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