There are a
number of varied and exciting workshops that are planned for our annual
meetings in Cleveland (March 27-30, 2019).
seven of these are scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, so plan to be at the
meetings early this year!
Some of the
workshops require pre-registration. These are indicated by “Pre-registration
Required” in bold. To register, click on the workshop title and follow the
instructions. Admission to the workshop cannot be guaranteed without
for most workshops closes on March 15
to allow the organizers sufficient time to contact you with workshop
information. However note the following exceptions:
- Carrying on: Eighty years of
Scientific Progress and Innovation using the Hamann-Todd Collection. To participate in this
workshop/symposium you must submit a short abstract of your presentation by January 31, 2019.
- Mentoring the Mentor: A Mentor-Training Workshop. This workshop is by application rather
than pre-registration. The application deadline is February 22, 2019 and
acceptance will be notified shortly thereafter. This is a professionally
facilitated workshop and we unfortunately cannot guarantee space for all
applicants. You may submit your application here.
Note: Days and times are subject to change depending on potential conflicts with the academic program. The final timetable will be posted in early February. We do not anticipate any major changes, particularly with the Wednesday workshops.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
- Mentoring the Mentor: A Mentor-Training Workshop. Day/Time: Wed, March 27, all day
(8AM-2PM); Description: The AAPA Committee on Diversity Women's Initiative in
conjunction with the AAPA Professional Development Committee, are co-sponsoring
a workshop with the goal of providing training in mentoring best practices.
Organizers: Robin M. Bernstein, U of Colorado – Bolder ([email protected]), Andrea B. Taylor, Touro University
Nathaniel J. Dominy, Dartmouth University ([email protected]). Pre-registration
- An Integrated Approach to Adult
Skeletal Age Estimation and Paleodemographic Reconstruction: Going From Bones
to Individual Ages and Mortality Patterns. Day/Time: Wed, March 27, all day (9AM-4PM with a lunch break 12PM-1PM);
Description: A new skeletal age-estimation method, based on many skeletal
traits and over 1,700 known-age skeletons, is introduced that yields accurate
and unbiased estimates throughout adulthood for paleodemographic research and
forensic investigations. Organizers: George R. Milner, Penn State U
([email protected]), Jesper L. Boldsen, University of Southern Denmark ([email protected]), Stephen D. Ousley, Mercyhurst
University ([email protected]), Sara M. Getz, Idaho State
University ([email protected]),
Svenja Weise, University of Southern Denmark ([email protected]), Jutta Gampe, Max Planck Institute
for Demographic Research ([email protected]). Pre-registration Required
- The Analysis of Anthropological
Networks in R.
Day/Time: Wed, March 27, 8AM-12PM; Description: Learn to gather relational data
and do social network analysis in R. Organizers: James Holland Jones, Stanford
U ([email protected]), Ashley Hazel, Stanford U ([email protected]). Pre-registration Required
- Repatriation in the Digital Age: What
can we learn about the ethics of collecting, curating, and using digital
representations of the human body? Day/Time:
Wed, March 27, 1PM-5PM; Description: A workshop that will approach the ethics of
digital data through the lens of repatriation, and discuss the ethical
considerations related to collecting and working with digital representations
of human bodies Organizers: Cara Hirst, UCL ([email protected]); Alyssa Bader, University of
Illinois ([email protected]). Pre-registration
- Amira-Avizo Software for Physical
Anthropology. Day/Time: Wed, March 27, 1PM-5PM; Description:
Extract meaning from your image data in a half-day hands-on workshop for Thermo
Scientific’s Amira-Avizo Software. Organizers: Alex Hall, Thermo Fisher
Scientific ([email protected]), Germain Siraudin, Thermo Fisher
Scientific ([email protected]).
- Integrating Epigenetic Data with
Day/Time: Wed, March 27, 1PM-5PM; Description: This workshop aims to provide
resources to anthropologists interested in pursuing and engaging with
anthropological epigenetics research. Organizers: Genevieve Housman, U of
Chicago ([email protected]); Chris Barrett, University of Kansas (christopherbar[email protected]), Ainash Childebayeva, University of
Michigan ([email protected]),
Mary Rogers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ([email protected]).
