Anthropology Blogs 2017
Anthropology blogs are a great way to keep up with how Anthropology Matters, the theme of the 2017 annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. On the theme of anthropology blogs and anthropology matters, see the third edition of Anthropology Matters. Also check out the 2017 interview with author Shirley Fedorak on Teaching Culture, one of our great anthropology blogs.
Anthropology blogs are also a great way to supplement an Introduction to Anthropology.
The anthropology blogs included here have published since June 2016. Also check out the Anthropology Newspaper from antropologi.info for a great live-feed experience.
Please let me know if you spot any anthropology blogs I have overlooked, re-activations, or any descriptions of anthropology blogs that should be modified. For 2017 I am moving my list of anthropology blogs from a previous home on my companion anthropology blogs project Anthropology Report. I am hoping to gradually consolidate my anthropology outreach efforts as Living Anthropologically.
Thank you and enjoy the anthropology blogs!
DANG, the Digital Anthropology Group
AAA – American Anthropological Association Blog
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) created this blog as a service to members and the general public. A forum to discuss topics of debate in anthropology blogs and a space for public commentary on association policies, publications and advocacy issues.
Aidnography: Reflections on development, communication & (social) media
Eclectic mix of reflections on international development, anthropology blogs and academic research.
Alberto Acerbi – Cognitive/Evolutionary Anthropology
Alberto Acerbi is a cognitive/evolutionary anthropologist with a particular interest in computational science.
Alison in Cambodia
A blog about archaeology and related issues in Cambodia. Alison Carter is an archaeologist who has worked in Cambodia for over 10 years. Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
All Tomorrow’s Cultures
Occasional posts on anthropologically interesting science fiction, anthropological futures and my own future as an anthropologist.
Allegra: A Virtual Laboratory of Legal Anthropology
The site pushes the boundaries of scholarly representations of ‘the law’ in the broadest sense. In addition to viewing the law as a site of normative engagement, we examine its knowledge pratices, authority claims, notions of subjectivity and agency.
Alma Gottlieb – Anthropology
Cultural anthropologist, researcher, author, and teacher impassioned by understanding all things human.
Anthro Doula – Thoughts on Birth and Culture
Thoughts on Birth and Culture by a New Doula. Emily is a Doula and an aspiring Medical Anthropologist. The purpose of this blog is to share information discovered on pregnancy, childbirth, mothering, and breastfeeding, on the journey to becoming a doula.
A collection of writings that speak to the anthropological perspective focusing on examples of public issues that we can better understand if we apply an anthropological lens, what anthropologists can bring to a workplace, and resources for teaching anthropology in and outside of the anthropology classroom… and everywhere else.
Anthrolactology: Anthropology + Lactation + Breast Feeding + Human Milk
This blog features musings on breastfeeding at the intersection of biology and culture. Aunchalee Palmquist is a medical anthropologist mostly writing about topics related to her work on milk sharing and infant feeding in Hawai’i.
Anthropod – What a cultural anthropologist thinks about
Anthropod is a blog documenting how a cultural anthropologist thinks about research, teaching, and the ways that we live in and shape the world around us. Anthropod is written by Lorena Gibson, an anthropologist and musician based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
Anthropoliteia – critical perspectives on police, security, crime, law and punishment
Anthropology blogs about police, policing and security from an anthropological perspective. Focuses on policing as a useful nexus for exploring questions in both political anthropology and the anthropology of morality.
Anthropolitics – Anthropology, Politics and Human Security
Focuses on development (especially the role of religion), multiculturalism, refugee politics, Islam in Southeast Asia and identity politics in Asia-Pacific.
Anthropological Observations on economics, politics, & daily life
Edward F. Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. Works at the intersection of anthropology and political economy. Current research focuses on the ways moral values affect economic rationalities.
Anthropological Research on the Contemporary (ARC)
Devoted to collaborative inquiry into contemporary forms of life labor and language. ARC engages in empirical study and conceptual work with global reach and long-term perspective. ARC creates contemporary equipment for work on collaborative projects and problems in the 21st century.
