AAA eNews, February 2009 

2008 AAA Photo Contest Results

The 2008 AAA Photo Contest Committee is pleased to announce that from 294 entries judges have selected 54 photos as semifinalists and, from that group, 20 finalists, including four winners: Peter Biella (first place), Siobhán Mattison (second place), Ruben Mendoza (third place), Glenn Shepard (fourth place).
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AAA Award Deadlines Approaching

The AAA invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. Application deadline: February 15, 2009. Learn More>

Also, March 1 is the deadline for the Franz Boas Award, Anthropology in the Media Award, AAA/Oxford University Press Award, and Robert B Textor and Family Prize. March 15 is the deadline for the Margaret Mead Award.
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AnthroSource Migration Update

We are wrapping up Phase 1 of the AnthroSource migration.  Click here to read more about the new available features, simplified login method and further details on phase 1 close-out.
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2009 Conference & Humanities Advocacy Day

National Humanities Alliance will hold its 2009 Conference & Humanities Advocacy Day  March 10–11 in Washington, DC. Higher education leaders, college and university faculty, teachers, students, museum professionals, librarians, archivists, curators, and independent scholars are encouraged to attend. The humanities community cannot afford to make anything less than a strong first impression on the new Administration and Congress as they formulate a policy agenda for the next 4-8 years, and beyond.  Registration deadline is Feb 4. To register, contact AAA Director of Public Affairs Damon Dozier directly.
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AAA & CfHR Request Protection for Forensic Anthropologists

Setha Low and CfHR sent letters to the Guatemalan government requesting additional protection for members of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation who received death threats for their human rights work.  Vice President Rafael Espada has responded to this request by temporarily increasing protection for targeted members. 

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Find AAA Annual Meeting Opportunities on the Bulletin Board

Looking for collaboration opportunities for the upcoming AAA Annual Meeting? Post or check out the AAA bulletin board and select "AAA Annual Meeting."

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AAAS Launches Bold New Science and Human Rights Coalition

The AAA recently attended the launch of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science and Human Rights Coalition.  The coalition aims to increase communication and collaboration between scientific associations, individual researchers, and the human rights community in the pursuit of universal human rights. 

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AN Call for Proposals: Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a balance between work and other aspects of life—including family, home, community and outside interests—can be challenging for both academic and practicing anthropologists. In the September issue of AN we introduced an ongoing commentary series addressing these challenges, as well as strategies developed to meet them. We welcome proposals for future commentaries on this topic. Proposal submission deadline: Open/ongoing.
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ISSUE 2—02-2009

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AEF Visiting Professor Program

Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies

Calls for Papers for Annual Meeting from sections SAE and SHA, and for a general panel “Masculinities in Motion.”

AES Sharon Stevens Book Prize

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