GASC 2010: "The Anthropology of Modernity: The Sacred, Science, and Aesthetics" (SLC; 6/24-6/26)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert J. Hudson, Peter Goldman/ Generative Anthropology Summer Conference

Deadline: March 1st, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor Eric Gans of UCLA and Professor Vincent Pecora from the University of Utah.

Conference Time and Place: June 24-26, 2010, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. (Brigham Young University is co-hosting the conference, and selected activities will be spent
at their Provo campus, located south of Salt Lake City. Bus transportation will be provided.)

We welcome papers on any topic related to Generative Anthropology, especially papers which deal with issues surrounding Modernity, including anthropological definitions of
Modernity, aesthetics, the free market, secularization, the role of science and technology, and visual culture. For more information on Generative Anthropology visit www.

Preference will be given to papers which engage with Generative Anthropology, but we also welcome submissions relevant to Rene Girard's mimetic theory or which involve fundamental reflection upon the human.

Salt Lake City is a cosmopolitan city with many attractions, including the downtown LDS Temple Square. The nearby Wasatch mountain range offers many opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. Moab and several National Parks are located within a day's drive of the city.

Abstracts for papers of 20 minutes should be sent by attachment in MS-Word or Word Perfect to Professor Bob Hudson ( or Professor Peter Goldman (
Deadline: March 1st, 2010.