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    Seeking Website Editor



    Seeking Website Editor for the Irish Journal of Anthropology


    Due to increased volume of submissions and activity within the Irish Journal of Anthropology we hereby invite applications for the role of Website Editor. This is a new position in a reformulated Editorial Team. Expressions of interest will be shortlisted and those shortlisted will receive an outline of the exact duties and requirements before interview. Interviews are likely to take place in Late August/ Early September '16 in Dublin but can be conducted via Skype to facilitate applicants who cannot travel to Dublin. Applications should include a short expression of interest together with a C.V. highlighting any editorial experience. Applications can be sent in confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Job Description

    Website Editor [WE] maintains the Anthropological Association of Ireland website under the supervision of the Editor in Chief of the Irish Journal of Anthropology and the Social Media Coordinator of the Anthropological Association of Ireland.  The WE is a website specialist who will advise the journal and the association on any website requirements and prepares all material for uploading.

    S/He is the custodian of AAI and the Journal’s websites and will devise procedures for working with both. S/He is responsible for maintaining the website and digital archive of the Irish Journal of Anthropology.

    This is an unpaid position that requires 2/3 hours work per week during busy periods (twice a year).

    Person Specification

    The IJA is looking for someone with experience of the joomla (2.5) and website design (introductory training can be given and the existing website and procedures will be explained). The IJA will welcome new and innovative ideas from the Website Editor so this is a chance to make a mark on an international journal that is transitioning to a new place in the print and digital realms in a highly competitive environment.

    The Journal

    The Irish Journal of Anthropology is a biannual publication serving the Anthropological Association of Ireland and wider international community of anthropologists. The journal is undergoing a period of expansion both in print and digital formats. The journal commands an international audience with roughly 1/3 International, 1/3 UK and 1/3 Republic of Ireland. The journal is available free online with members receiving a print copy twice a year. The journal includes 4 regular sections – Comment, Articles, Interview and Book Reviews and offers an annual AAI conference issues and a general issue alternating with special issues each year.


     Quarterly Newsletters of the World Council of Anthropological Associations

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    Issue 3 - Jan 2015


    Issue 2 - Dec 2015


    Issue 1 - Aug 15



  •  Anthropology at Queens gains international support

    International Organisations have come together in a show of support for continuing Anthropology at Queens University Belfast. Links to each of the issued letters are avaiable below:


    IUAES, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Open Letter to QUB


    WCAA, World Council of Anthropological Associations Open Letter to QUB


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  •  Who cares? Care and society in the modern world

    Speaking in March at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin, Ireland, Arthur Kleinman and Iain Wilkinson shared details of their new text, ‘A Passion for Society: How we think about human suffering’. Essentially a critique of how ‘care’ is in danger of slipping off the radar of modern medical practice and social science, the book aims to remind us of the importance of social science in promoting ‘better’ society. This event coincided with the book’s launch in Ireland, and the evening covered a range of topics, concluding with one important message: the search for objectivity in health care specifically, and more broadly in society, risks blinding us to the real needs of people and threatens our ability to care for our fellow humans.


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  •  The Irish Journal of Anthropology is open access, no embargo and online now! Check out the new interface here.

    Our most recent issue is a conference issue on Caring Cultures/ Cultures of Care

    We will be updating old issues to the new format.