Society for Humanistic Anthropology – CFP for Denver 2015

SHA welcomes a variety of individual paper and session proposals for consideration at this year’s Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (November 18-22, 2015). The theme for the meeting isFamiliar Strange,” which provides a rich context for exploring the innovative and exciting work conducted under the broad rubric of humanistic anthropology.

For the 2015 Annual Meeting, the SHA programming committee consists of: Jonathan S. Marion (jsmarion@gmail.com) & Erik Aasland (erikkim@eamail.org).

Jonathan and Erik than happy to work with you on your paper, poster, or roundtable presentations and sessions. SHA encourages innovative formats, including poster sessions, extended readings, and fostering more dynamic discussion periods. For all submissions, participants must abide by the AAA rules regarding roles, registration, deadlines, and fees. No exceptions.

There a many different ways for members to participate in the AAA meetings through SHA. All submissions are due April 15, 2015 unless otherwise indicated. The online abstract submission system is now open for all proposal types. Here are the types of submissions possible:

Panels and Sessions

Executive Panels (Due 2/17)

Roundtables (Due 4/15)

Invited Sessions (Due 4/15)

Volunteered Sessions (Due 4/15)

Visit here for a description of each submission type: http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/presenters/ProposalSubmissionTypes.cfm

Most popular SHA submissions categories:

 Individually Volunteered Paper/Poster Presentations – Due 4/15, 2015

This includes all individual paper/poster submissions. To submit a proposal, go to AAA website and follow the links to the call for papers. A presentation abstract of up to 250 words is required. Meeting registration forms and fees must be submitted for each participant. Submission deadline is 5:00 pm EST (10:00 pm GMT) April 15, 2015. Be sure to indicate if you wish SHA to review your submission.

SHA Invited/Sponsored Session Proposals – Due 4/15, 2015 online

This includes all paper/poster sessions and roundtable proposals. All Session Proposals (paper, poster, or roundtable sessions) must include a session abstract of up to 500 words and information for all participants (including individual abstracts for paper/poster sessions, and any technical needs for your session). Submission will be through the AAA website. We highly encourage anyone wanting consideration for invited session status to contact us ASAP, ideally by March 20, 2015.

Installations – Due 4/15 online

Note: these are not officially SHA sessions, but may still be of interest.

Installations invite anthropological knowledge off the beaten path of the written conference paper. Presenters may propose performances, recitals, conversations, author-meets-critic roundtables, salon reading workshops, oral history recording sessions and other alternative, creative forms of intellectual expression for consideration. Selected Installations will be curated for off-site exhibition and tied to the official AAA conference program. Note: these are not officially SHA sessions.

Check the SHA website for deadline updates

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Please Note, Update on Journal Editor Search

The Executive Board of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) will be closing our search for Managing Editor of our journal, Anthropology and Humanism (AH) early. Should anyone else wish consideration, please contact James M. Taggart, Chair of AH Search Committee at jim.taggart@fandm.edu immediately to express their intent. Expressions of interest must be received by March 8 to be considered.

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2015 SHA Ethnographic Poetry Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry
competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to
explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated
with any of the five fields of anthropology: Archaeological, Biological, Linguistic,
Sociocultural and Applied.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Deadline: September 15, 2015

Please email your entry (no more than three unpublished poems) as a single pdf document to: shapoetrycompetition@gmail.com without the author’s name (anonymized), along with a separate cover page with the following information by September 15, 2015:

  • NAME, TITLE, INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION (S)
  • CONTACT INFO (ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL):
  • POEM TITLE(S)
  • ETHNOPOETRY STATEMENT

The anonymous entry pdf must include an *ethnographic statement (of no more than 400 words) which connects the poem(s) submitted to anthropology which will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.

JUDGES: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Nomi Stone, Kuo Zhang

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver in November 2015. Winning poems will be published in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The first place winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100. All entries will be considered for publication in the journal. Membership in AAA or institutional subscription is required to receive AnthroSource access to the journal and SHA membership is required to receive a free print issue.

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Call for MANAGING EDITOR

ANTHROPOLOGY AND HUMANISM

The Executive Board of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) is now inviting applications for Managing Editor of its peer-reviewed journal, Anthropology and Humanism (AH). AH welcomes a broad spectrum of contributions from those who see the relevance of humanism for getting to the heart of anthropology, accepting both traditional research article and creative writing styles. Interested applicants should send by e-mail a written statement specifically addressing the qualification criteria listed below and her/his vision for the journal. Please send all materials as e-mails and attachments by April 30, 2015, to James M. Taggart, Chair of AH Search Committee at jim.taggart@fandm.edu.

Qualifications for Anthropology and Humanism managing editor:

  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology’s area of interest.
  • Experience and knowledge in publishing, editing and journal administration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ph.D. in anthropology
  • Proven record of refereed publications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership experience
  • Willingness to work with AAA’s evolving publication program

Working arrangements: Must be available for a three-year term of appointment, beginning July 1, 2015. Must meet strict deadlines to produce two issues of the journal annually. Works closely with Associate Editors/peer reviewers. Expected to attend the AAA annual fall meeting with SHA providing a maximum travel and lodging allowance of $ 500.  Must have the ability to work remotely, with a computer updated to current standards and software. It would be helpful to have organizational or financial support from the editor’s institution.

