The Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America organizes a conference sesquiannually (every one and a half years). SALSA conferences are among the world’s foremost venues for presenting original research on lowland South America. SALSA strives to provide an environment conducive to extensive discussion and exchange of ideas and information among scholars specializing in all fields of lowland South American anthropology and related disciplines.
SALSA has held nine conferences since the Society was organized in 2001. Ideally (contingent on local host sponsorship), the site of our conference rotates among Europe, South America, and North America. To date, SALSA conferences have included presentations of nearly four hundred papers, as well as research posters, film showings, workshops, discussion forums, publication exchanges, museum receptions, and other events. John Hemming, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Ellen Basso, Stephen Hugh-Jones, Joanna Overing, Clark Erickson, Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Anthony Seeger, and Alf Hornborg have been keynote speakers.
The Eleventh Sesquiannual Conference will take place in Lima, Peru, July 20-23, 2017
Keynote speaker: Alf Hornborg (Professor, Human Ecology Division, Lund University) Conference organizers: Dan Rosengren (University of Gothenburg) and Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (University of Regina), with assistance from Beth A. Conklin (Vanderbilt University) and Jeremy Campbell (Roger Williams University). Visit conference site.
Eighth Sesquiannual Conference: Nashville, TN, USA, 7-10 March 2013
Keynote speaker: Anthony Seeger (Distinguished Professor, Department of Ethnomusicology, University of California at Los Angeles). Conference organizers: Beth A. Conklin (Vanderbilt University), Carlos Londoño Sulkin (University of Regina), and Jeremy Campbell (Roger Williams University). Program, Abstracts and Photos
Seventh Sesquiannual Conference: Belém, Pará, Brasil, 22-26 June 2011
Keynote speaker: Davi Kopenawa Yanomami (President, Hutukara). Conference organizers: Glenn Shepard (Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi), Marcela Coelho da Souza (Universidade de Brasília), and Claudia Leonor Lopes Garces (Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi). Program, Abstracts, Posters and Photos
Sixth Sesquiannual Conference of SALSA: San Antonio TX, USA, 14-17 January 2010
Keynote speaker: Clark Erickson (Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania). Conference organizers: Steven Rubenstein (University of Liverpool), Richard Reed (Trinity University), Michael Cepek (University of Texas at San Antonio), and Javier Ruedas (University of New Orleans) Program
Keynote speaker in Oxford: Joanna Overing (Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews) … and in Paris, Claude Lévi-Strauss (Chair of Social Anthropology, Collège de France) addressed the conference by video. Conference organizers: Laura Rival (Oxford University) and Philippe Erikson (Université de Paris–X) Program and selected abstracts All abstracts
Fourth Sesquiannual Conference: Santa Fe NM, USA, 12-14 January 2007
Keynote speaker: Steven Hugh-Jones (Fellow in Social Anthropology, King’s College, Cambridge University). Conference organizer: Janet Chernela (University of Maryland) and Alf Hornborg (Lund University) Program Abstracts Photos
Keynote speaker: Ellen Basso (Professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona). Conference organizers: Warren Hern (University of Colorado at Boulder) and William Fisher (College of William and Mary) Program Abstracts
Keynote speaker: Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (Professor, Program in Social Anthropology, Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro). Conference organizer: Janet Chernela (Florida International University) Program
Organizing meeting: Indigenous Amazonia at the Millennium: Politics and Religion: New Orleans, LA, USA, 11-14 January 2001