Anthropology roundup: #AAA2016 = Open Access Strikes Back… “Would Margaret Mead tweet?…

ArXiv for anthropology: @SocArXiv + #AAA2016 = Open Access Strikes Back  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology Cliffs Notes version of this post: @SocArXiv is a Green Open Access digital repository that is currently being developed for the social sciences. I think this is a good thing. Let’s talk Open Access and publishing at #AAA2016. … Read more

Anthropology roundup: Dataverse: an open source solution for data sharing…

Dataverse: an open source solution for data sharing Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Matt Thompson When you think of scholarship you might think first of publications, articles and books, but that is just the final product. Yes it is polished through countless hours of research, writing, and responding to … Read more

Anthropology roundup: 19 February is the “National Anthropology Day”… “Turkic language family time depth…

A Global Celebration of Anthropology  American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O. 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.   The Anthropology of the Middle Class Huffington … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Ethnographers as Writers…

Ethnographers as Writers: Theory and Data – Part II  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Kristen Ghodsee So I’m staring at some fieldnotes and trying to sort out the best way to blend my theoretical analysis with my ethnographic data. Where to start? How to find the right balance? Once … Read more

Anthropologists on full attack: “The Digital” as major theme at #AAA2014

“The Digital” as major theme at #AAA2014 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Matt Thompson As I settled in to browse the conference program for the 2014 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (just hours before I was scheduled to leave, natch), I was immediately struck by a common … Read more

Anthropologists protest police brutality at AAA.

  via (More photos by Marco Hill here) Link:   ************* Anthropology: It’s still white public space–An interview with Karen Brodkin (Part II)  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog  This is the second part of my interview with Karen Brodkin.  Part I is here. Ryan Anderson: All of this has me … Read more

Anthropology roundup: #AAA2014 Meetings… “Exploring the Digital Information Experiences of Ethnographer…s

American Anthropological Association #AAA2014 Meetings Anthropology Report by Jason Antrosio The 2014 Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association are December 2-7 in Washington D.C. Here’s the Searchable Program. What are you most excited to see? Where to publish in OA anthropology  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Matt Thompson Below … 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

Anthropology roundup: “Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it

Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it The Conversation AU In part, anthropologists help to reveal how the “corporate effect” is produced: how an entity comes to be singularly powerful despite internal inconsistencies. This fracturing of power through description of its social process is admittedly sometimes     From Persian … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: EFF Surveillance Self-Defense; Open Access Week, ISIL Social Media Guide….

EFF Relaunches Surveillance Self-Defense Updates by Jillian York We’re thrilled to announce the relaunch of Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), our guide to defending yourself and your friends from digital surveillance by using encryption tools and developing appropriate privacy and security practices. The site launches today in English, Arabic, and Spanish, with more languages coming soon. The Younger … Read more

Anthropology roundup: Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President an anthropologist… Anthro and Ebola…

Pentagon Photography and Visual Anthropology  OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte Congratulations to Anthropologist Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s New President Huffington Post The American Anthropological Association extends its warm congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Ghani, the newly elected president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Dr. Ghani, who has formed a unity government with his electoral opponent, Dr. Abdullah … Read more

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: ” Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists…”Weaponizing Anthropology

Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music WNPR News “If I’m going to talk about dancing, I’m going to try to look at a very deep and emotional and anthropological, even biological side, of it,” he says. “What it means, music and dancing, for us, as a species.” Drexler is not your ordinary songwriter: He .   Weaponizing Anthropology: … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Saving Syria’s Antiquities

Saving Syria’s Antiquities The turmoil and ruthless slaughter that is destroying both lives and heritage in Syria has multiple consequences. Beyond the humanitarian crisis, which is huge, there is widespread looting of antiquities in a country where there is a valuable heritage. Dr. Amr Al-Azm has started a campaign to save these antiquities. Details below. Click … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “What the well-dressed fieldworker is wearing this summer…

What the well-dressed fieldworker is wearing this summer (ii) 32 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology ? A Group Blog by Matthew Timothy Bradley  /  4d //  keep unread  //  hide CLOTHES FOR FIELDWORK, PART 2: OUTERWEAR The initial entry in this series focused on some commonly taken for granted pieces of clothing?underwear, hats, and scarves. In this entry we move on to discussion … Read more

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