Sapiens-Allegra competition to discover new public anthropologists

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Sapiens-Allegra competition to discover new public anthropologists

Time: January 4, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Location: Around the world
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Event Type: competition
Organized By: Sapiens & AllegraLab
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2016

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The anthropologist is a peculiar creature. We study the world, yet too often do not share our insights with the world.

Our work explores some of the most exciting and relevant issues that face humanity. We study our collective origins, the origins of violence, economic injustice, health disparities, our relations to family, constructions of “race,” education systems, how cities organize themselves, how we talk, climate change, emerging digital worlds, and so much more. But all too often we conclude our research into these vitally important topics with texts that are accessible only to a narrow group of academics.

To encourage anthropologists to write about their work for a broader audience Allegra and SAPIENS have partnered to launch a competition for more engaged types of anthropological writing.

We invite submissions for timely and engaging articles that are accessible yet authoritative, exciting yet not sensationalistic. In particular, we welcome narrative-driven submissions that will appeal to a broad, adult college-educated readership, while demonstrating how anthropology contributes to a shared understanding of our world.

The contribution that most aptly fits these criteria will be awarded 1.000 USD, and 500 USD each for second and third prize. The best pieces will be published in 2016 in SAPIENS and Allegra.

For more information on how to participate, click here.

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