UW-Milwaukee Anthropology Student Union Annual Student Colloquium: "New Techniques and Old Questions"
Sponsored by University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Anthropology Student Union
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sabin Hall G90
3413 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

CFP Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Anthropology Student Union (ASU) Student Colloquium is a forum for students to present their research in a professional conference environment. This year's event will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014. The theme is “New Techniques and Old Questions.” New this year, we are inviting anthropology professors to be discussants, and the Colloquium will culminate in a Keynote address by Dr. Fred Smith of Illinois State University, a leading expert in paleoanthropology. His particular focus is on the role of Neanderthals in the emergence of modern humans in western Eurasia.  http://soa.illinoisstate.edu/faculty_staff/faculty.aspx?control=facultyP...).

New Techniques and Old Questions: The cyclical development of theoretical goals and questions is a well-entrenched academic pattern. While we continue to advance our methods and techniques, we persist in understanding traditional concerns—the nature of cultural differences, similarities, and dynamics. Our goal is to explore old questions with fresh perspective and the new techniques that expand the possibilities of knowledge formation. In this effort, we invite participants across all four sub-fields to address the questions that remain foundational to the anthropological discipline and the innovative approaches that continue to illuminate our engagement with these fundamental pursuits.

For students who are working on original anthropological research and are interested in gaining experience presenting a paper, the ASU Anthropology Student Colloquium is an ideal opportunity to experience a conference setting while also receiving constructive feedback from professionals and other students in the field. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates in all anthropology subfields and ancillary disciplines, but submissions must be based on original research conducted by the author and address anthropological questions related to this year's theme. The Colloquium is open to anthropology students at institutions other than UW-Milwaukee. Accommodation with UWM graduate students will be provided for out-of-state presenters upon request. 

The Anthropology Department is sponsoring a paper competition in association with the Colloquium. In the past, for UWM students the first place prize was $100 and second place was $50. For non-UWM students the first place prize was $50.

Submitting an Abstract: The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2014. Presentations on March 29 will be limited to 15 minutes. Accepted papers will be due for faculty review by March 15, 2014. Abstracts and accepted papers should be submitted to Lindsey Jo Helms at ljhelms@uwm.edu

Registering: The deadline for pre-registration is March 22, 2014.  Although registration is free, we strongly encourage those planning to attend to register early by emailing Lindsey Jo Helms at ljhelms@uwm.edu by March 22. The first 150 people to register are guaranteed to receive a complimentary ASU tote bag containing items such as a UWM jump drive. 

Thank you for your interest.  Further information may be found at the ASU website at http://www4.uwm.edu/StudentOrg/asu/, or visit our Facebook page: Anthropology Student Union at UW-Milwaukee. Please feel free to contact Lindsey Jo Helms at ljhelms@uwm.edu with any additional questions.


ASU Student Colloquium planning committee:

Lindsey Jo Helms (Chair)

Lara Ghisleni

Abby Forster

Clare Connely

Jordan Burich

Contact Information
Lindsey Jo Helms
(414) 229-4175


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