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Alex Fattal on his book, Shooting Cameras for Peace

| , October 4th, 2021

interview by Camilo Ruiz Sanchez https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780873658713 Camilo Ruiz Sanchez: It shook me to learn that the archive has almost disappeared and that what w…

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Data Activism and Petro-Public Knowledge “Across Borders”: The Formosa Plastics Global Archive

Tim Schütz , April 27th, 2021

When our research group entered the Formosa Plastics museum in Taiwan, the first thing we noticed was a massive piece of kauri wood, sitting protected under a dome…



Clara del Junco , February 9th, 2021

Introduction: Why a zine? Clara del Junco and Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier In this post, we’re sharing some excerpts from Burnout: a zine about academia, travel, and climate change that…


Fiona Murphy: Irish State to seal records of Mother and Baby Homes for 30 years: Urgent call for action

focaal_admin , October 20th, 2020

Tiny bodies, the remains of little children entombed without name or mercy, are uncovered in Tuam, a small Irish town in Co. Galway in the west of Ireland,…


Ignoring Tribal History in a Contemporary Exhibit

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 27th, 2019

On 10/26, 2019 I visited the Open house at the Oregon State Archives, Salem, OR, and was supremely disappointed at their new exhibit Rust Rot Ruin. which documents…

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History, Ethics, and the Environmental Archive by M. X. Mitchell

M. X. Mitchell , October 12th, 2017

In Marshallese culture the environment itself is sacred.[1] Yet American colonizers used ancestral environments in the Marshall Islands for devastating nuclear weapons testing and related environmenta…


Sonic Breakdown, Extinction and Memory

guestauth0r , May 1st, 2017

by Lina Dib Originally published in continent 6(1) CC BY 2.0 DOWNLOAD PDF (https://soundcloud.com/continent/lina-dib-sonic-breakdown-extinction-and-memory) This soundtrack features sounds of environme…

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An Introduction to Hoarding

guestauth0r , March 2nd, 2017

One the one hand, hoarding is framed as a response to material deprivation. On the other, it is understood to result from the excesses of the late capitalist…

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An Interview with Jessica Richardson Smith, Museum Anthropologist and Research Services Librarian at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Jason Baird Jackson , November 14th, 2016

Jessica Richardson Smith is the Research Services Librarian at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. She pursued three majors—Anthropology, Latin and Greek, and Geology for her Indiana University…

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Unboxing the Buried Seeds of My Belonging

Diane Garbow , September 15th, 2016

Latina/o History, Decolonized Pedagogies and the Politics of Inclusion “We, students, deeply internalized the limited exposure and hidden space allotted to vitally important alternative histories on c…

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An Interview with Curator and American Music Specialist Levon Williams

Jason Baird Jackson , August 12th, 2016

Levon Williams will return to Indiana University in the fall of 2016 to pursue a MA degree in Non-Profit Management in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs….

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An Interview with Dorothy J. Berry, Metadata Specialist and Project Manager for Umbra, an Initiative of the Givens Collection of African American Literature, University of Minnesota Libraries

Jason Baird Jackson , July 18th, 2016

While a graduate student at Indiana University, Dorothy J. Berry concurrently earned an MA degree in ethnomusicology from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and a MLS degree…

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What is arXiv and how can we get one?

Matt Thompson , May 24th, 2016

After ckelty’s post on the SSRN/Elsevier merger fellow mind, Ryan Anderson, gave me a shout out in Twitter, ArXiv for social science research anyone? @savageminds @culanth @haujournal @jmtromble…

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Curating Gathering Voices

Diana Marsh , May 20th, 2016

An Exhibition at the American Philosophical Society On April 15th the American Philosophical Society (APS) opened the third in a series of exhibitions on Thomas Jefferson—a member and…

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Bibliography on Action-Based Research Methods

Max Liboiron , April 4th, 2016

As researchers, we often want to make material and social changes through our work. Regardless of our institutional affiliations and disciplines, there are concrete ways to achieve this,…

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Fernando Vidal’s and Nélia Dias’s Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture by Frédéric Keck

Frédéric Keck , February 12th, 2016

Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture By Fernando Vidal and Nélia Dias (editors) Routledge, 2016, 264 pages What do natural reserves, botanical and zoological parks, anthropology museums and depart…


“The Dregs of the Library”: Trashing the Occupy Wall Street Library

guestauth0r , August 30th, 2015

When our library at Occupy Wall Street was destroyed, we used our beloved books tactically, as evidence, and then used the trauma of destruction to make a case…

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Thinking about race like a cataloger

Matt Thompson , June 16th, 2015

In librarian parlance entities, whether books or journal articles or whatever, can be said to have an “aboutness.” And as a cataloger its my job to describe that…

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Online Archive of Ivan Karp’s Publications: New Address and Site Design

Jo Aiken , May 12th, 2015

by Corinne A Kratz, Emory U The online archive of Ivan Karp’s published papers has moved and gotten a new look! Emory University launched the popular online archive in 2012…

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打酱油 | Digital folklore & Tumblr as a research tool

Gabriele , November 5th, 2014

What the notebook adds to this strategy of alliance with the fetishism of commodities, however, is that the very instrument of research is a fetish. In English we…

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Preserving Sound: A documentary on the British Library’s Sound Archive

Alexandra Lippman , September 18th, 2013

The Wire goes underground into the vaults of the British Library’s Sound Archive. “The 20th century was about audiovisual material, our memory of the 20th century is heavily…

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