Article of note by GW sociologists

Holocaust commemoration in Romania: Roma and the contested politics of memory and memorialization Michelle Kelso and Daina S. Eglitis Abstract: In 2009, the Romanian government unveiled a $7.4 million Holocaust memorial to commemorate over 280,000 Jews and 11,000 Roma who died as victims of the Ion Antonescu regime. Located in central Bucharest, the monument is [...]

Update: Panel 1 of Emergency Initiatives on the Ebola Outbreaks conference posted to YouTube

Emergency Initiatives on the Ebola Outbreaks The American Anthropological Association / World Council of Anthropological Associations/ Wenner-Gren Foundation Emergency Initiative on the Ebola Outbreak, brought together anthropologists from around the world with expertise in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria, other Ebola-affected regions, and in infectious disease management for a workshop to address critical issues [...]

What do we know about United Nations Security Resolution 1325?

A new Working Paper is available from the Global Gender Program on Women in Peace and Security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325: Literature Review, Content Analysis of National Action Plans, and Implementation. The authors are Barbara Miller, Milad Pournik, and Aisling Swaine. The study addresses these questions: What does the social science and related literature say about UNSCR 1325 since its [...]

New Report: “Like a Bird with Broken Wings”: Afghan Women Oral History

This new UN Women Report, produced by the organization’s Country Office in Afghanistan, records women’s experiences with violence over three decades of conflict. “The untold stories of Afghan women who have suffered great violence in the past three decades of the country’s turbulent history have been documented by UN Women in a report produced by its Country office [...]

Call for papers: Conference on Transforming Development

The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Center for Social Concerns at the University Notre Dame in collaboration with SIT Study Abroad announce the 6th annual student conference on human development. Offering participants the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary and sustainable research to improve livelihoods while advancing human dignity, this year’s [...]

Anthropology and anthropological teaching in Kerala

Guest post by Dr. S. Gregory The year 2012-13 marked a milestone in the History of Anthropology in Kerala for multiple reasons. Among many things, it marked the 25 years of PG teaching in Anthropology in Kerala and the Department of Anthropology had the unique privilege of organizing the Indian Anthropological Congress, the 10th Congress [...]

Call for submissions: Gendered Perspectives on International Development Working Papers

Michigan State University invites the submission of article-length manuscripts (6,000-9,000 words) for peer review and publication in our Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) Working Papers series. We seek materials at a late stage of formulation that contribute new understandings of women and men’s roles and relations amidst social, economic, and political change in the developing world. The goals of [...]

Call for: Panel and paper proposals, conference on anthropology and photography

The Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce that a conference, Anthropology and Photography, will take place at the British Museum, Clore Centre, in conjunction with the museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre. The aim of the Conference is to stimulate an international discussion on the place, role and future of photography. Panel proposals are therefore [...]

Practicing anthropology discussion group

The National Association of Practicing Anthropologists is excited to announce the launch of the new NAPA discussion listserv, PraxAnth, designed to promote the practice of anthropology and the interests of practicing anthropologists. The PraxAnth listserv will be a valuable tool for networking year round, keeping up with activities and issues within NAPA as well as [...]

Peter K. New Student Paper Prize

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces an annual student research competition in the applied social and behavioral sciences. The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of $2000 and travel funds to attend the annual meetings of the SfAA. The award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist and [...]