Call for Submissions Vol 7 (1) Writing and Objects, Objects in Writing - Deadline 28th May 2017


We are now inviting submissions for Vol 7 (1) Writing and Objects, Objects in Writing

The study of objects has always been central to anthropology. Objects are used in various transactions, household routines, rituals, mortuary rites, and weddings, and can take many shapes and meaning. This issue of the Unfamiliar seeks to explore the relationship between objects and writing, and to illustrate how objects play a significant role in peoples’ lives. We ask: How are places, people, and relationships entwined with objects, and how do we write about them? Can we write about these, without writing about objects? What do objects tell us and how are they intrinsic to anthropological writing? How do we talk about people, and what is the role of objects in understanding and writing culture? From gifts to commodities, art objects to magical artefacts; from clothing to tools, technology to infrastructure; what makes objects significant, and how do they take shape and materialise in our writing? We invite papers exploring these questions, interested in, but not limited to, ethnographic writing, material culture, heritage, science and technology studies, anthropology of art, economic anthropology, and development studies. 

Posted: 2017-03-21 More...

The Unfamiliar Journal Online Fieldwork-photo Exhibition (2015)


We are now inviting submissions for our new online fieldwork-photo exhibition, to be displayed in a photo-carousel on the home page of our journal. We seek photographs exploring the theme “The Unfamiliar” in relation to the initial, or continuing, “unfamiliarity” of fieldwork. 

Posted: 2015-01-09 More...

Call for Submissions, Humans and the Environment, The Unfamiliar Vol. 5 (1) 2015


We are now inviting submissions for our Summer 2015 issue based on the theme: Humans and the Environment. Submissions are to be made online via the OJS system by the 10th of March 2015.

Posted: 2015-01-07 More...

Extended Deadline for Vol. 4 (1), Imagining the Future

The deadline for submissions to our forthcoming issue (November 2014) ‘Imagining the Future’ has been extended to 1 September 2014.  
Posted: 2014-08-14 More...

Submission Call for Vol. 4 (1), Imagining the Future


We are now inviting submissions for our November 2014 issue based on the theme: Imagining the Future.

Posted: 2014-03-28 More...

New Executive Editors

The Unfamiliar is pleased to announce Inna Yaneva-Toraman and Hakon Caspersen as new executive editors of the Journal  
Posted: 2014-02-20 More...

Extended deadline for Vol. 3 (2)


The deadline for submissions to our November 2013 issue 'Death and Resurrection' has been extended until 15 September 2013. 

We look forward to your submissions!

Posted: 2013-08-28

Submission Call for Vol. 3 (2)


We are now inviting submissions for our November 2013 issue based on the theme ‘Death and Resurrection’.

Deadline 30 August 2013

Posted: 2013-07-05 More...

Issue 3 (1) available now!

New issue out now!  
Posted: 2013-06-04 More...

Theme for Vol. 3 No. 1 (May 2013)

The theme for the May 2013 issue is set!  
Posted: 2012-10-04 More...

Submission call - extended deadline

extended deadline  
Posted: 2012-08-23 More...

Submission call

Submission Call for Vol. 2/Issue 2  
Posted: 2012-07-19 More...
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