The subject of violence and conflict often comes to the forefront of anthropologists’ work. From interpersonal conflicts to state violence and war, anthropological perspectives can help determine its causes both in the past and present, and make recommendations for present and future responses. Anthropology News seeks proposals from AAA members for a September thematic series on violence and conflict. Topics may draw from the wide spectrum of examples and studies of violence and conflict including, but not limited to: places of violence and conflict; impacts on individuals, small groups and cultures; human-made violence and violence that stems from nature; physical evidence of violence left behind on the environment, in material culture, and on people; violence in language and policy; memories of violence; how violence is addressed through human rights advocacy; and the pursuit of peace and searching for resolutions to conflicts.
To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg. 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 high resolution photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are especially encourage to be featured on www.anthropology-news.org. All accepted contributions will be published online at www.anthropology-news.org for up to 1,600 words, with flexible space for supplemental artwork and other supporting files. Thematic contributions for print AN will be determined based on when completed In Focus contributions of 1,100–1,300 words in length are submitted.
Selected authors will be notified of their status in May and full articles will be due July 1.
Proposal deadline: April 6
Early submissions are encouraged.