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March 20, 2023

Information about the upcoming Conference in California is now available. For details about fees, location, travel and accommodation click here.

March 8, 2023

The 2023 Call for Papers has been updated. Planning is coming along well for the conference in Palo Alto and details about venue and accommodations and other matters will be announced here and on the GA-list in the coming weeks. Consider participating!

November 9, 2022

The Call for Papers for the 2023 GA Summer conference has been released! The conference will take place June 22nd to 24th, in Palo Alto, California, and via Zoom. The theme is “Improbable Futures of the Sacred.”

October 18, 2022

A new GASC President was elected at our Board meeting on October 11. Congratulations and thanks to Magdalena! Plans were also laid for the 2023 GA Summer Conference, to be held at Palo Alto, California and online. Conference organizers: Andrew Bartlett, Zack Baker and Zenon Mackinnon. Details to follow. See the minutes.

July 8, 2022

At the conclusion of the GASC 2022 conference, the annual business meeting was held. Minutes are now available. Items of interest include discussion of plans for future conferences.

June 18, 2022

Zenon MacKinnon of the University of Toronto will be presented with the 2022 GASC Student Award for his paper “The Speaking Ape: Agamben’s Anthropological Machine through Generative Anthropology.” The presentation will be made and the paper delivered at Session 6, on Wednesday, June 22.

June 6, 2022

The program and abstracts for the 2022 GASC conference are now available.

May 1, 2022

The program for the 2022 GASC conference is beginning to take shape, as we have received a number of excellent proposals. We would be very happy to receive a few more, however.  Our deadline is therefore being extended to May 15.  Please submit your proposal to

Here again is the link to the CFP.

Even if you do not wish to propose a paper, please consider attending, either in person or online, to hear and take part in the discussions.  Conference fees are quite modest, and will permit you to see and speak at all the sessions.

April 18, 2022

Ontario and University of Ottawa Covid restrictions are being lifted, but so far Canada still requires proof of vaccination for foreign nationals entering the country. The 2022 Conference fee schedule has been announced. For details, see the Conference page.

August 20, 2021

The Call for Papers for the next GA Conference has been announced. The Conference will take place in person at the University of Ottawa, June 21 to 23, 2022.

July 4, 2021

All the sessions of the 2021 GA Conference are now available on YouTube, here.

June 23, 2021

The final version of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the GA Society are here.

June 19, 2021

The GASC 2021 Conference has concluded. Some 40 participants delivered, discussed and listened to 20 papers or presentations over the three days. At the Annual General Meeting the Society offered its heartfelt thanks to Chief Organizer Professor Roman Katsman of Bar-Ilan University and his team for planning and realizing a splendidly successful event. All the sessions were recorded and will soon be posted online. Watch for an e-mail announcement or check this space.

June 9, 2021

The GASC 2021 Conference program has been finalized! Click here.

May 12, 2021

GA Society Board Meeting. Highlights include decisions about the format of the upcoming 2021 Online conference. Minutes.

May 8, 2021

Registration for the 2021 GASC Online conference is now open. To register, please go to our Payments Page and use the PayPal button to pay the conference fee of $CDN 10. You will then receive a confirmation of registration and receipt. You will also be sent a Zoom invitation valid for all sessions shortly before the start of the conference in June. The program will be announced shortly.

April 24, 2021

The Spring issue of Anthropoetics has been published. Volume XXVI, no. 2 features articles by Yuhui Bao, Ian Dennis, Peter Goldman and Bishop Pierre W. Whalon. Professor Bao and Bishop Whalon are first-time contributors to the journal.

February 25, 2021

The 2021 GASC Conference will charge a nominal registration fee of $CDN 10. The fee may be paid on the Payments page of this site, and a receipt will be issued. Payment of the fee will be considered registration at the conference. The conference organizer will then send you a Zoom invitation link that will allow you to access all the conference sessions.

February 16, 2021

The GA News page migrates today from the Anthropoetics site here to the GASC website. Click for previous GA News from AP.

February 16, 2021

The 2021 GA conference will be held online, June 14-16. Previously accepted proposals are still accepted. Deadline for new proposals is April 30. Conference website is here.

February 1, 2021

GA Society Board meeting. Highlights include decisions concerning the 2021 conference, the announcement of the new web site, and plans for the 2022 and 2023 conferences. Minutes.

June 15, 2020

GA Society Board meeting. Highlights include the decision to postpone the 2020 conference and efforts to include Anthropoetics in various scholarly listings. Minutes.