2014 Annual Meeting

The Southern Anthropological Society’s
49th Annual Meeting at Cherokee, North Carolina

March 30-April 1, 2014

(Note: Sessions will be held Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!)

Hosted by Western Carolina University

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee, North Carolina (Hotel Reservations MUST be made by FEBRUARY 28, 2014)

*Our SPECIAL room rate is $89.00 per night!! (This date is firm as it is the last date to get your hotel accommodationswith our special rate!!!)

Call 1-800-HARRAHS (1-800-427-7247) and Use Group Code: S03SASG

Theme: Four-Field Anthropology: Weaving Our Discipline with Community
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Raymond D. Fogelson (University of Chicago)

This year’s conference theme examines how anthropologists work with communities to preserve history and language, to seek solutions to community issues, and to engage in partnership and collaboration with families and agencies in addressing concerns and providing options. Four-field anthropology allows us to not only partner with communities but with our colleagues to contribute their sub-field expertise and contribute different perspectives on an issue. As we move into the 21st Century we can draw upon our holistic discipline to examine topics ranging from climate change to language death. The Cherokee basket watermarked in our 49th annual meeting program, is exemplary of how skilled hands can weave multiple types of materials and patterns to create a single outcome that successfully reflects heritage, meaning, and purpose. Coming back to a four-field discipline provides stronger resources to meet our purpose of understanding the human experience.

We especially welcome papers that address the symposium theme.


Topay annualregistrationand membership dues, clickhere.

Please Note: All attendees of the Annual Conference must pay bothmembership and registration dues.

Email abstracts to: Dr. Lisa J. Lefler at llefler@email.wcu.edu

Call for Papers for the Annual Student Research Paper Competition

Submission Deadline:March 7, 2014


2012 Conference Information

Cherokee, NC