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Danko Šipka on his book, Lexical Layers of Identity

| , March 7th, 2022


Author Interview by Nikolina Zenovic Nikolina Zenovic: You have written extensively on lexicography, lexicology, and lexical conflict, particularly in the context of Slavic languages. How does…


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Reviving Huaycán—and the Community That Surrounds It

Daniel Meza , March 1st, 2022


Aracely Solano, a youth volunteer and member of the Huaycán Cultural collective, welcomes visitors to the archaeological site outside of Lima, Peru. Daniel Meza Just an hour’s drive…


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The Weight of History: Doing Fieldwork as an Ethnic Chinese Researcher

The Familiar Strange , February 27th, 2022


I have been asked about my research in China as a researcher from Taiwan by my colleagues in the US. One of them commented: “It’s not common for…


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“Cowboys and Indians”—When Dirt Rocks Are Dynamite

Jason Vasser-Elong , February 21st, 2022


The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Silver Screen Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images “With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fi…


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At the Heart of It All

Chip Colwell , February 16th, 2022


For its practitioners, archaeology can feel like it is unearthing events deep in the past … until it doesn’t. What is the experience of researchers who discover their…


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A Lens on Cyprus Reunification

Anna Antoniou , February 9th, 2022


[no-caption] Vasili Sotiropulos Panikos sat on a beach in Cyprus, dressed in a blue Speedo and straw hat, sipping whiskey with his friends. Behind him, the Mediterranean Sea…


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Heritage out of Control: Present Gods, Absent Nation

Eva Ambos , February 4th, 2022


The sun had already set when the night-long live broadcast of a kohoḿbā kankāriya ritual in a Sri Lankan town begins. A larger-than-life image of the leading national…


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Heritage out of Control: When Heritage Turns to Rubble

Adeline Masquelier , February 3rd, 2022


In December 2017, Toungouma was stolen, the famed stone said to render justice in the Département of Dogondoutchi, Niger. When it was found a few days later, the…


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Redrawing the Boundaries

Chip Colwell , February 2nd, 2022


For many, archaeology means digging up historical artifacts from beneath the ground. But to some, that framework is also violent and colonialist. What would it mean to leave…


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Heritage out of Control: Human bones as inherited waste of Europe

Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams , January 27th, 2022


Central and Eastern Europe – known as “Bloodlands”, the area where Nazi and Stalin’s atrocities met, leaving behind many sites marked by mass killings – provide an obvious…


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How Do Personal Data and Algorithms Influence Our Sense of Self?

Natalia Kucirkova , January 12th, 2022


  All achievement is threatened by the machine, as long as it dares to take its place in the mind, instead of obeying. That the master’s hand no…


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The Emotional Logic of a Black Poetics: Truth, Metaphor, Beauty, Joy

Daniel Salas , December 9th, 2021


In this free live event, Poetry Editor Christine Weeber and SAPIENS Public Anthropology Fellow Eshe Lewis will speak with Justin D. Wright, a doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology…


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Lessons We Learn

Jason Vasser-Elong , November 19th, 2021


“Lessons We Learn” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. The past flashes like…


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Surfing in Color

Traben Pleasant , November 12th, 2021


“Surfing in Color” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Floating, my gaze and…


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Riot

Dina Rivera , November 5th, 2021


“The Voice of Diaspora” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here. Her arm is…


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Why English Might Let Go of “He” and “She”

Tom Boellstorff , November 3rd, 2021


Pronouns are giving us trouble. English speakers face a dilemma. The current structure of our language is exclusionary with regard to gender: The personal pronouns “she” and “he”…


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The Voice of Diaspora

Lara de Paula Passos , October 29th, 2021


“The Voice of Diaspora” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   I wake…


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Middle Ground

Dina Rivera , October 15th, 2021


[no caption] Clelia Michelini/Getty Images “Middle Ground” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection h…


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Can There Be More African Paleoanthropologists?

Linda Nordling , September 28th, 2021


Paleoanthropologist Isaiah Nengo, director of science for the Turkana Basin Institute (in a white shirt), oversees a dig site in Turkana County, Kenya. David Gottlieb Aoron Eipa Emmanuel,…


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Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora

Christine Weeber, Justin D. Wright, and Leah Zani , September 23rd, 2021


“Lead Me to Life” Carla Keaton In 2020, George Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin, a White police officer in Minneapolis, flared a global nerve. Black Lives Matter protestors…


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Elder

Jason Vasser-Elong , September 23rd, 2021


[no-caption] Pixabay/Pexels “Elder” is part of the collection Lead Me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora. Read the introduction to the collection here.   We don’t talk…


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Can Indigenous Language Comics Save a Mother Tongue?

Aaron Gerry , September 16th, 2021


This comic book reimagines the oral traditions of Mexico’s Ñäñho people, introducing mischievous creatures called Tlaloques, which inspired the toy at left. María Gámez Tlaloc is a tempes…


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5 Questions About Writing the African Diaspora

Kathryn Derfler , September 15th, 2021


In this free live event, Yoli Ngandali, SAPIENS Media & Public Outreach Fellow, asks Justin Wright five questions about Lead me to Life: Voices of the African Diaspora, a…


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Confronting Anti-Blackness in “Colorblind” Cuba

Elizabeth Obregón , September 2nd, 2021


A man holds his grandson inside the doorway of a fruit and vegetable shop in Havana, Cuba. Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images I sat waiting for Yudell* to finish his shift…


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