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A Methodist in Palestine

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…


Rebecca Stein on her book, Screen Shots

| , 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…

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Picturing Palestine

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…


Plough in Tunisia

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…


Winners of SAFN’s 2nd Annual Anthropology Day Photo Contest!

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…


Cairo in Old Photographs

tabsir , March 10th, 2022

Check out this website for a number of photographs of Cairo in the early part of the 20th century.


Libya in the 1950s

The cosmopolitical photographies of the Yanomami by Claudia Andujar

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,…


Old Photos of Mandate Era Jerusalem

tabsir , February 7th, 2022

There is a fascinating Facebook site on old photographs of Jerusalem. Below is one of the images. Note the Victrola.


Old Algiers

tabsir , February 6th, 2022

a century old postcard of Algiers


2nd Annual Anthropology Day Photo Contest!

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…


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…