What do NAPA members want? What do NAPA members need? These are questions that NAPA leaders would like to address. However, with a diverse set of member practitioners employed in a broad spectrum of workplaces, with a range of wants and needs, divining the proper answers is challenging.
As noted two weeks ago by NAPA President Leni Bohren, one way NAPA hopes to address these questions is by being more proactively open and public about what NAPA is actually doing. That is one reason why we have launched this bi-weekly blog series featuring members of the Governing Council (aka the… Continue reading
This is Leni Bohren, the President of NAPA. I am excited to announce that, two weeks from now, members of the NAPA Governing Council will begin blogging regularly on this site. The goal is to keep NAPA members better informed and current about what is happening behind the scenes of NAPA, and to solicit your feedback. The Governing Council consists of both elected officials and committee chairs. Blog posts will include committee activities, news, updates, and really anything that is on the mind of the presenters. We will try to keep these on a bi-weekly schedule, appearing… Continue reading
The deadline for entries for the 2013 WAPA Praxis Award is fast approaching: July 1, 2013. Applications will not be accepted after that date.
For over three decades, the biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action as reflected in a single project or specific, long-term endeavor. Submissions should clearly demonstrate how the applicant used anthropology to effectively address contemporary human problems. This is not a career or lifetime achievement award, but one that recognizes the value of applying anthropology to everyday problems and issues.
The competition for this prestigious award is open… Continue reading
From Wall Street to Wardrobe:
Your complete guide to the spring collection of the JBA
· The latest opinions on the anthropology of finance by Aihwa Ong, Benjamin Lee, Daromir Rudnyckyj, Hirokazu Miyazaki, and Melissa Fisher
· Organizational ethnographers in the age of financialization, by Galit Ailon
· The anthropology of Chinese capitalism in Southeast Asia, by Michiel Verver and Heidi Dahles
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Help Us To Understand the Careers of Practicing And Professional Anthropologists as they relate to Academic Institutions.
Are you a practicing or professional anthropologist working outside of an academic organization? If so, are you collaborating in any way with an academic institution as part of your professional life? We are aware from anecdotes that many practicing and professional anthropologists participate in the academic community in one way or another. But we know little about what this participation is like, how academic responsibilities figure in their careers, and how practitioners are compensated for their academic commitments.
The American Anthropological Association’s… Continue reading
The SfAA Tourism and Heritage TIG announces the start of the third annual Student Paper Competition for the 2014 annual meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
The Student papers should entail original research on the themes of “tourism” and/or “heritage” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management. Top papers will be selected for inclusion in an organized paper session at the 2014 SfAA Annual Meetings in Albuquerque, and an award will be presented to the best paper in the session. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at… Continue reading
NAPA seeks an editor or co-editors for the Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP; formerly the NAPA Bulletin). The Annals, NAPA’s flagship publication, biannually publishes relevant issues at the forefront of practicing anthropology.
The editor(s) should be both topically and technically aware of current issues in practicing anthropology and also be able to guide contributors effectively to produce high quality, peer-reviewed issues. These may be theme-based and/or inclusive of voluntary submitted papers. The editor(s) should have a solid publication record in applied and/or practicing anthropology, be at least at the associate level or equivalent, and have an excellent command of… Continue reading
From the Society for Applied Anthropology:
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 74th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 18-22, 2014. The theme of the Program is “Destinations.”
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
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.
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