The SVA welcomes a variety of individual paper and session proposals for consideration at this year’s Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (November 18-22, 2015). The theme for the meeting is “Familiar Strange,” which provides a rich context for exploring the innovative and exciting work conducted under the broad rubric of visual anthropology.
For the 2015 Annual Meeting, the SVA programming committee consists of:
Susan and Fiona are more than happy to work with you on your paper, poster, or roundtable sessions. We are happy to assist session organizers with the structuring of their proposals. The SVA encourages innovative formats, including poster sessions, extended screening of visual materials, and fostering more dynamic discussion periods. For all submissions, participants must abide by the AAA rules regarding roles, registration, deadlines, and fees. No exceptions.
There a many different ways for members to participate in the AAA meetings through the SVA. All submissions are due April 15, 2015 unless otherwise indicated. The online abstract submission system opens for all proposal types on February 18, 2015.
Here are the types of submissions possible:
Panels and Sessions
Executive Panels (Due Feb 17: the online application system is currently open)
Section Invited Sessions (Due April 15)
Volunteered Sessions (Due April 15)
Individually Volunteered Papers &Posters
Public Policy Forums
Section Invited & Volunteered Roundtables
Visit here for a description of each submission type:
Most popular SVA submissions categories:
Volunteered Papers/Posters/Roundtables/Sessions – Due April 15, 2015
To submit a session, go to AAA website and follow the links to the call for papers. A session abstract of up to 500 words is required. Meeting registration forms and fees must be submitted for each participant. Submission deadline is 5:00 pm EST (10:00 pm GMT) April 15, 2015. Be sure to indicate if you wish the SVA to review your submission.
SVA Sponsored Session Proposals – Due April 15, 2015 online
This includes all paper and poster sessions, roundtable proposals, and individual paper/poster submissions. All Invited Session Proposals (paper or poster sessions) must include a session abstract of up to 500 words and information for all participants (including individual abstracts and any technical needs for your session). Submission will be through the AAA website. We highly encourage anyone planning to submit an invited session proposal to contact us ASAP, ideally by March 1, 2015.
Media Submissions—Due April 15, 2015
SVA continues to welcome interactive media work and also encourages short work that is under 15 minutes. DVD formats are acceptable. Submitted materials will not be returned.
Installations – Due April 15, 2015 online through the AAA Programming Committee
Installations invite anthropological knowledge off the beaten path of the written conference paper. Presenters may propose performances, recitals, conversations, author-meets-critic roundtables, salon reading workshops, oral history recording sessions and other alternative, creative forms of intellectual expression for consideration. Selected Installations will be curated for off-site exhibition and tied to the official AAA conference program.
2015 SVA Film and Media Festival Submissions – Due April 15, 2015
Contact SVA 2015 Directors:
Ulla Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Naomi Schiller (NSchiller@brooklyn.cuny.edu)
The SVA Film and Media Festival encourage the submission of short works (under 30 minutes), feature-length ethnographic films, and interactive media. Awards will be given to the best works in a number of categories, including student films and short films. Festival submissions open February 1, 2015. Early-bird discounts for March 15, 2015. The regular submission deadline is April 15, 2015. Late-deadline is May 1, 2015. Please check the SVA Film and Media Festival Without A Box submission page for complete details (including information on where to send your previews).
SVA Visual Research Conference Submissions –Due April 1, 2015 online via the SVA Website: www.societyforvisualanthropology.org
Contacts: Tom Blakely (email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrea Heckman (email@example.com)
Jerome Crowder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The SVA Visual Research Conference provides a collegial environment for the presentation of works-in-progress. This Conference especially emphasizes much interaction among the presenters and an “actively participating audience”, and anyone interested is welcome to attend. The Visual Research Conference will take place November 16-18 (Monday 7pm no-host dinner; Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-3pm).
Check the SVA website for deadline updates