Call for Submissions, AAA 2012

January 23, 2012 2 Comments Diego Arispe-Bazán (SLA Web Assistant) AAA, Announcements, Call for Sessions

Dear Linguistic Anthropologists,   It’s that time of year again: The Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held this year in San Francisco, California, November 14-18.  This year’s theme is: “Borders and Crossings”.  As this year’s SLA Section Program Editor, I am writing to encourage you to submit invited sessions, volunteered sessions, and volunteered papers and posters.  We are also including the call for submissions for graduate student papers for the SLA’s Annual Student Essay Prize; please take a look at that call if you are a

On Free Will

January 14, 2012 No Comments Chad Nilep Humor, Philosophy

A light-hearted dialogue on the meaning of “free will”, inspired by Karl Smith at Modeled Behavior.

Research Works Act – H.R. 3699

January 13, 2012 5 Comments Chad Nilep Uncategorized

The “Research Works Act”, H.R. 3699, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in December 2011. The Association of American Publishers applauded the bill, but some scholarly publishers have expressed opposition. This post provides a brief summary of the bill and arguments in support and opposition.