Anthropologizing – Amy L. Santee
Anthropologizing features a mixed-bag of posts on applied social research, business anthropology, design and user experience research, social observations, and other topics by Portland-based anthropologist and design researcher Amy L. Santee.
Anthropology Blog Network
A collection of anthropology blogs hosted at the University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences.
Anthropology of Everyday Life
Meredith Small is an anthropologist at Cornell University and the author of Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent.
Anthropology Life: Where History and Culture Meet
Blog by Melissa Tolios to share enthusiasm for anthropology with the general public, and to encourage discussion and understanding of important cultural and historical topics.
Anthropology in Practice – Krystal D’Costa
Examines the relationships we share with each other and the world-at-large by drawing on anthropological theory to explain practical, everyday events and behaviors. Invites everyone to consider and discuss the world in terms of ethnography and history.
Anthropology.net – Beyond bones & stones
Anthropology.net’s mission is to create a cohesive online community of individuals interested in anthropology. To promote and facilitate discussion, review research, extend stewardship of resources, and disseminate knowledge. Seeks the widest possible engagement with all segments of society, including professionals, students, and anyone interested in advancing knowledge and enhancing awareness of anthropology.
Anthropology – STS – Cognition / M. Howard Thomas
Michael Howard Thomas is an HMI researcher pursuing doctoral work in cognitive anthropology at Wayne State University. Primary interests include linguistic anthropology; cognitive anthropology; cognitive archaeology; STS; design; engineering; biological and machine intelligence; and personhood.
This blog is a project of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) research and policy program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Its mission is wide-ranging: to promote awareness of the relevance of anthropological knowledge to contemporary issues and to enhance discussion and debate within and beyond anthropology about contemporary issues.
Anthropomics – Evolution, Anthropology, and Science
Jon Marks: Formerly a faux geneticist, now a faux historian, all the while an evolutionary anthropologist. Anthropomics is inspired by the three Georges: Gaylord Simpson, Carlin, and S. Kaufman. Note: For older posts see this Anthropomics.
The Anthropo.scene: Making up the ‘world’ with what we have on hand
Jeremy Schmidt is a Banting Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. Research expertise supports policy change and public awareness on issues of justice and water rights.
Antropologia 2.0 – Your website of applied anthropology
We believe in the usefulness of an anthropology upgraded to the 21st century. An anthropology that is applied and committed to social reality. And that is capable of assuming and responding to the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Antropologia: una perspectiva multiple, por Gabriela Vargas-Cetina, antropologa
¿Cual es el rol de la antropologia en el siglo XXI? Nuestra disciplina parece estar situada en una posicion privilegiada para el mundo actual. Puesto que nos ocupamos de conocer la vida cotidiana y las formas de ver el mundo de quienes habitan este planeta, tenemos las herramientas necesarias para analizar los rapidos cambios por los que nuestro mundo está atravesando, desde las nuevas formas de comunicación instantanea hasta el calentamiento global y la predominacion de las corporaciones en la economia mundial.
El Antropólogo Perplejo
An anthropologist without concern is not an anthropologist at all. José Mansilla: Doctorando dentro del Programa de Procesos de Control Social: Trabajo, Exclusiones y Violencia con una Tesis sobre migración y redes de solidaridad en Poble Nou, Barcelona.
El Antropólogo Principiante
En este blog encontrarás temas relacionados con la antropología y mi experiencia como estudiante en la Uned.
The Anxious Anthropologist: Culture, Health, and Everyday Life
The Anxious Anthropologist notices the minutiae of everyday life.I have an inquiring, intellectual mind and want to explore the itsy bitsiness of everyday life.
Serving up old news (i.e., archaeology) since A.D. 2004!
Archaeogaming – Exploring the archaeology of (and in) video games
Archaeogaming is a blog dedicated to the discussion of the archaeology both of and in video games (console, computer, mobile).
Johan Normark’s neorealistic blog: Archaeology, the Maya, 2012, climate, travels, and more.
Archaeology in Annapolis
The AiA Blog is an extension of the Archaeology in Annapolis Project at the University of Maryland, begun in 1981.
