To contribute to our BLOG, please adhere to the Style Guide below and email your proposed blog post, along with a short bio, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Every post should, at some level, be about making something strange more familiar, or about making something familiar, strange
- Can – but doesn’t have to – fit in with one or more of the following ‘types’ of blogs: fieldwork reflections; methods; ethnographic writing experiments; everyday anthropology; hot takes; single shots; or book reviews.
- Aim to make a SINGLE point (even if just exploring a single idea)
- Begin with a hook: an evocative scenario, quote, question or news story
- Can conclude by posing a question (be unfinished) and requesting a response/further debate
- Personalise it: be you and make it relatable; don’t use a “we” to refer to “us anthropologists”; stay personal: I like x, I don’t like y, I struggle with z.
- A little humor/snark can be useful
- Use imagery if applicable
- Blog posts may also speak to previous blogs or particular podcast episodes – check out our fortnightly PODCASTS, where you can listen and build on or challenge ideas
Format & Style
- 500 – 2000 words (excluding chunky quotes IF they are needed)
- Use short sentences and paragraphs
- avoid academic jargon where possible (or explain it)
- link to article URLs in your text – this helps to build community and also drives readers to the blog using Google’s search engine optimization tools
- Must have a title and sub-titles if appropriate – try to keep these simple
- Don’t include a reference list (but you provide a ‘further reading’ list if you can’t link to online resources in your text)
We reserve editing rights. Feel free to contact us (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
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