How can we as anthropologists entertain and educate a broader public? What stuff do most people like, how do we write for them, and where do we reach them?
PopAnth aims to a) produce stuff for public consumption; b) work out better ways to write and disseminate for the general public; c) agglomerate popular anthropology that's already been published.
This group also accidentally launched the website PopAnth: Hot Buttered Humanity. We hope to create more collaborations in the future and welcome new ideas!
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2016
Hi all,It's long been my belief that anthropologists can increase their public visibility and engagement by working together, especially cross-promoting each other's work. The …Continue
Started by Erin B. Taylor. Last reply by ryan anderson Oct 20, 2013.
Dear all,We have a small but burgeoning group here at PopAnth. To stimulate community development, I thought that it might be useful for us to introduce who we are, why we're interested in popular…Continue
Started by Erin B. Taylor. Last reply by John McCreery Oct 18, 2013.
I have probably looked at the the front page of the BBC news site almost every day for the past seven years (perhaps not every). It's rare that anything to do with anthropology makes it to the top so…Continue
Started by Nathan Dobson. Last reply by Francine Barone Apr 24, 2013.
So, I have an idea for a series of anthropologically-inspired kid's books. A friend of mine writes books about historical figures for 7-9 year olds. They begin with a semi-fictional story based on…Continue
Started by Erin B. Taylor. Last reply by Larry Stout Dec 28, 2012.