Culture & Agriculture

a section of the American Anthropological Association

Month: May 2014

Call for Papers

Local Cultural Responses to the Economic Challenges of Climate Change: Anthropological Investigations (provisional title)
(Research in Economic Anthropology, Volume 35)

Research in Economic Anthropology (REA) is a peer-reviewed book series focusing on the anthropological investigation of economy and culture/society, including both contemporary socio-cultural (“ethnographic”) and archaeological approaches. It was first published in 1978 by JAI Press and edited by George Dalton. The next editor was Barry Isaac, who managed the series for nearly 20 years. Elsevier later acquired REA, and the editorial team of Norbert Dannhaeuser and Cynthia Werner kept it on track during this transition. Since 2005 the series has been edited by Donald Wood, and it is currently owned by Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd.

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Call for Participants

Next week on June 4th we will kick off Notes from the Field 2014, the C&A collaborative summer series, with an entry from Glenn Stone entitled “Japanese Agricultural Show Village”. We hope to have a wide range of participants including undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors, researchers, and professors.

Criteria: contributions can include videos, photo essays, and/or written essays with a *2, 5000 word limit*. This is a forum meant to encourage discussions and to give people a chance to introduce and work out ideas for articles and other larger pieces of work. Please feel free to be creative and to send in shorter pieces.

2014 Deadlines: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, or July 28. Email Mary Beth Schmid ( [email protected] ) with your selected deadline from the list above this week. Although we will continuously accept entries all summer, the hope is that we will have at least one new entry posted by each Wednesday of each week of June and July. Feel free to email Mary Beth at the email address provided above with comments or questions.

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems Seeking Academic Specialist for Communications & Outreach

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems is accepting applications for an Academic Specialist for Communications & Outreach.  This position will support outreach efforts to communicate CRFS project results via web, social media, publications, presentations, news releases, etc.  The Communications & Outreach Specialist will lead outreach for CRFS, disseminating information to a broad audience – including the public and internal (MSU) and external stakeholders – and identifying effective processes for staff and affiliates to communicate research and outreach project results.

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2014 Eric Wolf Prize

The Political Ecology Society (PESO) announces the 2014 Eric Wolf Prize for the best article-length paper.  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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2014 Harold K. Schneider Student Prize in Economic Anthropology

DEADLINE: June 1, 2014

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. Papers should contain a central thesis or argument, should be neither wholly descriptive nor wholly theoretical but, ideally, both and should be edited for clarity.

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