Monthly Archives: August 2012

Oral history of anthropologist Elizabeth Colson

April 25, 1984 video oral history of anthropologist Elizabeth Colson conducted by anthropologist Charles Wagley. Dr. Colson discusses the people and events that were influential in her career including her work in Central Africa and her affiliation with the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute. She also discusses the opportunities that were afforded women anthropologists at that time. Video […]

The ironies of academic publishing: The system is stupid and it’s time for a new manifesto

Via The ironies of academic publishing: The system is stupid and it’s time for a new manifesto Academic books remain expensive for institutional and individual purchasing. It is common for academic books to sell for more than $50.00. And in book series prices can be much greater. Books published for instance in the¬†Routledge Series in […]

Death of Luc de Heusch

According to this announcement on the H-Net West Africa discussion list: Luc de Heusch, the acclaimed ethnographer of central Africa, structural anthropologist, and documentary filmmaker, has just passed away. Before his retirement some years ago, Luc was a long an influential professor at the Free University of Brussels. Of his many books, the best known […]

Data Visualization Tools

9 Data Visualization Tools for Librarians and Educators August 4th, 2012 by Ellyssa Kroski Data visualization and infographics tools are a great way to keep students and readers engaged. Here are nine free applications which will enable you to create your own infographics, maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams… Includes amazing examples! Via American Libraries Direct.

Ebola cases rising in Kampala

As Ebola Cases Rise In Uganda, Health Workers Seek To Contain Virus by Michaeleen Doucleff (for¬†Shots NPR’s health blog) The number of Ebola cases in Uganda has increased during the past few days, a spokesman from the World Health Organization tells Shots. But the outbreak is still limited to a small region. “Accumulatively to date, […]