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AJEC @ 21: Editor Ullrich Kockel Reflects on 21 Years of Scholarship

In the latest issue of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Ullrich Kockel opens the discussion on the 21 years of AJEC‘s history with his own reflections:

 

“As I settle down to put together this issue, it occurs to me that the development of AJEC in its various phases displays an uncanny correspondence with my personal professional trajectory so far. Its inception and first volume happened during my postdoctoral fellowship when I was happy to place one of my first (coauthored) academic articles in its inaugural issue. The remainder of AJEC’s first approximate decade coincides with my time as a lecturer. At the time I took up my first chair, the format of AJEC changed, eventually turning it, for a while, into a Yearbook rather than a journal. And in the year I moved to my second chair, I was invited to take on the editorship of AJEC, which would now be published by Berghahn and returning to the format of two issues per year. This correspondence raises a curious question: What significant turning point for the journal will correspond with my own as I am becoming an emeritus professor?”

 

To continue reading a free PDF of his editorial in its entirety, click here.