Welcome to the new-look Teaching Anthropology! Over the past few months we have been working hard to move from the previous journal platform to our new and improved web presence, which we hope provides opportunity for inspiration, dialogue, and critical inquiry into the teaching and learning of anthropology. Since the journal’s inaugural issue in 2011, Teaching Anthropology has been committed to publishing robust and engaging peer-reviewed content that explores the pedagogy of anthropology, and anthropological pedagogies, in their myriad forms. We have also gathered a compendium of reflections, reports, interviews, and thought-pieces that help to encourage conversation both about the history of teaching anthropology, and about the contemporary challenges for educators using an anthropological lens. With the addition of new areas to our online platform we hope to increase further the opportunities for interaction and exchange between members of the global community of teachers, academics, activists, and professionals who either teach anthropology or consider their pedagogy to be anthropologically informed.
The journal content itself remains unchanged, offering the same high quality, peer-reviewed academic content as before, alongside shorter pieces for the section entitled Developing Teaching: Reports and Reflections. We maintain an open call for contributions to the journal alongside our call for special issue contributions. The special issue theme is Teaching Anthropology in Uncertain Times, and the deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2017. Click here for more details.
We now also have a regular monthly blog, with contributions coming in from around the world on current projects, research, and emerging issues for teachers of anthropology. The blog will also feature regular student contributions, in the spirit of encouraging inclusive, critical discussion that champions the voice of students where they have been previously marginalised.
Our Multimedia section features regular contributions from ethnographic film makers, who provide an accompanying testimonial about their work and how it may be included in the teaching of anthropology. This section will also include featured lectures, performances, and other multimedia content that can be used to create exciting, dynamic contexts for teaching anthropology.
We will regularly feature profiled teaching resources that demonstrate innovative approaches to teaching different topics, and we hope that this section of the website will grow into a rich resource for teachers, early career academics and more senior academics alike.
Our new Reviews section will offer suggestions for new books, films, and online resources that enrich discussion about teaching anthropology and/or work as useful tools in the classroom.
We welcome contributions from colleagues across all sections of our new website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas for contributions in the following categories:
– Peer-reviewed articles (max. 6000 words)
– Developing Teaching: Reports and Reflections (max. 3000 words)
– Blogposts (max. 600 words)
– Photo-essay submissions
– Multimedia contributions (profiled lectures, ethnographic film, performances)
– Teaching resources and syllabuses (with an accompanying testimony/narrative)
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With warm wishes,
On behalf of the editorial collective