AAA-AD Student Awards – Apply!

If you are planning on attending the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, held in Denver, CO, consider applying for these awards.  These are specific to the Archaeology Division.  More than one award is available in each of the two categories!!

Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Secretary, Jane Eva Baxter:  jbaxter@depaul.edu

Student Diversity Travel Grant: Four awards of up to $600 are available to help cover the travel costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. These grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native American, Asian American, Latino and Latina, Chicano and Chicana, and Pacific Islander students in archaeology are encouraged to apply for these travel grants. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant. For more information see: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Diversity. The deadline for application is September 15.

Applications for the following should be sent to the AD Student Member-at-Large, Lindsay Montgomery: lmmontgo@stanford.edu 

Student Membership award: The AD awards the next year’s membership in both AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting. All undergraduate and graduate students who present an archaeological paper or poster at the annual meeting are eligible to apply for this award. For further information please see:   http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Membership. The deadline for application is September 15.

AAA Webinar Series – 2014

The American Anthropological Association is/has been hosting a number of webinars during the year.

Go to: http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/2014-Webinar-Series.cfm

Some may be especially interested in Riall Nolan’s topic on “professional development and career building for  anthropologists outside of the academy. Program topics will include CV writing,  job search tips, interviewing and more.”

The most recent webinars included a lively discussion between Agustin Fuentes and New York Times science editor, Nicholas Wade. The conversation still continues at The Huffington Post. There was also a presentation by Harjant Gill on Ethnography and Film .

Open Anthropology – digital-only, public journal

The latest issue is entitled “Sport: Pleasure and Violence, Competition and Sociality,” guest edited by Niko Besnier.

Open Anthropology, the first digital-only, public journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is a pilot experiment envisioned as a way of “opening up” anthropology in several ways. First, the new online publication helps bring anthropology into the public conversation about critical social issues and policy debates. Each edition of Open Anthropology will focus on a timely theme, offering a selection of articles relevant to contemporary concerns. By means of Open Anthropology, we hope anthropological knowledge, information and insights will figure more prominently in public discussions. Second, the journal introduces nearly the full archive of AAA journals, past and current-the online “stacks,” so to speak-to potential readers who may not even know these exist. Content in Open Anthropology will be culled from the full archive of participating AAA publications, and curated into editions. Third, each edition of Open Anthropology is made available free on the public Internet for a minimum of six months permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the articles in each edition. Content published 35 years ago and longer will remain free on the public Internet in perpetuity; book reviews in Open Anthropology will also remain available on the Internet without cost to readers. Finally, by means of “The Editor’s Note,” anthropology is opened up to the non-specialist reader by drawing attention to key issues or themes raised in the selected articles (some of which are written in highly technical language), and by identifying each article source-across time and subspecialties of the field-the author, the specialty journal, and the journal’s sponsoring section.

 

eAnthroGuide – student resource

Do you wonder what you will do next?

Check out the eAnthroGuide!

Look for the hundreds of graduate programs listed, both within the US and internationally and you can search by location, degrees, and many other criteria. Find your perfect grad school fit!

Search for field schools. Develop a list of organizations, museums, and non-profits that hire anthropologists.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/eAnthroGuide and search today!

Be one of AN’s Opinion Columnists in 2014!

This is more appropriate for someone who has graduated, but if you have exceptional writing skills with ideas to explore, this may be for you.  Being selected would certainly open doors to other opportunities, just due to networking.

From AAA:

Anthropology News is seeking columnists for its Opinion section on www.anthropology-news.org. These volunteers are an integral part of shaping AN’s content and conversation by developing columns that relate to anthropology in its myriad forms.

Columnists write their own essays. There is great opportunity for creativity and fruitful in-depth discussions about the many facets of anthropology. The specific topic will depend on each AN volunteer’s expertise and experience. AN especially encourages columns that address current news and issues.

Opinion Columnists will commit to one year of monthly essays. All columns will be published at anthropology-news.org, with select ones later appearing in print AN. Everything on anthropology-news.org is publicly available for four months, and then available to AAA members through AnthroSource.

The term will be January through December 2014. Columns have a flexible word count, between 600 and 1000 words, and we encourage the use of multimedia content. You will also have the option of publishing additional columns in any given month.

If you are interested in being considered as a columnist and are a current AAA member, email a brief proposal of your column theme and summary of your qualifications to AN Digital Editorial Assistant, Emilia Guevara at eguevara@aaanet.org by September 13, 2013.

Check out our current Opinion columns at www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/category/opinion/.

– See more at: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2013/07/01/got-lots-of-opinions-be-one-of-ans-opinion-columnists-in-2014/

AAA Podcast Series

If the discipline of anthropology is still a bit of mystery to you, or you are wondering what anthropologist do, the podcast series produced by the AAA Public Affairs Department may better inform you of the latest issues and news.  In particular, take a look at the Profiles in Practice.

Here’s a list of the themes of the current and past series:

  • Anthropologists in the Field – Find out what anthropologists are doing while conducting their fieldwork.
  • Ordinary Anthropologists Doing Extraordinary Things – Meet every day anthropologists who are bringing innovation to the forefront of the field.
  • Inside the President’s Studio – Get to know anthropologists across all sub-fields in this podcast series by Past President Virginia Dominguez (2010-2011)
  • Profiles In Practice – This online interview series, by CoPAPIA, is geared toward students interested in anthropology but uncertain about the career paths that await them following graduation.

AD support for students (AAA)

Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association

Student Diversity Travel Grant

These grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. These travel grants help defray costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant.

Up to four grants, of up to $600 each, will be awarded. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • First priority is given to students presenting a paper or poster.
  • Within that group, priority is given to students presenting a paper or poster for the first time at the AAA.
  • Within that group, priority is given based on the distance a student must travel to the meeting.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15 to the AD Secretary

For further information and application instructions: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Diversity

Student Membership Award

The Archaeology Division (AD) seeks to support student membership in the AAA and in the AD to maintain and strengthen the representation of archaeology within the AAA. The AD will award the following year’s membership in both the AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting. This award has a value of between $75 and $135, depending on a student’s AAA membership status.

All students who present an archaeological paper or poster at the annual meeting are eligible to apply for this award. Up to three awards will be allocated specifically for undergraduates.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15 to the Student Member at Large

For further information and application instructions: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Membership