Update – Deadline Extended to October 31, 2017 – Call for Papers – April 2018 SAS/SASci Annual Meetings

The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS/SASci) will be holding its annual meeting from April 3-7, 2018 at the The Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the Society for Applied Anthropology.  We invite scholars from any subdiscipline of anthropology, or from allied social sciences, to submit proposals for papers, posters, sessions or roundtables on any topic in anthropological science, broadly conceived.

The Society for Anthropological Sciences, as both an independent organization (SASci) and a section of the American Anthropological Association (SAS), promotes the scientific understanding of humanity through comparative, cognitive, empirically-grounded, and evolutionary approaches. We seek to fulfill the historic mission of anthropology to describe and explain the range of variation in human biology, society, and culture across time and space. Our website is located at http://sas.anthroniche.com.

We encourage a wide variety of participants this year, including students, practitioners, and new members of the Society.  There are a number of student prizes available for SAS/SASci members who are current undergraduate and graduate students (see http://sas.anthroniche.com/student-awards/).  Please distribute this call for papers widely to your colleagues.

Registration for the conference is coordinated through the SfAA site and includes access to all conference activities and panels.  SASci allots 25-30 minutes including discussion for each oral presentation – we organize sessions with fewer presenters than SfAA normally does, which allows deeper, richer scholarly conversations to take place.  Posters are also highly desirable and are welcomed by our review committee.

Registration for the conference must be done through the SfAA site at https://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/, before submitting an abstract.  First, you will create an account by following the link at the top of the page (if you haven’t done so before) so that you are logged in to the system.  Then you can register for the conference by clicking ‘Member Registration’. When registering, you must select ‘SASci’ under the ‘membership’ sub-menu to enjoy the membership conference rate of $155 ($70 students) and to ensure that we know who is registering through SASci.

Once you have registered, you will be able to submit an individual abstract (100 words maximum) at https://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/abstract-submission/ through the SfAA online system.   For sessions and roundtables, organizers must submit the proposal and list all participants, while the participants for sessions must also individually submit their abstracts. You must select ‘SAS’ under the first ‘sponsored by’ sub-menu for your abstract or proposal to be considered by our program committee rather than the general SfAA committee.

The deadline for online registration and submission of abstracts through the SfAA site is October 15 31, 2017.   If you have any questions, feel free to contact our program committee: