Annual Meeting

Southern Anthropological Society 2018 53rd Annual Meeting

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 - SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

CHATTANOOGA MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN, Two Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402, (423) 756-0002

SECOND CALL: SESSION & INDIVIDUAL Abstracts Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Program Co-Chairs: Betty J. Duggan (UTC, MOIFA, ( and Lyn Miles (UTC, (
  • Co-Host with SAS: Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

LODGING: The winter and spring are peak conference times in Chattanooga so downtown hotels rooms can be scarce and prices significantly higher. It is strongly suggested that you reserve rooms early while discounted rates apply at the Downtown Marriott (conference hotel) or the Staybridge Inn (across the street from it). Both are holding limited room blocks for our conference until the dates indicated.

CHATTANOOGA MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN, Two Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402, (423) 756-0002. A special SAS conference rate of $149/night (standard rooms are double queen) is available to attendees during the annual meeting and 3 nights before and after. Free WiFi is included. Reservations in this block must be made no later than 5 p.m. on 04/05/18; thereafter, reservations at this price will be taken on a space available basis only. Reservations can be made at the following link or made directly with Marriott reservations at 800-841-1674. Book your group rate for SAS-Southern Anthropological Society 2018.

STAYBRIDGE SUITES CHATTANOOGA, 1300 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, Phone 423-267-0900, Fax 423-267-0945. A smaller block of studio suites has been reserved for attendees during the annual meeting at the rate of $134/night. Reservations must be received by 03/20/2018, thereafter, reservations at this price will be taken on a space available basis only.

Chattanoogas free, downtown electric shuttles that ply Market Street (one street over) also makes stop during the day and evening at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown.


We encourage submissions from faculty, students, independent scholars, other professionals, and interested public, and from all the anthropological subfields (social, cultural, and applied anthropologists, archaeologists, biological and physical anthropologists, linguists) and others across the humanities and social sciences. (ABSTRACT FORM and INSTRUCTIONS follows below).

Organized Sessions Organizers are responsible for submitting the session title and abstract (of no more than 250 words), keywords, length of session, session member names and roles. Presenters in organized sessions are responsible for submitting their own individual abstracts, paper title, and keywords.

Individual Paper, Poster, or Video (individual or group) Abstracts for Paper, Poster, and Video submissions should begin with the presentations title, authors name (list last name first in capital letters, then first name lower case), followed by institutional affiliation/organization/other. The abstract should consist of no more than 150 words.

***PLEASE NOTE: All attendees of the Annual Conference must pay the combined annual membership/registration dues (by category). Please pay online by going to the dropdowns About SAS and Membership.