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2010 IUAES Inter-Congress in Turkey

from American Anthropological Association by Dinah

The Ahi Evran University dept. of anthropology has announced that the 2010 IUAES Inter-Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey, October 3-6, 2010, with the theme: ?From the Crossroads of Civilizations: Understanding Cultural Diversity to Connect Societies.? The organizers note:

AAA Provides Free Access to 85 Years of American Anthropologist and More

from American Anthropological Association by Oona & Sharon

As part of our committment to broaden access to anthropological research, AAA is now providing free access to content from American Anthropologist, Anthropology News, Ethos, and PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review that published before 1974.

NAPA Explores ?Anthropological Approaches to the Global Food Crisis?

from American Anthropological Association by Oona & Sharon

The latest issue of NAPA Bulletin explores the effects of the world food crisis in various settings around the globe, and suggests ways to mitigate those effects through the application of anthropological principles and practices.

Mateo Candea?s intriguing defence of the bounded field site

from media/anthropology by John Postill

It is not often that I come across a defence of boundedness as an operating principle of anthropological field research ? one notable exception being Boellstorff?s (2008) ethnography of the 3D virtual world Second Life as a bounded domain.  This is what Tessa Valo over at has to say about Mateo Candea?s chapter ?Arbitrary Locations: In Defense of the Bounded Field-Site? in the 2009 volume Multi-Sited Ethnography: Theory, Praxis and Locality in Contemporary Research, edited by Mark-Anthony Falzon:

Post-socialist medicine in MAQ

from Somatosphere by Eugene Raikhel

The latest issue of Medical Anthropology Quarterly isn’t a special issue but it does include three articles on medicine in socialist or post-socialist states: Cuba, Poland and Romania.  Here are the titles and abstracts:

The Gift of Health: Socialist Medical Practice and Shifting Material and Moral Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba
Elise Andaya

osea 2010 ? Heritage Ethnography Field School

from NAPA

CEAUSSIC publishes final report on HTS

from Culture Matters

The AAA Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities (CEAUSSIC) has published its final report on the Human Terrain System (HTS).  Here?s an excerpt from the Executive Summary:

John Stanton: US Army Human Terrain System Giving Birth?

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

This is John Stanton?s 21st article on the Human Terrain System, with his previous ones available here at: 12345678910111213141516, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

John has also published a book of his work on the Human Terrain System: General David Petraeus? Favorite Mushroom.

Digital Anthropology at UCL

from Culture Matters by Third Tone Devil

UCL?s anthropology department (that?s Daniel Miller?s department) has announced an MSc in Digital Anthropology ? they say the first worldwide. Here is the link and the text of the advertisement:


The new MSc in Digital Anthropology- -begun in the Autumn of 2009?is well positioned for becoming a world leader in the training of researchers in the social and cultural dimensions of information technologies and digital media.

7 WEEK PROGRAM: May 23 ? July 10, 2010
Yucatán, Mexico

Based in Pisté and Maya Communities surrounding Chichén Itzá,

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Students do research on an issue they select according to their interests.  Possible areas of work include:

The 2010 Society for Cultural Anthro conference and a CFP on monstrosity

from Somatosphere by Eugene Raikhel

The Society for Cultural Anthropology is holding its biannual conference on May 7 and 8, 2010 in Santa Fe.  The theme is one which may interest many of our readers: Natureculture: Entangled Relations of Multiplicity. As the organizers of the conference, Marisol de la Cadena and Brad Weiss, explain in their abstract:

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