Call for Submissions: CMA in Anthropology News

Museums are spaces where peoples of different backgrounds, cultures, and faiths can come together to promote dialogue and understanding. In the wake of global political upheaval, what can museums and heritage sites do? How are museum anthropologists and cultural heritage professionals reacting to threats to funding, speech, or the essential exchange of international ideas, exhibitions, and objects? What can our work in museum anthropology, material culture, or cultural heritage do, say, or advocate for in the current environment? Submit your proposal now!

The Council for Museum Anthropology's regular column in Anthropology News, the newsletter of the American Anthropological Association, is dedicated to publishing the most current thinking in our field. In addition to publishing news of the CMA, our CMA News column offers a space to publish our most relevant and innovative work fast online. (One piece from each section will be chosen each year for print publication.)

Send your proposal, half (500-700 word) or full (1000-1400 word) piece to Diana E. Marsh at:

CMA news columns have rolling acceptance and will be published online approximately two weeks after the final submission has been accepted and approved.

In addition to work on current events, for the 2017 year, we especially welcome submissions on the following topics:
museum anthropology and the public
curatorial conundrums (e.g. difficult heritage/the "interrogative" museum)
current exhibitions (reviews or curatorial perspectives)
student work
teaching and methods

Submissions must be received by e-mail in Microsoft Word or other standard text format. Authors may submit up to three images as separate files. Credit or caption text should be submitted as part of the text document. Authors must also provide their name, title, institution, and a short, one- to two-sentence bio to be included with their piece.

Submissions must be no longer than the specified word limit (700 for half pieces, 1000 for full), including title, photo captions, and bio.