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Princeton University is hosting a workshop and conference August 1-3, 2017 to stimulate ethnographic research into entrepreneurship, new business formation, and startup team dynamics. We invite anthropology graduate students to apply for a limited number of subsidized openings (travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered). The conference will feature presentations on current research by ethnographers from varied disciplines, opportunities to hear from funders, and practical advice about the preparation of effective research grant applications. For conference details and to apply, go to https://www.tfaforms.com/4607087
Business Anthropology Matters! is an exciting initiative planned for the 2017 AAA Meetings. The organizing committee consists of Bob Morais, Timothy Malefyt, Elizabeth Briody, and Allen Batteau. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
We invite you to submit sessions or workshops for the AAA meeting under the Business Anthropology Matters! banner. Please review the information below and inform the organizing committee of plans to submit by the last week of March. Note that AAA submission deadline is 4/14/17.
Background and Rationale
Business Anthropology is one of the latest chapters and perhaps a leading future direction for anthropology asserting… Continue reading
Just the other day I was discussing with a senior faculty at NC State about resilience. As I got home and sat at my desk I thought I would throw “jobs” “anthropology” and “resilience” into a search engine to see what comes up. The first things that came up was a fellowship opportunity.
Enterprise is seeking an experienced creative practitioner with expertise in placemaking, artistic social practice, community development, cultural anthropology, participatory planning or public interest design to be a Cultural Resilience Fellow. The Fellow will build upon the pioneering creative placemaking, community sustainability and resilience efforts of partner communities… Continue reading
Human centered design and design thinking are on the up and up. Consultancies, agencies, and industries worldwide are finally understanding the power of a human centered research process. There is no shortage of kitschy case studies that highlight the value of this approach. My favorite is the story of a hospital system that was years behind on converting to a digital system. Programs were put in place to incentivize doctors to adopt the iPad based platform — but nothing worked. It was only when the iPad mini was introduced did the hospital convert to the new and improved way of… Continue reading
Dr. Paul Stoller is asking American society to think about creating a more inclusive set of cultural values that accounts for our diverse and even still rapidly diversifying society.
Gotta find them all? Anthropologists have partnered with a computer scientist to design a facial recognition system for… LEMURS!
Sociologist Sarah Thorton uses ethnography to document the art world. What do you think of her descriptive day-in-the-life approach?
Anthropologist Rob Thorne is helping to revive Māori instruments. (check out the video!)
Finally, Daniel Knight, an anthropologist doing fieldwork in Thessaly, Greece is shedding light on the effects of the… Continue reading
How are your GIS skills?
If you are confident and have experience with the software, consider this Information Management Project Manager with Medair in Lebanon. You will develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the GIS Mapping project. This involves managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on technology development, training and coordination outside Medair. Medair’s mapping work started in October 2012 to support the initial work distribution being done in Informal Settlements. This data was used to support Inter-Agency coordination, and as such Medair were asked to expand their… Continue reading
Will you be participating in anthropology day tomorrow? I look forward to the surge of stories about anthropology and anthropologists in the news. If you’re a practitioner and you’re publishing something—please send us a note, we’d love to feature you!
Who’s asking whom to be their valentine? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher of match.com reports that men want women to make the first move.
Anthropologists team up with NASA to study urbanization in the Himalayas. Their mixed methods approach was initially thought too unusual until the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015, which highlighted the significant… Continue reading
Are you an anthropology graduate with at least 2 years work experience in conceptualizing, developing, implementing and managing projects and programs, preferably in the area of cultural and heritage preservation?
The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Manager for Culture and Heritage. If you have experience in organizing and facilitating initiatives or activities that promote public awareness, appreciation and participation and excellent communication, leadership and people management skills, click here to apply for the position. The job is based in The Philippines.
If you are not in the Philippines, not planning to… Continue reading