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Kate Hennessy


February 17, 2010

Call for Papers, AAA 2010: “Keeping Time Alive: Rhythms of Memory and Meaning in Person and Place”

February 17, 2010 | By |

2010 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
November 17-21, 2010, New Orleans, LA

Paper abstracts are invited for this panel to be submitted to the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA)

DUE DATE: Tuesday, March 9, 2010. 
Panel Organizers: Rebecca L. Carter, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan (  and Jessica Robbins, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan (jessro@umich.ed

Panel Description: “Keeping Time Alive: Rhythms of Memory and Meaning in Person and Place”
There is an inherent temporality to circulation, evident in the rhythm and cadence that accompanies the movement of people, other organisms, materials, and ideas. As these movements permeate through space and place, their temporality also extends. Patterns and processes of circulation are themselves inherently transitional; embedded in time, and bringing about change in self and society.

In this panel we focus on memory, exploring the temporal dimensions through which memory is generated, circulated, and sustained (or erased). What are the mechanisms and vehicles that carry memory and meaning forward? What are the rhythms inherent to these movements? Who directs these process and how? Finally, how do these circulations “keep time alive,” connecting people to the past, present, and future as well as to larger social and political institutions, structures, and agendas? Read More

Kate Hennessy


February 9, 2010

Call for Invited Paper and Poster Sessions (Deadline March 1, 2010) – Society for Visual Anthropology, AAA 2010 Annual Meeting

February 9, 2010 | By |

The deadline for consideration as a SVA invited session is coming up! Invited paper/poster session proposals must be submitted by email to the SVA Program Chairs by March 1, 2010.

2010 SVA Program Chairs:
Jenny Chio (
Stephanie Takaragawa (

The benefits of invited status include: 1) guaranteed acceptance into the program (no waiting until August!); 2) priority consideration for the more “desirable” time slots during the meeting; and 3) promotion within the program as an invited session. Read More

Kate Hennessy


February 8, 2010

Call for Papers: Aesthetic Representations of Political Violence

February 8, 2010 | By |

We are seeking papers for an interdisciplinary panel on “Aesthetic Representations of Political Violence” to be presented at the 2010 meetings of the American Anthropological Association in New Orleans, Nov. 17-21, 2010.

Representations of political violence are often created and resurrected in various aesthetic forms to further particular social, political or economic across times and place. For example, theatrical performances or artistic creations romanticizing past violence can be used to normalize certain types of violent displays within the viewing community. The aesthetic forms that these representations take are often essential to creating an emotionally compelling narrative to galvanize the audience to adopt a particular perspective relating to local, national, or global issues. These representations also allow viewers a space to negotiate alternative interpretations of the depicted violence and its current relevance.

Please submit an abstract by March 10, 2010, to Jennifer Schlegel ( or Kim Shively ( Read More

Kate Hennessy


January 18, 2010

Society for Visual Anthropology AAA: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

January 18, 2010 | By |

New Orleans, November 17-21, 2010

Dear Society for Visual Anthropology members,

As your program chairs for the 2010 Annual Meeting, we’d like to
remind you of the following upcoming deadlines and encourage everyone
to submit!  We are here to answer questions and provide advice on the
process, as necessary, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch
( and Read More

Kate Hennessy


December 16, 2009

AAA 2010, New Orleans: SVA Call for Papers

December 16, 2009 | By |

New Orleans has inspired the theme of the 2010 AAA Annual Meetings: “Circulation.” This theme is meant to encourage us to think about what happens when movement is the organizing trope of our questions, methodologies, analyses and accounts. We can think in terms of circulation across time as well as space, through different organizing principles, and in a variety of shapes and forms, inviting us to consider what triggers, facilitates, constrains, disrupts or stops flows; what is at stake in these processes and for whom.

The SVA always has a significant presence at the Annual Meeting, and 2010 will be no different. We encourage anthropologists of all ranks and with interests in visual research to contribute proposals. Deadlines for the submission of executive, invited and volunteered sessions are coming up, so please feel free to contact the SVA program committee with your questions, ideas, and submissions well before the deadlines below so that we can address any concerns and help build the strongest possible SVA program for this year.

