Tag Archives: Anthropology

George Fortune manuscripts open for research

I’m delighted to announce that the George Fortune Papers, 1869-2006 (2013 accretion with significant updates to the original finding aid) now are open for research. A small selection of items from the collection are available online. This has been a fascinating collection to work with and has the potential to support a variety of research projects. I’m personally charmed by the […]

Open access breakthrough for South Africa’s Rising Star discovery

On September 10, 2015 a new species of extinct Homo was published, H. naledi. Our genus has only one living species, H. sapiens (humans), but we know of a few extinct cousins from fossil remains. Such finds are exciting because, among other things, they are the rarest of all fossil finds. Berger et al. 2015. “Homo naledi, a new […]

Additional resources on Ebola

While the trends appear heartening on the ground with generally fewer new cases in West Africa, there’s still much work to be done (see US Centers for Disease Control update). Here, we offer a few additional resources to supplement earlier posts (including the Ebola Response pocket library on a flash drive offered by WiderNet). African Studies librarians […]

Today is #NationalAnthropologyDay

National Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists across the world through the declaration of National Anthropology Day. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every sector of society. Help us celebrate […]

Academic job seekers’ free webinar is Dec. 17, 2014

Webinar Wednesday – December 17 at 2pm ET Dr. Karen Kelsky is the founder and principal of The Professor Is In, a blog and business dedicated to helping Ph.D.s turn their advanced degrees into jobs. Dr. Karen demystifies the unspoken rules that govern university hiring. In addition to blogging on every aspect of the job […]

Ethnography can help in West Africa’s Ebola virus epidemic

Ebola in Perspective by Daniel Hoffman and Mary Moran Sharon Abramowitz’s article on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa has received much attention in the media and elsewhere: 10 Things that Anthropologists Can Do to Fight the West African Ebola Epidemic. Professor Abramowitz recently participated in a panel on Ebola held at Georgetown University and featured […]

Database of African rock art images

Victoria Suzman, project cataloguer for the African rock art image project at the British Museum, posted to their blog on September 15, 2014: “Traces of the past: rock art and life in ancient North Africa.” The African rock art image project team here at the British Museum is currently cataloguing photographs of rock paintings and engravings from […]