Posts Tagged ‘AAA meetings’

“Web Ethnography

In Anthropology on December 14, 2009 at 17:49

From The Savage Minds:

Web Ethnography

Cyborg Anthropologist Amber Case, tweeted the following great resource on digital ethnography: The Webnographer’s wiki has a “mega list of books on digital ethnography.”


CEAUSSIC: Origin Story and Grand Finale

from American Anthropological Association by Brian

Prof. George Marcus

“The AAA’s Ad Hoc Commission on Anthropology’s Engagement with the Security and Intelligence Communities (CEAUSSIC) continues its work. Our main activities at present include: 1. the writing of a report to the AAA on the widely and hotly debated Human Terrain System of the U.S. Army, 2. The editing of a casebook illustrating the diversity of kinds of practicing anthropology, including associated ethical questions, with a primary emphasis upon the security sector broadly conceived, 3. And providing support for the AAA’s ongoing ethics process. In an effort to keep our work transparent and part of the public and disciplinary discussion of all of the above, CEAUSSIC is also going to be contributing a monthly entry to the AAA’s blog. Each entry, by different CEAUSSIC members, will address topics that have arisen or that we have been thinking about, which we will continue to discuss via the blog, a discussion in which we hope you will also participate.” Read the rest of this entry »

Tribute to Prof. Antoun and anthro roundup (#AAA09)

In Anthropology on December 6, 2009 at 19:20
last updated: 09 Dec 09- 11:30
I have seen the news of Prof. Antoun being stabbed to death a few days ago but honestly I could not get any more background to this terrible news. At the end of this post I have a collection of news but one should particularly check Maximilian Fort (Professor Richard Antoun, murdered Fri. Dec. 4, 2009: We Will Miss You, May God Bless You, who was a student of him.
In the mean time, news emerged from the AAA meetings that Anthropologists were critical of war and cooperation with the military. Twitter hashtag #AAA09 was promising (but I expect more will happen next year) and we could follow what anthro people were up to….

A super post:

How to Improve the AAA Meetings

from An Eye on the Culture Wars by Dr. K

Now I remember why I dislike academic conferences so much:
1. I don’t like having papers read to me (does anyone?).
2. I don’t like having one image projected on a screen and never changed for the 15 minutes when someone is reading to me.
3. I don’t like time hogs who use up discussion time: there is never time for discussion
4. I don’t like constant references to failed technology or unfamiliarity with projectors, computers, presentation software, or DVDs.
5. I don’t like that most presenters have no clue how to construct a text slide: your squinting audience is not proof that they are intensely interested. The fact is they can’t see what you wrote in your 12 point type.
6. I don’t like …, well, you get the idea. Read the rest of this entry »