Archaeology and Material Culture – The Material World
Paul Mullins is a historical archaeologist who studies consumer culture in the last half-millennium. This includes research on the intersection of material consumption and the color line; race and urban renewal; the emergence of consumer society in northern Europe; Victorian decorative material culture; and the relationship between popular culture and materiality in the contemporary world.
Updates and News from Northern Anthropology of Circumpolar Regions. Several Arctic anthropologists, mostly based in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, have decided now is the right time to create a platform that allows us to communicate our ideas.
Artisan Possibilities – Local Prescriptions, Global Economy
Artisan Possibilities is a place-based blog exploring the artisan prescriptions of Fast, Easy, and In Cash: Artisan Hardship and Hope in the Global Economy co-authored by Jason Antrosio and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld.
Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand
ASAA/NZ is a vibrant community of anthropologists who are from, work in, or are interested in issues related to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
The Bioarchaeology of Childhood
Siân Halcrow is a bioarchaeologist with a research interest in all things to do with infants and children. Research addresses central archaeological questions of the intensification of agriculture and human responses to this seminal time in prehistory, with regional interests in prehistoric Southeast Asia and South America.
Biological anthropology, war & health, growth & nutrition – Patrick F. Clarkin, Ph.D.
Mostly about biological anthropology. Other topics: evolution, war, conflict and cooperation, health, nutrition, and the Hmong/Southeast Asian refugee diaspora. Patrick Clarkin is a biological anthropologist and associate professor at U.Massachusetts-Boston
Boas Network – Broadening of Anthropology Spectrum
We are an information and entertainment forum providing the public a direct link to connect and enter the world of anthropology in an exciting and accessible way. For anthropologists, this is the place to showcase and promote your videos, knowledge and research.
Bone Broke – Archaeology, Biological Anthropology & Grad School
PhD student in Anthropological Archaeology. Focus on bioarchaeology, which uses the methods of biological anthropology to answer archaeological questions.
Brave New Words by Dr. Piers Kelly
On the trail of linguistic creativity in Asia and Australia. Dr Piers Kelly is a linguistic anthropologist at the School of Language Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.
Busting Myths About Human Nature
Agustín Fuentes, trained in Zoology and Anthropology, is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. His research delves into the how and why of being human. Ranging from chasing monkeys in the jungles and cities of Asia, to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, to examining what people actually do across the globe, Professor Fuentes is interested in both the big questions and the small details of what makes humans and our closest relatives tick.
CaMP Anthropology – Communication, Media, and Performance
CaMP Anthropology feature posts, discussions, and links at the intersections of communication, media, and performance. Based in the Indiana University’s Anthropology Department, we welcome submissions exploring theory, scholarship, application, and methodology in these emerging fields.
Carlos García Mora, Etnólogo
Catálogo y consulta de textos personales. Etnólogo mexicano del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
The City as a River – An anthropologist’s take on urban India
Ian M. Cook is an urban anthropologist pursuing a PhD at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University.
C L O S E R: Anthropology of Muslims in Europe
Martijn de Koning currently works in the Department of Islam and Arab Studies at the Faculty of Religious Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen.
Connected in Cairo
Growing up Cosmopolitan in the Middle East. Featuring news and information about globalization and the modern Middle East, based on the ideas and concepts in the book Connected in Cairo. Mark Allen Peterson’s research interests are ethnography of communication, mass media, information technologies, nationalism, transnationalism and globalization, semiotics, drama and spectacle.
Context and Variation
Dr. Kate Clancy is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. She studies the evolutionary medicine of women’s reproductive physiology, and blogs about her field, the evolution of human behavior and issues for women in science.
Cool Anthropology – Cool, Credible, Concepts
This site is our burgeoning attempt to rectify our closed circle and provide current, well-research and reviewed, cool anthropological information for all the cool anthropology seekers out there.
Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology, The Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative is a platform for interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration at Michigan State University. Strives to equip students with the practical and analytical skills necessary to creatively apply information and communication technologies to cultural heritage materials.
Culture and Capitalism – A Sussex Anthropology Blog
This blog was created by students and faculty of the MA in the Social Anthropology of the Global Economy (SAGE) at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.
