Preliminary Schedule
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Abstract Submission

The 2013 Northwest Anthropological Conference will be hosted by

Portland State University


64th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference


 April 21-23, 2011 

Moscow, Idaho


     Common Ground


Anthropological research often involves forging partnerships across disciplines and with diverse communities outside the field, such as governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, Native American Tribes, businesses, and the public. Successful collaboration requires finding a common ground between multiple stakeholders' perspectives, agendas, and beliefs. Forming mutually engaging relationships provides a more expansive and holistic knowledge base that can help anthropologists address a wider range of questions and problems than can a single discipline or institution alone. Moreover, when we collaborate with people in the communities where we do our work, research and projects are more likely to be relevant to and stimulate dialogue amongst the many interest groups and publics we serve. The sixty-fourth Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, hosted by the University of Idaho Department of Sociology and Anthropology in Moscow, ID, will highlight these efforts.  Although papers, posters, and symposia that address collaborative research and projects are encouraged, all topics, subfields of anthropology, and related fields are welcomed.

Preliminary Schedule, update 4/16

The conference will be held at the Best Western University Inn in Moscow, Idaho.  Please make reservations directly with the hotel at (800)325-8765 and mention the Northwest Anthropological Conference.  Other reservation sources, such as travel websites, on-line reservations, or the national reservation system, may indicate that there are no rooms available due to the block of rooms being held for this conference.

Symposium, paper, and poster abstracts are due by March 7, 2011.

Please register by March 11 for the reduced registration fee.

If your organization will have a meeting during the conference and you would like it to be listed in the program, please send an email to the address below.


For all inquiries, submissions, and problems with this web site, contact:

Laura Putsche, Chair NWAC

Dept. of Soc/Anth

University of Idaho

P.O. Box 441110

Moscow, ID  83844-1110





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