Author Archives: Justin Shaffner

2014 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 a language that would reopen anthropology to the human subject, and the prize … Continue reading

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2014 SHA Fiction Competition

JUDGES: Jessica Falcone, Rachel Newcomb and John Colman Wood The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual fiction competition to encourage anthropologists to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns associated with the four fields of anthropology. Stories should … Continue reading

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2014 SHA Poetry Competition

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 … Continue reading

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2013 SHA Prize Winners

  Victor Turner Prize Judges: Ruth Toulson, Angela Garcia and Ather Zia First prize: Julie Livingston, Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (Duke, 2012) Julie Livingston is Professor of History at Rutgers University Second prize: … Continue reading

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SHA Events at the 2013 AAA Annual Meeting

As scheduled in the preliminary program, be sure to check for any changes in the final program. You can also view the complete SHA listing on the AAA website. Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:00 AM-9:45 AM 3-0095, EPISTEMOLOGY, EMPATHY, AND … Continue reading

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2012 SHA Writing Prizes

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 SHA Writing Prizes SHA is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Ethnographic Fiction, Ethnographic Poetry, and Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing competitions who were honored at the SHA awards ceremony … Continue reading

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SHA Program at the 2012 AAA Meetings

The 2012 Program Chair and President-Elect, Billie Jean Isbell, and many members of SHA have mounted a full program for the AAA meetings in San Francisco.  The highlights are listed below, and the full program will appear by clicking on … Continue reading

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2012 Writing Prizes

The Society of Humanistic Anthropology announces the opening of the 2012 competitions for the Victor Turner Prize, the Ethnographic Fiction Prize and the Ethnographic Poetry Prize. 2012 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing JUDGES: Misty Bastian, Kevin Oneill, Neni Panourgiá, … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals for the 2012 SHA Invited Sessions at AAA

The AAA website states that The 2012 AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco offers the perfect venue for thinking about border crossings across time, space, embodied differences, language and culture. SHA can contribute significantly to this theme. Please submit proposals … Continue reading

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Congratulations to SHA Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Turner Prizes and the SHA Ethnographic Fiction and Poetry contests. Turner Prize winners The Turner Prize committee, composed of Regna Darnell, Tracey Heatherington, and Misty Bastian, awarded first prize to Neni Panourgiá for … Continue reading

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