- Carrying on: Eighty years of
Scientific Progress and Innovation using the Hamann-Todd Collection.
Day/Time: Wed, March 27, 2PM-5PM, Description: This workshop symposium is being
put on by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and will introduce the
Hamann-Todd collection and some of the latest investigative and research
techniques and devices to a wide array of scientists who will attend the
meetings.: If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please send a
short statement of your proposed presentation to Lyman Jellema ([email protected])
before January 31, 2018.
Due to space limitations, only 50 proposals will be accepted for presentation
on a first come first serve basis.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
- Non-academic Careers in Physical
Day/Time: Thurs, March 28, 10:00AM-12:00PM; Description: A workshop geared
towards exploring professions in physical anthropology that are outside of
academia with the goal of greater visibility for early career anthropologists,
as well as build a community for seasoned non-academic physical
anthropologists. Organizers: Andrew R. Halloran ([email protected]); Christina Cloutier Barbour, Lion
Country Safari, ([email protected]).
- Creating An Ad Hoc Early Career
Thurs, March 28, 12:15PM-2:15PM; Description: This session will address the
utility and structure of an ad hoc Early Career Committee to represent the
needs of early career bioanthropologists. Organizers: Kimberly Congdon ([email protected]); Melanie Beasley, University of
Tennessee-Knoxville, ([email protected]). Sponsor: AAPA Career Development
- Navigating the Intercultural Landscape
of Gender-Based Harassment and Assault in Fieldwork. Day/Time: Thurs, March 28,
2:30-4:30PM; Description: Fieldworkers will discuss establishing and managing
collaborative relationships in an intercultural field context, with an emphasis
on preventing, managing, and handling gender-based harassment, and developing
guidelines and best practices. Organizers: Erin Elizabeth Kane ([email protected]); Jennifer Danzy Cramer American
Public University System ([email protected]).
Friday, March 29, 2019
Choosing, Evaluating, and Using Online Resources in Your Classes. Day/Time Friday, March 29, 8:00AM-10:00AM; Description: Participants will discuss mining the Internet for valid and useful classroom resources. Organizers: Marilyn London, University of Maryland ([email protected]), Susan Kirkpatrick Smith, Kennesaw State University ([email protected]), Gwyn Madden, Grand Valley State University ([email protected]). Preregistration required.
- Citing Marginalized Scholars in
Day/Time: Friday, March 29, 10AM-12PM; Description: This workshop will cover
strategies for shifting citational practices in biological anthropology,
providing participants with tools for producing more inclusive syllabi and
publications that recognize the work of historically marginalized scientists.
Organizers: Deborah Bolnick, U of Connecticut ([email protected]), Rick Smith, Dartmouth ([email protected]). Sponsor: Committee on
Diversity-Transforming Anthropological and Scientific Knowledge (COD-TASK) .Pre-registration Required.
- Career Development Panel: How to Write a Grant Proposal. Day/Time: Fri, March 29, 12:15PM-2:15PM;
Description: Representatives from the major funding organizations will explain
how to write successful grant proposals for their programs. Organizers: Nate Dominy (Chair AAPA Career
- Understanding the NSF Broader Impacts
Criterion and Developing the Societal Impact of Your Science. Day/Time: Friday, March 29,
2:30PM-4:30PM; Description: This two-hour session will discuss the NSF Broader
Impact criterion and, more generally, the potential for your science to have
societal impact, with shared insights from NSF, grantees, and the biological
anthropology community. Organizers: Rebecca Ferrell ([email protected]); Holly Dunsworth ([email protected]).
Saturday, March 30, 2019
- The Evolution of the Human Form, with
notes on the reconstruction of ancient ancestors. Day/Time: Saturday, March 30,
10AM-12PM; Description: We explore possibilities of soft-tissue reconstruction
in human evolution, including possible ties to art. Organizers: John Gurche ([email protected]).
- Mentoring for teaching-focused
careers. Day/Time: Saturday, March 30, 2:30PM-4:30PM;
Description: Assistance for job-seeking AAPA members interested in
strengthening their applications for teaching-focused jobs. Organizers: Laurie
Kauffman, Oklahoma City University ([email protected]), Miranda Karban, Illinois College, ([email protected]).