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Announcements

Latest issue out now: Journal of Business Anthropology

 

From Wall Street to Wardrobe:
Your complete guide to the spring collection of the JBA

 Highlights:

·          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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Study of Practicing Anthropologists: Call for Participation

 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

SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Competition

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

Annals of Anthropological Practice: Editor Opportunity

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

SfAA 2014 – Call for Papers

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.”

 

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution.  We welcome papers from all disciplines.  The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2013.  For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on… Continue reading

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.

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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

DUTIES:

  • 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