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Comment by Prokop Istvanek on July 22, 2009 at 2:08pm
Is there anybody who plans to do or does fieldwork in sri lanka?
Comment by Paul Wren on August 4, 2009 at 6:25pm
I just came across a site that might be useful: Advice on designing scientific posters. It's intended for biology students, but the information looks pretty universal.
Comment by Denice Szafran on August 4, 2009 at 7:21pm
Paul Wren: this site is very helpful, thanks! I've always presented papers at conferences, but this year will be the first time I've done the poster session, and I had no clue how to do this.
Comment by Elisa Vasconi on August 11, 2009 at 11:27am
Hello...I'm Elisa. I'm a PhD student in Italy, University of Siena. I'm carrying out research in Ghana and Uganda. Thanks for this's a very good idea!
Comment by Maria Johanna Christina Krom on August 24, 2009 at 11:06pm
Thanks, Paul, for this great site on how to design scientific posters. It gives really useful tips and tricks. I will certainly use some of the info for my next poster session.
Comment by Maria Johanna Christina Krom on August 24, 2009 at 11:16pm
It just occurred to me that maybe we could try and find a sort of common theme - something all of us PhD 'sufferers' come across, are confronted with - to get past the general 'hello, I am so and so doing this and that' stage.... I realize that is easier said than done because we are all coming from different angles, but maybe we could start by organizing a 'topic-pool' and pick something to work on? For instance, 'how combine a healthy, interesting and satisfying social life with the hectic (?) life as a PhD researcher', or 'how to deal with the zillion interesting leads and side-tracks that you come across while doing your research, but that are not really pertinent to your research question(s)'. Just an idea...
Comment by Janny Chang on August 26, 2009 at 9:54pm
Hi everyone! I'm a Ph.D. student in Applied Anthropology at Columbia. I am so thankful for OAC and for this group! Being a graduate student can be alienating at times, and this group is a great way to bring people together. I hope we can all keep each other afloat. I'm looking forward to being active!
Comment by Olumide Abimbola on September 9, 2009 at 5:42pm
Great idea, Maria. Maybe you could start a discussion thread on that here? I too think it would be a good idea to actually find ways to offer each other support. What do you think? Any ideas anybody?
Comment by Maria Johanna Christina Krom on September 9, 2009 at 7:08pm
First of all, I apologize for not reacting sooner to Olumide's post. I am away from my base-station in Portugal, doing fieldwork on sensory practices and politics of culture in folk festivals in Southern Spain. This means I can't check my email or my communities as often as I would like. I will try to keep in touch, however.
At the moment, I am exactly in one of those situations which confront us so often in the course of our research: you have everything worked out and planned, but somehow things get side-tracked. For starters I lost one of my bags in Madrid, on the way to Beneixama, one of the places where I do my fieldwork. So I missed a few days of the festival trying to get my luggage back. Confronted with the 'real facts' of my research field, I started doubting the wisdom of the approach I had so carefully mapped out before coming here. I am still doubting, but also starting to feel more confident that a change in method and theoretical outlook is necessary. Also, it appears that my bag will be delivered tomorow. So, all's well that ends well.
I also woul like to welcome Janny; nice to have you with us!
Comment by Sheila Dorsey Vinton on November 6, 2009 at 11:46pm
Deniz, you can find rankings of journals at ISI Web of Knowledge which lists the top 20 anthropology journals for 2008 sorted by Impact Factor.


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