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I'm about half-way through my second pregnancy right now. I gave birth to my almost-4-year-old daughter while in grad school, right after I accepted a fellowship to complete my dissertation. It was a fairly traumatic delivery, and it was tough completing my degree with a nursing infant, but I did it thanks to the flexibility and funding that the fellowship provided. This time is different, though. Now I am employed as a tenure-track assistant professor, and negotiating […]
In a new short article out in the British Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Martijn de Koning asks what challenges anthropologists face in using blogs as a method of anthropological outreach. He begins by highlighting some of the motivations for anthropologists to blog: "[M]any anthropologists have suggested
that for them the primary reasons for blogging are self-realization, creativity and networking, sharing research experiences and outcomes, and commenting on current […]
M. de Koning (2013). Hello World! Challenges for blogging as anthropological outreach, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19 (2) 394-397. Other: 10.1111/1467-9655.12040
J. Montgomery, J. Evans, S. Chenery, V. Pashley, K. Killgrove (2010). 'Gleaming, white, and deadly': using lead to track human exposure and geographic origins in the Roman period in Britain, Journal of Roman Archaeology, S78 Other: Link
Sabloff, J. (1998). Distinguished Lecture in Archeology: Communication and the Future of American Archaeology, American Anthropologist, 100 (4) 869-875. DOI: 10.1525/aa.19220.127.116.119
J. Sabloff (2011). Where have you gone, Margaret Mead? Anthropology and public intellectuals, American Anthropologist, 113 (3) 408-416.
Battered body from the bog(credit: Washington Post)
1 April. A Danish team from Aarhus University found the remains of 40 men buried in the Teutoberg Forest during Roman campaigns in the early first century A.D. While these remains come from a bog, they are not bog bodies (which are shells of leather skin with few or no bones) but rather well-preserved skeletons.
9 April. "Archaeologists Find 10,000 Objects from Roman London"... and not one of them is a human
The Secret in the Siege
Pelant and his nasty, mangled face is back! And he's hiding out in some sort of Batman-evil-supervillain computer lair, watching the Jeffersonian and FBI gang on various surveillance cameras around the city. Meanwhile, chez Booth & Brennan (which is always "the B&B" in my notes), Brennan doesn't want to buy Booth jerky, and Booth whines about not being married when a gift comes from his honeymooning mother. He then gets a call
Last week in class, we attempted to define what precisely avant-garde is, and we got into the mood by watching some old Project Runway clips from an avant-garde challenge. The most discussion-worthy topics included Amber Case's idea of cyborgs and cyborg anthropology -- are we already cyborgs due to our reliance on technology? Do we suffer from split personality issues because of the various statuses and personae we maintain and project? From there, we talked about the […]