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The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology



Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Sunday, April 30, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Auraria Campus, Denver, CO

    High Plains 2017 Spring Conference

    April 27-30, 2016

    Metropolitan State University Campus, Denver, Colorado

    Social Movements: Ethics, Advocacy, and Activism in Contemporary Society

    As with other professionals, anthropologists grapple with their role in society. The identities of peoples with whom we work intersect with and are shaped inter-generationally by politics, communities, economics, and the environment as driven largely by marginalization and systematic discrimination. This has been noticed throughout history, and no less contemporarily, through movements such as The Arab Spring, Black Lives Matters, NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline); local and national discourse on border and immigration politics, marriage equality, and political elections; and even areas of claimed objectivity such as scientific rigor. Applied anthropologists at times find not only that their own identities intersect with the above elements, but their selfidentities also influence the decision-making within their professional and personal lives. We welcome any and all community members, academics, activists and other practitioners to submit proposals for papers, presentations, panels, workshops, and demonstrations that will facilitate discussion and knowledge growth in relation to engaging in social movements, as well as the professional and personal ethics related to engaging and/or disengaging through advocacy and activism. 

    Student Travel Award Application

    Suggested Lodging Options

    Get the HPSfAA group rate of $139-145/night depending on room selection at the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown by visiting this link to make a reservation by MARCH 28TH to receive the discounted rate.




Past events

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Ghost Ranch 2016 Retreat
Thursday, April 21, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Ghost Ranch 2015 Retreat
Thursday, April 23, 2015 2015 Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Ghost Ranch 2014 Retreat
Friday, April 18, 2014 2014 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 04, 2013 Ghost Ranch 2013 Retreat
Thursday, March 21, 2013 2013 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 05, 2012 Ghost Ranch 2012 Retreat
Thursday, April 19, 2012 2012 Annual Meeting
Friday, September 30, 2011 Ghost Ranch 2011 Retreat
Friday, April 15, 2011 2011 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 01, 2010 Ghost Ranch 2010 Retreat
Thursday, April 22, 2010 2010 Annual Meeting

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