Annual Meeting



April 11-13

Holiday Inn/Fogelman Center at the University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee


Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are invited to invited to attend to see papers, posters, organized sessions, workshops, and roundtables in all fields and subfields of anthropology, both academic and applied. The 98th 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.


Distinguished Lecture: Vince Diaz, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota Twin Cities


Registration details forthcoming in the fall of 2018.


Questions? Contact Charles Fruehling Springwood, 2019 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.


Getting the most out of the meeting