Call for Posts: The Event, the Horizon

Perhaps something has occurred in the history of the concept of structure that could be called an “event.” (Derrida 1978:278) Circumstances are extraordinary. Days are like weeks. Spring arrives, but the streets are empty. An abundance of caution overwhelms all plans. We reach out in darkness for a wall to walk along. The problem is […]

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Call for Posts: Ecological Times

Ecological processes unfold in unstable coordination. The phenology of a species might come into alignment with the seasonal availability of a food source, say, but disturbance, shifting environmental conditions, and system feedbacks mean that these alignments are always tentative—even in the most tightly coupled, bounded ecosystems. Somewhere between machinic and haphazard, ecosystems are at once […]

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Call for Posts: Life on the Frontier: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism

This thematic series poses the question: What kinds of nature are forged through settler colonialism? A distinct form of colonization, settler colonialisms do not merely conquer people and territory—they seek to transplant and redefine. The desires, fears, messianism, violence, masculinity, sexuality, and racism that characterize settler colonialism shape how colonists imagine and interact with the […]

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Call for Posts: The Nature of Infrastructure

The concept of infrastructure draws attention to as-yet-unseen synergies between technology, culture, and materiality. What does this concept have to offer environmental anthropology? While we can safely say that infrastructures shape the natural world, they surely do so in ways particular to their times and places. The Engagement blog calls for submissions that can help […]

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Open Call for Posts: Museums and Ecology

Museums are important spaces where scholarly research has the opportunity to reach broader audiences beyond academia. These spaces can be especially significant in communicating research on pressing ecological issues to the public. In this thematic series, we ask, what can museums, including their exhibitions and collections, tell us about human-environment engagements? Additionally, how do studies […]

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Open Call for Posts: Anthropology and Climate Change: Intersections of Teaching, Interdisciplinary Research, and Activism

The recent conversation on the EANTH listserv surrounding Naomi Klein’s book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate brought to light important differences regarding how anthropologists engage with and teach the subject of climate change. We invite contributors to submit posts that focus on the intersection of teaching about climate change, interdisciplinary research, and environmental […]

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Open Call for Posts: Multi-Species Anthropology: Becoming Human with Others

The Western notion of “the human” as we know it is unraveling. From fields as diverse as developmental biology, epigenetics, environmental history, science and technology studies, and anthropology, we are learning new ways that the histories and trajectories of humans are bound up with those of other species. We once imagined discrete, autonomous individuals, each […]

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