It’s finally time….
Tag Archives: fieldwork
The Anthropologist’s Disclaimer
Many people I meet, even people I talk to on a regular basis, do not have background knowledge of anthropology, and I think that is fairly typical. Anthropology isn’t taught in the American public school system and most people have only had a limited introduction to one of Anthropology’s subfields. Archeology or Forensic Anthropology areContinue reading “The Anthropologist’s Disclaimer”
What Anthropologists Do
The strength of anthropology is that we are always learning, gathering data isn’t something we do in a lab or even something we can easily shut off. We learn through immersion, living in the same cultural context as the people we are studying. We call it participant-observation occasionally even deep hanging out in an attempt to overContinue reading “What Anthropologists Do”
Digital Research Hub
Check out my post on the Digital Anthropology Interest Group’s website. Digital Research Hub.
DANG Panel Accepted
The BRIDGING DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL PUBLICS: DIGITAL Anthropologists’ CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS WITH 21st CENTURY PUBLICS panel has been accepted!! It is being reviewed by the Society of Visual Anthropology. The panel with include the following papers: Anastasiya Travina (Texas State University-San Marcos) 500,000 Tweets and Posts During TheContinue reading “DANG Panel Accepted”
Call for Papers: Digital Anthropologists’ Current Engagements with 21st Century Publics
Check out the Digital Anthropology Call for Papers: Call for Papers: Digital Anthropologists’ Current Engagements with 21st Century Publics.
Insights from UCD
(I am still a bit behind on posting updates–this is from June 12-14) Insights from University College Dublin We took a bus to UCD and made a friend of a Canadian en route to the Folklore Library as the three of us wondered the campus lost. Meeting with Dr. Moore Even though he had aContinue reading “Insights from UCD”
Ireland Week 1
Week 1 Ireland – Dublin Highlights from my first week in Ireland. First, I think I left out one tiny detail in explaining my plans for Ireland. I guess I should mention that assisting me in doing all that stuff I mentioned in previous posts, is my travel companion Greg Wright: part-time research assistant, part-time body guard (my momContinue reading “Ireland Week 1”
Preliminary Fieldwork/Pilot Study in Western Ireland As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, this summer I am going to be in Ireland conducting an 8 week preliminary investigation of Irish Folk Medicine (a subject which is far more complex than that description might led you to think). Irish folk healing insects my two academic areas ofContinue reading “Ireland 2012”
Before I Go….
Things to Consider Before I Go… As I finish packing, send last minute emails and meetings with professors, and antagonize over the finer details of the unplannable aspects of my two month long visit to Ireland, I am simultaneously faced with all the complications of anthropological fieldwork and international travel. Even if I’ve managed toContinue reading “Before I Go….”