Anthropology roundup: Nancy Scheper-Hughes on the Catholic Church…”Dialogs before Suicide…

Nancy Scheper-Hughes shares reflections on the Catholic Church anthropologyworks by Culture In Global Affairs Republished with permission from Berkeley News Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Source: Berkeley News In her research, writing and teaching, medical anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes focuses especially on violence, suffering and premature death on the margins of the modern world. Best-known for her work on the … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “2015 AAA Annual Meeting Registration and Refund Details….

2015 AAA Annual Meeting Registration and Refund Details American Anthropological Association   While the annual meeting (Denver, CO November 18th this year) is still far away, it is never too early to start planning for the event.  After all, the invited/volunteer call for papers deadline is April 15th.  This year we are introducing a three tiered … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Boas and the Monolingualism of the Other…

Boas and the Monolingualism of the Other  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology In my last post on Bauman and Briggs Voices of Modernity I explored their argument that Boas’s notion of culture makes it seem like a prison house from which only the trained anthropologist is capable of escaping. In doing so, however, I … Read more

Contemporary Istanbul 2014 starts… The Istanbul Marathon tomorrow… İstanbul news roundup

Satellites capture Istanbul’s ‘gray’ transformation over past decade  Hurriyet Daily News A comparison of 20 satellite photos hosted by Google Earth reveals how Istanbul has changed with more concrete and less green spaces in the past decade Istanbul once again the capital of arts One of the world’s leading international art fairs, ‘Contemporary Istanbul,’ starts today. … Read more