>>Below is a composite announcement for the Society for Humanistic
>>Anthropology's annual writing prizes, including the Victor Turner,
>>Fiction, Poetry, and Student prizes. Please submit your work, and share
>>this announcement with all who appreciate good writing.
>>SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY
>>The 2005 Victor Turner Prize
>>in Ethnographic Writing
>>The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) announces the 16th annual
>>juried competition for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing.
>>The late Victor Turner devoted his career to seeking a language that
>>would reopen anthropology to the human subject, and the prize will be
>>given in recognition of an innovative book that furthers this project.
>>Eligible genres include ethnographic monographs, narratives, historical
>>accounts, biographies, memoirs, dramas, or single-authored collections
>>of essays, short stories or poems. A $500 prize, for a book published
>>between June 2003 and May 2005, will be awarded at the annual meeting of
>>the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC in November
>>2005. Books may be entered into the competition by authors, book
>>editors, or colleagues. No formal letter of nomination is needed.
>>Books published in 2003 or 2004 and entered in last year’s competition
>>may be resubmitted this year with the appropriate entry fee.
>>Submission fee: For authors who are already SHA members, the entry fee
>>is only $25/book. For authors who are not SHA members, the entry fee is
>>only $50/book, which includes a one year subscription to SHA's journal,
>>Anthropology and Humanism. To be complete, submissions for each book
>>must be accompanied by the following:
>>-3 copies of each book submitted
>>-appropriate submission fee ($25 for current SHA members, $50 for
>>non-members), with check made out to: Society for Humanistic
>>Anthropology (Publishers: for all books you submit, please check with
>>the author first to discover whether s/he is a current SHA member)
>>-author's contact information: mailing address, office tel., home tel.,
>>cell phone, and e-mail address. (If the author of the submitted book
>>isn't yet an SHA member, the entry fee will bring a one-year
>>subscription to our journal, Anthropology and Humanism, and we need to
>>know where to send the issues. And if your submitted book wins the
>>prize, we want to be able to contact you/your author right away!)
>>-a short biographical sketch (1-2 paragraphs) including:
>>required--highest degree awarded, in which discipline, and from which
>>institution; current affiliation (university or otherwise);
>>optional--short statement about intellectual training/orientation,
>>circumstances surrounding the research/writing of the book--if your
>>submitted book wins, we will be publicizing the good news, and having
>>this information early on makes publicity efforts more efficient.
>>*****Send complete submissions to: Professor Lawrence Cohen (Chair,
>>Turner Prize Committee) / Department of Anthropology / 319 Kroeber Hall
>>/ University of California at Berkeley / Berkeley, CA 94720-3710 /
>>ETHNOGRAPHIC FICTION COMPETITION
>>The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual fiction
>>competition to encourage anthropologists to use alternative literary
>>genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may be any
>>of those associated with the four fields of anthropology.
>>Stories should not exceed 20 pages typed double-spaced. There is a
>>limit of one story for each submission. Three hard copies per entry
>>should be submitted.
>>Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual
>>meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.
>>in November 2005. The winning story will be published in the Society's
>>journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The winner(s) will receive a cash
>>award of $100.
>>******There is no entry fee to enter this competition.
>>The judging committee consists of: Ernestine McHugh, chair (University
>>of Rochester); Adrie Kusserow (St. Michael's College, VT); and fiction
>>writer Samrat Upadhyay (Indiana University).
>>Submissions and queries should be sent to:
>>Prof. Ernestine McHugh
>>Department of Humanities
>>Eastman School of Music
>>University of Rochester
>>26 Gibbs St.
>>Rochester, NY 14604 Phone: (585) 274-1453
>>ETHNOGRAPHIC POETRY COMPETITION
>>The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual poetry
>>competition as a means to encourage anthropologists to use alternative
>>literary genres to explore anthropological concerns. These concerns may
>>be any of those associated with the four fields of anthropology.
>>Poems should be limited to one or two pages, with a maximum of three
>>poems per submission.
>>Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual
>>meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco in
>>November 2004, and will be published in the Society's journal,
>>Anthropology and Humanism. The winner(s) will receive an award of $100.
>>There is no entry fee to enter this competition.
>>Poem submissions and queries should be sent to:
>>Dr. Melisa Cahnmann
>>Department of Language and Literacy Education
>>125 Aderhold Hall
>>Athens, GA 30602
>>(off.) 706 583-8127
>>2ND ANNUAL STUDENT PAPER PRIZE
>>The Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA) invites submissions for
>>the second annual Student Paper Prize, with two categories:
>>undergraduate and graduate. The graduate prize will be awarded to the
>>best paper delivered at any conference sponsored by the American
>>Anthropological Association in 2004-2005; undergraduate submissions need
>>not be conference papers. An SHA committee will judge the papers on
>>originality, creativity, clarity of writing, and most importantly,
>>contribution to humanistic anthropology—the extent to which they:
>>• Explore what anthropology reveals about being human
>>• Capture the ways in which people create and/or transform meaning in
>>• Address the relationship between researcher and subjects
>>• Challenge conventional academic writing through alternative literary
>>• Make anthropology accessible to the general public.
>>Papers should be 7-10 pages in length (double-spaced and in 12-pt font,
>>excluding references), and should be submitted in hard copy and
>>electronic version. Papers should be accompanied by a brief cover
>>letter, including academic affiliation, year in program of study,
>>contact information, the relevant category of submission (undergraduate
>>or graduate), and relevant details about the paper (at which conference
>>was it presented, or for what course was it written?). Please include
>>your name, academic affiliation, and contact information on the title
>>page, but do not include any identifying information on the actual
>>paper. Papers already published or accepted for publication at the time
>>of submission are not eligible, but papers currently under consideration
>>may be submitted. You need not be a member of the Society for
>>Humanistic Anthropology to submit a paper. Any student currently
>>enrolled in any accredited college or university in any nation is
>>eligible for these prizes. Limit one submission per student.
>>Submissions must be received no later than June 1, 2005.
>>The author of the winning paper in each category will receive $100 and a
>>one-year subscription to the SHA’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism.
>>An abstract of each winning paper will also be published in the SHA
>>column of the Anthropology Newsletter of the AAA. Prizes will be
>>awarded during the prize readings session sponsored by the SHA at the
>>upcoming annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in
>>Washington, D.C. (November 2005).
>>The judging committee consists of: Michelle Johnson, chair (Bucknell
>>University); David Koester (U Alaska, Fairbanks); and Richard Grinker
>>(George Washington U.).
>>Please send submissions and questions to:
>>Dr. Michelle Johnson
>>Department of Sociology and Anthropology
>>Lewisburg, PA 17837
>>(570) 577-1354 (office) (570) 577-3543 (fax) Email:
>>The deadline for RECEIPT of submissions to all competitions is June 1,
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