Posts Tagged ‘human terrain system’

“AAA Provides Free Access to 85 Years of American Anthropologist and More….

In Anthropology on December 16, 2009 at 20:19

2010 IUAES Inter-Congress in Turkey

from American Anthropological Association by Dinah

The Ahi Evran University dept. of anthropology has announced that the 2010 IUAES Inter-Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey, October 3-6, 2010, with the theme: “From the Crossroads of Civilizations: Understanding Cultural Diversity to Connect Societies.” The organizers note:

AAA Provides Free Access to 85 Years of American Anthropologist and More

from American Anthropological Association by Oona & Sharon

As part of our committment to broaden access to anthropological research, AAA is now providing free access to content from American Anthropologist, Anthropology News, Ethos, and PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review that published before 1974. Read the rest of this entry »

“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 »

First days of AAA meetings. Live coverage at Twitter (#AAA09)

In Anthropology on December 3, 2009 at 09:56

I haven’t been to AAA meetings for three years now but I will probably return next year. But I feel like I will get quite a coverage as anthropologist certainly discover new media…

Annual Meeting Bloggers & Tweeters:

The following twitterers and bloggers will be covering the upcoming AAA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Visit their feeds to receive up-to-date information about events, sessions, exhibits, etc.

Tweeters (#AAA09)


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Savage Minds asks: Do anthropologists have a moral obligation to make their work accessible to the people they are writing about?

In Anthropology on November 12, 2009 at 13:56



Is it unethical to say something about someone that they cannot understand?

from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Rex


Do anthropologists have a moral obligation to make their work accessible to the people they are writing about? The answer, to me, is an obvious ‘yes’. Although as someone who has blogged for almost a decade I seem to think that the public waits with baited breath for a description of my breakfast so I am maybe not the best person to ask. Still, I think most people can agree that anthropologists have a moral obligation to share their research with the community where they worked as well as the public. But how much of our scholarly output should be this sort of work? Read the rest of this entry »

“Top 25 Anthrosource Articles of 2009

In Anthropology on October 12, 2009 at 13:23

Top 25 Anthrosource Articles of 2009: Preview to Two Months of Free Anthrosource Access

AAA and Wiley-Blackwell are pleased to announce that we will be offering two months of FREE ACCESS to 10+ years of Anthrosource content, during November and December 2009.anthrosource_logo_1

As a preview to this exciting offer we invite you to view the Top 25 Anthrosource Articles of 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

AAA Photo Contest Extended!

In Anthropology on October 5, 2009 at 11:10

Photo Contest Deadline Extended

Due to popular demand, the deadline for submitting photos to the 2009 AAA Photo Contest has been extended to October 15. Use the online submission form to enter today.

Nelly Azavedo’s thousand little men Brazilian artist Nelly Azavedo had a very interesting action in Berlin. He made a thousand little men from the ice, and then left them to melt on the steps of Berlin’s Concert Hall.


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Burqas and anthropologists

In Academia news, Anthropology, Islam in Europe on September 28, 2009 at 12:22

France asks anthropologist for advice on burqa-ban

by Lorenz

France banned burqas in public schools in 2004. Now, a parliamentary commission is investigating a possible ban on burqas in public places and anthropology professor John Bowen was asked to testify on this matter, Student Life and New York Times report.

And older round of anthro news and unrelated images from the web:

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