Anthropology News

AN Call for Proposals: Place

For the March 2011 issue of Anthropology News, we seek proposals for a thematic series on place. We invite you to share how you currently engage with place in any of its many forms. AN is particularly interested in how place is discovered or lost, performed or observed, created or dismantled, as well as what happens when people or anthropologists are confronted with a lack of place. We seek proposals addressing place in research, fieldwork, collaborative projects, exhibits, teaching and more.


To participate, email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to Anthropology News Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg (agoldenberg[at] We welcome proposals for In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies, Field Notes articles, photo essays, news stories and interviews. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five high resolution photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Selected authors will be notified of their status in early December, and full articles—commentaries of 1,000-1,300 words or shorter pieces for other article types—will be due January 3.

Proposal deadline has been extended to December 2.
Early submissions are encouraged.