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lrepublican , November 14th, 2022
In 1904 the proud D.D. Methodist Robert William van Schroik, at the age of 61, boarded a German steamer in New York for a 70-day trip to the…
| , October 3rd, 2022
Interview by Areeg Faisal https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31376 Areeg Faisal: Screen Shots is an ethnography of photography, cameras as colonial barometers, in the hands of a broad rang…
tabsir , August 4th, 2022
This is a fabulous new book from the University of California Press discussing photographs from late 19th and early 20th century Palestine from seven notebooks by Wasif Jawhariyyeh…
tabsir , April 17th, 2022
I am always intrigued by old photographs of traditional ploughs in the Middle East. The picture above is from a 1925 travel book by Norma Lorimer entitled By…
foodanthro , March 31st, 2022
David Beriss We are ready to reveal the winners of this year’s SAFN Anthropology Day photo contest! The weighty decision was reached by a panel made up of…
tabsir , March 10th, 2022
Check out this website for a number of photographs of Cairo in the early part of the 20th century.
caogris , February 8th, 2022
The purpose of this essay is to analyze Claudia Andujar’s works, built within the struggle of the Yanomami people. This analysis will be based on the “postmodern” turn,…
tabsir , February 7th, 2022
There is a fascinating Facebook site on old photographs of Jerusalem. Below is one of the images. Note the Victrola.
tabsir , February 6th, 2022
a century old postcard of Algiers
foodanthro , January 21st, 2022
Preparing for Ida, New Orleans, photo by David Beriss We had so much fun last year, we are once again organizing a food/nutrition photo contest for Anthropology Day…
tabsir , December 22nd, 2021
First English translation of ‘La Galilée’, an account of Pierre Loti’s travels in the Holy Land from Jerusalem to Beirut, via Damascus and many other interesting places, in…
tabsir , December 8th, 2021
My friend, the historian G. Rex Smith, has recently translated into English a marvelous travel diary by the French military official and traveller Pierre Loti (1850-1923). It is…
The Familiar Strange , November 28th, 2021
The Familiar Strange · Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León This week Carolyn sits down with Jason De León, anthropologist, photographer…
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| , 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…
tabsir , September 11th, 2021
To access the article online, click here: https://www.palestine-studies.org/sites/default/files/jq-articles/Time%20Travelers%20in%20Palestine%20-%20Stereoscopic%20Journey.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2…
tabsir , July 21st, 2021
There is a Facebook site about Egypt’s last king, Farouk, with pictures from his time in office.
tabsir , June 24th, 2021
The British traveler Sir Edgar Collins Boehm was one of many travelers up the Persian Gulf and elsewhere more than a century ago. His narrative is rather meager,…
tabsir , June 19th, 2021
Here are several early 20th century postcards showing life in and around Baghdad.
tabsir , June 7th, 2021
Baghdad was featured in a number of early 20th century postcards. Several of these were printed by A.a.K Naman… Here are images of two of Baghdad’s mosques.
Anthrophile , June 5th, 2021
“Man not only survives and functions in his environment, he shapes it and he is shaped by it.” — Renè Dubos My first venture into the rural outskirts…
tabsir , May 11th, 2021
AIYS member and long-time supporter Marjorie Ransom published her beautifully illustrated and diligently researched book on Yemeni silverwork in 2014 . This is a must for anyone interested…
tabsir , April 29th, 2021
For an impressive website devoted to the heritage of Damascus, check out “Damascus Heritage.” There are several Youtube videos accessible from the website. I especially like the im…
tabsir , April 3rd, 2021
My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The Enemy”) on his experience as a…