The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) was organised to promote empirical research and social science in anthropology. The members of SAS want to further the development of anthropological science as empirical knowledge based on testable theory, sound research design and systematic methods for the collection and analysis of data. We seek to fulfill the historic mission of anthropology to describe and explain the range of variation in human biology, society, and culture across time and space.
The coming year's winter/spring SASci meetings will be in Las Vegas on February 22-25 at the Riviera Hotel in conjunction with SCCR. It is suggested that you book early for the very low rate of $69 per night. Call 1-800-634-6753 Riviera Hotel for room reservations and mention SCCR. Besides SCCR, the AAA Children & Childhood Interest Group will be attending.
Information relating to submitting abstracts, sessions and registering online for the meeting can be found at:
IMPORTANT: The due date for abstracts is Nov 30th. The deadline for student paper and poster awards will be December 31st. You can register on line and submit abstract on line too. It is Ok to submit abstracts earlier (early Nov) as many students and faculty need an early decision in order to obtain funding for their travel to the meeting. I hope to have a tentative program schedule ready before January 1.
European Meeting of the Society for Anthropological Sciences University of West Bohemia, Pilen, Czech Republic
The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SASci) held a 3 day workshop Sept. 22-24 2010 at the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic. The workshop was co-organised by Dr Daniel Sosna (U. of W. Bohemia) and Dr Stephen Lyon (Durham U.). The workshop was been made possible by the generous support of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Durham University and the University of West Bohemia.
Carol R. Ember, HRAF. On May 18-20, 2009, a workshop was held in Arlington, Virginia to evaluate and potentially decide on the basics of a strategic integrated four-field plan for digitally preservation and access (DPA) to anthropological research materials
There were observers from NSF, NEH, and Wenner-Gren. Discussions included data preservation, data access, metadata, digitization, long-term preservations, depositors, privacy and ethics, copyright and intellectual property, and funding/support and field-wide coordination.
The workshop results will be disseminated online to the broader anthropological community reqesting commentary and suggestions for revision. Future steps are to seek funding to set up the computer infrastructure, organisation and identify processes and issues.