Anthropology March 2015 News Update


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Source: Angi M. Christensen, PhD, Section Secretary

2015 Anthropology Section Award winner: William Haglund - T. Dale Stewart award.

2015 Anthropology Section Award winner: William Haglund – T. Dale Stewart award.

The first ever annual meeting of the “Anthropology Section” was a success!

Program Chair Gregory Berg and Program Co-Chair Kate Spradley would like to thank all of those who made this year’s program possible, particularly the AAFS staff, the section program committee reviewers, and all of the session moderators. It is already time to start thinking about next year. As mentioned at the business meeting, the scoring rubric for abstract reviews will soon be made available, likely in a forthcoming newsletter and/or posted to the website. Please be on the lookout for updates. If you would like to propose a workshop for the next meeting, time is of the essence, so please contact the section program chairs and submit a proposal! Based on feedback from the first ever joint Criminalistics/Anthropology Multidisciplinary Session, we would like to continue this endeavor. If you have ideas for presentation in such a session, please contact Greg or Kate and indicate which topic you would like to explore. Preferred papers will address the 2016 meeting theme, Transformation: Embracing Change.

2015 Anthropology Section award winner: Lauren Pharr - J. Lawrence Angel Award.

2015 Anthropology Section award winner: Lauren Pharr – J. Lawrence Angel Award.

Officers from 2014-15 will remain on board for 2015-16. As such, the section welcomes back Chair Phoebe Stubblefield, Secretary Angi Christensen, Program Chair Gregory Berg, and Program Co-Chair Kate Spradley.

Congratulations to the following winners of Anthropology Section Awards: William Haglund was awarded the 2015 T. Dale Stewart Award, and Lauren Pharr was awarded the 2015 J. Lawrence Angel Award. Bruce Anderson has been nominated for the 2016 T. Dale Stewart Award.

Congratulations to our new and promoted affiliates, Members, and Fellows. If you have joined the section for the first time and are interested in joining our informal Anthropology Section listserv, please contact Phoebe Stubblefield (phoebe.stubblefield@und.edu). This list is a medium for rapid exchange of queries and opportunities and is open to all current section members. It is a moderated list to forestall spam and, so far, has not seen an onerous amount of traffic. For discussions directly affecting voting members, there is a second list. If you were promoted in February to Member and wish to join, please indicate that you were promoted.

Neither of these lists replaces email communications from the AAFS, so you will receive emails from both sources if you join the informal section lists. If you are already a member of the lists and wish to unsubscribe, please use the same contact information above.