2019 SALSA XII Sesquiannual Conference – Vienna

2019 SALSA XII Sesquiannual Conference – Vienna, Austria

2019 SALSA XII Sesquiannual Conference ViennaThe 2019 XII Sesquiannual Conference of SALSA was
held June 27-30, 2019 at Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, with Claudia Augustat (Weltmuseum) responsible for general conference organization, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Amazonia), responsible for the academic program.

Conference Highlights

Anne-Christine Taylor

Anne-Christine Taylor offered the Keynote Lecture, titled “Mismatches: Museums, Anthropology and Amazonia

Clarice Cohn (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil) and William H. Fisher (College of William and Mary, USA) organized a Debate on Policy Setbacks and Rights Reversals faced by Indigenous Brazilians under Bolsonaro and how to Fight Back. See papers and presentations of the debate.

Elizabeth Ewart (Oxford) and Laura Graham (University of Iowa) organized a new version of Conversations in the Lobby, around the issue of (gendered) vulnerabilities and fieldwork.

It was presented the Photo-Exhibition Forest of Mirrors, which is the result of a collaboration between anthropologist Stine Krøijer and photographer Mike Kollöffel. The material was generated through fieldwork in the Ecuadorian Amazon between 2014 and 2017, and it visually conveys the relationship between nature and culture in light of Sieko-Pai cosmology.

Five Film screenings, of recent productions by SALSA members.

The SALSA Conference Dinner was hold in the historical ambiance of the magnificent Hall of Columns (Säulenhalle) of the Weltmuseum Wien, which is located at the Corps des Logis of the Imperial Palace (Hofburg). This part of the Hofburg was built between 1902 and 1907 and was designed by the famous architect Gottfried Semper.

SALSA Membership General Meeting

Academic Program

Conference Venue

Program-at-a-glance (with hyperlinks to every individual session)

(web version)

Thematic Panels, Workshop and Thematic Sessions

Poster presentations

Special Meetings

Presenters and Abstracts


View photos

Around Vienna

–Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (SALSA President 2017-2020), Jeremy M. Campbell (SALSA President-Elect 2020-2023), Laura Zanotti (Secretary-Treasurer 2017-2020), Claudia Augustat (SALSA 2019 Conference Organizer), Juan Alvaro Echeverri (SALSA 2019 Academic Program Chair), Glenn Shepard (SALSA Webmaster).

Photographs: Weltmuseum Wien (https://www.weltmuseumwien.at), The Vienna City hall (https://www.wien.gv.at/)