Coal Creek gold dredge, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. NPS photo.

Annual Meeting

44th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association
February 27th – March 2nd, 2017
Fairbanks, Alaska

The theme of the conference this year is Bridging Humanities and Sciences through Studies of Circumpolar Societies. As a broadly inclusive, dynamic, and perpetually experimental field anthropology is inherently multi-disciplinary. The thematic and temporal breadth of anthropological engagement reaches across many forms of scholarship, communicated through diverse forms of expression. For its 44th annual meeting, the Alaska Anthropological Association aims to facilitate exchanges between practitioners in the fields of social and natural sciences, visual and literary arts, performance, environmental humanities, local and Indigenous knowledge, and cultural resource and heritage preservation, whose work focuses on the human experience in Alaska and Circumpolar regions.


We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations in a variety of media, including but not limited to papers, posters, storytelling, film, and multi-media performance that explore humanity at high latitudes of the North and South. Comparative insight from research in other regions that enriches the understanding of the human environments at high latitudes is also welcome.

Conference attendees who wish to present at the meeting may submit a symposium, paper, and/or poster abstract. Symposium abstracts should be submitted through the Association website by December 2, 2016 and should plan to have a collection of at least four paper presentations that address the theme of the symposium. Individual paper and poster abstracts should also be submitted via the Association website and are due by January 20, 2017. All paper abstracts that do not have a specific symposium title listed on the form will be reviewed as general submissions. Please contact Angela Linn ( with questions about submitting abstracts.


Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center


Be sure to check out some of the events at the conference, such as the:
Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists’ Annual Workshop
AHRS Advisory Board Meeting


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