Anthropology for Tomorrow Conference 2016

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May 28, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies



Anthropology for Tomorrow Conference: Call for Abstracts 


Dear Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2016 Anthropology for Tomorrow Conference to be held May 28 and 29, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. The Anthropology for Tomorrow Conference was founded in 2014 to encourage and improve communication among anthropologists from all subfields of anthropology, as well as between anthropologists and scientists from other disciplines. As such, we invite papers this year that advance our understanding of the following topic: 


The Study of the Anthropos: Bridging Disciplines and Subfields in Anthropology 

This conference was founded with the intent of encouraging and improving communication between anthropologists and scientists of other disciplines. In invoking the concept of ‘anthropos’, we invite papers that are oriented toward exploring the questions that drive the discipline of anthropology – namely, what connections the proposed work has to larger questions about humanity beyond a specific fieldsite or sites. Proposed presentations will address the contribution that anthropology or the researcher’s chosen anthropological methods play in responding to a shared human interest, issue or dilemma. 

Additionally, we request that presenters focus on the connections and contributions to the study of humanity made possible by dialogue and collaboration either between anthropology and other disciplines or by making their research in a subfield of anthropology accessible and relevant to anthropologists in disparate sub-fields. 


Abstracts are due no later than October 20, 2015, and results of the selection process will be sent by January 1, 2016. The keynote address in 2016 will be given by Dr. Mark Hubbe, a professor of biological anthropology at Ohio State University. 

Please refer to the conference website for more details on the abstract section process, conference schedule and participation fees. 

We look forward to your submissions. 



Contact Info: 


 M. Kelly and R. Leahy