The 2010 SVA Program Committee consists of Stephanie Takaragawa ( and Jenny Chio ( Read More

Kate Hennessy


November 13, 2009

AAA Seeking Volunteers to Document Sessions in Philadelphia

November 13, 2009 | By |

The AAA is seeking volunteers to record sessions at the upcoming annual meeting in Philadelphia.  The AAA was originally hoping to videotape all of the presidential/executive sessions, but was unable to procure the necessary funds to do so.  Instead, we are recruiting volunteers with access to A/V equipment.  All recordings will be posted to the AAA blog (, provided written consent is given by panelists. The AAA can offer volunteers a one-year student membership as compensation for their time. Interested persons should contact:

Brian Estes
Public Policy Associate
American Anthropological Association
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201-3357
Phone:  (703) 528-1902, Ext. 1165
Fax:  (703) 528-3546

Visit the new AAA blog:

Kate Hennessy


November 12, 2009

Ethnographic Terminalia, Crane Arts, Philadelphia

November 12, 2009 | By |

Exhibition Opening Reception
& Shindig 4 Dec. 2009 7-10.00pm

The Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts will feature an innovative group exhibition entitled Ethnographic Terminalia from December 2-20, 2009. Scheduled to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, this year in Philadelphia, the curators have brought together an international group of artists and ethnographers who are actively engaged in experimental and emergent cultural forms.  Visitors are invited to join in a multisensorial happening that challenges the boundaries and borders that demarcate the margins of ethnographic, anthropological, and art practices. A diverse group of artists and anthropologists present boundary troubling works in eleven separate installations; each installation project in Ethnographic Terminalia offers a thought provoking and playful (or agitating) alternative to considering what lies both beyond and within imagined and constructed boundaries of the skilled practices of artists and ethnographers.

This exhibition features original works by: Trudi-Lynn Smith; Erica Lehrer and Hannah Smotrich; Kate Hennessy and Oliver Neumann; Marko and Gordana Zivkovic; Chris Fletcher; Roderick Coover; Jayasinhji Jhala; Craig Campbell; Mike Evans and Stephen Foster; Stephanie Spray; and Scott and Jen Webel. While these works are deployed within the rubric of anthropology they answer visual and aesthetic questions in unique and particular fashion, decentering the priviledged categories of both ethnography and art through various mediums.
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Kate Hennessy


November 11, 2009

Call for Submissions: SVA Digital Photo Exhibit at AAA

November 11, 2009 | By |

While the details are still being worked out, I am pleased to announce the inaugural SVA-run digital photo exhibit at the upcoming 2009 AAA meetings. One of the things we’d like to display this year are “favorite” field images, whether already in print or “new.” If you are interested in contributing an image to this category of the exhibit please forward your top one or two favorite field images as computer/projection quality JPEGs (72-96dpi), along with image title, date, caption, and any pertinent publication information to Jonathan S. Marion ( as soon as possible, and before Thanksgiving at the very latest.

Kate Hennessy


November 7, 2009

2009 SVA AAA Program

November 7, 2009 | By |

The SVA program of AAA events for the 2009 Philadelphia meeting is now available for download
: sva2009aaaprogram. Many thanks to Program Editors Aaron Glass and Nancy Marie Mithlo.

SVA AAA Program, Philadelphia 2009

Kate Hennessy


March 15, 2009

2009 VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Call for Submissions

March 15, 2009 | By |

Jeni Wolowic presenting at VRC 2008. Photo J. Crowder.

What: The 2009 VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, to be held in Philadelphia on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the AAA Meetings, is calling for submissions.
Deadline: March 20th 2009
Submissions: Visit the SVA Website to submit your abstract.

The annual Visual Research Conference takes place on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the AAA meetings. It provides an opportunity for professional and student visual anthropologists to meet and enjoy exposure to visual works in progress. Presentations are 45 – 60 minutes in length and allow for extended viewing of visual material and discussion. There is thus much more opportunity for substantive give-and-take than in the usual AAA session. Conversations continue at lunch and dinner, and then at other SVA events and throughout the AAA meetings, creating multiple situations for networking and exchange of ideas. Members and non-members are welcome and there is no charge to attend. This is a wonderful way to meet and interact with others in the field. Presentations by members have included a CD about the classic Ax Fight film, discussions on primate behavior, Native American sign language, and the early history of ethnographic film. Much of the presentation should involve visual materials.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 20th, 2009.

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