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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 (takaraga@chapman.edu) and Jenny Chio (Jenny.Chio@uts.edu.au). Read More

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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 (http://aaanet.wordpress.com/), 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
Email: bestes@aaanet.org

Visit the new AAA blog: http://blog.aaanet.org

Kate Hennessy

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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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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 (jsmarion@gmail.com) as soon as possible, and before Thanksgiving at the very latest.

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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
here
: sva2009aaaprogram. Many thanks to Program Editors Aaron Glass and Nancy Marie Mithlo.

SVA AAA Program, Philadelphia 2009

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March 15, 2009

2009 VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Call for Submissions

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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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March 12, 2009

2009 Visual Research Conference: Call for Submissions!

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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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February 19, 2009

AAA 2009 Call for Poster Abstracts- “Innovations, Explorations, and End/s: Examining the Purposes and Limits of the Visual in Anthropology”

February 19, 2009 | By |

Dear colleagues, we are soliciting abstracts for the SVA’s Invited Poster
Session at the 2009 AAA Meeting in Philadelphia. As you will see from the
brief session abstract below, we are especially interested in proposals on
innovative projects and/or from emerging practitioners (so student
submissions are certainly welcome). Also please note that because the
official deadline for Invited Sessions in March 1st, abstracts (of 250 words
or less) should be emailed to Jonathan Marion (jsmarion@gmail.com) by
Wednesday, Feb. 25th for full consideration.

“Innovations, Explorations, and End/s: Examining the Purposes and Limits of
the Visual in Anthropology”

The double entendre of this year’s AAA theme, “The End/s of Anthropology”,
questions both the purposes and limits of anthropological undertakings. The
posters in this section take up these dual foci as they apply to the visual
in anthropology. We welcome poster submissions that critically address the
assumed or contested “ends” of the visual as evidence, illustration, or
subjectively biased representation, and that engage alternative viewing
practices and theory. Innovative proposals and submissions from emerging
visual practitioners are especially welcome.

Best regards,

Jonathan S. Marion
(SVA special projects)

Aaron Glass and Nancy Marie Mithlo
(SVA program committee)

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February 19, 2009

AAA 2009 Call for Abstracts- “Media-Producing Anthropologists”

February 19, 2009 | By |

Please consider submitting an abstract for consideration in the
proposed panel, Media-Producing Anthropologists, at the American
Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, December 3-7, 2009. Participants should be prepared to
screen and critique their own nonfiction visual production. Please
send abstracts to Adam Fish at rawbird@gmail.com, before March 20,
2009 with the subject heading: AAA 2009 Panel.

For more information on the conference please visit
http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/index.cfm.

Thank you,

Adam Fish
University of California, Los Angeles
Current TV, VC2 Producer

Media-Producing Anthropologists
Adam Fish, Chair/Organizer

Following the conference theme, the End/s of Anthropology, this panel
investigates a post-textual, pro-visual anthropology. What new visual
languages exist in the digital present? How does anthropological media
production exist as an effective representational strategy in an age
of amateur “democratized” media production and the hybridization of
nonfiction genres? This panel explores emergent modes of
anthropological visual media production. Panelists are media producing
anthropologists who reflexively decompress the problems of field
producing, editing, and exhibiting anthropologically illustrative
media. Our subjects are the possibilities and limitations inherent in
the use of video cameras, editing technologies, information
architectures, or narrative structures. We discuss the mechanics and
experience of media production and the architectonics that dominate
the construction of visual actualities. Recently completed or
in-development work are showcased to illustrate new methods of visual
media production in anthropology. Presentations will be highly
visible. Each panelist will criticize at least one of his or her
recorded and edited clips. As anthropological media advances astride
technological elaborations new audiences emerge and traditional
audiences change. Panelists are encouraged to connect their production
and editing choices to the modulating political economy of media
anthropology within academia and beyond.

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December 18, 2008

SVA Call for Papers

December 18, 2008 | By |

Dear fellow SVA/AAA members,

As your SVA Program Committee for the 2009 AAA meeting in Philadelphia (December 2-6), we would like to invite the development of papers, posters and panels to be reviewed or sponsored by the SVA. The general theme for the 2009 meeting is “The End/s of Anthropology”—suggesting both the goals and the possible futures of the field—which should allow for much productive contribution by practitioners of visual anthropology.

We know SVA members have a lot to offer the larger organization, so we also encourage the development of professional skill-building workshops (for which registration fees apply, providing needed revenue to the SVA).

Deadlines for submission to SVA for special status consideration (these panels are automatically accepted into the 2009 program and receive prioritized scheduling):


  • Presidential/Executive sessions (ought to fit with the 2009 AAA general theme for best chance of acceptance): January 10, 2009
  • Invited SVA session (open topically, but should best exemplify the state of the field today): March 1, 2009


Deadline for on-line registration and regular paper, poster, panel and workshop submission to AAA (please choose SVA as the “reviewing” section): 5pm ET, April 1, 2009

In general, our criteria for evaluating all proposals will be:

  1. Relevance to the future of the field in terms of attention to various media platforms, significance to theory, and inclusion of indigenous or community perspectives.
  2. Coherence of thesis, clarity of aims, innovativeness of approach, applicability to membership.
  3. Attention to methodology, especially a concern with ethics (best practices).
  4. Contribution to the intellectual viability of visual anthropology, to anthropology in general, and to complementary fields of study.

We are here to help you—the membership of SVA—create the best program that we can. Please feel free to contact either of us with questions or suggestions as you develop proposals. Good luck!

Nancy Marie Mithlo (mithlo@wisc.edu) and Aaron Glass (ajg255@nyu.edu)

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