The theme of the 2013 AAA Annual Meeting is Future Publics, Current Engagements. The call for papers “invites discussions about how anthropological theory and method can provide insight into the human past and emerging future.” More specifically:

The 2013 annual meeting is dedicated to examining our efforts to transform our disciplinary identity and capacity in terms of knowledge production and relevance in a world of radical change. What is the nature of anthropological knowledge in a world of heterogeneity, interconnectivity and risk? How can we rethink collaborations beyond the categories of researcher/subject, expert/lay, or anthropologist/other? How can we fruitfully participate in interdisciplinary exchanges and projects that engage big questions? How do we nurture and support younger scholars who are struggling to expand the questions and parameters that define the field for a new century? How do ethical considerations shape the practice but also the substance of our scholarship in an imperiled world?

These are important areas of discussion that should continue beyond the annual meeting. AN is pleased to announce the January thematic series will be on Future Publics and Current Engagements. For those participating in the annual meeting, this is an opportunity to share your work with a wider audience, as suggested by Jennifer Jackson in “Make Your Voice Heard: Turn Your AAA Paper into a Public Issue Article.” For those not attending the annual meeting, this is an opportunity to explore the meeting theme.

We welcome proposals from current AAA members for In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, photo essays, photo features, news stories, interviews and more. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are especially encouraged to take full advantage of the online capabilities at 69.63.149.182.

Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2013 EXTENDED TO: November 7

Selected authors will be notified of their status in mid-November. Full articles will be due December 16, 2013 and will be published at anthropology-news.org in January.

Guidelines

All accepted contributions will be published online at 69.63.149.182 for up to 1,600 words for commentaries, with flexible space for supplemental online artwork and other supporting files. All published contributions will be archived on AnthroSource.

Selected essays published online will be featured in the newly reorganized bimonthly print AN. Selections will be determined based on a combination of reader feedback via online metrics (such as comments, shares, ratings and pingbacks) and editorial discretion.

To submit a proposal, either:

(1) Use the online AN Proposal System for your 300-word abstract, brief biosketch, and more at www.aaanet.org/customcf/an/login.cfm; or

(2) Email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg

Questions? Most can be answered either with AN’s Essay and Column Guidelines or AN’s Policies. If not, email AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg

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