Anthropology News

Call for Proposals: Tools and Technology

The tools anthropologists now have at their disposal to conduct research and analyses are constantly changing as technology changes. Tools and technology in anthropological research can be the means to an end, or integral parts of the work itself. In this thematic series, AN asks contributors to explore the tools of their trade. Questions can include but are not limited to: What works for you? How does it help your research or analysis? What items do you need to conduct successful work? How can developing technologies support future research?


We welcome proposals from current AAA members for In Focus commentaries, Teaching Strategies articles, Field Notes pieces, photo essays, photo features, news stories, interviews and more. Proposals for photo essays should also include up to five photographs (tiff or jpg), each with a caption and credit. Multimedia submissions are especially encouraged to take full advantage of the online capabilities at All accepted contributions will be published online at for up to 1,600 words for commentaries, with flexible space for supplemental online artwork and other supporting files. All published contributions will be archived on AnthroSource.

Selected essays published online will be featured in the newly reorganized bimonthly print AN. Selections will be determined based on a combination of reader feedback via online metrics (such as comments, shares, ratings and pingbacks) and editorial discretion.

Selected authors will be notified of their status in November and full articles will be due January 7, 2013.

To submit a proposal, either:

(1) Use the new online AN Proposal System for your 300-word abstract, brief biosketch, and more at; or

(2) Email a 300-word abstract and 50–100-word biosketch to AN Managing Editor Amy Goldenberg

Proposal deadline EXTENDED: November 5