Registration: There are still a few details to line up before registration can officially open, but we wanted to share this year’s rate structure (not including meal options). We’ve worked hard to reduce registration costs while also staying on budget with the goal each year to have the conference pay for itself through registration and sponsorships. In response to member feedback, and to make the conference more accessible, there is a daily rate of $75 and a community partner rate of $50. The community partner rate is intended for anyone that would not normally attend the conference but is involved in a specific project or is contributing to the ongoing work of an organization. If you have questions about this new rate or are wondering if someone you work with qualifies, please contact us.
Member rate: $150
Non-member rate: $250
Student rate: $75
Community Partner rate: $50
Daily rate: $75
Meals, Events, and Keynote Schedule: We’re planning on two keynote speakers again this year, but each will give a luncheon talk. Rather than a Friday night banquet, there will be a Friday lunch to free up the evening for conference goers to also attend the Festival of Native Arts on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus. A second lunch and keynote speaker will be on Saturday. Plans are also in the works for the opening reception, a student mixer, and the ACZ workshops and details will be shared once they’re available.
Keynote Speaker: This year’s conference will feature Pavel Sulyandziga, President of the Batani Foundation as our keynote speaker – you can read his bio here.
|We are currently accepting award nominations and scholarship applications. Submissions and supporting documentation can be submitted through January 15th, 2024. For a complete list of awards and scholarships, along with information about how to apply, click HERE.
The application period for conference travel grants is open as well. Grant applications are due December 15th, 2023. Funds can be used to defray the costs of attending and presenting at the meeting. Additionally, travel grant awardees also receive free registration. For additional information and links to apply click HERE.
We are also pleased to announce that starting this year applications are encouraged via Google form submission to help streamline the application and review process. A Google form link can be found on the Association website for each award and scholarship as well as for travel grants. Please note that you can still download and submit a pdf of your application via email if you prefer.
For questions, please reach out to Caroline Ketron at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in Fairbanks!
DOT&PF is hiring an SOI Qualified Archaeologist, Historian or Architectural Historian as an Environmental Impact Analyst 2/3 for the Northern Region Design & Engineering Services. This job offers a lot of opportunity to learn about Section 106 and CRM—DOT&PF is a state agency but also has NEPA Assignment from FHWA, and acts as a federal agency for those projects. There is a wide breadth of experience to be had.
Appy for the position here:
The Alaska Anthropological Association will hold its 51st Annual Meeting from February 21-24, 2024, in Fairbanks, at the Westmark Hotel and Conference Center. We will host in-person sessions and events but will have options for Zoom presentations. The theme for the 2024 meeting is Changing Arctic Futures: Climate, Conflict, Politics.
We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations in northern Anthropology and related fields in various media, including but not limited to papers, posters, storytelling, film, panel discussions, and multi-media performances. We are delighted to inform our colleagues and members that submission for sessions and abstracts is open!
Instructions for abstract submission can be found here: https://www.
Deadline for session submissions: December 15, 2023
Deadline for abstract/paper submissions: January 7, 2024
We look forward to seeing you in Fairbanks!
Colorado State University is hiring a Cultural Resource Specialist for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to provide technical, strategic, evaluation, and planning support in the areas of cultural resources management for the Air Force Civil Engineer Command (AFCEC) Environmental Quality Branch (CZTQ). The position can be either remote or based in San Antonio, TX. More details can be found here: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/127555
UAF is hiring an Archaeologist to lead the archaeology program at Fort Wainwright and associated training areas. More details can be found here:
Did you know that your membership in the Alaska Anthropology Association provides you with free or discounted access to Society for American Archaeology (SAA) continuing education seminars? By contacting firstname.lastname@example.org you can access one SAA “Foundational Skills” Seminar for FREE and participate in one SAA “Deeper Digs” seminar at SAA member-only pricing. For RPA-certified events, RPAs and RAs are awarded CPE credits, and participants for all seminars receive a certificate of completion from SAA.
Descriptions of upcoming events can be found here: http://saa.org/career-practice/continuing-education
The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology’s OHA Virtual Education Series is valuable for both Cultural Resource Management (CRM) practitioners working in Alaska and government/agency employees working on Section 106 projects. Past workshop and training topics include requirements for State Cultural Resource Investigation Permits for CRM investigations on state lands, Traditional Place Names, Research Designs, Literature Reviews, and Archaeological Field Methods. Check out their website to register for upcoming events or view recordings of past presentations: https://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/publiceducation/training.htm
The Alaska Anthropological Association is an official Pick-Click-Give organization!
Donations pay for student scholarships. These awards help with educational costs, field experiences, or attending the Association’s annual conference.
It’s not too late to give! Following these instructions, you can still donate a portion of your PFD to the Alaska Anthropological Association through August 31st.
The Office of History and Archaeology is recruiting for an Archaeologist 2 to work in the Review/Compliance Unit, and report to the unit’s lead, to review development or improvement projects that are federally and/or state licensed, funded, permitted, or on federal and/or state land for potential impacts to prehistoric and historic properties. The individual will also serve as Cultural Resource Liaison with the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The position will be the point of contact for DOT&PF Cultural Resource Management staff and will review DOT&PF and FHWA projects for potential impacts to historic properties. The position will also provide technical and planning assistance to DOT&PF staff in early project planning, historic property identification efforts and environmental public meetings. Recruiting for a Secretary of Interior Qualified Professional Archaeologist with a Masters Degree.
Note: This job recruitment has been extended. The position recruitment closes on 5/8/2023 at 5:00 PM AKDT. This position recruitment is open to all applicants.