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Praxis Award applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Praxis Award.  Since 1981, WAPA’s biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action. Applicants should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary human problems, especially for projects in client-based contexts.

Information is on the WAPA website at http://wapadc.org/praxis. Applicants should carefully review the general information page and also the application guidelines at http://wapadc.org/praxisnoms.

Applicants should hold an MA/MS or PhD from any anthropological subfield. WAPA strongly encourages self nominations from individuals, groups or organizations wherein at least one anthropologist worked on the designated… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – March 6, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – February 20, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

EPIC2015 call for participation; Deadline approaching!

The call for participation for EPIC2015 is out! See the conference website at  http://epicpeople.org/2015 for all the details. The submission deadline is March 6.

We hope many of you will join us in São Paulo, Brazil, Oct 4-8, 2015. São Paulo is not just the largest economy in Latin America, but also a center of design and innovation. EPIC2015 is a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn with international colleagues in this important of business hub–and have some fun experiencing the incredible culture and nature of Brazil.

Questions?

–Get the latest updates and post your questions to… Continue reading

AAA Task Force on Global Climate Change

Chaired by past NAPA President Shirley Fiske, the AAA Task Force on Global Climate Change recently released their final report on what anthropologists can do about this critical issue. See all the details on the Task Force page of this website:

http://practicinganthropology.org/practicing-anthro/climate/

AnthroCurrents – February 6, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

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CHANGES to the Annals of Anthropological Practice

A number of important transitions and changes related to NAPA’s Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), formerly known as the NAPA Bulletin series, are underway as we move ahead in 2015.

See the page on this site with all the details: http://practicinganthropology.org/publications/annals/

And don’t forget to think about contributing your own work to the next volume of the AAP.

AnthroCurrents – January 23, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • Music communicates a lot—next time you’re watching a movie, pay attention to the way music directs its audience.  But research conducted by anthropologist Nathalie Fernando and neuroscientist Stephen McAdams will probably convince you that music is not a universal language. There are still people in Democratic Republic of Congo that are not freaked out by the theme to Psycho.
     
  • Anthropologist John R. Bowen writes in Time about French social and historical characteristics that set the stage for the Charlie Hebdo massacre and… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – January 9, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – December 26, 2014

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media