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Mid-Career Practitioner Roundtable at AAA Denver

For those who will arrive in Denver for the 2015 AAA meeting on or before Wednesday (Nov. 18), a special NAPA mid-career practitioner roundtable is slated for Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 3:45 pm.

The focus will be on issues faced by practitioners who are in the middle of their careers, which means quite a range of topics could be discussed. Content from the roundtable will be forwarded to NAPA leaders in hopes of ensuring NAPA activities are properly aligned with practitioner needs.

Check the onsite program for the roundtable venue (session #2-0350). It should prove an interesting and fruitful… Continue reading

Where to Eat and Drink at AAA Denver

If you are interested in tasting some of the culinary delights of Denver while attending the 2015 AAA meetings,  local anthropologist and NAPA AAP Editor John Brett has created a list of his favorite area watering holes and dining establishements. See his blog post at:

AnthroCurrents – August 6, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • How quickly can the world trash Cuba? Anthropologist Sarah Hill offers her opinion on what an open Cuba might look like at the website Atlas Obscura. It’s easy to forget, when reading all of this exciting news, that Cuba has been open to a lot of the world the whole time it has been off limits to Americans.
  • GQ magazine mines the anthropology stacks to show its readers some wildly different marital situations across times and cultures. Their point is supposedly: Different Strokes for… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – July 24, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

Inaugural conference: International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies

This recently arrived from our colleagues with the Asosiasi Antropologi Indonesia:
 
Dear colleague, 
 
For the inaugural conference of the International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies (IIFAS) Creating ASEAN Futures 2015: Towards connected cross-border communities, we are calling for paper abstracts and proposals for poster presentations. The interdisciplinaryconference will give importance to the opportunities within the boundaries of the ASEAN socioeconomic community and beyond. The AAI is holding a meeting on the second day of the conference.
 
Important Dates:
29 – 30 September 2015… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents – July 10, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – June 26, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

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AnthroCurrents – June 12, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

AnthroCurrents – May 15, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • Anthropologist Scott Atran addressed the United Nations Security Council on ISIS’ success in recruiting. You can read the highlights (and see a link to the video) in this New York Magazine article.
  • Canada’s Metro reports on Ford’s first cultural anthropologist, Michael Thomas.
  • Anthropologist Mukulika Banerjee’s work on voting as ritual makes a strong appearance in an article lamenting the elections in the UK. Banerjee says that voting is more of an avenue of self-expression and self-affirmation than it is a process of real… Continue reading