Other Relevant Organizations
The AAA is the world's largest anthropological association. The AAA's web site provides: information on grants, fellowships, and professional development; lists information on meetings of interest to anthropologists throughout the year; provides contact information for all AAA Sections and Interest Groups; and offers links to internet resources that are of interest to anthropologists.
The IUAES is a world organization of scientists and institutions working in the fields of anthropology and ethnology, but also of interest to archaeologists and linguists, among others. Its aim is to enhance exchange and communication among scholars of all regions of the world, in a collective effort to expand human knowledge. It holds a major conference every five years that provides a world forum for the discussion and dissemination of research. In the period between world congresses, it also sponsors Inter-Congresses, seminars, and symposia and encourages the participation of anthropologists in other international meetings and projects. Through its Scientific Commissions, the IUAES stimulates the convergence of research interests among anthropologists and the dissemination of research findings through publications.
The NAA collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of the discipline. Its collections represent the four fields of anthropology - ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology - and include manuscripts, fieldnotes, correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film, and video created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars.
The WCAA is a network of national and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology. It publishes an online journal, Déjà Lu, which makes available reprints of selected articles from WCAA member association journals, aiming to disseminate anthropological knowledge on a global level. It also publicizes events held by its numerous member associations.