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Loti on Palestine

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…


With Pierre Loti in Persia

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…


Ep #85 Photography Through An Ethnographer’s Lens: Image Making with Jason De León

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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Alex Fattal on his book, Shooting Cameras for Peace

| , 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…

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Stereoscopic Palestine

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…


Facebook on King Farouk

tabsir , July 21st, 2021

There is a Facebook site about Egypt’s last king, Farouk, with pictures from his time in office.


Baghdad and Iraq in 1901

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,…


Baghdad Postcards #2

tabsir , June 19th, 2021

Here are several early 20th century postcards showing life in and around Baghdad.


Baghdad Postcards #1

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…


A Jewel of a Book by Marjorie Ransom

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…


Damascus Heritage

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…


Picturing the “Enemy”

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…


Curative Cuisines of Cambodia

foodanthro , March 29th, 2021

Editor’s Note: We recently published the winners of our first annual SAFN photo contest. There are, of course, interesting stories and research projects tied to the photos, which…


Anthropology Day Photo Contest Winners!

foodanthro , March 2nd, 2021

David Beriss We are ready to reveal the big winners for the first ever SAFN Anthropology Day Photo contest. Before I make the big announcement, I want to…


Thesiger of Arabia

tabsir , February 15th, 2021

Anyone who knows anything about Arabia has no doubt heard of Lawrence of Arabia, even if only via Peter O’toole’s dazzling Hollywood version.  But there is also Thesiger…


Vanessa Diaz on her new book, Manufacturing Celebrity

| , February 15th, 2021

Interview by Sandhya Narayanan https://www.dukeupress.edu/manufacturing-celebrity Sandhya Narayanan: One goal of your ethnography is to delve deeper into the ways that celebrity, and its cl…

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Views of al-Shihr on the Hadrami Coast

dvarisco , February 13th, 2021

In 1991 while on a World Bank consultancy in Aden, I had an opportunity to visit al-Shihr on the Hadrami coast. Here are some scenes from that trip….


Reminder! Anthro Day Photo Contest!

foodanthro , February 8th, 2021

Boucherie, St. Bernard Parish, March 13, 2016. Photo by David Beriss Don’t forget to submit your food anthropology photos for the SAFN Anthropology Day photo contest! The deadline…


Old “Arab” Postcards

tabsir , February 6th, 2021

If you would like to look at (or buy) old postcards and images from and about the Arab world, including North Africa, this site of cardcow.com is worth…


Smith on Heroin. A Short Film by Smith & Willing

Paul Antick , February 4th, 2021

  For more information about Smith & Willing, see: www.smithandwilling.com Smith and Willing are fictional characters and in the following interview that accompanies this film, they discuss …


Picturing Egypt a Century Ago

dvarisco , February 1st, 2021

Cairo around 1920 In 1921 one of the many geographical/travel books published was the The Human Interest Library: Visuali?ed Knowledge (Chicago: Midland Press). In volume IV there is…


Anthropology Day Photo Contest

foodanthro , January 22nd, 2021

If you have food anthropology related photos that you want to be famous, SAFN wants to hear from you! We have decided to hold a food anthropology photography competition…


Ali Feser takes the page 99 test

| , November 30th, 2020

On page 99, I get to the Kodak. The fixed focus, single aperture lens camera was patented 1888, and it sold for the not insignificant price of twenty-five…

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