This is a blogpost to introduce my group on the anthropology of laughter and humour (humor for our American friends). It's my intention to formulate a tentative outline for research into what is, as far as I know, an underdeveloped field of inquiry.
I'm not going to bore you with a review of all the research that already has been done, I couldn't even if I wanted to, because I… Continue
Added by Jan Begine on March 19, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I would like to call for papers for a panel organized during the 7th Iberian Congress of African Studies which will take place from 9 to 11, September 2010 in Lisbon. We welcome proposals in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Proposals have to be made before 15 April via the online form at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ciea7, not by email. Here is the link for more information:… Continue
If you are interested in anthropology of water and the environment, come an join the RAI for a free event on the River Thames on March 20th. The event focuses on the connections between water, conservation and community. Through presentations, films and exhibitions, participants will explore the economic, political and cultural meanings of water and its impact on the lives of communities around the world.
For more information and to book your free place visit:… Continue
Added by Nafisa Fera on March 10, 2010 at 9:09am —
I am putting together a session proposal for the 2010 AAA meeting in New Orleans, and would like to call for submissions of abstracts.
The session will focus on graduate student works-in-progress, and will be Pecha Kucha - 20 slides, 20 seconds each.Often the only people who are aware of graduate student work are our advisors and committees, and this will be a chance to show the discipline what we are up to and where we are researching, and get feedback from the audience. This format… Continue
Popobawa is a much-feared spirit who periodically terrorizes the inhabitants of Zanzibar (and coastal Tanzania), attacking and most notoriously sodomizing men and women as they lie in their beds at night. Victims are told to spread the word of their traumatic experiences or risk being visited and assaulted again. I'll therefore be making a rare public appearance to talk about Popobawa at the Centre of African Studies in the University of Edinburgh on Wednesday, 3rd February (Inshallah). For… Continue
Added by Martin Walsh on January 23, 2010 at 1:23pm —
These 3-year scholarships will be awarded in late April 2010 to PhD applicants
with outstanding research potential, to enable them to begin their research in
Social Anthropology at St Andrews from September 2010. We especially invite
applicants whose area of interest relates to… Continue
A very useful resource for anthropologists, these journals with free-access archive of past issues, .pdf format. The famous Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde containing articles by Levi-Strauss, Needham, Geertz, Mintz, Prices and many others. Remember the debate between Levi-Strauss and David Maybury-Lewis on dual organization? Well, it is here http://www.kitlv-journals.nl/
Fran Barone has recently unveiled our first step towards providing fast feeds for the latest posts here in the OAC Group Index. But the revolution in assembling and sorting relevant online information is gathering pace and anthropology is part of it. Kerim Friedman has just set up an online anthropology newspaper at Twitter Tim.es, as he explains in… Continue
I am full-time MA student at McGill University in Montreal, currently in the write-up phase of a dissertation on slum demolition and resettlement policy in Delhi, India. I previously attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (BA, Anthropology, 2008), and am a member of the AAA, SCA, and SHA, in addition to McGill's Centre for the Study of Society, Technology, and Development (STANDD).
Identity Studies is a peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary academic journal founded in the framework of the SCOPES (Swiss National Science Foundation) Project "Social Sciences in Changing Contexts: the Case of Georgia".
The first issue, published in 2009, contained materials dedicated to the re-thinking of the theory of nationalism, specifically in the context of Georgia (See:… Continue
thanks for your reply.
Ok for Jennifer, I understand now , in fact I was very surprised to receive this kind of mail on this anthropologic place to exchange ideas ..!
For your considerations upon cultural diversity of epistemologic issues, anyway I'm french, I have interest for american sociology, and more larger, about conceptual crossed bounds between philosophic anthropology ( Schutz) and european philososophy ( Husserl). I discovered recently with Sandra Laugier's work upon… Continue
Not long ago I joined the OAC and asked for some guidance about how I could apply anthropology to my current profession as a corrections officer. I was given some very sound advice (Thanks to Keith Hart and John McCreery). I had before attempted to aid in and develop a restorative justice program, that to cut to the point was not very well accepted. So with guidance from two professionals mentioned I decided to focus on why it was not well accepted. Particularly, is the stereotype of the… Continue
Global Studio (established 2005) is a place based action research program where international students, academics and professionals come together with local universities, local government , NGOs and CBOs to collaborate with disadvantaged communities.
GS grew out of the work of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers (2002-04) with founding partners… Continue
Added by Keith Hart on December 20, 2009 at 1:48pm —
Anna Marie Schefer commented on Nold Egenter's group 'ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE'
Hello! I would like to ask what the name of the article about the interface of anthropology and architecture is? I am just starting being interested in the topic of Architectural anthropology. Thanks for advices! Best wishes, Anna
please excuse me for the delay with which I am responding your kind question. There was an… Continue
Added by Nold Egenter on December 20, 2009 at 9:34am —
Below please find a list of 10 selected papers on various
aspects of our "Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture"
Would be nice to have some discussions!
You find them with the following URL:
THE SACRED TREES AROUND GOSHONAI / JAPAN - A contribution of building ethnology to the subject of… Continue
Added by Nold Egenter on December 19, 2009 at 3:05am —