Current and former students and staff of the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, write about the emergent trends in anthropology. In particular we are interested in discussing the ways in which the methods and insights of anthropology are being ‘applied’ in various settings, both within and beyond the academy.
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the publication of work in three interrelated fields: medical and psychiatric anthropology, cross-cultural psychiatry, and related cross-societal and clinical epidemiological studies.
CultureBy – Grant McCracken
At the intersection of Anthropology and Economics. Trained as an anthropologist, Grant has studied American culture and business for 25 years. He has taught anthropology at the University of Cambridge, ethnography at MIT, and marketing at the Harvard Business School. He is a long time student of culture and commerce.
Anthropology of gaming, blogging, social networking, online communities and so much more! Diana Harrelson writes on cyber anthropology, human computer interaction, user experience design, gaming and various other topics.
decasia: critique of academic culture
Eli Thorkelson is a graduate student in cultural anthropology in Chicago. Works on anthropology of universities in France and the United States.
Decolonize All The Things
I’m a bio-cultural anthropologist and sociologist, currently a Physical Anthropology PhD student. This blog documents my journey through constant decolonization and depatriarchalization.
Digital Ethnography @ Kansas State University
After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, Michael Wesch turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society and education.
Display Adaptability: Adapting to Change in the 21st Century
Kathleen E. Fuller is an expert in the study of human origins and adaptations. The purpose of this blog is to discuss in a more informal manner topics that are important to an individual’s health and success.
Donna Lanclos – The Anthropologist in the Stacks
Donna Lanclos is an anthropologist and a folklorist who has been working in academic libraries starting in 2009. She thinks, writes, and talks about the nature of information, digital and physical places, and higher education generally.
Doug’s Archaeology: Investigating the Profession and Research
Doug Rocks-Macqueen: This is my blog were I focus mainly on the Profession of Archaeology e.g. pay, working conditions, career prospects, etc. Though I do on occasion throw in some other topics and some bits on Open Access.
Dylan Kerrigan OpEds
Dylan Kerrigan is a lecturer and researcher in Cultural Anthropology, Political Sociology, and Criminology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. His teaching and research looks at the world from a Caribbean centre because the way power is structured in the modern world most people do not have a good grasp of the importance of the Caribbean, both in the history and future of the world.
Elfshot – Sticks and Stones, Understanding the archaeological record
Tim Rast is a Canadian archaeologist and a flintknapper who specializes in artifact reproductions and knapped jewelry based on artifacts found across the Arctic and Subarctic, with an emphasis on Newfoundland and Labrador.
Engagement – A Blog of the Anthropology & Environment Society
Engagement features first-hand accounts by anthropologists and other social scientists broadly concerned with the cause of social and ecological justice. The blog aims to bring an anthropological approach to understanding the pressing environmental issues of our time, targeting a broad audience of scholars, educators, artists, and advocates.
Entomophagy Anthropology – Julie Lesnik, editor
Julie Lesnik received her PhD studying the role of termites in the diet of fossil hominins and has since started exploring insects as food more broadly.
EPIC – Advancing the Value of Ethnography in Industry
EPIC is dedicated to providing practitioners, businesses, and partner organizations with access to the best practical ethnographic expertise from around the world.
Ethnographer | Ecographer
Social Justice, Ecological Sustainability, Public Anthropology, Global Health. By Heather E. Young-Leslie, Ph.D.
We seek to change the way the world thinks about the Social Sciences in general and ethnography in particular. We believe that telling good stories as social commentary is at the heart of what social science should do. We also think that social sciences don’t always do this, which is why we need this blog.
Evolutionary Anthropology – E.O. Smith
Evolution is not a theory, it is a fact, and as such provides the most powerful tool to explain what goes on around us.
The Evolutionary Studies Consortium
The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium is designed to facilitate the development and implementation of Evolutionary Studies Programs. An Evolutionary Studies Program introduces students from all majors to evolutionary theory early in their academic careers.
A blog about music and anthropology, at the moment mainly in German, with translation in process. How to do music, mediumship, infogenetic linkages, digitalization, constructivism music.
