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2022 Annual Meeting

A variety of brown, peach, tan, turquoise, and blue mountain lines overlapping one another next to text: Unsettling Landscapes, 2022 AAA Annual Meeting - Nov. 9-13, Seattle, WA 

The 2022 AAA Annual Meeting theme “Unsettling Landscapes” encourages anthropological discussion of past, present, and future unsettlings of the world. Learn more about this year's theme and plan to join us in Seattle or online this fall. 

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As a scholarly and professional society, we are in a position to raise wider awareness about the cultural, historical, and political context in which this outrageous invasion is occurring, and are opening up our AnthroSource archives to feature articles that are relevant to the events taking place in Ukraine. We’ve also compiled a host of resources and upcoming events on our Ukraine resources page which is updated regularly.

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