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Digital Anthropology: Projects and Platforms

By daniel.lende

Last Sunday in Montreal, I was part of the panel Digital Anthropology: Projects and Projections organized by Mike and Kim Fortun from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Projects
The projects are listed in the order of their presentation at the American Anthropological Association meeting:
Jason Jackson (Indiana), Open Folklore Project ? open access scholarship for an entire field
Kimberly Christen (Washington State), Mukurtu & Traditional Knowledge Licenses ? an open source community content management system for indigenous communities
Alison Kenner (RPI), Cultural Anthropology ? a traditional journal going digital
Michael Wesch (Kansas State), Mediated Cultures ? student learning and YouTube anthropology
Daniel Lende (South Florida), Neuroanthropology blog
Mark Turin (Cambridge & Yale), Digital Himalaya ? multimedia archives for anthropology of the Himalayan region
Kim Fortun (RPI), Asthma Files ? asthma understood from diverse scholarly and social perspectives
Kate Hennessy (Simon Fraser), Inuvialuit Living History ? reforming museum & indigenous collaborations
Carrie Heitman (Virginia), Chaco Research Archive ? public outreach, old data, and new forms
Alex Golub (Hawaii), Savage Minds blog
Giovanni Da Col (Cambridge), Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory ? high-end open access online journal

Arab Spring Can Help Rethink Anthropology

from American Anthropological Association by Amy
We?re pleased to share this blog post from special AN reporter Émilie Sarrazin. She reports here on a Saturday afternoon session ?Revolution in the Middle-East and North Africa: Anthropological Perspectives.?

Food Studies Awards!

from FoodAnthropology by David Beriss
The Association for the Study of Food and Society proudly confers 5 awards for outstanding scholarship in the field of food within the social sciences, humanities and related disciplines:

The Montreal Anthropology Meetings ? Recap of AAA Coverage

from Neuroanthropology by daniel.lende
The Twitter feed on #AAA2011 is the place to get that ?in the moment? sense of what happened at the annual American Anthropological Association meeting. But here is a round up of the different stuff that I could find this morning, two days after the AAA meeting in Montreal ended
Update: As Jason Antrosio points out in the comments, the top vs. all categorization by Twitter can lead to different looking feeds. The one above is the ?top tweet? feed. Here is the ?all? feed on #AAA2011.

Not Feeling the Kinship

Anthropologists debate whether their discipline is divided into humanities and science tribes, and wonder why they can?t all get along.

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