Financial Times – Gillian Tett
Gillian Tett is markets and finance commentator and an assistant editor of the Financial Times. Tett earned a PhD in social anthropology at Clare College, Cambridge based on field research in Tajikistan in the former Soviet Union.
Focaal Blog: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
FocaalBlog is associated with Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. It aims to accelerate and intensify anthropological conversations beyond what a regular academic journal can do, and to make them more widely, globally, and swiftly available.
Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project
Jill D. Pruetz is the principal investigator of the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project, the longest-running research study of its kind in Senegal, West Africa.
Blog of The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN), formerly known as the Council on Nutritional Anthropology (CNA), organized in 1974 in response to the increased interest in the interface between social sciences and human nutrition.
The Geek Anthropologist – Marie-Pierre Renaud
The Geek Anthropologist is a blog where geek culture and all things geek are analysed through the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. We write about the intersections between social science, cultural analysis and practice of anthropology with geek culture, whether they be embodied, literary, cinematic or cybernetic.
German Dziebel, Anthropogenesis
A Uniquely Anthropological Approach to Human Origins and Dispersals. German Dziebel is an anthropologist trained in the Russian and American schools.
Gina Athena Ulysse on the Huffington Post
Gina Athena Ulysse is an anthropologist, a poet, performance artist and multi-media artist. She is a professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Born in Haiti, she has lived in the northeast of United States since her family migrated eons ago.
The Global Social Media Impact Study Blog
The Global Social Media Impact Study currently has nine anthropologists inserted into fieldsites around the world conducting long-term ethnographic fieldwork on how social media is affecting the lives of ordinary people. This blog exists for our researchers to share some of the exciting experiences of anthropological fieldwork with a wider audience.
Glossographia – Anthropology, linguistics, and prehistory
Dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of language from a social scientific perspective. Stephen Chrisomalis is a linguistic anthropologist and cognitive anthropologist working at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. At the intersection of linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, cognitive science, and evolution, with particular foci on epigraphy, literacy studies, writing systems, numeration, and the history of science and mathematics.
Greg Laden’s Blog, Culture as Science – Science as Culture
Greg Laden is a Biological Anthropologist who studies Human Behavioral Biology and Human Environment Interaction using, among other things, Archaeology as a tool, but with a strong background in North American Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistoric Archaeology in the Glaciated Zone, and an Africanist.
Guava Anthropology – Taiwanese Anthropologists
GUAVA anthropology covers things that are Grotesque, Unabashed, Apostate, Virid, and Auspicious about anthropology!
Joshua Harris-Jones is an anthropology course representative at Oxford Brookes University, England, and President of the Oxford Brookes Anthropology Society. This website is designed for people who are interested in anthropology (both social and biological) and archaeology.
HawgBlawg – Broadcasts from NW Arkansas: Razorback Country
Ted Swedenburg is Professor of Anthropology, University of Arkansas. Author of Memories of Revolt: The 1936-39 Rebellion and the Palestinian National Past. Co-editor of Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture and of Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity.
A Hot Cup of Joe – Archaeology, anthropology, science, and skepticism
Carl Feagans is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington’s anthropology program. Among academic interests are the religious and cult beliefs of prehistoric peoples, particularly in the Near East around the Pre-Pottery Neolithic. Also fascinated with cognitive archaeology and early information storage.
How to be an Anthropologist
Being an anthropologist today is not what you might expect. Building on a legacy of reflection and critical thought, we thrive in the complex and the particular. As an anthropologist, I aim to align myself with web developers to flesh out our common interests and anxieties to enrich both anthropological and technical knowledge.
The Human Economy Blog – Bringing people back into economics
The Human Economy Program was created in 2011 and is located at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. It is designed to bring back human concerns into economic studies and brings together researchers from around the world with experience in diverse disciplines.
The Human Family – Kinship, social organization, & the study thereof
In exchange for your patience in letting me learn how to blog I will teach you something about kinship (and social organization, too!)
Ideas Bazaar – Simon Roberts
Leading business anthropologist whose work over the last decade with global businesses and policy making organisations has centred on ageing, technology, media and innovation.
International Cognition and Culture Institute
Anthropology blogs by members of the International Cognition and Culture Institute.
