In the conclusion of an interview, the French philosopher Michel Foucault once pointed to the necessity of dreams and reflected on the dangers presented when "dreams dry up." The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness will discuss the current "state of dreaming." We will investigate, explore, discuss, and celebrate the state of dreaming on individual and collective levels. We would also like to engage with the ideas of dreaming as a vital tool of survival and as a radical act for the transformation of consciousness. The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness welcomes paper and panel proposals for its March 26-28, 2015 meeting in Portland, Oregon. We encourage submission of interdisciplinary and collaborative works proposals for its March 26-28, 2015 meeting in Portland, Oregon.
Proposals must be submitted by January 3, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Room reservations should be made by phone 800-669-8610. Participants must indicate they are attending the American Anthropological Association conference. Room reservations should be made on or before January 26, 2015.
Please contact Program Chair Nicole Torres (email@example.com) if you have questions or need more information about the meeting.
The meeting theme offers a provocation to examine the truths we encounter, produce and communicate through anthropological theories and methods. As a discipline built on blending archives of narratives, actions, sediment and bone, anthropology has well-established methods for grappling with complex, multidimensional artifacts.
But what are our epistemological commitments to the ways we make scientific knowledge today? What impact do our epistemic convictions and predilections have, intended or not? What goals do we want to set for ourselves? What partnerships should we build? What audiences should we seek?
And how will the truths we generate change as we contend with radical shifts in scholarly publishing, employment opportunities, and labor conditions for anthropologists, as well as the politics of circulating the anthropological records we produce?
The Executive Board of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness is now inviting applications for Managing Editor of its peer-reviewed journal, Anthropology of Consciousness. Interested applicants should submit a CV, a written statement specifically addressing the qualification criteria listed below and her/his vision for how the journal might evolve.
Please send all materials to Beth Savage, SAC Secretary/Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final selection will follow an interview, preferably before or at the 2015 SAC Spring Meeting in Oregon. The three-year term begins August 1, 2015.