Culture & Agriculture

a section of the American Anthropological Association

Month: March 2014 (Page 1 of 2)

Academic Specialist Position Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is seeking an Academic Specialist to support outreach and research efforts in building capacity of Michigan-based meat and livestock supply chain and food hubs to further advance goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter (<>). The position will support existing CRFS initiatives and help to develop additional programming capacity in these arenas.

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AAA 2014 CFP: Producing Inconvenient Knowledge and Attending to the “Unimportant”

*PANEL TITLE:* Producing Inconvenient Knowledge and Attending to the “Unimportant”: Exploring Anthropology’s Enduring Contributions to Expanding, Complicating, and Challenging Conventional Models of Socioeconomic Change and Development

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Announcement for 2014 Eric Wolf Prize

The Political Ecology Society (PESO) announces the 2014 Eric Wolf Prize for the best article-length paper.  The deadline for submission is August 1 2014. We seek papers based in substantive field research that make an innovative contribution to Political Ecology.  To be eligible for the competition, scholars must be ABD or have received their Ph.D. within the three years prior to publication of this announcement.  A cash prize of $500 accompanies the award, which will be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The paper will be published in the Journal of Political Ecology; the prize reviewers may suggest revisions before the item is published.

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Assistant/Associate Professor – Environment and Development

The University for Peace in Costa Rica is hiring an Assistant / Associate Professor in Environment and Development. Anthropologists are encouraged to apply. For more information, please see the JOBS page. If you have any questions regarding the position or UPEACE, please get in touch with Brain Dowd-Uribe.

10th Conference on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba

May 21-24, 2014, 10th Conference on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba (English and Spanish)

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CfP “Plants & Health” AAAs 2014

*Plants & Health: Producing Anthropologies at the Human-Environment-Health Nexus*

Session Organizer: Liz Olson, PhD (Allegheny College) [email protected]

This session will showcase current ethnographic accounts of the ways that
people use plants for their health. The case studies may cover themes such
as: food production systems, individual diet and nutrition, cultural food
norms, medicinal plants, and the relevance of plants for mental-social
wellbeing. Authors are welcome to employ diverse analytical frameworks,
examples of which might include: interpretive and constructivist,
political-ecological, and applied or participatory community-based
research. The goal in this session is to highlight some contemporary
examples of how plants are central to various aspects of healthy
environments, healthy minds, and healthy bodies. The ethnographic accounts
of people, plants, and health in this session will be of interest to
medical and environmental anthropologists, applied anthropologists, and
allied disciplines.

*Please email Liz Olson by April 10 with your abstract*

Research Project on Food, Consumption and Youth in Spain

The Research Group on Sociology of Food of the University of Oviedo (Spain) wishes to contact senior researchers to develop a research project on Food, Consumption and Youth.

The contract would be for a year and includes a  42,000 salary and 9,000 for travel expenses. Call for research proposals ends on 30 March 2014.
Candidates should be able to communicate (almost) fluently in Spanish. Further requirements may be found in the attached file (in Spanish).
Those who are interested, please contact Cecilia Diaz-Mendez at: [email protected]<mailto:cecil[email protected]>.

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new bi-weekly blog series: AnthroCurrents

NAPA is very pleased to announce the launch of a new bi-weekly blog series,
AnthroCurrents. Every other Friday, Cathy White will provide a run down of
anthropologists currently appearing in the media; you might be surprised at
where we pop up.

Tune in and keep current every other Friday:

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CfP AAA: questions or ideas for complete panel sessions?

What? Culture & Agriculture – Call for Papers

Where? American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington, D.C.

When? December 3-7, 2014

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CfP for 2014 AAAs: Employing Visual and Digital Methods to Produce an Enhanced Anthropology of Child Feeding

CFP for Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association 2014: December 3-7, Washington, D.C. Meeting Theme: Producing Anthropology

Panel Organizers: Chelsea Wentworth (University of Pittsburgh) and Lisa Garibaldi (UC Riverside)

Title: Employing Visual and Digital Methods to Produce an Enhanced Anthropology of Child Feeding

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