ISS Archaeology: Boldly Going Where No Archaeologists Have Gone Before
Our project is the first archaeological study of a space habitat–in this case, the International Space Station (ISS). We seek to understand evolving cultural, social, and material structures in the ISS’s unique context.
John Hawks Weblog – Paleoanthropology, genetics and evolution
Tracking research into human origins, from the field to the laboratory.
Krazy Kioti: The Gene Anderson Webpage
I have been working on resource- and development-related issues for the last thirty-five years. My field is cultural and political ecology.
Kristina Kilgrove at Forbes
As a bioarchaeologist, I routinely pore over the skeletons of ancient populations so that I can learn about their health, diet, and lifestyles. Most of my research focuses on understanding the ancient Romans whose lives didn’t make it into history books. I did my PhD in anthropology and MA in classical archaeology. See also Powered by Osteons.
Lactation Journey Blog – Acquanda Y. Stanford
Acquanda Stanford: Is a Sociocultural Anthropologist (PhD Student), and writes the Lactation Journey Blog, which focuses on the social, political and cultural aspects of breatfeeding among people of the African Diaspora in the United States.
Language Log was started in the summer of 2003 by Mark Liberman and Geoffrey Pullum.
Lawn Chair Anthropology – Biological anthropology, paeleontology, evolution and development
Zachary Cofran is an assistant professor of Biological Anthropology at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Cofran received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2012.
Learning versus Schooling: Susan D. Blum
Who doesn’t think there is something wrong with education? Anthropology has a lot to offer when we think about how to raise up our young–in often unexpected ways! Join me as my thinking about higher education unfolds.
Leiden Anthropology Blog
The Leiden Anthropology Blog is written by scholars at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. They write anthropology blogs about their research, teaching in the Bachelor and Master program, and share anthropological perspectives on a wide range of social issues.
Limn outlines contemporary problems. It draws material from networks of experts in the social and human sciences and is intended to be timely, diverse in perspective, authoritative, well written and beautifully designed. Limn is somewhere between a scholarly journal and an art magazine.
Linguistic Anthropology Blog
Sponsored by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA). Linguistic Anthropology is the comparative study of the ways in which language shapes social life.
Living Anthropologically: Anthropology – Understanding – Possibility
Anthropology documents human possibility and creativity to effect change. Jason Antrosio is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hartwick College and edits Anthropology Report.
The Local Cult
A collection of stories, photos, videos and audio. Anthropology Blogs in New Zealand.
Mammals Suck… Milk! – by Dr. Katie Hind
This blog showcases and synthesizes (pun intended!) the MANY awesome advances currently occurring in milk research from the molecule to the organism to the population to the taxon, with implications for nutrition, medicine, psychology, and evolutionary biology.
Material World – A Global Hub for Thinking About Things
Material World is an interactive, online hub for contemporary debates, discussion, thinking and research centred on material and visual culture. It is the brainchild of scholars working in the anthropology departments of University College London and New York University, but aims to create a new international community of academics, students, curators, artists and anyone else with particular interests in material and visual culture.
The aim of this blog is to put out in the public domain materials already part of research activity under the broad theme of media anthropology. John Postill is an anthropologist specialising in the study of digital media.
Medizinethnologie – Körper, Gesundheit und Heilung in einer globalisierten Welt
The blog is run by the Work Group Medical Anthropology in the German Anthropological Association. It publishes texts (in German) on the anthropology of transnational health interventions; migration, mobility and health; and the encounters between different medical ideas and practices in an interconnected world.
The Memory Bank – A New Commonwealth Ver 5.0
The two great memory banks are language and money. Exchange of meanings through language and of objects through money are now converging in a single network of communication, the internet. We must learn how to use this digital revolution to advance the human conversation about a better world. Our political task is to make a world society fit for all humanity.
The Mermaid’s Tale
A conversation about the nature of genetic causation in evolution, development and ecology. Includes discussions of the public perception of science and evolution and covers other subfields of biological anthropology, particularly paleoanthropology. Authored by three biological anthropologists, Ken Weiss, Anne Buchanan, and Holly Dunsworth, and co-authors of the book, The Mermaid’s Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things.
