CMA Conference Update

Dear members and friends of the Council for Museum Anthropology, we write to provide an update on the status of the CMA’s biennial conference. The results of the 2020 survey on the CMA biennial conference showed that the majority of our membership would prefer to reserve the funds and wait to hold an in-person conference until it is safe to do so. Given the differences in vaccine rollout internationally, the current status of COVID cases, and the challenges many potential institutional hosts currently face, we have decided to continue to postpone the call for host institutions. We hope that at the time that we release a call for potential hosts, institutions and locations may be in a better place to envision an in-person conference with all the financial and logistical considerations in requires.

However, we are also conscious of how conferences provide a valuable opportunity for students and early career scholars to network and share their work. Opportunities to do so have been limited in the pandemic. With this in mind, we are planning to host a day-long virtual symposium in the spring of 2022 specifically intended to showcase the work of students and early career scholars. More information to follow in Fall 2021.

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