Beth A. Conklin (SALSA President)
Dan Rosengren (SALSA 2014 Conference Organizer)
Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (SALSA 2014 Academic Program Chair)
Jeremy Campbell (SALSA Secretary-Treasurer-Webmaster)
Jonathan Hill (SALSA President-Elect)
Overview of the conference:
The SALSA 2014 meetings will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 26th-29th, 2014. The conference is being hosted at the School for Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, with Dan Rosengren (University of Gothenburg) responsible for general conference organization and Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (University of Regina) responsible for the academic program. A preliminary version of the Conference Program is now available (with the timetable, list of participants, and paper and panel abstracts), but stay tuned for updates in the next few weeks and months as we develop our plans. We have a magnificent conference in our hands, with 117 participants in 13 panels, 2 workshops, and a Film session.
Alf Hornborg (Professor, Human Ecology Division, Lund University) will deliver the keynote lecture, titled Persons, Things, and Perceptions in Indigenous Amazonia: Comparative Reflections on Animism, Fetishism, and Perspectivism. We have also lined up two special events: a debate on indigenous Amazonian peoples in voluntary isolation, organized by Evan Killick (University of Sussex), and a second installation of our Conversations in the Lobby talk, in which Beth Conklin (Vanderbilt University) poses the question of what our work is good for, in the collective human project of crafting a better future.