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Announcements

New Anthro Networking Group in the Netherlands

EthnoBorrel, a networking group for professional ethnographers, will be launched on Thursday, 7 December, 2017. The launch will take place in the Netherlands during the group’s first meetup. 

An initiative of Erin Taylor and Gawain Lynch of Canela Consulting, EthnoBorrel aims to strengthen members’ professional skills and advance the practice and value of ethnography in Europe.

EthnoBorrels will be held monthly in locations in the Netherlands and other locations in Europe. Each event will focus on a theme relevant to the professional practices of its members. Attendees can present their work, seek advice from peers, discover opportunities, advance their
skills, and link up with broader global… Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars at the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research is currently accepting proposals for Advanced, Research Team and Short Seminars. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.

Seminars at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) promote communication among scholars and/or practitioners who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic. Each seminar consists of up to 10 scholars – including one or two who serve as chair/s – who meet at SAR’s Santa Fe campus for three to five days of intense discussion.

Advanced Seminars: SAR’s renowned Advanced Seminar program convenes a group of scholars for a five-day seminar, the… Continue reading

Malinowski Award applications

The Society for Applied Anthropology considers nominations each year for the Malinowski Award. This Award is presented to a senior social scientist in recognition of a career dedicated to understanding and serving the needs of the world’s societies.
 
The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 15.
 
A nomination should include a detailed letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three letters of support, and sample products which may include but are not limited to traditional scholarly writing. A more detailed description of the Award and the nomination process is included on the SfAA web site at: 

Summer 2018 Ethnography Field School in Mexico

OSEA celebrates 15 years of innovative trans-cultural exchange, community
outreach, language immersion, service learning, and interdisciplinary field
study in the Maya Community of Pisté, Yucatán, México
 
*​Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology
 
Founded in 2003, OSEA provides US students training in ethnography and
community based service learning.  Participants learn to design & conduct
research on issues that are significant for you. Focus on academic research
or practicum experience that gives you the edge for grad program, medical
school or work in public or private sector.
 
Students design research on issues that they choose, in areas such as… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents November 17, 2017

Hi all!  It’s been another crazy week over here but wanted to share a few things I spotted in the news…

One anthropologist is studying ageist hiring practices.

An article written by a social anthropologist about “cloudbusting”.  Provides a interesting reflection on something we don’t think much about.  Where is all our data stored and is it a secret?

The case for business anthropology in India.  Does this represent the field?

IBM is studying technology for the aging.

 

Thanks all and have a great weekend!

Follow us on Twitter (@NapaAnthro), Facebook… Continue reading

New Business Anthropology website

A new website, arriving in part as an element of the Business Anthropology Matters! initiative planned for the 2017 annual AAA meeting, is now online. Go to https://www.businessanthro.com/ to learn about the initiative and to connect to the initiative’s social media. And look for additional messaging via NAPA’s social media!

NAPA Student Award Deadline extended to Aug. 15

The deadline for the 2017 NAPA Student Achievement Award has been extended until August 15, 2017.

Up to three cash prizes may be awarded:

  • $500, 1st Place
  • $300, 1st Runner Up
  • $200, 2nd Runner Up

Applications will be accepted from current students or within 2 years after graduation. Students must have been enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time they conducted their work, although the paper may be edited or written after graduation. 

Successful applicants will have read through and followed the award criteria closely. Papers must be submitted via email by the deadline to the NAPA… Continue reading

Latest NAPA column in Anthropology News: Violent Gazes

The most recent NAPA column in the section news of the Anthropology Newsletter, “Violent Gazes,” written by Leniqueca Welcome, is now online. This piece covers issues of violence in Trinidad and Tobago, which is ranked as one of planet’s most homicidal countries. Read through and be sure to provide your own thoughts and comments.

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/07/10/violent-gazes/

Violent Gazes

Practicing Anthropology journal Call for Contributions–Focus on “Practice”

CALL for Contributions

Practicing Anthropology Issue 40.1 (January 1, 2018)

Background:

The current editorial team for Practicing Anthropology (Judith Freidenberg, Shirley Fiske, and Amy Carattini) is ending its 3-year term in December 2017.  We want to publish our final issue on “practice,” to contribute to an open dialogue on the historical and contemporary meanings of the term—practice—since PA is nearing nearly 40 years of uninterrupted publication. 

This Call for Papers has derived, in part, from our long-standing participation and interest in the practice of anthropology, from continuing dialogues over the decades, and more recently from email threads among… Continue reading

Praxis Award Deadline: July 1

The 2017 WAPA Praxis Award application season is winding down; receipt deadline for all entries is next Saturday, July 1, 2017. Potential applicants who did not complete an award pre-application may still submit a full application before the deadline.

Details and submission details can be found on the WAPA website, www.wapadc.org/praxis. For specifics on entry requirements, select the “Guidelines for Praxis Award Nominations” link. Applicants are strongly urged to carefully read the award application guidelines.

Applications should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary human problems, particularly in client-based, project-oriented contexts. The competition for this prestigious award is open… Continue reading