Call for Submissions: AAA Middle East Section (MES) Photo Contest!

Photographs should speak broadly to the idea of “Praxis,” the theme of the 2024 AAA conference.

Each submission can include 1-5 photos each with a caption (50-100 words) that explains the date, location, context, and the process through which the photograph was taken. Photos may be submitted as stand-alone images or a short image series meant to be viewed together (please specify). Submissions should be in jpg or tiff.

We encourage submissions from anthropologists and anthropologists-in-the-making, especially from the MENA region. Each person is limited to one submission of five photographs. We ask that those submitting be members of the Middle East Section, except for students, non-tenure track faculty or scholars in the Global South if membership imposes a significant hardship.

The winners will each receive a modest cash prize ($100). Their photos will be used on the MES AAA website and social media and will be credited each time they are used.


Please make your submission here by Friday, August 30th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeipr9eqs8iIk_tpReMMhgihm_-b9LQXhwdbzTobLoO3rljA/viewform?usp=pp_url.

Call for Submission: 2024 MES Student Paper Prize!

The Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association invites submissions for our Student Paper Prize. Both undergraduate and graduate students (who have not defended at time of submission) are eligible. The winner will receive a prize of $500, plus a chance to summarize the award-winning paper at the MES virtual business meeting during the 2024 AAA meeting, and to have the summary published on MES website. Papers should be: ethnographically grounded or engaging with anthropological literature, not exceed 10,000 words (not including notes and bibliography), and must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2023. Chapters from a thesis are welcome and should be able to stand alone (and can be revised to do so). Papers should not be published or accepted for publication. The paper should