76th Annual Meeting in Jackson, MS (2019)
76TH ANNUAL MEETING
November 6 to 9, 2019
The 2019 annual meeting will bring SEAC back to the Magnolia State for a third time, with this being its second time in Jackson (1991). Jackson was established in 1821 when the state capitol was moved from Natchez to a more central location on the Pearl River. The new city was named after then-Major General Andrew Jackson. It was captured twice by Grant’s army during the Vicksburg Campaign, and it earned the moniker “Chimneyville” after it was burned twice under the direction of W.T. Sherman. His second burning left it a “mass of charred ruins,” sparing only the Governor’s Mansion and what is now the Old Capitol. The Old Capitol was replaced in 1903 and is now maintained as a museum by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
MDAH recently opened two world-class museums, and we will hold our Thursday night reception in the atrium shared by the nationally acclaimed Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History. In addition to food and drink, attendees will be free to explore museum exhibits covering all aspects of Mississippi’s past. The city also boasts a variety of shopping options ranging from the Old House Depot, an architectural salvage store, to Forestry Suppliers, the go-to source for Marshaltown, Oakfield and other field equipment, with a show room where you can buy overstock from their catalogue sales.
There will be child care.
Hotel and Conference Venue
More information and links to hotel registration can be found on the Conference Hotel page.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Online meeting registration will open June 1. Registration deadline for papers and posters is August 31.
Registration until October 28
Regular Member: 100.00
Student Member: 50.00
Student Non-Member: 65.00
Tribal Member: Free
Registration after October 28
Regular Member: 110.00
Student Member: 55.00
Student Non-Member: 75.00
Tribal Member: Free
Guest Non-Archaeologist: 25.00
To register, visit the Meeting Registration page.
Wednesday Afternoon Workshop
Navigating NEPA, Section 106, and Consultation: Examining and Discussing Case Studies, Successes and Struggles
Organizers: John Underwood, Karen Brunso, and Jodi Jacobson
Conversations about NEPA and Section 106 compliance attract a variety of interest groups and typically involve multiple state and federal agencies and Tribes, each serving a common goal of being stewards of the past. With this panel, we will bring together a range of perspectives, including tribal representatives, state and federal officials, and university affiliates. Conversation will center on several topics, including definitions of compliance and reasonable and good faith efforts, stewardship and ways to facilitate it, successful communication strategies, how our perspectives can change through time and experience, and other matters of community collaboration. A question and answer panel format will afford the opportunity for open conversation between all audience members and panel participants.
Contact John Underwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details and registration