We asked Annual Meeting workshop organizers to give our blog readers a sneak peek at the events they have planned for AmAnth2018. This post was submitted by Rachel Carmen Ceasar, the organizer of “Addressing Academic Precarity: How to Transition from Academia to Industry.” 1. What makes your workshop a “must attend” event for the 2018 Meeting? Even … Continue reading “Addressing Academic Precarity: How to Transition from Academia to Industry” a 2018 Annual Meeting Workshop Preview
Celebrate this year’s International Archaeology Day with the officers and members of our Archaeology Division (AD)! “How do I love archaeology, let me count the ways… One of those is that archaeological research can disabuse us of stereotypes we hold about the past… and the present as well. For example, I’m working on a project extracting … Continue reading Celebrate International Archaeology Day!
I can and can’t believe it’s my last week here in DC. In one respect my time here has gone about as fast as I thought it would, but it has also completely flown by. I feel that I’ve been able to do and see so much since I’ve been here, and gotten the most … Continue reading Research and Rewards: An Update from AAA Intern Evan Olinger
“We are the stories we tell ourselves” — Aja Monet Hello, Associated American Anthropologists! A dispatch from your cultural anthropologist in DC: This city is steeped in stories. Anecdotes about this or that president, quips about a landmark, a post office, a theater; tales about memorialized generals, cast in bronze, watching over their square, trying … Continue reading We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves: An Update from AAA Intern Sam Ropa
An update from 2018 AAA Intern Sam Ropa: I have always felt at home in libraries. Most academics relate to this feeling—the one that only comes when one is surrounded by stacks of books, surrounded by quiet thoughts. For some, the feeling is triggered by that ‘old book’ smell; that faint scent of vanilla that … Continue reading I Have Always Felt at Home in Libraries: An Update from AAA Intern Sam Ropa
An update from 2018 AAA Intern Evan Olinger: My name is Evan Olinger, and I am interning at the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) at the Washington Navy Yard! My first few weeks in DC have been a blast. Not only have I had the opportunity to go sightseeing … Continue reading A British Schooner and the Big City: An Update from AAA Intern Evan Olinger
Ed Liebow, Executive Director More than 40 department leaders (chairs and directors of graduate/undergraduate studies) came to Washington, DC last week for two days of intensive workshops in which they discussed the various challenges department leaders face as well as their successes in confronting these challenges. Participants came from a variety of schools, from combined … Continue reading Inaugural Summer Institute for Department Leaders