On Thursday, February 19, 2015 anthropologists worldwide will celebrate the inaugural National Anthropology Day. This inaugural event, created by the American Anthropological Association, calls public attention to the important work that anthropologists contribute to our daily lives.
We are now only days away from the first annual National Anthropology Day. As I’ve said in past coverage of this story, the American Anthropological Association scheduled National Anthropology Day on 19 February, which is also National Chocolate Mint Day. But chocolate mint is small-fry compared to the major holiday to be celebrated this Thursday: Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year). That’s right, people, this year National Anthropology Day is also YEAR OF THE GOAT. So this year, let’s make National Anthropology Day extra Goaty by wishing each other:
Goats, chocolate mint, Chinese New Year: National Anthropology Day seemed to have it all. Until, that is, long-time reader Eddie Schmitt pointed out the missing ingredient in National Anthropology Day: electricity. That’s right: National Anthropology Day is also the birthday of Alessandro Volta!
Northumberland News (blog)
It’s interesting to consider how the parenting role has evolved over time, something anthropologists study on a regular basis. Family structure is, after all, a core element of any civilization’s attempt to pass along knowledge and survival skills to .
Pretty much any cultural product—magazines, the wedding pages, movies, music, sitcoms, fashion—will double as a kind ofanthropological artifact, and I am being only the tiniest bit facetious when I say that candy hearts are, 2 BE SURE, among those .
Movie News Guide
“Sister Wives” Season 6 Episode 5 aired last Feb. 8, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on TLC. The episode kicks off with Kody Brown announcing to all of his families that a couple of post-graduates inanthropology is going to stay with them for four days to study
Venture Capital Post
Popular notions of anthropologists conjure images of Indiana Jones or New Yorker cartoons with pith-helmeted characters simmering in a cannibal’s cooking pot in some jungle clearing. Weanthropologists do still ply our trade in relatively remote
Haidy Geismar, UCL
Last term I taught parallel undergraduate and Masters seminars exploring the creation of knowledge systems in museums and the effects of shifts towards the digital on the organization of knowledge and museum epistemologies. All the students had to create a project that digitally presented a series of objects, drawn from across UCL Museums and Collections and created a new digital collection environment. The project aimed not to create an online exhibition but to think about the potentials, and limitations, of digital representation and modes of organization for creating knowledge about both specific objects and from the collecting together of different objects. The undergraduates had to digitally collect 5 objects using an open source platform supported and hosted by UCL (My Portfolio, built on Mahara).…
A new study on the bioRxiv includes data on 69 ancient Europeans (remember when we got excited in anticipation for the single genome of the Iceman? that was only three years ago) and adds plenty of new info to chew on for those of us interested in prehistory.
Ethnographic Apps/ Apps as Ethnography: Exploring Possibilities for a Locative, Multimedia and Collaborative Future.
A Panel Proposal for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Meetings, November 2015
Panel Organizers: Sam Collins (Towson) and Matthew Durington (Towson)
Via Sara Perry’s The Archaeological Eye
I’m so excited to be able to announce a forthcoming roundtable that Colleen Morgan, Laia Pujol-Tost, Kathryn Killackey and myself are hosting at the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) conference in Glasgow, 2-5 September, 2015. We would like to extend an invitation for participation to all of you in the archaeology and heritage communities who are grappling with questions around the nature and future of analogue/digital material relations.