The Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) is an independent professional association for anthropologists specializing in lowland regions of South America. SALSA’s main goals are to foster sound and ethical research and to promote the education of students and the general public on issues that we study.

SALSA is an international society, bringing together specialists who live in Latin America, Europe, North America, and elsewhere. It seeks to facilitate connections and develop exchanges of information among them, disseminate original scholarship of high quality, and encourage students to learn about and carry out research in this region. SALSA has a voting membership with an elected board of directors, by-laws, and official status as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

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SALSA 2023 Casa HIjaXIV SALSA Biennial Conference 2023 – Amazon Triple Frontier

SALSA is pleased to announce that its XIV Biennial Conference, with the theme “Visions and Futures: Amazonia from the Roots,” will take place from 27-30 July 2023 in the Amazon Triple Frontier Brazil-Colombia-Peru. It will be hosted by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Leticia, in association with the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP) and the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM) (Brazil).

See complete information about the Conference here.

Reminder Call for Individual Proposals SALSA 2023

Natalia Buitron, Academic Program Chair

This is a quick reminder for the call for individual proposals for Panels, Workshops and Special Events of the XIV SALSA Biennial Conference 2023.

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SALSA Statement on Attacks on Democracy in the Praça dos Três Poderes, Brasília (1-12-23)
XIV SALSA Biennial Conference – Reminder Call for Individual Proposals
SALSA 2023 Workshops
SALSA 2023 Special Events
SALSA 2023 Presenters & Papers
SALSA 2023 Panels
XIV SALSA Biennial Conference – Conference Organizing Committee
María Consuelo de Vengoechea – XIV SALSA Conference (2023)
XIV SALSA Biennial Conference – SALSA Membership & Conference Registration
Carolina Rodriguez Alzza -Whitten Research Fund 2022
Alexandra Reichert -Whitten Research Fund 2022
Alcineis Acate Peres -Whitten Research Fund 2022
Joan Gutiérrez Whitten Research Fund 2022
Meredith Cristina Castro Rios Whitten Research Fund 2022
SALSA Partners
XIV SALSA Biennial Conference – Conference venue
Keynote Lecture 2023: Tania Stolze Lima
Keynote Lecture 2023: João Paulo Barreto
XIV SALSA Biennial Conference – Keynote Dialogue
VISITORS (film) by Juan Castrillón
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Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

Promoting ethical and sound research on issues related to lowland South America, its peoples and its environment

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To honor the memory of Ken Kensinger, we offer selected issues of two series of publications edited by him.

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SALSA conferences are among the world’s foremost venues for presenting original research on lowland South America.


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Teaching Lowland

Themes and links aimed to provide materials, information and inspiration for teaching Lowland South American anthropology.

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