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Destination Anthropocene: An Interview with Amelia Moore

colinhoag , May 19th, 2020

Destination Anthropocene: Science and Tourism in The Bahamas By Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island 216pp. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof….


Confronting the Colonial Legacies of Museum Collections

Alison Abbott , May 7th, 2020

Berlin’s Humboldt Forum opened its doors to the public for a special event in 2019, even as construction on the building continued. David von Becker/SHF Art historian Bénédicte…


“The Measles from the Time of My Grandfather”: Amazonian Ethnocide Memories in Times of Covid-19 by Carlos Fausto

Carlos Fausto , April 23rd, 2020

“Kanari Kuikuro shows me a pot full of winged leafcutter ants he has just collected”. November, 2002. Xingu Indigenous Land, Brazil. Photo by Carlos Fausto Two weeks ago,…


“Make Space Great Again”

William Lempert , April 3rd, 2020

Nostalgic Amnesia on the Final Frontier (Center) Kanye West meeting with Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner, (Ends) Logos for Starfleet Command and the Space Force While delivering a…

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Batman’s Butler Alfred Philosophizes about Colonial Violence in British Burma

Europe’s Other Walls

Chelsea Horton , November 15th, 2019

The Berlin Wall has always had multiple lives. Beyond its fall lies a story of proliferating borders and exclusions. “Berlin is not the same without a Wall,” said…

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Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga’s The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production by Rosie Sims

Rosie Sims , November 11th, 2019

The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production. Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga   MIT Press, 2018. 412 pages. Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga’s latest book, The…


Other People’s Clutter

The Familiar Strange , November 3rd, 2019

perhaps the most perplexing item she had kept from her time was the empty casing of an artillery shell from World War Two. She told me that many…

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Notes on a Postcard

Siobhán McGuirk , October 2nd, 2019

The exhibition The World Exists To Be Put on A Postcard has been running at the British Museum throughout the summer. It is an apt location for any…


India’s Third Gender Rises Again

Ina Goel , September 26th, 2019

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, high priestess of a convent of hijras, takes selfies with admirers at India’s 2019 Kumbh Mela religious festival. Ina Goel Laxmi Narayan Tripathi sat on…


Book Review: Archaeogaming and the Wide Wonderful World of Archaeology in Video Games

Alissa Whitmore , September 26th, 2019

By Alissa Whitmore Reinhard, Andrew (2018) Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games. New York: Berghahn Books. Originally trained in classical archaeology, Andrew Reinhard …

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The Colour of Coffee: Racism, Gender and Coffee Consumption in 19th Century Algeria

Nina Studer , September 25th, 2019

Today, coffee is consumed everywhere in the world. Despite its neo-colonial forms of production, it is a drink which brings people together, but the consumption of coffee in…

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Language Lessons

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019

A documentary film shows the challenges faced by Soli children as they learn in a language that is not their own. But does the future have to be…

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Indigenous Survival Politics in the Promotion of a National Discourse

Shuang Frost , September 13th, 2019

In January 2018, 10 members from an Ainu traditional performance group, Sapporo Upopo Hozonkai (Sapporo Upopo Preservation Society, hereafter SUH), traveled from Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido…

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Rohan Deb Roy’s Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820–1909 by Townsend Middleton

Townsend Middleton , September 6th, 2019

Malarial Subjects: Empire, Medicine and Nonhumans in British India, 1820–1909. (Open Access). Rohan Deb Roy Cambridge University Press, 2017. 332 pages. Malaria has long garnered no sho…


Decolonizing Extinction: An Interview with Juno Salazar Parreñas

colinhoag , August 19th, 2019

Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation By Juno Salazar Parreñas, The Ohio State University 288pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. § Colin Hoag spoke with…


Ep. #44: Digitising Migrants: Annalisa Pelizza on the European immigration crisis in an age of Big Data

Jodie-Lee Trembath , August 18th, 2019

“Migration issues in Europe are a hot topic right now – it’s not news that they have been used in the last 50 years as a way to…

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Life as an Insect Inside a Glass Jar: Language Learning Through Immersion

Why Land Acknowledgments Matter

Chip Colwell , July 10th, 2019

[no-caption] Fred Harvey/Library of Congress This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. In Toronto, before singing “O Canad…


The Way We Were?

Alexandra Frankel , April 8th, 2019

The radicalism of the 1960s transformed anthropology. But ours was not the racist, exoticizing, colonial project it was imagined to be. The 1960s—Vietnam and resistance to the war;…

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How the Samoan Tattoo Survived Colonialism

Amber Dance , April 4th, 2019

In Samoan communities, men traditionally receive a pe’a tattoo from mid-torso to knees as a marker of maturity. Sandra Mu/Getty Images In the 1800s, a chief in the…


Producing the Anthropocene, Producing the Future/Water Futures

Lauren Rickards , March 21st, 2019

Editor’s note: Today we have the final installment of our “Anthropocene Melbourne Campus” series, featuring two related posts by Lauren Rickards and Ruth Morgan. Producing the Anthr…


Does Art Have a Homeland?

Charlotte Joy , March 6th, 2019

Detail from a 16th-century bronze plaque from Benin, West Africa, held at the British Museum, London. Trustees of the British Museum This article was originally published at Aeon and has…


Vampires, Cannibals, and Sorcerers on the Loose by Warwick Anderson

Warwick Anderson , February 22nd, 2019

On February 8, 2019, a symposium organized by Nancy Rose Hunt on the scholarship and career of Luise White was held at the University of Florida. In the…