From: Claire Smith [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 11 October 2003 10:14
ANNOUNCING A NEW WORLD ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONGRESS BOOK SERIES
This book series will complement WAC's One World Archaeology Series, currently published by Routledge. The Indigenous Archaeologies Series is a series of primarily authored books. The web site for the series can be found at http://www.altamirapress.com/series/
Series Editors: Claire Smith, Joe Watkins, H. Martin Wobst and Larry Zimmerman
The aim of the Indigenous Archaeologies Series is to access contemporary developments in Indigenous archaeology, increasing the profile, intellectual depth and growth of this area of archaeology. This is an area full of stimulating debates that are producing methodological and theoretical advances in the discipline. We are interested in the application of archaeological method & theory to questions of Indigenous archaeology, how the approach in this subfield varies from usual applications and why the variation was necessary to take in Indigenous concerns or issues. This is an exciting period for Indigenous archaeology, given the way in which it is changing to integrate the theories and methods of Indigenous peoples, as part of the decolonisation of the discipline.
This series of primarily authored books normally will present the results of original research. While it will draw mainly upon work conducted in the Americas, Australasia and Southern Africa, it also will encompass the results of research undertaken in any of the 72 countries that have Indigenous populations. Royalties from these books are donated to the World Archaeological Congress, to support the travel of Indigenous people to WAC conferences.
The reach of this series goes beyond Indigenous archaeology, as the ethical practice of archaeology has the potential to touch on general questions relating to social justice and human rights. The books in this series explore some of the ways in which archaeology can be made more socially responsible. The Indigenous Archaeologies Series is committed to the promotion of Indigenous Voice and the empowerment of Indigenous peoples.
Instructions for submitting proposals to the Indigenous Archaeologies Series
This series of primarily authored books normally will present the results of original research. We ask authors to submit their proposals in electronic form to Mitch Allen, of AltaMira Press ([log in to unmask]), with a cover letter saying that they would like the proposal to be considered for the Indigenous Archaeologies Series. The Altamira web site is www.altamirapress.com
We prefer proposals to manuscripts. Proposals should be only be two-five pages in length and should include a chapter outline, with a brief description of the contents of each chapter. Authors are asked to outline how their proposal fits with the aims of the series. In addition, we ask them to address how the application of archaeological method & theory to questions of Indigenous archaeology varies from usual applications and why the variation was necessary in their own work to take in Indigenous concerns or issues. We seek to give authors decisions on their proposals within six to eight weeks of submission.
The final manuscript should be between 50,000 and 80,000 words (165-265 pages of manuscript and 110-175 pages printed) though longer manuscripts occasionally will be considered.
President, World Archaeological Congress
Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA. 5001. Australia
Ph: 61 (0)8 8201 2336
Fax: 61 (0)8 8201 3845