SALSA X Sesquiannual Conference 2016

SALSA X Sesquiannual Conference Tulane

2016 X Sesquiannual Conference – Tulane

The SALSA X Sesquiannual Conference was held at Tulane University (New Orleans) with William Balée (Tulane University), Jeffrey Ehrenreich (University of New Orleans), and Lauren Dodaro (Tulane University) responsible for general conference organization, and Laura Zanotti (Purdue University) responsible for the academic program. We had a wonderful conference to prepare for as SALSA celebrates its 15th anniversary.

We were honored to announce the new Steven Lee Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship that will support travel to SALSA conferences.

Conference events were primarily in Dinwiddie Hall, home of the Department of Anthropology and the Middle American Research Institute, on Tulane’s campus.

Conference Highlights

William Balée 2016 X Sesquiannual Conference - New Orleans

William Balée (Professor, Anthropology, Tulane University) delivered the keynote lecture “On Amazonian diversity, or old wine in new bottles

The plenary dinner took place in the 1834 room in the LBC (student center of Tulane’s uptown campus).

We continued Conversations in the Lobby, an event also in Steven Rubenstein’s memory, On engagement with peers’ work, organized by Carlos David Londoño Sulkin.

Academic Program

See X Sesquiannual Conference Program Schedule:

Program Schedule Full

Program Schedule At-a-glance

Published papers derived from this conference

Paper resulting from Conversations in the Lobby 2016: Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin, “On Engagement with the Work of Peers” Tipití 14(3), 2016.


Pictured: MARI Opening with SALSA Members; William Balée; Meredith Dudley; Laura Zanotti, Meredith Dudely, and Lauren Dodaro; Juan Castrillon with Jonathan Hill and wife; Jeremy Campbell and Christopher Ball; Alfonso Matas; Thomas Moore and Pat Lyon; SALSA members; Jeffrey Ehrenreich Poster Exhibit; Book Display SALSA 2016; unidentified; Joel Sherzer; Jeffrey Ehrenreich, Emi Ireland, Christopher Ball and Phil Nash; Emi Ireland; SALSA members; Esther Jean Langdon; Jonathan Hill and SALSA members; SALSA members; Lauren Dorado and Sarah, Jeffrey Ehrenreich’s spouse; Carlos Londoño Sulkin; Alfonso Matas; SALSA members; Janet Chernela; William Fisher, Carlos Londoño Sulkin and Laura Mentore; Jonathan Hill; William Balée, Tony Seeger, and Pat Lyon; Carlos Londoño Sulkin; Jonathan Hill; SALSA members, including Beth Conklin; George Mentore.

Department of Anthropology
101 Dinwiddie Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA


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–Jonathan Hill (SALSA President), Laura Zanotti (SALSA 2016 Academic Program Chair), Jeremy Campbell (SALSA Secretary-Treasurer-Webmaster), and Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (SALSA President-Elect)