The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology invites the submission of papers for the 2017 Nadel Essay Prize
The Nadel Essay Prize celebrates excellence in ethnographic writing. Ethnographically-based original papers are invited on social and cultural anthropology relating to the Asia Pacific region, including Australia. This annual prize, inaugurated in 2011 to commemorate sixty years of Anthropology at the Australian National University, is named after S.F. Nadel, who was appointed Foundation Professor of Anthropology in 1951.
The winner of the prize will be announced in February 2018. The winner will receive a prize of $250, a year’s subscription to the journal and promotion on the journal’s website.
Anthropologists who have earned their doctorate within five years prior to submission are invited to submit. Ethnographically-based original papers are invited on social and cultural anthropology relating to the Asia Pacific region, including Australia. The submission should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and should not be submitted to any other journal until the outcome of the competition is known.
Word limit: 8000 words
Closing date for submissions: 30 November 2017
Papers must be submitted online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rtap. Please indicate that your submission is intended for the prize in the cover letter section.
For inquiries please contact the journal: firstname.lastname@example.org
All papers submitted for the prize will be evaluated by the TAPJA Editorial Board. The jury will evaluate on the originality, quality of the argumentation, conceptual clarity and overall readability. The jury decision will be final. There is only one prize per year and the board reserves the right to award no prize if submitted material is not of an appropriate standard. Shortlisted submissions for the prize will be peer reviewed for publication in the journal.
The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (TAPJA) is a leading refereed scholarly journal that publishes social and cultural anthropological research with a focus on the Asia and Pacific region, including Australia. This region has been a crucible for significant advances in the discipline and remains an important site for the development of concepts and debates. The international focus of the journal encompasses regional scholars and emerging voices from centres of research in the region. Contributions may include digital media files, including video, that are published in the online version. TAPJA publishes review essays, reviews of books and multimedia products (including music, films, and web sites) relevant to anthropological research and education. View the most recent issue at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14442213.asp
TAPJA is jointly published by the Department of Anthropology, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific and the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University.