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Society for the Anthropology of Europe Student Paper Award
The Society for the Anthropology of Europe is calling for abstract submissions for its annual graduate student paper competition. Four finalists will be invited to present their work and will receive commentary on it by senior anthropologists Sarah Green and David Kideckel at an SAE-sponsored panel at the 2012 AAA Meetings in San Francisco. One of the finalists will receive the SAE Graduate Student Paper Prize, which comes with a $400 award.
Interested graduate students were invited to submit a 500-word (maximum),single-authored abstract to Jaro Stacul (J.Stacul.firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 26, 2012. Jaro Stacul reports that he received 17 abstracts (11 from the US, 4 from the UK, 1 from France, and 1 from Spain).
Jaro stated, “I am happy to announce that the following four students have been selected as finalists:
(In alphabetical order)
Julie Kleinman (Harvard U.);
Johanna Mitterhofer (U. Massachusetts, Amherst);
Susan Rottmann (U. Wisconsin, Madison);
Catalina Tesar (University College London).”
The selection of the finalists was based on the submitted abstract, which must deal with some aspect of Europeanist anthropology and/or Europeanist anthropology's contribution to the broader field of anthropology. This rule will be interpreted liberally to include papers of a comparative and/or theoretical nature. Selection criteria include the quality of the research project as well as how well the abstract addresses the AAA Meetings theme 'Borders and Crossings'. The abstract should include a statement of the problem being investigated as well as the methods and results of the study, the theoretical literature which the paper aims to address, and the significance of research.
The winner will be announced at the SAE Business Meeting. This decision will be based on the AAA-length paper which the finalists must submit by mid-October 2012. The papers should be written with the goal that they will ultimately be elaborated and submitted for publication. All finalists will receive guidance from a senior anthropologist such that they can pursue publication in relevant journals. The committee will evaluate originality, contribution to the field, and writing style appropriate for a manuscript in preparation for publication in an academic journal.
- Papers must deal with some aspect of European anthropology and/or European anthropology's contribution to the broader field. This rule will be interpreted liberally to include papers of a comparative and/or theoretical nature.
- All submissions must follow the standard anthropological format for citations, endnotes, and "References Cited" as outlined in the American Anthropologist style guide.
- All manuscripts must be word processed or typed, double-spaced, with one inch margins, using 12 point font.
- Maximum length for the body of the text is 10,000 words; the abstract, tables, notes, and references may constitute additional pages.
- Authors should include a title and also an abstract of 100 words or less on the first page of the paper.
- The author's name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, university affiliation and academic status (undergraduate or graduate) should appear typed on a cover sheet separate from the manuscript. The author's name should not appear elsewhere on the manuscript.
Entries that do not conform to the above requirements will not be accepted.
- Three hard copies of the manuscript and one cover sheet are to be submitted to the Chair of the SAE Student Paper Award Committee by April 30, 2008. No late entries will be accepted. Entries may not be transmitted via fax or email attachment.
- One prize of $400 will be awarded to the best graduate paper. In any one year, a prize may not be awarded at the discretion of committee members.
- As always, the winner will be encouraged to revise and submit her or his article to the Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe for possible publication.
- All entries should be sent to the following address. Inquiries about submissions can also be directed to this address:
Chair, SAE Student Paper Award Committee
17 Walnut St.
Northhampton, MA 01060