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2015 SHA Fiction Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual ethnographic fiction competition to encourage anthropologists to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns associated with the four fields of anthropology. Stories should not exceed 20 pages typed double-spaced. There is a limit of one story submission per applicant.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

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Please email your entry as a pdf document to: shafictioncompetition@gmail.com without the author’s name (anonymized), along with a separate cover page with your full name, title of your submission, address, email address and institutional affiliation by May 1, 2015. The anonymous entry pdf must have an additional extra final page that addresses the following query: “what is ethnographic fiction, and what makes this submission ethnographic fiction?”  This statement (of no more 400 words) will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.

JUDGES: Jessica Falcone, Kamala Visweswaran, and John Wood

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver in November 2015. The first place story will be published in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The first place winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100.

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AAA 2015 Meeting Information

Dear SHA members:

Please see the important links below regarding this year’s annual convention in Denver, Colorado.

Meeting Central with short version of theme: http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/

Submission Categories and Deadines: http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Call-for-Papers.cfm

Anthropology News Links

Call for Papers: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2014/11/03/114th-aaa-annual-meeting-call-for-papers/

Session Types and Submission Information: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2015/01/02/114th-annual-meeting-american-anthropological-association/

EPC & Site Committee membership: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2015/01/02/meet-the-2015-annual-meeting-program-and-site-committee/

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2015 Victor Turner Prize Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) announces the 24th annual juried competition for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. The late Victor Turner devoted his career to seeking an accessible language that would reopen anthropology to the human subject, and the prize will be given in recognition of innovative books that further this project.

Eligible genres include single and co-authored ethnographic monographs, narratives, historical accounts, biographies, memoirs, dramas, or single-authored collections of essays, short stories, or poems. A $500 first-place, a $300 second place and a $200 third-place prize, for books published between April 2013 and April 2015, will be awarded at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver, CO in November 2015.

Books may be entered into the competition by authors, book editors, or colleagues. No formal letter of nomination is needed. Books published in 2013-2015 and entered in last year’s competition may be resubmitted this year with the appropriate entry fee.

Submission fee: For authors who are already SHA members, the entry fee is $25/book. For authors who are not SHA members, the entry fee is $75/book. (Publishers: for all books you submit, please check with the author first to discover whether s/he is a current SHA member and please encourage authors to join SHA).

The fee may be paid either online here (log into Anthro Gateway to get the SHA member rate of $25), or by check (made out to the American Anthropological Association) with the Submission-Fee-Form sent to:

Suzanne Mattingly, Controller
American Anthropological Association
2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1301
Arlington, VA 22201-3386
 

Send one copy of the book to be entered to each of the three judges (a total of 3 copies):

Victor Turner Prize,
c/o Erik Aasland,
4219 Canyon Crest Road,
Altadena, CA 91001
 
Victor Turner Prize,
c/o S. Løchlann Jain,
Dept of Anthropology
Bldg 50, Main Quad
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-2034
 
Victor Turner Prize,
c/o Anand Pandian,
Department of Anthropology
404 Macaulay Hall
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

 

All who enter the contest must include a cover letter with four items of required information:

  1. book title, publication year, and publisher,
  2. the author’s contact information including mailing address, all telephone numbers and e-mail address;
  3. the author’s biographical sketch (1-2 paragraphs) including highest degree awarded, in which discipline, and from which institution;
  4. current affiliation (university or otherwise).

Biographical information will be used for presenting the winners and publicizing the results of the competition and will not be used for judging the quality of the entries. Entrants may also include an optional short statement about intellectual training/ orientation, and the circumstances surrounding the research/ writing of the book.

Please send the cover letter and accompanying statements and biographical information to the chair of the Victor Turner Prize Committee, c/o Erik Aasland, (e_aasland@fuller.edu).

The absolute deadline for receipt of the required materials is May 1, 2015.

All inquiries should be directed to Erik Aasland, (e_aasland@fuller.edu).

