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UT to host Central States Anthropological Society Conference

Nearly 200 anthropologists are expected to attend the Central States Anthropological Society annual meeting this week hosted for the first time by The University of Toledo.

The conference, Thursday, March 22 through 24 in the Park Inn Hotel in downtown Toledo, will include a number of presentations by anthropologists about their research and the latest news of their field, including five UT faculty members and eight UT students.

“The conference provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce The University of Toledo and the city of Toledo to anthropologists from across the central states,” said Willie McKether, UT assistant professor of anthropology and local arrangements coordinator for the annual meeting. “Hosting the conference in Toledo gives our students the opportunity to attend so they can meet leaders in the discipline and discuss their own research with future colleagues.”

The annual meeting will begin with an opening reception 7-9 p.m. sponsored by the UT College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences. The evening will include welcoming remarks from UT President Lloyd Jacobs, food, and entertainment, including an Irish dance troupe and The Murphys jazz band.

The conference will include a documentary film screening of The Natural State of America, “A Century of Fighting Racism” panel discussion and a publisher’s exhibit, in addition to numerous research presentations.

The Central States Anthropological Society, founded in 1921, is a section of the American Anthropological Association focused on promoting anthropology in the heartland and beyond.


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