EDITORIAL INTERN PROGRAM
***Applications due Tuesday December 11th 2012***
As part of an effort to both extend the journal's readership (within and beyond the discipline) and to build dialogue among SCA members about past trends and future directions, Cultural Anthropology established (in early 2008) an Editorial Intern Program through which SCA graduate students can be involved in these journal efforts.
The Cultural Anthropology Editorial Intern Program is primarily organized around Cultural Anthropology Online, which serves as a digital repository of teaching and research material, built around the journal’s archive. More recently, CA interns have begun work on Fieldsights, a new blog that fosters conversation within and about the field of cultural anthropology. Details on specific areas of work are listed below:
Interns create supplemental pages for each essay published in CA. This includes essays currently published in the print journal (issues are published four times a year) as well as previously published essays, which include the journal’s twenty-five year archive. Supplemental pages serve as teaching tools for published essays, and often include the essay abstract, links to other CA essays and scholarly publications, links related to news articles, organizations, and websites, questions for classroom discussion, author biographies, images, video clips, and occasionally an interview with the author. See our supplemental index for a list of supplemental pages, or view our issue index.
THEME AND AREA LISTS
In order to build dialogue about trends in Cultural Anthropology, editorial interns choose a theme or area and then survey the journal, asking what has been published on the chosen topic. Interns then create a list of essays that speak to the chosen theme and write an analytic essay that introduces the list, discussing past trends and future directions. Theme/Area lists often become the basis for Curated Collections (formerly Virtual Issues) and CA-sponsored events. View the Theme and Area list.
CURATED COLLECTIONS (FORMERLY VIRTUAL ISSUES)
CA, in collaboration with Wiley-Blackwell, publishes three Virtual Issues over the course of the calendar year. These issues include five essays, which are made freely available for a period of sixty days. These essay clusters are typically drawn from an existing theme or area list. Curated Collections are built around Wiley-Blackwell's issue. Our collections include supplemental pages, author interviews, and other multimedia resources. View our index of Curated Collections here: http://culanth.org/?q=node/258
With the launch of the new website, Cultural Anthropology Online, comes the launch of Fieldsights, a multifaceted blog that facilitates conversation about, beyond, and within the field of cultural anthropology. Several editorial interns helped to imagine and design Fieldsights; CA interns will also be editing or facilitating conversation threads in this new section. CA interns are encouraged to contribute to Fieldsights conversations, and to propose ideas for new conversations.
Episcope – a current events blog in which anthropologists lend insight on matters of global concern.
Fieldnotes – a month-long conversation between four anthropologists that focuses on fieldwork and the research process.
From the Field – snapshots of people, places, and events from the CA community.
From the Editorial Office – announcements about new journal content – from the print issue, the archives, and Wiley Blackwell’s promotion office.
Hot Spots – a new forum that reports on current “hot spots” in the world from the perspective of anthropologists and others on the scene.
Visual and New Media Review – a blog that reviews emerging work at the intersection of cultural anthropology, and visual and new media.
Virtual Issues and topic lists have become the foundation for CA sponsored events, such as the Public Advisory Board Sessions at the 2008 and 2009 AAA meetings. These events are collectively organized – often between interns, authors, community members, and editorial staff. See, for example, the 2009 Public Advisory Board Session - Thematizing Gender and Sexuality: http://culanth.org/?q=node/273
Currently, there are three committees that interns can become involved in – CA’s website committee, social media committee, and digital futures committee. Please let Ali know if you are interested in joining these conversations.
Many of the above activities grew out of intern ideas, innovations, and initiatives. We always welcome new project ideas and collaborations.
For more information about the editorial intern program, contact Alison Kenner at firstname.lastname@example.org