Welcome to the Alaska Anthropological Association

Founded in 1974, the Association is a statewide professional organization for people working, studying and interested in all areas of northern anthropology. Today, the Association has over 200 active members in Alaska, the United States and countries including Canada, France, Denmark, Norway, and Japan. For more than thirty years its members have helped to break new ground in basic and applied research, to build collaborations between researchers and communities, and to foster public knowledge and interest in circumpolar cultural heritage. The Association’s annual meetings are an international forum for projects in archaeology, linguistics, cultural studies, oral history, medical anthropology, museum exhibitions, cultural resource management, human genetics, and more. Our peer-reviewed publications – the Alaska Journal of Anthropology and Aurora monograph series – hold a growing and respected place in the literature of the north.

The Alaska Anthropological Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that depends on dues, contributions, and the volunteer efforts of its members. It offers student, regular, and institutional memberships, all including an annual subscription to the Alaska Journal of Anthropology.

October 09, 2018

Anchorage talk at UAA on October 23 “The ‘forgotten’ 1916 polio epidemic in New Zealand”

Dr. Heather Battles of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will give a presentation on her medical anthropological research on the “forgotten” 1916 polio epidemic in New Zealand. She is visiting Alaska for the first time Oct 21-26, and will be giving this public talk on Oct 23, at 7:30 pm on UAA campus, Rasmuson . . . MORE
October 04, 2018

UAMN offers ‘Ask An Archaeologist’ event

The University of Alaska Museum of the North will host “Ask An Archaeologist,” a multiday event where visitors can meet museum archaeologists in the lobby from noon to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Oct. 1-5. The event will allow members of the public to see artifacts from the museum’s collection. Visitors also are encouraged to bring an object to be . . . MORE
September 26, 2018

Urgent Call for Action! Input for NSF Arctic Research Program

The NSF Polar Advisory committee is circulating a survey as part of its portfolio review. Whether you are from the US or not, please take 15 minutes to complete this survey being used by the US National Science Foundation to establish approaches for funding Arctic research in coming years. The survey includes questions about whether . . . MORE