We've had some good discussions about the future of the OAC on various threads here and on the OAC Facebook page lately. Keith has suggested a couple times that it might be a good idea for more of us…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Alexeevich Popov Jan 17.
This is my belated follow up to the last OAC seminar about the "Emancipatory Politics" book. That discussion thread is…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Drummond Feb 1.
Here are the questions, right up front and center: 1) What drew you to anthropology?; 2) What does anthropology offer that might be missing from our education systems? 3) How and why should we teach…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Donivan Apr 8, 2015.
UPDATE: For those of you who don't want to wade through all of the verbiage to get to my questions, here they are up front: What are we going to do with the OAC now? What can we do with it that…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery Apr 14, 2015.
Well, it’s that time of year when prospective grad students around the country are anxiously pacing around their mailboxes waiting for responses from all the PhD programs they applied to. Many are wondering who accepted them, who rejected them, and, of course, if they got funding. That’s the big question. Getting a full-funding offer is the highest mark of acceptance and application success. It’s like getting the golden seal of academic and departmental approval. It means you’re…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2014 at 9:18pm — 4 Comments
Hey everyone, just a quick post here to let everyone know that we are still looking for contributions to the next issue of anthropologies. This issue focuses on the relationship(s) between anthropology and war:
Let me know if you're interested in taking part. Word range is generally between 500-1500, and the deadline is July 20. We will…Continue
Posted on June 30, 2013 at 4:46pm
Hey OAC folks,
So the next issue of anthropologies is about the serious problems we are facing in academia and the university system. The goal of the issue is to highlight some of the problems, and also open up a space to explore solutions, new ideas, or alternatives. Here's a link to the call for submissions:
Deadline for Submissions: JAN…Continue
Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:27pm — 2 Comments
When I see videos like this:
...it makes me think about the borders between academia and politics. Specifically, I'm thinking about anthropology. I don't think that anthropology can be defined in any one way, and I certainly don't think that the discipline (in its many manifestations) is some sort of political party. I don't think that's what…Continue
Posted on November 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 13 Comments