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Call for Papers: Ethno/Graphic Storytelling

We can all agree that anthropology matters – but how can we get this message to a broader public? This panel focuses on the potential of comics, graphic novels, and animation as valuable tools for thinking through, and communicating, our research to others. These non-traditional media formats and their potential are reflected in the creation of a new book series at University of Toronto Press called ethnoGRAPHIC: Ethnography in Graphic Form. read more…

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Post #AAA2015

I’m still applying moisturizer three times a day to rehydrate after the arid Denver conditions. It was an energizing, exhausting, and momentous #AAA2015 as members voted overwhelmingly in support of the BDS resolution. As well, it was the end of our special Canadian influence at the AAA with Monica Heller finishing her term as President. I missed her presidential address but will see at least some of it realized in a forthcoming book. Thanks for all your hard work over the last two years @anthroprez (now @MonicaHeller4)! read more…

  • dateNovember 24, 2015
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Making #AAA2015 Manageable: The Teaching Culture Top 30

It’s that time of year again, when anthropologists start gathering on Twitter, finish writing their papers, and pack their scarves for the annual AAA pilgrimage. To make things a little easier, we’ve assembled a list of our Top 30 must-attend sessions. As with most lists, it was extraordinarily difficult to whittle things down. This list is by no means exhaustive. Instead, it reflects our interest in ethnography, engaging the public, and of course, teaching anthropology, with a few other important things thrown in to round it out. read more…

  • dateNovember 4, 2015
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Happy International Anthropology Day!

We thought that February 19th—National Anthropology Day—should be a day for thinking about not just what anthropology has been but what it might become. And so we invited the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography to talk a little about who they are and what they do in supporting a more creative ethnographic practice. Because we can all stand to be more imaginative about the work we do. read more…

  • dateFebruary 19, 2015
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Ethnography and its Promises, Uncertain or Otherwise: Highlights from CASCA 2014

The cupcakes have been eaten, the rhino gone to bed, and CASCA 2014 has come to an end. This year’s organizers should be proud at the stellar lineup they put together. Conference-goers had plenty of options to keep busy. After all was said and done, though, it was ethnography that kept emerging as the major preoccupation of the conference—what is it, how does one do it well, and, in the end, does it matter? read more…

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