Annual Meeting


2018 Annual Meeting

April 19-21

Indiana Memorial Union

Bloomington, Indiana



Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts for papers, posters, organized sessions, workshops, and roundtables in all fields and subfields of anthropology, both academic and applied. The 97th annual CSAS conference is student-friendly and features a paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students. It also offers an opportunity for anthropologists from throughout the Midwest, from institutions large and small, to meet, talk, and network in a welcoming and professional environment. This year’s meeting is being held jointly with MIDSEM, the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.


Distinguished Lecture: Information coming soon


You must register for the conference to submit an abstract. If your abstract is not accepted, you can ask for a refund of your registration fee.


To register: Go to and select “2018 CSAS – Central States Anthropological Society Spring Meeting. After registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the link to the submission portal.


Questions? Contact Angela Glaros, 2018 Program Chair, [email protected]

The Central States Anthropological Society welcomes scholars from all over the world, studying anywhere in the world. Our annual conference fosters inter-generational conversation with a strong, welcoming Midwestern atmosphere of equality, camaraderie and mutual growth. Students enjoy the focused attention and collaborative questions they receive on their research presentations and the opportunity to present alongside some of the big names in anthropology.