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Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition for graduate and undergraduate papers

Deadline: June 1, 2013

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. Papers should contain a central thesis or argument, should be neither wholly descriptive nor wholly… Continue reading

COPAA Visiting Fellows Program – Deadline Extended to May 31

The COPAA Visiting Fellows Program provides the opportunity for applied and practicing anthropologists to share their skills and knowledge in partnership with anthropology departments. The goal of the program is to sponsor visits by either practitioners or applied faculty to COPAA member departments in order to educate students and faculty on topics that build on, enhance, or supplement the department’s existing curriculum.  For a listing of COPAA member departments, please see:  http://www.copaa.info/programs_in_aa/list.htm


Although funds will be awarded to COPAA member departments to bring an applied or practicing anthropologist to campus, anyone may initiate the collaboration.

Information… Continue reading

Opening: Research Anthropologist (Physical Anthropology) at Smithsonian Institute

This position is located in the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The purpose of this position is to perform scientific research and professional curation in Anthropology in the general field of physical anthropology and human skeletal biology.

Salary range: $74,872 – $79,864 a year


  • Initiates and maintains an innovative scholarly and scientific research program in physical anthropology, with an emphasis on human skeletal biology, including study of skeletal remains in archeological contexts, paleoanthropology, morphology, evolution, and/or other areas pertinent to developing and investigating museum skeletal collections.
  • Develops and personally participates in research, including fieldwork, as… Continue reading

Praxis Award Now Accepting Submissions

Since 1981, the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific, long-term endeavor. Ideal candidates are anthropologists, particularly those working outside of academia, who can demonstrate the value of anthropological theory and methods in work that impacts the public good.  This is not a career or lifetime achievement award, but one that recognizes the value of applying anthropology to everyday problems and issues.


Award recipients receive a $1000 stipend and will be recognized at the National Association for the… Continue reading

National Park Service Historic Preservation Internships – Summer 2013

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for summer 2013. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.
You can find information about the summer positions on the National Park Service web site at … Continue reading

California Series in Public Anthropology International Competition – Proposals Wanted

The California Series in Public Anthropology is continuing its International Competition in 2013. It seeks proposals for short books oriented toward undergraduates that focus on how social scientists are facilitating social change. We are looking for accessible, grounded accounts that present compelling stories, stories that inspire others.

The proposals should describe a book that will be relatively short – between 100-150 pages – with a personal touch that captures the lives of people. The core of the book should involve stories of one or more social scientists as change agents, as making a difference in the world.

The University of… Continue reading

King’s Russia Institute at King’s College, London

The King’s Russia Institute is now officially open for business, accepting applications for its MSc in Russian Politics & Society and its PhD in Russian & Eurasian Studies. Interested students can learn more at the links below.

About the Institute: www.kcl.ac.uk/russiainstitute

To apply to the MSc program: www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/russian-politics-and-society

To apply to the PhD program: www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/research/russian-eurasian-studies

On Mary's Mind – November 2010

Mary Odell Butler

The leaves are almost gone, kind of a melancholy time of year.  I’m figuring out what to pack for the AAA meetings.  When I get there, as is almost always the case, I will look around the hotel lobby and realize that Christmas has descended while I wasn’t paying attention.

In my last column, I said goodbye to you all – prematurely it would seem. This I promise is really, really my last column.  By the time you read this, TimWallace will have taken over as President of NAPA and I will have moved… Continue reading

March 2010 NAPA e-Newsletter

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

e-Newsletter | February/March 2010 (pdf)

In This Issue

  • Welcome by Elizabeth Nanas
  • On Mary’s Mind by Mary Butler
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Change by Emily Altimare
  • NAPA Bulletin Summaries: Fall 2009 and Spring 2010
  • Anthropology News CFPs

Welcome to NAPA e-News

Living in Hong Kong for the year has been both challenging and exciting.  As many of you know, nothing truly prepares you for fieldwork and I must admit that I feel quite taken with the ups and downs, the joys and distress of my experience. But 2010 is The Year of the… Continue reading

CFP: AAA Registration Waivers for Qualifying Scholars

Section Assembly Executive Committee (SAEC)
Call for Applications

As announced at the Section Assembly meeting in Philadelphia, in an effort to facilitate the participation of and increase members’ access to international and community-based scholars at the AAA annual meetings, registration waivers will be made available to all 38 section members of the Section Assembly. The SAEC requests applications from sections to redeem these registration waivers for qualifying scholars they hope to bring to the 2010 AAA meeting, on 17-21 November, in New Orleans. Qualifying scholars need not be current AAA members and cannot hold employment in university-based anthropology departments… Continue reading