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AES/APLA Spring Conference, REPAIR, April 4 – 6, 2024

Apr 4 @ 8:00 am - Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Join AES and APLA at the University of Pittsburg for their Spring meeting under the theme REPAIR. The spring AES-APLA conference invites scholars, activists, and artists to grapple with the complexities and possibilities of repair in the contexts of the people and sites with and in which they work.

In the face of compounding harms—mass extinctions, settler-colonial dispossession, gentrification, displacement—what does it mean to repair the historic legacies of damage and harm? What does it demand of individuals, communities, or states? How might studies of possibility or hope be enhanced through an attention to actually existing practices of repair? How can the tools of anthropology be used to amplify the demands coming from historically disadvantaged communities? Such questions call for anthropology to link the radical imagination to present struggles. At the same time, as scholarship on abolition, revolution, and refusal highlight, it is also important to document unfixable situations, times in which repair does more harm than good, or instances in which people find it more ethical to abandon or refuse.

Onsite registration will begin at 2pm, April 4, 2024 for those who wish to register in-person. The deadline for paper/panel submission is February 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Read the full CFP here.

Registration Rates


  • $50 AES/APLA section members
  • $75 Non-members


  • $100 Part-time/adjunct
  • $125 AES/APLA section members
  • $150 Fulltime non-members

Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member of the AAA. Existing AAA members can join AES or APLA by following this link.