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Partha Chatterjee: Why I Support the Boycott of Israeli Institutions

[Savage Minds is honored to publish this essay by Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University, and of the Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences in Calcutta. Show More Summary

Anthropologists Writing: The Fall 2015 Writers’ Workshop Essay Series

It is my pleasure to announce the fourth (and final) season of our Writers’ Workshop series. Each Monday we will share a new essay reflecting on some aspect of the writing process. We invite you to follow along, and to make these essays part of your weekly writing rituals. Show More Summary

Around the Web Digest: Week of August 30

Send along anything interesting to! The BBC reports that Chimpanzees and Monkeys Have Entered the Stone Age (by using relatively sophisticated stone tools). More interesting to me is the claim that they recognize the value of cooked food and seem to understand the process of cooking in experiments. Show More Summary

Embracing Impostor Syndrome

It seems a fair amount of academics, especially women, suffer from impostor syndrome, “a constant fear of being discovered to be a fraud and a charlatan.” Self-doubt is surely a universal human trait, but we vary in our ability to suppress, ignore, and/or manage such feelings. Show More Summary

Upcoming event: 'The Past, Present, and Future of DNA' at Harvard

On October 2, I will be participating in a public symposium at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, titled “The Past, Present, and Future of DNA”. From the website: The one-day science symposium will focus...Show More Summary

Quote: Cowgill on statistical methods

George Cowgill is an archaeologist with a long interest in promoting the unfortunately rare good use of statistics by archaeologists. He has a paper within the current Annual Review of Anthropology, titled “Some Things I Hope You Will...Show More Summary

Havasupai DNA consent case becomes a one-act play

The Scientist has a review of a one-act play, “Informed Consent”, by playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer: Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide. Jillian (Tina Benko), the play’s hard-nosed protagonist, is a genetic anthropologist whose zeal for the scientific process approaches— perhaps even surpasses—religious fervor. Show More Summary

Link: William King, namer of Homo neanderthalensis

Paige Madison looks into the history of William King, a nineteenth-century geologist at Queens College in Galway, Ireland, who first published a name for the Neandertals as a species separate from living humans: Homo neanderthalensis:...Show More Summary

Anthropologies #21: Is There Hope for an Anthropocene Anthropology?

Up next for this issue we have Todd Sanders and Elizabeth Hall. Sanders is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on African and Euro-American knowledge practices, and is currently...Show More Summary

One Year After the Death of Marc Thompson

One year ago today, Marc Thompson, Chico, California area activist, student of sociology, was found murdered in a burning car in a remote area outside the small town of Oroville, California where he had grown up. The murder shocked and saddened the many people who knew and loved Marc in the area. The story is here.

Anthropologies #21: Agricultural Adaptations and their Socio-Political Parameters: Social Responses to Climate Change in Ghana and South Sudan

The next installment for the anthropologies issue on climate change comes from Douglas La Rose. La Rose is the regional coordinator for the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), a humanitarian organization operating in Northern Bahr al Gazal, Western Bahr al Gazal, and Warrap States in South Sudan. Show More Summary

Anthropologies #21: Annual Review of Anthropology, Climate Change, Anthropocene

To kick off this issue, we begin with Sean Seary’s excellent overview of recent literature about anthropology’s engagement with climate. This review originally appeared on Anthropology Report, has been reproduced here to give us a solid foundation for moving forward. Show More Summary

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Around the Web Digest: Week of August 23

Better late than never, I always say, as the semester starts anew and we all either pack our lunchboxes to go back to school or feel that old pull in a job that runs on a different cycle. Help me stay on top of the links by sending me anything you write or discover at … Continue reading Around the Web Digest: Week of August 23 ?

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