Anthropology News

Call for Proposals: Olympics

The widely-anticipated Olympics will next take place this summer in London. With this international event on the horizon, Anthropology News invites AAA members to shine an anthropological light on sports—and the Olympics—in its first exclusively online thematic series. Sports provide a unique opportunity for anthropologists from all fields to discuss a topic of great interest to the public at large. Proposals are welcome on the Olympics in particular, or sports generally.

This series will be published on throughout the summer while print AN is on its regular production break.


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 photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are especially welcome for All accepted contributions will be published online during the summer (June-August) at for up to 1,600 words, with flexible space for supplemental artwork and other supporting files.

Selected authors will be notified of their status in March and full articles will be due May 1.

Proposal deadline: February 29
Early submissions are encouraged.