Call for psych anthro papers: AAS Perth 2011

If you’re interested in psychological anthropology, neuroanthropology, cognitive anthropology, and assorted and sundry kindred fields of inquiry, Victoria Burbank, Katie Glaskin and I are pulling together a panel at next year’s anthropology conference in Perth, Australia.

From 5 to 8 July, 2011, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand (ASAANZ) will be holding their joint annual meeting, ‘Knowledge and Value in a Globalising World: Disentangling Dichotomies, Querying Unities,’ on the campus of the University of West Australia.

Yes, Perth is probably the most remote large city on the planet, but just think how far away from your university’s administrator’s you’ll be!

Our panel is entitled, ‘Body, Brain, Culture: New Research in Psychological Anthropology,’ and you can find the abstract and all pertinent information by linking through the title.  I’ve already been asked if it’s specifically a NEUROanthropology panel — it’s not.  At this stage in Australian anthropology, I think we need to keep the tent as broad and open as possible to encourage both collaboration with other fields and to support diverse forms of individual-focused anthropology.

Some come one, come all — I know the organizers of the conference, and it’ll be a good time, an even bigger anthropolooza than the one we through here at Macquarie last year.

Panel abstract and contact information

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