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Photography: Between Anthropology and History

Haidy Geismar , May 6th, 2016

Photography: Between Anthropology and History Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 20-21 June 2016 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHRC_DeMontfort Conference …

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Flora of Qatar

tabsir , April 9th, 2016

For anyone interested in photographs of the flora of Qatar, there is a fine website produced by Dr. Alexey Sergeev. You can even search by species. Overall the…


Faded Paint and Yellowed Photos: On, Image, Inspiration, and Memory with Javier Urcid

Ryan Collins , March 29th, 2016

How does a camera and a deep sense of curiosity lead to a lifetime of archaeological research on ancient peoples, their symbols, art, and writing? Ryan and Aneil…

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Women of Iran’s Past

tabsir , March 5th, 2016

The women of Iran – 120 years ago Antoin Sevruguin, the father of Iranian society photography, captured portraits of Iranian women in the early 20th century, from well-known…


Selfies | 自拍

Gabriele , February 16th, 2016

In “Dim Stockings”, a short chapter included in his The Coming Community, Giorgio Agamben takes a cue from the prosaics of a stockings advertisement to discuss the commodification…

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Jubilation During Trying Times: Carnival in Guinea-Bissau

Dawn Starin , February 5th, 2016

~ an essay with photos ~ For decades, the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by coups, misrule, political instability and non-existent infrastructures. It is often describe…

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Afghans before the Taliban

tabsir , January 27th, 2016

Family bond: Two colourful sisters, hand in hand, pose for a photograph in Kabul, surrounded by trading locals The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, has an online gallery…


Intergenerational Experiential Technologies

colleen , January 25th, 2016

Post by Christine Finn, as part of the Analog/Digital series The photo was taken at the dawn of the new year, 2016. It is a snapshot taken at…

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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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‘Silence is golden/but my eyes still see’: Award winning documentary ‘The Silence of the Flies’

CarolineB , January 18th, 2016

In December 2015 the School of Anthropology and Conservation was privileged to welcome alumnus Gonzalo Chacon for a screening and discussion of the award winning documentary ‘The Silence…

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Bagram Santa

Maximilian Forte , December 24th, 2015

Easily lending themselves to multiple forms of misunderstanding, the Pentagon nevertheless regularly produces images of military personnel dressed as Santa Claus. This too is a pattern, minor in…


The Babysitter

Maximilian Forte , December 22nd, 2015

Big Chief, Big Daddy, Big Babysitter to the World If “winning hearts and minds” is at the top of your global campaign agenda for strategic communication, then you…


Bare Feet

Maximilian Forte , December 22nd, 2015

  Encoding Poverty, Backwardness, and Dependency in US Military Imagery Bare feet. Ever since I was a small child, I have been made aware of how not wearing…


Best of 2015: Anthropology News

Anne Kelsey , December 21st, 2015

Here are the top ten most-read Anthropology News articles of 2015! 1. Indian Mascots: Naturalized Racism and Anthropology     Bernard C. Perley 2. Mentoring the Next Generation of Practicing…

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Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone: Place and Memory after Disaster

Matt Thompson , December 18th, 2015

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Pablo Figueroa. Pablo is an assistant professor in the Center for International Education at Waseda University in Tokyo. In this position, he teaches courses on glo…

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New Open Access Series: Anthropology and Photography and open access initiatives from the Global Social Media Impact Study

Haidy Geismar , December 14th, 2015

Haidy Geismar, UCL   The movement towards open access has continued to gain momentum in the social sciences, and in anthropology, with important new journals such as Hau;…

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Perpetual War

Katherine T. McCaffrey and Bonnie Donohue , November 30th, 2015

Perpetual War Text by Katherine T. McCaffrey. Photos by Bonnie Donohue. Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, is home to 107 abandoned military bunkers, a legacy of the U.S. naval…

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Notes on the 5th digital ethnography reading session (Murray 2008)

John Postill , November 11th, 2015

By Julian Waters-Lynch PhD candidate RMIT University, Melbourne See other posts on the digital ethnography reading group The November session of the Digital Ethnography Reading Group took place…


5th digital ethnography reading session (Murray 2008)

John Postill , November 10th, 2015

By Will Balmford Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) RMIT University, Melbourne The November session of the Digital Ethnography Reading Group will take place on Wed, 11 November, from…


Fieldwork is haunting me, thanks to WhatsApp

Juliano Andrade Spyer , November 3rd, 2015

When is the end of fieldwork? (Photo:Merlijn Hoek CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When is it that fieldwork finishes? Thanks to social media, the separation between being in the fieldsite…

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Haiti Photography Project: a quick seven day experiment

Elizabeth J Chin , October 16th, 2015

Technology for development projects (T4D) typically import expensive and unsustainable equipment when trying to improve a situation.  The one laptop per child project is an example of a…

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Photography Context

tabsir , October 9th, 2015

National Geographic sponsored a photography contest and here is one of the best. The caption reads: “A passerby walks around Ben Youssef Madrasa, an Islamic college in Marrakesh,…


NEW! — Dave Lewis: “Field Work”

Focaal Web Editor , August 3rd, 2015

My engagement with the ideas and practices of fieldwork stems from my interest in anthropology and the classification of human “types” through the “science” of anthropometry in the…


A photo fell out of a book…

The Anxious Anthropologist , August 2nd, 2015

My book group (I say with inner pleasure at finally belonging to one) usually decide on books to read for the coming months by asking for suggestions from…

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