Middle Savagery – Colleen Morgan
Middle Savagery is an accumulation of over thirteen years of thinking about archaeology, art, and digital media.
MSU Campus Archaeology Program Blog
MSU Campus Archaeology is a program that works to mitigate and protect the archaeological resources on Michigan State University’s beautiful and historic campus.
Museum Fatigue – in a Society of the Spectacle
I’m hoping this blog might be part of the cure for museum fatigue. David Davies is associate professor of anthropology and director of East Asian Studies at Hamline University.
The Narcissistic Anthropologist – Someone has to notice
We are all observers of our world to some degree or another. We all have an inner anthropologist looking around and learning and reacting to the curious bits of human culture.
Northwest Coast Archaeology – Quentin Mackie
To encourage public knowledge about, and appreciation of, Northwest Coast Archaeology through examples of interesting finds and sites, or through commentaries on archaeology in the news or otherwise in the public domain.
Notes from the Ethnoground – Glenn H. Shepard
As an ethnobotanist and field anthropologist living in the Brazilian Amazon, I often travel in what Wade Davis calls “the ethnosphere.” I use this log for reflecting on journeys and explorations both outward and inward, recent and past.
NPR 13.7: Cosmos and Culture
Group blog set at the intersection of science and culture where Barbara J. King now writes. King is Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary with a long-standing research interest in primate behavior and human evolution.
Oficio de Antropólogos
El espacio para la ciencia antropológica, su difusión en un contexto moderno, con mirada hacia el pasado para entonces proyectar al futuro. Oficio de Antropólogos proviene del tintero del Dr. Eduar do González Múñiz, investigador de la historia de esta disciplina. Estos audioblogs en formato podcast, están dirigidos al público general y estudiosos.
Old Bones – Rebecca Dean
I’m a zooarchaeologist at the University of Minnesota Morris, with an interest in the historical ecology of early agricultural societies of the US Southwest and the Mediterranean region. This blog chronicles my successes and failures in research and teaching, and my constant search for family/work balance.
Open Anthropology Cooperative
The Open Anthropology Cooperative (OAC) is open to all with an interest in anthropology. Read, share, debate, collaborate, make friends. Anthropology has a distinguished past, but it has an even greater future.
Pablo Gustavo Rodriguez – Antropología del desarrollo y las políticas sociales
Modelos de desarrollo, economía social, desarrollo emprendedor, metodología de investigación social, análisis cualitativo asistido por computadora y análisis crítico del discurso.
Paul Stoller on the Huffington Post
Paul Stoller has been conducting anthropological research for 30 years. The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography named him the 2013 recipient of the Anders Retzius Medal in Gold for his scientific contributions to anthropology.
Pedes in terra ad sidera visus (Los pies en la tierra y la mirada en el cielo)
Pedro Maya Álvarez: Antropólogo, empresario y observador del impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en la vida y las relaciones sociales.
[Per]Suit of Anthropology
Dedicated to the exploration of modern business trends and perspectives from the view of the anthropologist. Business and Anthropology have more in common and more to learn from one another than readily acknowledged. Topics include Western business practices and the impact of those decisions on socio-cultural institutions worldwide.
Perspectives in Anthropology – Open-Access Anthropological Publications
Perspectives in Anthropology, is a new online publication series launched in 2014. The series specializes in articles in any field of Social Anthropology which are available online as open-access and free-to-read. All publications in the series are evaluated by an open-source, peer-review process.
Philbu’s Blog – Philipp Budka, Social and cultural anthropologist from Vienna
Anthropology blogs on media and technology, Indigenous internet practices and media, technology enhanced learning and ethnographic fieldwork.
The Pleistocene Scene – Human Evolution, Biological Anthropology, and Everyday Life
Adam Van Arsdale is a biological anthropologist with a specialization in paleoanthropology. Research focuses on the pattern of evolutionary change in humans over the past two million years, with an emphasis on the early evolution and dispersal of our genus, Homo. Work spans comparative anatomy, genetics and demography.