 

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SHA Events at the 2014 AAA Meetings

Society for Humanistic Anthropology invites you to attend our workshops, sessions and meetings for this year’s AAA: Producing Anthropology

SHA Workshops

This year there are ten SHA workshops. To participate, one must be registered for the AAA meeting and on-line registration for a workshop is open until Oct. 31st. Registration at the meeting is also possible until the day before the workshop. On site workshop registration will be located in the lobby of the hotel next to the meeting registration. Register early: workshops will close when the specified enrollment is reached.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

9:00-11:00am 3-0325 Submitting a Manuscript to a Peer-Reviewed Journal
Michael Harkin
1:30 PM-3:30 PM 3-0825 Stories from the FIELD: Crafting Narrative Ethnography
Kirin Narayan

Friday, December 5, 2014

9:00 AM-11:00 AM 4-0290 Utilizing Facebook for Ethnographic Research
Erik A Aasland
11:15 AM-1:15 PM 4-0580 Art and Imagination
Petra Rethmann
11:15AM-1:15PM 4-0585 Writing Ethnography: Experimenting on Paper, Experimenting Online
Alma Gottlieb
1:30 PM-3:30 PM 4-0780 The Ethics of Activist Anthropology
Erica Caple James
1:30-PM-3:30PM 4-0790 Poetry for Ethnographers
Renato I Rosaldo
3:45 PM-5:45 PM 4-1070 Writing Ethnographic Memoir
Ruth Behar
3:45PM-5:45PM 4-1075 Blogging Bliss: Writing Culture in the Blogosphere
Paul Stoller

Saturday, December 6, 2014

9:00-11:00 AM 5-0345 Crafting Narrative Ethnography
Julia L Offen
1:30 PM-4:30 PM 5-0830 Exploring Arts-Based  Ethnographic Writing
Billie Jean Isbell, Ather Zia and Naomi S Stone
2:00 PM-4:00 PM 5-0835 ACUTE Sensory Fieldwork Methodology
George Fitzpatrick Mentore

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SHA Business Meetings

SHA BOARD MEETING 3-0650 Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:00PM-2:15PM
SHA MEMBERS MEETING 4-1120 Friday, December 5, 2014 6:30PM-8:15PM
The Members Meeting will end with two short enactments by SHA prize winning poets: Nomi Stone will present Enactment of Drone Warfare-Theories of the Sublime, Awe/Terror, and Troubled Representation. Ather Zia will present Enactment of Loss, Haunting and Agency.
SHA AWARD CEREMONY 4-1390 Friday, December 5, 2014 8:30PM-10:30PM
The ceremony will begin with the inauguration of the Edie Turner Lifetime Award to be given to Edie Turner for her lifetime of inspiration to the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. The Victor Turner prizes in ethnographic writing, as well as the Society for Humanistic Anthropology’s Fiction and Poetry prizes will follow.

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SHA Sessions

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12:00 PM-1:45 PM 2-0160
THEORY, (AUTO)ETHNOGRPHY, AND FICTION
Sascha Goluboff, Jonathan S Marion and Julia L Offen

Thursday, December 4, 2014

9:00 AM-10:45 AM 3-0065
WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF ILLNESS?: PART 1 OF A DISCUSSION OF AFFLICTION BY VEENA DAS
Sameena Mulla, Clara Y Han and Michael Lambek
9:00 AM-10:45 AM 3-0310
EXPLORING SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY
Joshua Tucker
2:30 PM-4:15 PM 3-0920
ANTHROPOLOGY AND STORYTELLING
Coralynn V Davis, Gina Athena Ulysse, Carole McGranahan, Mary M Steedly and Jason Antrosio

Friday, December 5, 2014

9:00 AM-10:45 AM 4-0230
ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CROWD: THE I, THE WE, THE US
Megan Amanda Steffen, John Borneman and Bjorn Thomassen
2:30 PM-4:15 PM 4-0895
ANTHROPOLOGY AND CREATIVITY: PRACTICE AND PROCESS
Tulasi Srinivas
6:30 PM-8:15 PM 4-1325
APPRENTICESHIP PILGRIMAGE AND THE PRODUCTION OF EMBODIED EXPERTISE
Lauren Miller Griffith, Jonathan S Marion, Lauren Miller Griffith and Helena Wulff

Saturday, December 6, 2014

2:30PM-4:15PM 5-0890
TRANSCULTURAL SITES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
Wayne H Osborn Jr, Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Bennetta Jules-Rosette and Bob W White

Sunday, December 7, 2014

10:00 AM-11:45 AM 6-0265
EMPATHY, CONFORMITY, AND (IM)MORAL KILLING: ANTHROPOLOGY AT THE LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE
Sarah Mathew, Carolyn R Nordstrom, Bilinda S Straight, Peter D Little, Ivy L Pike, Günther Schlee and Bilinda S Straight

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Deadline Extended for Poetry Competition

EXTENDED DEADLINE: AUGUST 15
POETRY COMPETITION: SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY

JUDGES: Renato Rosaldo, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, and Nomi Stone

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry competition as a means to encourage scholars to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any of those associated with the fields of anthropology: archaeological, biological, linguistic, sociocultural, and applied. We consider only previously unpublished work.

The first-place winner will receive a certificate and award of $100, the second-place winner will receive $75, and the third-place winner will receive $50. All entries will be considered for publication in the journal. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the SHA Awards Ceremony at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association Dec. 3-7, 2014, and will be published in the Society’s
journal, Anthropology and Humanism. Email poems to shapoetrycompetition@gmail.com

All inquiries concerning any of the writing prizes should be addressed to Billie Jean Isbell, President of SHA, at bji1@cornell.edu

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