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. Please see our call for papers.
The Program (with the schedule, list of participants, and paper and panel abstracts) will be available here in April of 2014, but stay tuned for updates in the next few weeks and months as we develop our plans. Alf Hornborg (Professor, Human Ecology Division, Lund University) will deliver the keynote lecture, provisionally 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 Michael Brown (Williams College) will address the contrast between anthropological careers centered on long-term fieldwork with a single people over the life-course, and those that involve modest fieldwork, or fieldwork in several quite different places. Other special events are still at an embryonic stage, so we won’t mention them just yet.