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Call for papers for new Journal of Contemporary Archaeology

11 January 2013

Journal of Contemporary Archaeology

Rodney Harrison is General Editor of the new Journal of Contemporary Archaeology for which a call for papers is announced.

The editors and Equinox Publishing are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal devoted to the study of contemporary archaeology and invite submissions for publication, commencing with the first issue in Spring 2014.

Journal of Contemporary Archaeology is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to explore archaeology’s specific contribution to understanding the present and recent past.

It is concerned both with archaeologies of the contemporary world, defined temporally as belonging to the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, as well as with reflections on the socio-political implications of doing archaeology in the contemporary world.

In addition to its focus on archaeology, JCA encourages articles from a range of adjacent disciplines which consider recent and contemporary material-cultural entanglements, including anthropology, cultural studies, design studies, history, human geography, media studies, museology, psychology, science and technology studies and sociology. Acknowledging the key place which photography and digital media have come to occupy within this emerging subfield, JCA includes a regular photo essay feature and provides space for the publication of interactive, web-only content on its website.

Call for Papers

Journal of Contemporary Archaeology will publish articles in a number of different formats, ranging from in-depth discussion articles, to be accompanied by comments from relevant researchers and an author’s reply; regular research articles which are generally shorter and more case-driven; interviews comprising occasional, edited discussions between researchers and individuals whose academic or creative work makes a contribution to understanding the archaeology and materiality of the contemporary world; forums, a series of short responses to previously circulated questions; and, as indicated above, photo essays.

Journal of Contemporary Archaeology