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Decolonising protected areas: Sapelli in eastern Cameroon

Simon Hoyte , January 21st, 2021


By Simon Hoyte In 2018, the Colombian anthropologist Arturo Escobar remarked: We are facing modern problems for which there are no longer modern solutions What he’s referring to…


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So You Want to “Do” Digital Ethnography

Emma Louise Backe , March 25th, 2020


By Devin Proctor  It’s a weird time, yes? Many of us (anthropologists) are teasing out the nuances between synchronous and asynchronous class meetings, dealing with the horror of…


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Understanding the Digital Infrastructure of Photo-sharing in China: Notes on Tuchong as an Example

Haidy Geismar , October 11th, 2019


Yunchang Yang, PhD Candidate, UCL Anthropology A photo of my working space, showing my laptop, notebook, IC card for working with images On 3rd July 2019, I caught up…


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Exploding Objects: A Month at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Haidy Geismar , August 27th, 2019


Rose Taylor, PhD Candidate, UCL Anthropology Over the course of four weeks between June and July 2019 I participated in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s Summer…


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Institutionalisering van salafisme – Waar is de promotor? Een reactie van Ruben Gowricharn

martijn , September 29th, 2018


Gastauteur: Prof. dr. Ruben Gowricharn ‘Waar is de promotor?’ Op 4 september 2018 promoveerde Mohammad Soroush aan de Tilburg University. De centrale vraagstelling had betrekking op de institutionele…


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De institutionalisering van salafisme – Een bespreking

martijn , September 21st, 2018


Auteurs: Martijn de Koning (Universiteit van Amsterdam / Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) Annelies Moors (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Thijl Sunier (Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam) Ongeveer twee weken …


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Digital Anthropology in Practice

Haidy Geismar , July 9th, 2018


Jennifer Fu and Gemma Tortella-Procter, MSc. Digital Anthropology at UCL “What exactly constitutes ‘digital anthropology’?” While the practical projects we worked on may not provide a comprehensive an…


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De wetenschap, de NRC, en de veiligheidsdiensten

martijn , May 31st, 2018


Annelies Moors Martijn de Koning Onlangs verscheen een rapport van de Commissie van Toezicht op de Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdiensten (CTIVD). Daarin analyseert deze commissie onder andere hoe de…


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Lloyd Coleman on How He Has Music at His Fingertips

Haidy Geismar , January 22nd, 2018


Annamaria Dall’Anese – PhD Anthropology     Lloyd Coleman on How He Has Music at His Fingertips   Anthropology’s aim is to see the world through the native’s…


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Experience Rich Anthropology Revisited

Haidy Geismar , April 23rd, 2017


Hannah Knox, UCL Anthropology  When I was an undergraduate at the University of Manchester in the late 1990s I recall being introduced by John Gledhill to something called…


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‘Islamofobie bedreigt mijn Nederlandse identiteit’ – Een verslag van ‘Doe Normaal’

martijn , April 22nd, 2017


Op maandag 10 april jl. vond aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam een bijeenkomst plaats over de normalisering van islamofobie. De bijeenkomst was georganiseerd door het Collectief tegen Islamofobie…


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Information and Communication Technology and Wellbeing in the Merchant Marines

Haidy Geismar , December 1st, 2016


Annamaria Dall’Anese, PhD student, UCL Anthropology If the informal use of the internet through personal devices on board merchant vessels encounters barriers due to patchy infrastructure and weather…


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Notes from the Forest: Engaging with a hunter’s world of materials

Haidy Geismar , November 22nd, 2016


Thorsten Gieser, Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Kulturwissenschaft, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany A winter’s day, in a forest in central Germany. At dusk, more than fifty hunte…


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#LondonVegans: Deliberating, sensing and practicing vegans in a non-vegan city

Haidy Geismar , November 17th, 2016


Zachary Hecht, UCL Digital Anthropology Msc Student Why would somebody forgo juicy steaks, delicate smoked salmon, velvety goat cheese, and the many seemingly delicious foods people eat? Why…


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Night-Time Wanderings and the Out-of-Place

David Whyte , October 17th, 2016


As I walked home late one night last week, I came upon a scene that perhaps many of us are familiar with. In a dark corner of a…


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Notes From the Field: Dwelling in the Worlds that Carry Us

Nick Mizer , September 30th, 2016


After some field work in northern Canada, Marie-Pierre wrote two articles about how her field work experiences connected with imagined worlds. You should go read them, because they’re…


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Notes From the Field: Is this Skyrim?

Marie-Pierre Renaud , June 10th, 2016


Anthropologists go through some unique experiences as they conduct fieldwork. From experimenting with drugs to seeing people who have been dead for decades during a ceremony (read about…


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Broken Stories

Haidy Geismar , May 31st, 2016


Adam Drazin, UCL Anthropology How, when and why do people start to see something as”broken”? Do objects around the home just have two states, broken and working, or…


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Knowledge as Material Movement in Surfing and Anthropology

Haidy Geismar , May 25th, 2016


David Whyte, UCL Anthropology Unpacking at Duggie. Photo: David Whyte “We’re probably going to surf Banna Strand, but the swell might still be a bit small, I just…


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The Lunar New Year Gift Index 2.0

Haidy Geismar , March 15th, 2016


Members of the Emerging Subjects project at UCL and the National University of Mongolia contributed to this post.  What does focusing on gifts given and received during the Lunar…


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Performing sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon

gillconquest , March 10th, 2016


Agathe Faure MRes Social Anthropology University College London I conducted ethnographic fieldwork from May to July 2015 in villages of cacao farmers along the river of Alto Huayabamba,…


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The Anti-Camera

Haidy Geismar , January 21st, 2016


Christopher Pinney, UCL Anthropology I recently came across M.N. Srinivas’ observation that his enthusiastic engagement with photography, during his fieldwork in Mysore in the late 1940s, earned him…


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Climate change and the crisis of reciprocal relations among the Q’eros (Cuzco, Peru)

gillconquest , December 1st, 2015


Geremia Cometti Postdoctoral Fellow Swiss National Science Foundation at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale in Paris The Q’eros are an indigenous group living on the oriental slope of the…


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Globalizing the climate. Climatizing the world

gillconquest , November 30th, 2015


Edouard Morena CNRS/LADYSS In this thematic Notes From The Field, Edouard Morena of CNRS/LADYSS describes a collaborative ethnographic project centring around the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Decembe…


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