For the October 2011 issue of Anthropology News, we seek proposals for a thematic series on renovation and restoration. AN seeks proposals that explore how people recreate, renovate and rebuild for a wide range of reasons, from cultural preservation to recovery from human tragedy or natural catastrophe. 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 AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg. We welcome proposals for In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, 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. Multimedia submissions are encouraged for online publication. Final contributions for print AN will be 1,100–1,300 words in length for commentaries and shorter for other contribution types. More flexible word counts will be available for content published on the new AN website.
Selected authors will be notified of their status in June and full articles will be due August 1.
EXTENDED proposal deadline: May 27.
Early submissions are encouraged.