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Wenner-Gren at AAA 2013: Schedule of Events

The 112th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association is now only weeks away, commencing November 20th in Chicago. If you are planning to attend the meetings, please join us at the following Foundation-sponsored events:


How to Write A Grant Proposal: An Introduction to Grants and Programs at the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation

Thursday, November 21
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Chicago Hilton, International Ballroom South
Featuring Leslie Aiello from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and Jeff Mantz of NSF

Learn how to write a successful grant proposal and talk directly to representatives of both organizations. This event is free of charge and open to all. Please pre-register for the workshop at the AAA website or stop by the Wenner-Gren or NSF tables in the exhibition hall.


Current Anthropology Office Hours

Thursday, November 21, and Friday, November 22
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Exhibition Hall, University of Chicago Press Booth

Stop by to meet Current Anthropology Editor Mark Aldenderfer and Managing Editor Lisa McKamy.


Wenner-Gren Foundation Reception

Friday, November 22
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Chicago Hilton, Marquette Room

Public reception with an open bar. Come to meet other anthropologists, catch up with old friends, and celebrate the Foundation’s ongoing support of anthropology.


Please stop by and visit us in the Exhibition Hall.  Our staff will be there to answer your questions about our grant programs and applications. We look forward to seeing you! Also watch us on the AAA Anthro TV at the meetings and on the AAA and Wenner-Gren websites.

Alongside our regular programs of grants, conferences and symposia, we would like to highlight the following recent Wenner-Gren initiatives:

The Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film
In honor of Paul Fejos, the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s first Director of Research and an early ethnographic film maker, we are launching the Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film. This fellowship will provide up to $40,000 towards the completion of an ethnographic film that is based on anthropological research already conducted by the applicant. More information can be found here.

Wenner-Gren Symposium Supplements
The Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the following 2013 open access supplementary issues of Current Anthropology. These supplementary issues highlight important and emerging themes in anthropology across the four fields and we congratulate the guest editors and contributors.

Wenner-Gren at AAA 2012

For 2012, U.S. anthropology’s biggest meeting returns to the West Coast. Hit “Read More…” below to see what we’ll be up to this year.

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Wenner-Gren at the AAA’s : World Council of Anthropological Associations

World Council of Anthropological AssociationsWenner-Gren is at the 110th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Montreal where over 6000 anthropologists are expected for five days of discussion and debate. Things start Wednesday, however the World Council of Anthropological Associations met Tuesday. This is a meta-association of 38 national anthropological associations worldwide
devoted to establishing a means for networking and communication for international anthropology. Over 20 presidents of these associations attended to discuss plans for WCAA symposia at future national meetings (see for more information) and two new and exciting initiatives. » Read more..

Wenner-Gren at the AAA’s

It’s that time again! The American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting is upon us, and Wenner-Gren will of course be on site in Montreal to take part in the discipline’s biggest event of the year. Peek below the cut for a full schedule of Wenner-Gren Foundation events and where to find us at the meeting.

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Wenner-Gren President Leslie Aiello on AAA’s “Inside the President’s Studio”

Recently our president, Dr. Leslie Aiello, spoke with American Anthropological Association president Virginia R. Dominguez on anthropology, personal passions, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Stream the podcast and read the full transcript here at AAA’s blog.