Anthropology News

AN Call for Proposals: Memorials and Memorialization

For the September 2011 issue of Anthropology News, we seek proposals for a thematic series on memorials and memorialization. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, AN asks potential contributors to consider the range of ways the death of individuals and groups are and have been commemorated, in addition to how events are memorialized. AN encourages essays to explore this in terms of 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 May, and full articles—commentaries of 1,000-1,300 words or shorter pieces for other article types—will be due July 1.

Proposal deadline EXTENDED: March 29.
Early submissions are encouraged.