AAA 2020: Truth and Responsibility

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God The American Anthropology Association’s 2020 Meeting is calling for Executive Session submissions, deadline Feb 5. This year’s theme is Truth and Responsibility. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, MO on November 18th through the 22nd. What […]

After the field: unboxing digital methods and producing data in digital anthropology

Roundtable Call for Discussants American Anthropological Association 2016 November 16-20 Minneapolis, MN Please contact Nadia Elmrabet at about participating in this roundtable. Deadline April 12, 2016 After the field: unboxing digital methods and producing data in digital anthropology Organizer: Nadia Elmrabet (University College London) This “debriefing” roundtable session sets out to give a platform to […]

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 […]

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. […]


Thursday, November 19, 2015: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM 102 (Colorado Convention Center) This panel contextualizes contemporary Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within complex power topographies and explores how people creatively invent, adopt, adapt and resist ICT in various contexts. Academics are increasingly fascinated by the rapid global proliferation of ICT, even within impoverished and marginalized communities. […]


Friday, November 20, 2015: 8:00 AM-9:45 AM Mineral Hall B (Hyatt Regency) How do we think, feel and act dimensionally? As Clifford Geertz put it, ethnography as method ideally involves “deep” hanging-out in order to produce “thick” description, in order to make the familiar strange and the strange familiar. Such recourse to idioms of depth […]