March 23, 2019

Virtual Issues

The JRAI regularly publishes Virtual Issues, which curate past articles from the journal under a specific theme. We are currently inviting individual or groups of doctoral students and early career researchers from any part of the world to propose ideas for future Virtual Issues. The proposed theme can be related to the applicants’ research, to current events, or to some other wide anthropological concern. If you are interested, please send a Word or PDF document with (1) your name(s) and email address(es), (2) institutional affiliation(s) (if applicable), and (3) a proposal abstract of 200-250 words to If you are selected, you will be invited to write a short introductory essay to frame the selected articles. You do not need to have selected the curated articles at this stage. Proposals are considered on a rolling basis except where they apply to CFPs regarding themes suggested by the editors (see below).

Call for proposals for a Virtual Issue on the theme of Decolonising: submit by 15th May
We are particularly keen to encourage a virtual special issue on the theme of Decolonising. What critical problems and possibilities does our back catalogue hold? What futures can we imagine from this? How has the journal reflected, deflected and/or challenged the structures in which it is enmeshed? If you are interested in curating a theme on these or related issues, please send a proposal by 15th May. Depending on the response, we may encourage collaboration between applicants.



     anthropology JRAI 2000-2020


    anthropology & surrealism


    anthropology & mixed media

    Biological Anthropology: then and now

    The Anthropology of Knowledges

    The Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics

    The Anthropology of the Gift