Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Meeting

April 10-12, 2014

Illinois State University,  Normal, Illinois


Conference abstracts (pdf)


The 91st Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society will be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, adjacent to Illinois State University, from Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12, 2014. Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are invited to present or hear papers, give poster presentations, and participate in workshops and roundtables in all four fields of anthropology, including applied subdisciplines. It also offers an opportunity for anthropologists from throughout the central states area, from institutions large and small, to meet, talk, and network together in a welcoming and professional environment. CSAS conferences encourage student participation as well, and students are also invited to submit papers for both our undergraduate and graduate prize competitions.

The conference is supported by Illinois State University, and local contact persons are Jim Stanlaw (; 309-438-7690) and Nobuko Adachi (;  309-438-8036). Jim Stanlaw is also the program chair for the meetings, and is available to discuss any organized symposia that members may wish to propose.

Bloomington-Normal is centrally located, and is serviced by several major airlines—including American, Delta, Allegiant, and Frontier—and the Marriot itself is three blocks away from the Amtrak station. Ample garage parking is also available (free to hotel guests; $8.00/24 hours for others). Reservations at the Marriot can be made at 800-627-7468 or 309-862-9000, and the conference rate (single or double) is $119/night.  See “Conference Lodging”, “Conference Parking”, and “Travel Directions” in the left-hand menu for more information.

Conference Registration

Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration rates are: CSAS regular member: $90; CSAS student member: $40; non-member: $110; student non-member: $50. NOTE: If you are already a member of the AAA, but not of CSAS, and you are a student, you may join CSAS for free and register at the member rate. (However, student requests to join the CSAS prior to registering for the 2014 meeting must be received by December 5, 2013). If you are already a member of AAA, but not of CSAS, and you are not a student, you may both join CSAS and register for the conference for the online registration rate of $90 fee when registering for the conference. For more information on either of these options, please contact Harriet Ottenheimer, CSAS secretary-treasurer, at


If you have questions about the conference, please contact Jim Stanlaw (; 309-438-7690) or  Nobuko Adachi (; 309-438-8036).

If you have questions about membership, please contact CSAS secretary-treasurer Harriet Ottenheimer (