From November 5-14 we welcome you to stop by the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s booth, located at number 50, at this year’s AAA Fall Event Series Raising Our Voices. For a complete list of our grant programs click here or download the brochure here.
Greetings from Wenner-Gren! If you are planning to attend the 2019 AAA Meetings in Vancouver, we’d love to see you at the following events:
Thursday, November 21st
How to Write a Grant Proposal for the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the NSF Workshop 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, All are welcome! Location: Vancouver CC EAST, Room 13
SAPIENS — Story Time: How to Write for the Public 10:30 AM – 12:30PM (same time as Workshop above) Pre-registration required through AAA Website. Location: Vancouver CC, EAST, Room 17
Friday, November 22nd
Exhibit Hall Hours – Vancouver CC
Thursday, November 21, 9-5pm
Friday November 22, 9-5pm
Saturday, November 23, 9-4pm
Meet the Editors of Current Anthropology at U. Chicago Press Booth 208
Laurence Ralph and Lisa McKamy, Thursday and Friday from 10am-noon
Meet the Editors of SAPIENS at Wenner-Gren Booth 112
Daniel Salas, Thursday 12:30-2:30pm
Chip Colwell and Amanda Mascarelli, Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm
Meet the Wenner-Gren Staff at Booth 112, during Exhibit Hall Hours, except Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm (There’s no reception this year, but we’d still love to see you!)
We hope to see you soon!
The Wenner-Gren Foundation is excited to announce that Chip Colwell, SAPIENS editor-in-chief, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Executive Director’s Award! This award is in recognition of Dr. Colwell’s creative, resourceful, and risk-taking work as founding editor-in-chief of SAPIENS, Wenner-Gren’s digital magazine about the human world. Launched in 2016, and now a podcast series, SAPIENS has shared insights from anthropology with millions of readers and listeners worldwide.
This week the 116th annual AAA meeting will kick off in Washington, DC. If you are planning to attend we’d love to see you at the following events:
How to Write for the Public
Thursday, November 30th, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Marriot Park Tower 8217
The Editors of SAPIENS will provide useful tips on writing a compelling pitch and structuring an essay for a newspaper or magazine.
How to Write a Grant Proposal
Friday December 1st, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Marriot Park Tower 8217 (same room as above!)
Representatives from Wenner-Gren and the National Science Foundation offer useful suggestions and answer questions. All are welcome.
The Wenner-Gren Reception
Friday, December 1st, 7:45pm – 9pm, Omni Empire Ballroom
Always a lively party – please come meet our staff and chat with your fellow grantees! We’ll have light snacks, an open bar, and a special slideshow from our archives.
Meet the Editors of Current Anthropology
Thursday November 30th and Friday December 1st, 9am – 11 am, Booth 214 in the Exhibition Hall, University of Chicago Press
Mark Aldenderfer and Lisa McKamy will be available to answer questions and talk about the journal.
Also feel free to drop by to see us at the Wenner-Gren Booth (#219) in the Exhibition Hall. The editors of SAPIENS will be available as well. The Hall is open
Thursday and Friday, 9am – 5pm, and Saturday 9am – 4pm.
There’s no need to RSVP or to reply to this message. We hope to see you soon!
The Wenner-Gren Foundation is proud to announce that Sareeta Amrute has won the GAD 2017 Diana Forsythe Prize for her book “Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin”.
In 2015 Dr. Amrute received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship to aid the writing of her book.
The GAD Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held at the Annual AAA Meeting in Washington D.C., Friday, December 1, 7:45–9:00 PM, Marriott, Maryland Suite A.
If you are planning to attend the meetings, please join us at the following Foundation-sponsored events:
Please stop by and visit us in the Exhibition Hall (Booth 518). We look forward to seeing you! Our staff will be there to answer questions about our grant programs and introduce some new initiatives leading up to our 75th anniversary in 2016. These include:
The Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the following 2014 open access Wenner-Gren Symposium 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.
The Anthropology of Christianity: Unity, Diversity, New Directions (Current Anthropology, Wenner-Gren Symposium Supplementary issue 10, Eds. Joel Robbins and Naomi Haynes). (http://www.jstor.org/stable/curranth.ahead-of-print)
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.
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.
Wenner-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 www.wcaanet.org for more information) and two new and exciting initiatives. (more…)
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.