​DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES OFF THE GRID: BARRIERS, BRIDGES, AND BEST PRACTICES OF DOING DIGITAL FIELDWORK IN LOW ELECTRICITY AND INTERNET ENVIRONMENTS Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM Room: Salon A Organizer:  Laura Zanotti – Purdue University Chair: Julie Velasquez Runk – University of Georgia, Athens Presenters:  Kaitlin Harris – Purdue University Alder Keleman […]


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT”: THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF RELIGIOUS AND RELIGION-THEMED MOBILE APPS Digital Anthropologies Interest Group Invited Session Friday, November 18 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 206AB Session Description: As smartphone use becomes increasingly widespread globally, the development of mobile apps has a potentially significant impact on contemporary religion. […]

CFP “Learning to Labor in the Digital Economy”

Call for papers “Learning to Labor in the Digital Economy” AAA 2016, November 16-20, Minneapolis, MN Organizer: Matthew Hale (Indiana University/Kennesaw State University) Discussant: Mary L. Gray (Microsoft Research/Indiana University) Deadline:  April 1, 2016 to matthew.hale0009@gmail.com This panel critically examines the transformation of labor within the twenty-first century. The new millennium brought with it many […]

CFP PROPOSED AAA 2016 Panel: “There’s an App for That”: The Anthropological Study of Religious and Religion-Themed Mobile Apps

CALL FOR PAPERS PROPOSED AAA 2016 Panel:  “There’s an App for That”: The Anthropological Study of Religious and Religion-Themed Mobile Apps Abstracts Deadline: April 3rd, 2016 Send to Jacqueline Fewkes (jfewkes@fau.edu) Conference: 115th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’ 16-20 Nov. 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA Organizer: Jacqueline H. Fewkes (Florida Atlantic University) As […]

Evidence, Accident, Discovery in Digital Anthropology

DANG @ #AAA2016 I wanted to stir the pot for Digital Anthropology panels at the AAA Conference this fall. Annual Meeting Theme The 115th Annual Meeting theme, ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’, raises issues central to debates within both anthropology and politics in a neoliberal, climate-changing, social media-networked era: What counts as evidence? What does evidence count […]

Occulted Relations and Digital Revelations: Freemasonry and Secrecy in the Information Age

Friday, November 20, 2015: 3:15 PM Capital Ballroom 6 (Hyatt Regency) Christopher Neil Butler (Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison) With a visible architectural footprint in virtually any North American town or city, as well as possessing a broad global reach, Freemasonry is often described by members as the world’s largest secret society. However, many Masons have a […]


Thursday, November 19, 2015: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM 112 (Colorado Convention Center) Digital communication has made it easier for anthropologists to publish for audiences abroad. This roundtable invites journal editors, writers, bloggers, and visual anthropologists to come together to discuss useful strategies for translating and disseminating contemporary research. Organizers:  Carolyn Rouse (Princeton University, Department of Anthropology) […]

Crypto-Activism: Hackers’ Resistance to Digital Mass Surveillance

Thursday, November 19, 2015: 5:00 PM 102 (Colorado Convention Center) David Bozzini (Graduate Center CUNY) Cryptography has always been embedded in warfare, but debates over using cryptography to protect personal communications are new. Technologists use the term “cryptowars” to refer to political disputes over the legitimacy of using cryptography to protect digital communications between citizens. […]