Anthropologists on the Nepal Earthquake

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. Aftershocks, avalanches and landslides followed. News agencies report the death toll is now over 5,000 and still continues to rise. Anthropologists who work with Nepalese communities are working hard to respond and help. AN has seen a few pieces by AAA members who have already written some […]

Middle East Section Student Paper Award Applications Due May 15

The Middle East Section requests submissions for our Student Paper Award. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award winning paper in AN and at the 2015 AAA meeting in Denver. Student paper prize submissions should be emailed to Kirsten Scheid ( […]

Calling All Students – Seeking Posters

The National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) wishes to bestow honor and glory to the creative visual anthropologists among you! We are seeking posters for our 30th Anniversary Celebration. The winning entries will be distributed as posters, flyers and other fun things at the 2015 AAA meeting in Denver, CO. Requirements 8.5″ x 11″ graphic poster […]

Submit New Books Now for the 2015 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to launch its 2015 prize for the book that best exemplifies the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2015 APLA book prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Denver. It carries an award of $1,000. The winning book […]

NASA Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary

This year, the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) celebrates 30 years of advocating for undergraduate and graduate student interests and promoting the continued involvement of students in anthropology. Our History Founded in 1985, NASA is the largest organization of student anthropologists in the world. We advocate for and address the concerns of the student […]

Call for Editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) is accepting applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA). The successful candidate will ideally begin reviewing manuscripts on July 1, 2015 and have full responsibility for four volumes (12 issues) of the journal from January 1, 2016.  There will be an overlap […]

LEEDS Special Book Prize to Randol Contraras’ The Stickup Kids

The Leeds Prize Committee and SUNTA Board is pleased to award the special book prize this year to Randol Contraras’ The Stickup Kids. The committee offers the board the following citation to document the appropriateness of awarding this prize. “Randol Contreras’ ethnography The Stickup Kids sets the tragically brutal lifecourse of his best friends from the south […]

Changes Coming to the Annals of Anthropological Practice

A number of important transitions and changes related to NAPA’s Annals of Anthropological Practice (AAP), formerly known as the NAPA Bulletin series, are underway as we move ahead in 2015. And NAPA is currently accepting manuscripts for the next AAP volume (see below). Editorial After many years of remarkable service as editors, David Himmelgreen and […]

2015 Victor Turner Prize Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) announces the 24th annual juried competition for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. The late Victor Turner devoted his career to seeking an accessible language that would reopen anthropology to the human subject, and the prize will be given in recognition of innovative books that further this project. […]

Nominations for Anthropology in Public Policy Award Due March 30

The American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology in Public Policy Award honors anthropologists whose work has had a significant, positive influence on the course of government decision-making and action. A biennial award of the AAA Committee on Public Policy (CoPP), the prize is made to an anthropologist nominated for a specific, policy-relevant accomplishment made within the past […]