Eighth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Amazonian and Andean Studies

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Society for Amazonian & Andean Studies

We are pleased to announce that the Eighth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Amazonian and Andean Studies will take place May 3-5, 2024 on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, with a simultaneous virtual component hosted by the George Washington University to promote international participation and discussion.

This conference brings together scholars and the public to ask how can intersectional and interdisciplinary, anthropologically-informed approaches to Amazonian and Andean studies contribute to addressing urgent, global challenges? The conference focuses on four urgent themes related to the Amazon and the Andes: (1) decolonizing research and community engagement; (2) Indigenous responses to climate change and environmental justice; (3) intersectional gender studies in the Amazon and Andes; and (4) future directions for globally-engaged Amazonian and Andean studies. 

In a keynote on Saturday, Dr. Eduardo Góes Neves (University of São Paulo, Brazil) will present the current state of Amazonian archaeology.

We are grateful for the support of UVA's Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation (CGII) in the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, as well as the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. We will be able to simulcast translation into multiple languages of the Amazon and Andes. We will also be able to provide limited funding for participants and attendees. Details on funding opportunities will be forthcoming. 

Please visit our website for updates at http://www.saas-conference-2024.org/. You can register, submit proposals for posters and multimedia presentations, and learn more about traveling to Charlottesville. The direct link to RSVP and submit abstracts/proposals is here.