Anthropological Society issues final call for conference in Huntington

A final call is being issued for proposals for the Southern Anthropological Society’s 51st Annual Meeting and Conference, which will take place April 7-9, in Huntington, according to Dr. Brian A. Hoey associate professor of anthropology and the conference and program chair.

Proposal submissions are due Monday, Feb. 1.

“With concern over budgets potentially limiting our travel, this is a tremendous opportunity to present your work with little expense,” Hoey said. With the orienting theme being publicly engaged, locally committed applications of social and allied sciences, Hoey says he is particularly seeking proposals for organized sessions, forums and special events, as well as individually volunteered papers and posters that bring together a variety of interdisciplinary as well as nonacademic interpretations. In addition to what is considered “traditional” academic conference fare such as papers and posters, Hoey said he would like to consider proposals for a broad range of offerings that engage participants with the conference theme.

“Think of short films, poetry readings, art exhibits, interpretive dance, and so on,” he added.

The conference will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Big Sandy Conference Center in downtown Huntington. Information and instructions regarding registration and proposal submission are available at the conference portal: For more information, contact   Hoey at  Find the SAS on Twitter:  @southernanthro and use the hashtag #SAS2016WV for all conference-related tweets.