Sunday, March 29, 2009

Aging And The Indigenous People Of North America: Call for Papers

Call for Papers and Presenters: Aging and the Indigenous Peoples of North America - Annual Conference of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology

The Seventh Annual Conference of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology will be held at the University of Oklahoma-Norman from June 5 - 7, 2009. This year’s theme broadly focuses on Aging and the Indigenous People of North America. Any topic is welcome; examples include aging and health issues, the revitalization of culture and language, and overviews of the field as a whole. The keynote speaker is Dr. J. Neil Henderson from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

The conference is a small-scale meeting (20-25 participants) emphasizing the close critique of works-in-progress. It features a mentoring component for students and junior researchers, who are paired with senior researchers who offer technical assistance concerning research proposals or manuscripts. Papers from the conference will be considered for publication either individually or as a special issue of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Those who wish to present a paper are invited to submit a one-page abstract as an e-mail attachment by February 15, 2008 to Dr. Lori L. Jervis, University of Oklahoma,

Registration: Required By Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Payment: Payment In Advance Only
Registrant Fee
Participants $ 104.00
Student Participants $ 60.00

Hotel Information and Reservations

NCED Conference Center (Marriott)

2801 East State Highway 9

Norman, OK 73071-1198

Phone: 405.447.9000

Conference rate: $70/night

For hotel reservations, please submit a check made out to the “University of Oklahoma” to Lori Jervis at the address listed above. Checks must be received by April 1st, 2009.

As a federal training facility, the NCED Conference Center does not allow children under the age of 18 to stay overnight. If you will be bringing a child and need to arrange other accommodations, contact Lori Jervis at

Abstract and Mentoring Request Deadlines

Presenters should send a 1-page abstract to Lori Jervis at the e-mail address listed above by February 15, 2008. Please indicate what type of AV equipment will be needed. Presentations will take place on June 5th - June 6th.

Mentees: Participants who are interested in receiving mentoring should send a 2-page proposal for an aging-related research project or paper outline via e-mail by February 15, 2009. Mentees will meet with mentors on the morning of June 7th.

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