Culture & Agriculture invites anthropology graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers for the 2010 Robert M. Netting Award in C&A. The winner will receive a cash award of $500 and have the opportunity for a direct consultation with the editor of our section’s journal, Culture & Agriculture (which will soon undergo a name change to become Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment or CAFE), toward the goal of revising the paper for publication. Submissions should draw on relevant literature from any subfield of Anthropology, and present data from original research related to livelihoods based on crop, livestock, or fishery production and forestry and/or management of agricultural and environmental resources. Continue reading “Robert M. Netting Best Student Paper Prize”
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Hosted by AAA President Virginia R. Dominguez, “Inside the President’s Studio” features interviews with anthropologists about their ideas, research and passions. It is part of an ongoing effort to foster public, visible and active engagement with anthropologists. Become a part of the conversation by reading and listening to the interviews, adding your comments to the blog, and suggesting people or topics for future pieces.
This month’s guest is archaeologist and AAA Executive Board member TJ Ferguson. He talks about growing up in a military family, his attraction to archaeology, his work with tribal groups in identifying and protecting heritage sites and historic places, the urgent need for anthropologists trained in preservation activities and the state of applied anthropology within the association, among other topics.
TJ’s written answers are copied below: Continue reading “Inside the President’s Studio: T.J. Ferguson”
The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new grant program, Enduring Questions, to support the development of a course that addresses some of the fundamental questions raised by the humanities: What is good government? What is the relationship between humans and the natural world? Are there universals in human nature? Others The grant … Continue reading NEH Grant Opportunity: Enduring Questions
Last week on NPR’s health blog, anthropologist Lawrence Palinkas (USC) discussed how courts subpoenaed his raw research data on the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, compromising the confidentiality of his research participants. He warns that history may repeat itself in the “brewing legal free-for-all” over the BP oil spill, a fact that may … Continue reading Member in the News: Oil Spills & Confidentiality Leaks
Anthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie appeared on NPR’s Science Friday to discuss the discovery of Kadanuumuu (Big Man), an Australopithecus afarensis dating back 3.6 million years ago. Kadanuumuu is a relative of Lucy who dates back 3.2 million years. Research of the newly discovered fossils suggests that bipedalism was a common Australopithecus trait. Continue reading New Australopithecus Shows Bipedalism
Ten Years After: The Legacy of Eric R. Wolf
The AAA thanks Nicholas Daly (Temple) for volunteering his time to record this session. Thanks also go to Gustavo Lins Ribeiro (Universidade de Brasília) and Sydel Silverman (CUNY/Wenner-Gren) for organizing such an engaging panel.
Please note that the audio is a little low on several recordings. You may also want to pause the video to build up enough buffer space for uninterrupted playback.
Sidney Mintz (Johns Hopkins), “Imperfect Markets and Level Playing Fields”
The American Anthropological Association’s 2009 Annual Report is now available [pdf]. The report details significant events of the last year, including the final CEAUSSIC report on HTS, an update on advocacy initiatives, and a spotlight on the Association for Africanist Anthropology. Reports from previous years can be accessed here. Continue reading 2009 Annual Report