SAC Spring Conference Call for Papers!

“Wisdom Sits in Places:” Place, Space, and Consciousness

In his book Wisdom Sits in Places, Keith Basso suggested that place making involves multiple acts of remembering and imagining which inform each other in complex ways. The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness will discuss how “wisdom sits in places” the ways in which people remember and imagine the realms in which they live. The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness welcomes paper and panel proposals for its March 31-April 2, 2016 meeting at University Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon. We encourage submission of interdisciplinary and collaborative works.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 Ecopsychology

 Virtual spaces and realities

 Liminal places

 Places and perception of time

 Indigenous ways of knowing and place making

 Ethnic, national, and political imaginings of place

 Narratives and storytelling

 Entheogens and psychoactive substances

 Contested geographies and war zones

 Climate change and ecological precarity

 Natural disasters and gentrification

 Art and place-making


Proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and special events should be submitted by January 3, 2016. Registration fees should be paid to AAA by January 3rd. If your paper is not accepted, you may request a refund of your registration fees. Submissions will not be accepted unless the author has already completed the registration process on the AAA registration website by January 3rd.

Papers that belong to sessions must be submitted individually. Authors must register and pay before deadline. Limit: one paper or presentation per person, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Program Chair. Session organizers may submit individual papers for inclusion in their sessions. Please indicate whether you will require audiovisual equipment for your presentation on the “Finish” form. A projector and screen can be made available if needed. We have a central laptop (PC).


Questions? Please contact the Program Chair, Dr. Nicole Torres at