Anthropology roundup: “Why archeologists hate Indiana Jones

Four Burni Why archeologists hate Indiana Jones Boing Boing by David Pescovitz Inspired by Indiana Jones, I was an archeology major for about 10 minutes at the start of my freshman year in college ng Questions for Audra Simpson, professor ofAnthropology at … McGill Reporter The soirée will feature Audra Simpson, a McGill alumnae who … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Game of Thrones and Anthropology….

  Game of Thrones and Anthropology Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology Sometimes people worry that anthropology’s central preoccupations won’t resonate with the wider public. But just one look at Game of Thrones proves that’s not true. Prominent Anthropologist Welcomes Football Team Name Trademark Cancellation American Anthropological Association In a move that was hailed … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “11 Cutting-Edge Thinkers That Anthropologists Should Be Paying Attention to…

  11 Cutting-Edge Thinkers That Anthropologists Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now! Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ?   Well it wouldn?t be an unpaid internship in the 2014 if the bosses upstairs didn?t have me doing a listicle, so I?m proud to present to you a new feature: The Savage Minds Rundown. … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Tons of newly published open anthropology…

Introduction to Anthropology, Culture by Islamic Thinkers Iran Book News Agency Mohammad Heidaypour and Mahmoud Azimi Rasta have jointly compiled a new book in assessment of the views by Islamic and Iranian thinkers onanthropology and culture. IBNA: Arranged in three major parts, the book delves into the nature, generalities Tons of newly published open anthropology When … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Cybersecurity algorithms, techniques being developed through anthropology methods…

  Cybersecurity algorithms, techniques being developed through anthropology methods   This article is a repost from Newswise and is written by Kansas State University?s Greg Tammen. Experts in anthropology and cybersecurity at Kansas State University are examining the unspoken knowledge shared by cybersecurity analysts as a way to develop new automated tools that help analysts … Read more

Anthro roundup: Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes Named First AAA Public Policy Award Winner…

Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes Named First AAA Public Policy Award Winner The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that its Committee on Public Policy has selected medical anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes as the first recipient of the new Anthropology in Public Policy Award. Dr. Scheper- Hughes is a nationally-recognized expert on several important health issues, … Read more

Anthro roundup: “Anthropology Under the NSA?s Eyes…

Anthropology Under the NSA?s Eyes We now know that living abroad or corresponding with someone outside the US makes you fair game for government surveillance. A few years ago I wrote about the difficulties faced by anthropologists working in places like China, where there can be no expectation of privacy.* We now know (as many … Read more

Anthro roundup: Labor unrest on Everest…Searching for a Career in Anthropology… AAA?s new ?open access? ?journal? disappointing…

  Labor unrest on Everest is older than you might think from FP Passport by Marya Hannun The thin air and vertiginous slopes that exist at 20,000-plus feet above sea level on Mount Everest may not make for the ideal battleground — but they certainly make for a captivating one. So on April 27, when … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “anthropology, race & racism…Sexual Harassment in fieldwork… graeber in exile

Anthropologists and Ecological Research Last fall a group of anthropologists participated in the 2012 All Scientists Meeting (ASM) of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network in Estes Park, Colorado. They were there to make a case for integrating more anthropologists into the study of ecosystems. Read about their experience in Anthropology News. Below is … Read more

Anthropologists talk about ” REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN EGYPT “; Open Access debates continue… an anthropology roundup

HOT SPOTS: REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN EGYPT Submitted by Cultural Anthro… on Tue, 2012-01-31 11:54 Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt a Year after January 25th Guest Editors: Julia Elyachar (University of California, Irvine) and Jessica Winegar (Northwestern University) On January 25, 2011, Egyptians from all social backgrounds marched to public squares across Egypt and began an 18 day revolution … Read more

AAA revising code of ethics and want feedback from anthropologists… “Anthropologists and stereotypes about Libya and Japan

Anthropology and Ethics ? AAA Wants Feedback! from Neuroanthropology by daniel.lende In a welcome development, the American Anthropological Association?s Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review is posting drafts online of proposed revisions to the AAA?s code of ethics. And they want your feedback! Anthropologists and stereotypes about Libya and Japan from – anthropology in … Read more

American Anthropological Association releases STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR EGYPT. Roundup on the Egyptian uprising continues.

Special Edition Post ? AAA Signs Statement of Support of Egypt from American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O. In conjunction with the Archaeological Institute of America, AAA signs Statement of Support for Egypt. This statement shares its concern for the Egyptian people and the loss of cultural heritage that Egypt has sustained and the threat … Read more

AAA drops science from mission statement

From an email discussion: at the Executive Board (EB) meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) this past weekend.  The EB adopted a new Long-Range Plan (LRP) that includes a significant changes to the AAA mission statement?it removes all mention of science: Mission Statement in the new LRP (additions underlined; deletions in strikethrough) Section 1. … Read more