Tag: Festival

#Corona: Distributing Anthropological Films During the Pandemic

Viktoria Paar , October 8th, 2020


During the COVID-19 lockdowns in the spring of 2020, when cinema theatres and university buildings closed, many film festivals decided to move their activities online. This moment of…


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Celebrating the Bustling All-Black Towns of Oklahoma

Jason Baird Jackson , June 21st, 2020


Tulsa and eastern Oklahoma are the center of my personal universe. That place is where my heart resides. Normally, I would be there right now contributing to the…


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Holi in Indien feiern: Spirituelles Erlebnis oder wildes Fest?

Nils Heininger , February 29th, 2020


Holi in Indien ist ein weltweit bekanntes Fest und wird mittlerweile überall kopiert. Am 9. März 2020 wird das jährliche Festival wieder für zwei Tage gefeiert. Aber wie…


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A Cooperative Craft Survey in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Part 1

Jason Baird Jackson , July 29th, 2019


A note on photographs. Here just a few photographs from the first day of our May 2019 travel in Yunnan are presented. It will take time to work…


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Meet nitrous oxide: the fun drug that, because of prohibition, is terrible for the environment

Hilary Agro , April 25th, 2019


The War on Drugs is an expensive, harmful disaster. It’s the most destructive and racist set of policies that exist in the modern era. But! Did you know that…


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TAL Goes to the Smithsonian – This Anthro Life

Gamwell , June 21st, 2018


Hey Listeners! We are incredibly excited (and humbled) to announce that This Anthro Life is partnering with the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and…


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#EVENTS: Spaces, surfaces and borders

Allegra , October 6th, 2017


You guessed it: it’s yet again time for events! This month, we bring you a selection of exciting events addressing vulnerability, borders, spaces and surfaces. From conferences to…


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Really Really Getting Up to Speed for Tomorrow, Fall

Jason Baird Jackson , September 1st, 2016


This week the Mathers Museum of World Cultures has been part of a larger Indiana University effort to get the word out about an interlocking set of events…


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June Events and Exhibitions, Including Arts in the Park at McCormick’s Creek

Jason Baird Jackson , June 10th, 2016


Check out some MMWC events and exhibitions this month. In particular, this Saturday (June 11, 2016) a great group of artists will join the Traditional Arts Indiana team…


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Feelings into words: Harvest Festival Part 2

Hilary Agro , February 10th, 2016


Describing, in words, what it’s like to be at a rave is one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do for my research. How can one…


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Yin and yang at Harvest Festival: Part 1

Hilary Agro , September 28th, 2015


NOTE: I will not be discussing my regular research topic (drug use) in this post, out of respect to the organizers of Harvest. All names have been changed….


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#Review: The Perils of Joy. Contesting Mulid Festivals in Contemporary Egypt

Elena Burgos-Martínez , July 13th, 2015


This book comes to life as a product of fifteen years of research in and about the festive culture of Mulids, Muslim festivals held in honour of the…


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Good News Roundup

Jason Baird Jackson , October 22nd, 2013


There is way too much stuff going on in my life and work these days. Most of it is really good stuff, but it is hard to keep…


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Cracks in Everything

Gill , May 27th, 2011


Philosophy is dead. At least, it is according to renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who believes the discipline hasn’t kept up with modern developments in science to the extent…


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