Can we predict the future? HarvardX is offering a free online course, PredictionX: Diviner’s Guide, which examines the myriad ways humans have sought to know their fate. Join practitioners and Harvard University faculty for this one-week, immersive learning experience to explore “pre-scientific” prediction systems ranging from ancient Chinese bone burning to the Oracle of Delphi to modern…Continue
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The January 2010 earthquake was only the beginning of putting Haiti on the international map. After the whirlwind of donations and temporary aid workers fizzled, those who remained behind were left with questions unanswered. What lessons can we draw from one of the world’s largest humanitarian efforts ever mounted? Were they applied in Hurricane Matthew, which devastated large segments of rural Haiti in October of last year?
Northern Illinois University’s Center for NGO Leadership…Continue
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SfAA is partnering with the March for Science to support its mission: “…robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”
The main march will take place in Washington, D.C. For satellite marches in other cities. Check:…Continue
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Princeton University is hosting a workshop and conference August 1-3, 2017 to stimulate ethnographic research into entrepreneurship, new business formation, and startup team dynamics. We invite anthropology graduate students (who have passed their qualifying/comprehensive exams) to apply for a limited number of subsidized openings (travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered). The conference will feature presentations on current research by ethnographers from varied disciplines,…Continue
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Business Anthropology Matters! is an exciting initiative planned for the 2017 AAA Meetings. The organizing committee consists of Bob Morais, Timothy Malefyt, Elizabeth Briody, and Allen Batteau. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org;…Continue
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On November 19, 2016 on the heels of the election of an administration that promised an extraordinarily divisive approach to a number of issue of concern to us: among them, migration, race, gender, health, climate change, environmental protection, respect for science, and poverty, the Board of the Society for Applied Anthropology published the SfAA Statement on Diversity and Respect, which can be found at the bottom of this posting.
Following on this statement we had…Continue
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We as members of the Board of the Society for Applied Anthropology affirm our ongoing commitment to value human diversity in all its myriad forms and to encourage all of our members to provide safety and basic human rights for everyone.
Anthropological perspective and practice are grounded in respect for all persons, civility, and thoughtful examination of ideas and policies. It is especially critical at times of uncertainty and change.
We recognize a common responsibility to…Continue
The first issue of WCAA's Spanish language web forum 'En sus propios términos' (In One's Own Terms) is now available on the WCAA website at http://www.wcaanet.org/publications/propios_terminos.shtml.
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The SfAA is deeply concerned about the impact of recent Concealed Carry laws on freedom of expression in university classrooms and other settings. These laws allow licensed handgun carriers to bring concealed handguns into buildings on campuses. Our society is concerned that Concealed Carry laws undermine academic freedom and the teaching and research missions of universities, and that they introduce serious safety threats on college campuses with a resulting harmful effect on students,…Continue
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SfAA’s Inaugural Critical Conversation – Beyond Homelessness
Tuesday March 29th 12-1:20
The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress will be held from May 4th to 9th 2016 in the Hotel Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia. The call for papers is open until January 31st 2016 and submission of paper proposals is made via online form at www.iuaes2016.com.
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Author: Gisele Maynard-Tucker
Center for the Study of Women, UCLA
Gender inequalities, violence between partners, sexual violence on campus, along with the lack of opportunities for women to reach high professional positions except for a privileged few, make me think of the ethnic societies I have been in contact for many years. I have seen that women are universally oppressed by persistent colonial and patriarchal inheritances. In many…Continue
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Dear Friends and Family,
The past few weeks have been very difficult. The first earthquake on April 25th (7.8 magnitude) severely damaged villages in Pharak. The second earthquake on May 12th (7.3 magnitude) destroyed what was left after the first one.
My husband, Un Sherpa, and I are back in the States after our quick visit to assess needs and coordinate relief efforts in our villages in Pharak (Chaurikharka VDC, Solukhumbu). Many might know this as the region between the…Continue
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SfAA Member and former Board Treasurer, Diane Austin, testifies on Gulf Coast oil spill:
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Over the years there have been many requests from members to pay for travel to our annual meetings for our international partners and colleagues. Unfortunately there has been no source of funding for this purpose, but a new initiative is underway. Pertti “Bert” Pelto’s lifelong interest in developing and nurturing scholarly networks on a cross-national basis will be recognized by the establishment of the Pelto International Travel Award.
The Pelto International Travel Award will…Continue
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Please see the information below regarding an anthropology meeting in Cuba during 2015.
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The below message was received from Prof. Alvin Wolfe and posted on his behalf.
I am sending this brief message for two reasons: (1) to check on whether I have the correct address for my anthro friends wherever they/you are; and (2) to use this message to inquire whether you agree with me that we scholars – social scientists, network scholars and especiallyanthropologists – should be more actively studying the cultural…Continue
The SfAA leadership learned on April 10, 2013 that an auction house in Paris had planned the sale of several sacred masks made and used by members of the Hopi Tribe. The masks were from a private, unnamed source.
Through exchange and correspondence among SfAA members, AAA and other interested and knowledgeable individuals, the leadership quickly established several facts:
1. The Tribe opposed strongly the sale on religious and cultural grounds.
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