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Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology

Contingent Horizons is York University’s peer-reviewed student journal of anthropology. We aim to showcase scholarly and creative works of academic excellence by undergraduate and graduate students. At this time, we would like to invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit their original, unpublished works for publication in our fifth volume, to be published Spring 2019. Selected submissions will be published online and in print, with complimentary print copies provided to the authors. Students of anthropology and related disciplines are encouraged to submit their work. Please see below for further details:

1) Submissions:

We are accepting submissions of original works that pertain to the discipline of anthropology, specifically relating to the issue’s theme of Objects. This issue centers on objects, things, artifacts, facts, people, actions, processes, and so on—stories that relate to the question: how are objects embedded in the world and the world embedded in objects?

This issue theme is inspired by what Joe Dumit (2014) calls the Implosion Project—for further reading see Joseph Dumit, “Writing the Implosion: Teaching the World One Thing at a Time,” Cultural Anthropology 29, no. 2 (2014): 344-362, available online at:

In this issue we encourage authors to reflect on their research and ask themselves what objects are central to their fieldwork, ethnographies, and imaginaries? This issue approaches object constitution generously, seeks to trouble the boundaries of objects and questions what is an object? Because undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology are grappling with objects of some kind or another in their research, we encourage a broad range of submissions on any topic. Students are encouraged to submit dissertation chapters, thesis chapters, major research papers, or course papers for potential publication. Submissions can also include but are not limited to: ethnographic research papers, literature reviews, photo essays, and creative writing. We are also looking for students to write brief book reviews of relevant anthropological or ethnographic works published recently, between 2017-2018. 

The extended deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. Please review the submission guidelines at prior to submission.

Thank you,
Editorial Collective
Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, York University
2054 Vari Hall, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
Twitter: @continghorizons 

Call for Papers: The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online publication for undergraduate academic writing. The JUE seeks to publish original ethnographic research by undergraduate students working in a variety of disciplines. Our goal is to bring readers insights into subcultures, practices, and social institutions. The JUE encourages undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit manuscripts for consideration. Manuscripts must be based on original research conducted using ethnographic methods, on any topic in the social sciences.

Submissions are welcomed for our next issues. Deadlines are January 31 and July 31. Please check out our website ( for author guidelines and past issues. Send any questions about submissions to Martha Radice at

Dr. Martha Radice

Editor, Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

Associate Professor, Sociology & Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University