration Refund Policy
Full refund until April 1 (last day to preregister)
50% refund April 2 - 18.
No refund after conference begins.