Monday, May 19, 2008

Proposal Deadline Extended

The deadline for proposals on the "anthropology student experience" Anthropology News theme has been extended to Tuesday, May 27, 9:00 am EST, due to the holiday weekend. The AAA editorial office will be closed on Monday, and all notes confirming that submissions from the holiday weekend have been received will be sent out after Memorial Day. For more information on the theme or how to submit a proposal, please see the AAA website or contact our office.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Flickr Photo Essay Online

On May 7 we introduced the Anthropology News Flickr gallery with a photo essay by Stephanie C Kane. Today we are happy to announce the posting of another photo essay, "The Virgin of Guadalupe in My Backyard," with text by Rebecca Read and photos by Jayson Ming Triplett. We welcome you to view the online gallery and read the original essay from May AN (49[5]:20). Feel free to post your comments here or on the Flickr page.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Now Available: We've Come a Long Way, Maybe

The COSWA Academic Climate Report 2008 is now available for download on the AAA website. This report presents findings on topics such as work environment and work–family issues as they relate to gender equity and the experiences of faculty in US anthropology departments. For additional information see the COSWA webpage and the May AN article “Gender Disparities Remain: COSWA’s Academic Climate Report” (49[5]:22). If you have questions please send an email to Christina Wasson. We also encourage you to post comments regarding the report or your own work experiences here.

Friday, May 9, 2008

AAA Photo Contest

Anthropology News welcomes submissions for the first annual AAA Photo Contest. Winning photographs will be printed in a fall 2008 issue of AN and displayed online. Additionally, AAA will invite selected photographers to exhibit their work at the AAA office in Arlington, VA.

Eligible photographs include those taken in the past year by current AAA members. We encourage the submission of both color and black and white photos featuring a variety of subjects, from landscapes and artifacts to community gatherings and ceremonies, among others. Portraits of individuals and groups as well as photographs that convey the researcher's personal fieldwork experience are also welcome. Members who are not conducting fieldwork may submit photos from related research or practitioner experiences, such as those documenting archival work or public engagement.

Each current AAA member may submit up to five photos, sent as tiff or jpg files to AN Production Editor Amy Goldenberg. All photos must be accompanied by a 50-100 word photographer bio, contact information and 100 word photograph description. Entries will be accepted through September 15, 2008.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New Photo Gallery at Flickr

Anthropology News is happy to introduce our new Flickr page with the inaugural photo essay "The Poisoned Waters of Conceiçãozinha," by Stephanie C Kane. We welcome you to view the online gallery and comment on it here. And be sure to also read the original essay in the May AN to understand the fuller context of the photos.