Rethinking Anthropology in the “negative” moment

Call for papers and panel proposals for papers and panel proposals

We're excited to share the call for papers for this year's ASnA conference, to be held at the University of Venda from 30 September to 2 October 2016.

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Anthropology Southern Africa is pleased to invite submissions for the 2016 Monica Wilson Prize for the best student essay submitted by a postgraduate student as a paper at the annual Anthropology Southern Africa conference. The prize-winning essay will be selected based on the work that best address the theme of the annual conference or excellently exemplifies the spirit of discovery in ethnographic work.

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See our official Monica Wilson Winners page!



Supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the “Cecil Manona Methodology Workshop” brings together postgraduate students and experts for a one day intensive workshop on theory and scientific methodology in anthropology. This will be achieved through specialized training, tutoring, peer contact and mentoring. The objective is to provide postgraduate students in anthropology with a strong grounding in critical thinking and scientific investigation that will contribute towards advancing science in anthropology. The workshop content will focus broadly on a spectrum of critical questions and key debates in the discipline, with strong emphasis on the relationship between theory and method in anthropology.

Postgraduate students from all Southern Africa universities and colleges are invited to participate in the program as “fellows”. These fellows will be given the opportunity to be mentored by senior scholars, and to receive both expert and peer feedback on writing for their dissertations/theses. They will be given the opportunity to engage experts and senior scholars on specific thematic issues, discuss key readings in these areas, and consolidate their methodology training in the discipline. Students in search of a setting in which to present and discuss parts of their research with peers and experts are particularly welcomed to participate in this workshop.

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