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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section H is proud to announce the inaugural Robert W. Sussman Award for Scientific Contributions to Anthropology. As you all know Bob Sussman embodies the science and spirit of Anthropology. From fieldwork on lemurs to human biology to deconstructing the evils of race, his legacy of mentorship, caring, and dissemination of knowledge will be with us forever.
This award recognizes meritorious scientific contributions to the field of anthropology by mid-career anthropologists. AAAS Section H members are encouraged to nominate candidates they feel exemplify the ideals of this award. Nominees do not have to be members of AAAS (though nominators do). Criteria and procedures are described in the attached document.
Nominations and questions should be sent to Section H Secretary Dr. Karen Strier at [email protected]. Deadline for nominations is APRIL 30, 2017.
The Parkes Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Geoffrey Harrison prize lecture on human/biosocial sciences.
The Prize Lecture is to be awarded annually in Geoffrey Harrison’s honor to persons who have made a substantial and sustained contribution to the study of human biology and especially biosocial sciences.
Nominations and self-nominations are welcome and must be accompanied by a CV of no more than two A4 pages (set in Arial font size 12). Please submit nominations via email to Dr Alex Alvergne ([email protected]) and Dr Simon Underdown ([email protected]).
The closing date for nominations is Friday 2nd June 2017. The lecture will take place on Friday 3rd November 2017 followed by a drinks reception at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The Parkes Foundation will contribute to travel and accommodation of the Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecturer.
We would like to invite you to participate in a survey aiming to understand the impacts of caregiving on academic career trajectories. We are seeking survey responses from anthropologists in all career phases (e.g. student, post-bachelor, Masters, PhD) and domains (e.g., academic, applied, on leave, retired, working). If you previously began a survey but were unable to complete it at that time, we would especially invite you to do that now: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work.
The Carework in the Academy Initiative met at the 2015 & 2016 AAAs with concerns and questions about how career trajectories are impacted by policies and practices that affect us as caregivers of children, parents, partners, and other special people in our lives. You will have the opportunity to opt-in to share your responses on our website, where we currently share best practices and resources related to caregiving in academia across institutions as they relate to advancement barriers and strategies for negotiating with institutions.
The survey can take as little as 10-15 minutes, or longer depending on the length of descriptive responses you choose to share about your caregiving and work-life experiences. If you can’t finish the survey in one sitting, you can return to it later to complete it.
The Academic Carework & Carework in the Academy Initiative
Jill Fleuriet, Rebecca Galemba, Nikky Greer & Sallie Han
Follow this link to the survey site: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work
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Anthropology of Media in Turkey: Theory, Methodology, and Future Orientations:
The goal of this workshop is to launch a sustainable platform for media ethnographers of Turkey where they delve into critical theoretical issues and pressing methodological discussions that are specific to the Turkish context. The Turkish context is comprised of a dynamic and complex cultural field, which makes it a challenging task for media anthropologists to define their researcher identity and to designate their theoretical approach. The current media environment marked by censorship, political pressure, and deepening polarization further complicates the picture for ethnographers of Turkish media and renders it difficult for them to find safe entry points for participant observation. A first in this area, this workshop will constitute a platform where a select group of media ethnographers would develop channels of conversation to define, refine, and expand the tools of anthropological knowledge on media. For three days, eighteen invited media ethnographers would engage in discussions on ethnography as both a methodological endeavor and a theoretical outlook in studying the social and cultural processes of media. Moreover, the workshop devotes a full day to the extensive discussions of the practical issues that come directly from the participants’ field experiences. The participants will work in small groups on specific research situations. Role-playing would be used as a technique to embody field experiences and unpack complicated examples of entries, skills of immersion, instances of being labelled and co-opted, threats and dangers encountered, and the process of ending the fieldwork. The anthropological discourse that flourishes in and through the workshop would result in two forms of concrete outcomes. One of them is a collected volume. The second is a web blog that would have dynamic and interactive content about both media ethnography in Turkey and global tendencies in the relevant anthropological literature.
The Forty-First Annual Conference will take place October 5th-8th, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The annual German Studies Association conference brings together over 1,000 scholars in the areas of German history, literature, culture, politics and any other discipline with a focus on German-speaking Europe in any time period. Presentations range over the period between the Middle Ages and the present. Younger scholars, including graduate students, can present alongside established members of the association.