The annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association will take place November 14-18 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Here is a list of sessions and events relevant to the history of anthropology:

Wednesday, November 14 2018

Conversations across Generations: Anthropology and Its Publics
2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Executive Ballroom 210 H
Chair: Pablo Landa (Fototeca Nuevo Leon

  • Sidney Greenfield (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • William Mitchell (University of Vermont)
  • Tim Wallace (North Carolina State University)
  • Jeffrey Ehrenreich (University of New Orleans)
  • Barbara Joans (Merritt Museum of Anthropology)

Discussants: Saul Schwartz (University of California, Berkeley) and Anita Spring (University of Florida)

4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Grand Ballroom B
Chair: Roger Lancaster (George Mason University)

  • Jonathan Marks (University of North Carolina)
  • Agustin Fuentes (University of Notre Dame)
  • Bilinda Straight (Western Michigan University)
  • Andrew Bickford (Georgetown University)
  • Nancy Scheper-Hughes (University of California, Berkeley)

Discussant: Alisse Waterston (CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice)

Thursday, November 15 2018

Elders in the Field
8:00 am – 9:45 am
MR 212 A
Chair: Susan Kenyon (Butler University)

  • David Plath (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Keith Brown (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Laura Zimmer-Tamakoshi (Truman State University)
  • Dorothy Billings (Wichita State University)
  • Maria Cattell (Field Museum of Natural History)
  • Susan Seymour (Pitzer College)
  • Paul Doughty (University of Florida)

Omissions and Silences in Anthropological Fieldwork: Revisiting Earlier
10:15 am – 12:00 noon
MR 212 A
Chair: Mary Hegland (Santa Clara University)

  • Jim Weil (Science Museum of Minnesota)
  • Mary Hegland (Santa Clara University)
  • Regna Darnell (University of Western Ontario)
  • Louise Lamphere (University of New Mexico)
  • William Mitchell (Monmouth University)

Discussants: Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb (New York University) and Sydel Silverman (CUNY/Wenner-Gren)

Association of Senior Anthropologists (ASA) Business Meeting/Luncheon
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Il Fornaio, 302 South Market Street, San Jose, CA

Field Trip to the Computer History Museum
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1401 N Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA

Friday, November 16 2018

Technological Innovations in Anthropology at the Dawn of the Digital Era
10:15 am – 12:00 noon
Executive Ballroom 210 D
Chair: Jim Weil (Science Museum of Minnesota)

  • Myrdene Anderson (Purdue University)
  • Judith Kaplan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Seth Watter (CUNY, Hunter College)
  • Ralph Bolton (The Chijnaya Foundation)

Discussant: Alice Kehoe (Marquette University)

Anthropological Pioneers in Silicon Valley
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Executive Ballroom 210 D
Chair: Jan English-Lueck (San Jose State University)

  • Michael Chibnik (University of Iowa)
  • Peter Reynolds (Sally Glean Center)
  • Bonnie Nardi (University of California, Irvine)
  • Jeanette Blomberg (IBM Research Almaden)

Discussant: Jan English-Lueck (San Jose State University)

History of Anthropology (HOA) Interest Group Happy Hour
7:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Winchester room of the Hilton San Jose Hotel

Saturday, November 17 2018

The Work of Inheritance: The Relational Labor of Investment and Aspiration
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
LL 21 A
Chair: Caitrin Lynch (Olin College)

  • Mythri Jegathesan (Santa Clara University)
  • Jelena Radovic Fanta (Governors State University)
  • Sharika Thiranagama (Stanford University)
  • Karen Rignall (University of Kentucky)
  • Mariam Banahi (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Sareeta Amrute (University of Washington)

Discussant: Caitrin Lynch (Olin College)