News Related to: Anthropology


In Memory of William D. Haglund, PhD

Sources: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Section Secretary, Constantine Eliopoulos, PhD, and Marcella H. Sorg, PhD It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Haglund, an exceptional forensic anthropologist and humanitarian. Bill was born in Duluth, MN, in 1943 and spent much of his childhood with his grandparents in Baker, OR. While […]


President’s Spotlight—Stable Isotope Forensics: Applications to Unidentified Human Remains Cases

During the year, we will present presidential spotlights for each section to highlight the latest significant research or improvements within its discipline. Examples include cutting-edge technology, standards, or methods that improve the practice. Alternatively, they may show a historical account/timeline of the discipline’s use of innovative technology or research. These are presented to inform all […]


Call for Abstracts for a Special Session

Source: Sandra B. Sachs, PhD, Criminalistics Section Chair The abstract deadline is fast approaching. Abstracts are due by September 1, so make sure you get them submitted in time so you don’t miss out! Within the Criminalistics scientific program next year in Seattle, we want to have a special session jointly with the Anthropology Section […]


Anthropology Section Updates

Source: Krista E. Latham, PhD, Section Program Chair Just a reminder that abstracts are due on September 1, 2021, for all presenters interested in the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting (February 21–26, 2022, in Seattle, WA). This includes individual presentations, as well as those that are included in a symposium. Information on submitting your abstract can be found […]


AAFS Abstract Submission System Update

Source: Kathy Howard, AAFS Communications Manager The AAFS is implementing a new Abstract Submission System that will go live Monday, June 14. The new process will change the way we collect, manage, and review abstracts. We are confident the new system will be more user-friendly and requires less time to complete. We are also excited […]


2021–22 Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2022-23 officers:   Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD                    President                  (Anthropology) C. Ken Williams, MS, JD                  President-Elect       (Criminalistics) Christopher R. Thompson, MD       Vice President          (Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) Laura L. Liptai, PhD            […]


50th Anniversary of the Anthropology Section—May 2021

Source: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Section Secretary As part of continuing effort to highlight milestones in section history, the 50th Anniversary Committee wishes to celebrate the formation of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology on February 14, 1977. The first President to serve was Ellis Kerley, with Clyde Snow serving as Vice President, Steve Rosen […]


The Passing of Dr. Vicki Wedel, PhD

Source: Alison Galloway, PhD, Anthropology Fellow We are saddened to convey the news that Vicki Wedel, a Fellow in the Anthropology Section, died suddenly on May 15, 2021. She leaves behind her husband of almost 25 years, Matt, and a teenage son. Dr. Wedel was an Associate Professor in the Anatomy Department at Western University […]


President’s Spotlight—Presenting the Exciting New AAFS Logo

Source: Carl R. McClary, MS, 2021-22 AAFS President As promised in my address at our annual meeting, we have begun the process of finalizing some of the changes we feel are needed within the organization. One of those is the redesign of our logo! Although the current logo has served us well for many years, […]


Complimentary Meeting Registrations Awarded

As an incentive to attend the 2021 AAFS Annual Business Meeting and their individual Section Business Meetings, all Fellows and Members in attendance were automatically entered in a random drawing to receive a complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. Below is a list of the lucky recipients! […]


Anthropology Section 50th Anniversary Challenge

Source: John A. Williams, PhD, Chair, 50th Anniversary Committee A member of the Anthropology Section has put forth a challenge for section members, from Student Affiliate to Fellow, to donate one dollar for each year of membership. All funds generated through this challenge will be used for the section’s 50th anniversary celebration in February 2021 […]


Annual Meeting – Know Before You Go

The AAFS 2021 Virtual Meeting is being hosted through the VFairs Virtual Event Platform (https://aafs2021.vfairs.com/). You will log on to the VFairs platform to access all presentations including your own. Like in past years, you must register to attend the meeting. All meeting attendees and speakers will receive login information directly from VFairs by Sunday, February […]


Section Business Meetings and Voting

As a reminder, the Section Business Meetings are next week. You MUST be registered for the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in order to attend any Section Business Meeting. Below are the dates and times of each Section Business Meeting (all times are set in Central Time): Monday, February 8 11:00 a.m.       Jurisprudence Section 2:00 p.m.  […]


AAFS Anthropology Section Call for Nominations

The AAFS Anthropology Section Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021-22 Program Co-Chair. The Nominating Committee consists of the past four Section Chairs, the current Section Chair, and the Anthropology Board of Directors representative. The past and current Section Chairs will serve as voting members and the Board representative will serve in an advisory […]


T. Dale Stewart Award Call for Nominations

Source: Marin A. Pilloud, Anthropology Section Secretary Please email any nominations for the T. Dale Stewart Award to Kristen Hartnett-McCann (dr.khartnett@gmail.com) by February 1. Please see the following information excerpted from the Policy and Procedure Manual regarding this award. The T. Dale Stewart Award is an award presented to a current, former, or retired member, […]


Executive Committee (a.k.a. Academy Holiday Merriment Elves) December 2020 Wishes

To all Academy Members, a very sincere thank you for your dedication to society, your work, your Academy volunteering and support, and perseverance during 2020 and all the challenges we have had to overcome. Our professions have asked a great deal of us while we have also had to “be present” for our family, friends, […]