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Public Anthropology Conference 2016

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AUPublicAnthro@gmail.com


Directions/Parking

DC Metro & AU Shuttle
AU is accessbile via the Tenleytown stop on the Red Line (toward upper left on metro map) — just outside the metro east entrance there is an American University shuttle bus stop: from the east exit's escalator or elevator, simply walk 100 feet downhill. The AU Shuttle Blue/Main Campus Route runs every 10-15 minutes: see live bus-location app — ask the driver for main campus stop nearest MGC (immediately past Ward Circle). See also AU Maps/Directions.

Parking
Free: weekends and after 5 p.m.
Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue, in the Nebraska Avenue Lot, and in parking deck attached to Mary Graydon Center.

Contact
AUPublicAnthro@gmail.com

Creating Dialogues between
Social Movements & Academia

13th Annual Public Anthropology Conference

Public Anthropology Conference 2016

This conference will explore opportunities for collaboration between academia and social movements of all kinds to advance movements and related forms of advocacy and activism. Participants and audience members will be encouraged to engage in dialogues and share insights about the concrete ways in which activists and academics can strengthen collaborative efforts to combat social inequalities and injustice, discrimination and oppression, and violations of basic human rights. Taking place just weeks before the U.S. presidential election amid a dramatic rise in social movement activism in recent years, the conference will provide a space to self-critically reflect on the contributions of and relationship between academia and movements. We welcome submissions of all kinds, including panels, papers, workshops, dialogues, posters, film, audio/visual displays, and performances, among others.

 

Panels

A panel session will include 15-minute presentations of three to five papers centralized around a common theme. Panel organizers should submit a 250-word abstract for the panel and for each paper. All panels should allocate time for audience participation.

 

Papers

Conference participants may also choose to submit abstracts for individual papers. Please submit a paper title and a 250-word abstract. Presenters will have between 15-30 minutes to present, with an audience-led question and answer session following the presentation.

 

Dialogues

Dialogues provide for a more conversational format than traditional conference panels. Presenters will be responsible for leading a discussion around a central theme. Please submit a 100-word abstract on a specific topic with at least three questions you would like to pose during the dialogue.

 

Other Formats

Participants may also choose to submit a poster, host a film screening, or lead an interactive workshop. Submissions for these alternative formats should include a 250-word outline of the suggested activity designed to fill a 1 hour and 30 minute session.

When/Where
October 8-9, 2016
Events at Mary Graydon Center:
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Registration Now Open
2016 PAC Registration
Deadline: October 3, 2016
 

DC Metro & AU Shuttle
AU is accessible via the Tenleytown stop on the Red Line — from Metro east entrance simply walk 100 feet downhill to AU Shuttle Blue/Main Campus Route, running every 10-15 minutes: see live bus-location app — ask the driver for main campus stop nearest MGC (immediately past Ward Circle). See also AU Maps/Directions.


Parking

Free: weekends and after 5 p.m.
Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue and in the parking deck attached to Mary Graydon Center.


Contact

AUPublicAnthro@gmail.com
Public Anthropology MA Program