PopAnth – Hot Buttered Humanity – Popular Anthropology
Popular anthropology for everyone. Exploring the familiar and the strange, demystifying and myth busting human culture, biology and behaviour in all times and places. Myths, music, art, archaeology, language, food, festivals, fun. Welcome to the Anthropocene!
Powered by Osteons
Kristina Kilgrove is a bioarchaeologist at the University of West Florida. This is her personal blog about archaeology, bioanthropology, and the classical world. See also Kristina Kilgrove at Forbes.
Blog of NAPA, the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.
Processing Culture – Notes on fieldwork and other sundries
A cultural anthropologist who researches feminist, LGBT, and leftist activism in contemporary Russia, with a strong side interest in US gender politics. This blog contains musings, riffs, and impromptu essays from a vaguely anthropological perspective.
L’antropologia è un mestiere al servizio dell’innovazione. Sono presidente e socio fondatore dell’associazione di ricerca e divulgazione antropologica Antrocom Onlus. Mi sono laureato in Scienze Biologiche a indirizzo antropologico, ho scritto per diverse testate, sono co-editor della rivista Antrocom e nel comitato scientifico di Diritto Moderno e Gorgòn Magazine. Mi occupo di divulgazione dell’antropologia e delle sue potenzialità per le aziende e le istituzioni.
Psychocultural Cinema is a collaborative website designed to present material and stimulate dialogue about the abiding and emerging concerns of psychological and visual anthropology. Psychocultural Cinema will provide a forum for anthropologists, filmmakers, students, and film subjects to share their work and ideas.
Information and opinions on professional publishing issues in archaeology. Especially concerned with quality control, Open Access, and communication with other disciplines. Michael E. Smith is an archaeologist who works on Aztec sites, with an interest in comparative research on cities, households, empires, and city-states. Archaeology as a Comparative Historical Social Science.
Puella Ludens – Linda Huber
Puella Ludens means “playing girl” in Latin, and is derived from Huizinga’s theory of the “homo ludens,” or playing man. The spirit of play is essential to humanity–this “purposeless” activity is actually the heart of human “progress,” and the heart of what is great about being human. An anthropological exploration of homo ludens and his progress.
Reading Notes in the Anthropology of Christianity
Ingie Hovland is a social/cultural anthropologist who writes on Christianity. She is the author of Mission Station Christianity: Norwegian Missionaries in Colonial Natal and Zululand, Southern Africa 1850-1890.
relevANTH – Seeing the relevance of anthropology in everyday life
Dr. Carie Little Hersh is an American cultural anthropologist, former attorney, and lecturer in Anthropology at Northeastern University. This is her personal blog about anthropology and its relevance to everyday life.
The Rockstar Anthropologist – Where anthropology comes to chat
Myeashea Alexander is a physical anthropology grad student and science and art enthusiast. This blog is to de-mystify the WORLD of ANTHROPOLOGY! This all-inclusive discipline needs better PR (and anthropology blogs).
Rust Belt Anthro
Contemporary Archaeology and Anthropology in the Postindustrial United States. Kaeleigh Herstad is a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Indiana University and technical editor of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.
Sam Grace – talks with imaginary anthropology grad students
Samantha L. Grace is a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Arizona. This blog is a place to write about anthropology and other items of interest.
SAPIENS – Anthropology / Everything Human
SAPIENS aims to transform how the public understands anthropology. Every piece of content is grounded in anthropological research, theories, or thinking. We present stories and perspectives that are authoritative, accessible, and relevant–but still lively and entertaining.
Sara Perry – The Archaeological Eye
Dr Sara Perry is the Director of Studies of Digital Heritage, Director of Studies of Archaeological Information Systems, and Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Management in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York (UK).
Sarah Kendzior – Digital Media and Politics
I am a writer. I am best known for my critical take on the “prestige economy,” my reporting on St. Louis, and my academic research on authoritarian states in Central Asia. My essay collection, The View From Flyover Country, was published in 2015.
Savage Minds is a collective web log devoted to both bringing anthropology to a wider audience as well as providing an online forum for discussing the latest developments in the field. Savage Minds was founded in 2005 and has been going strong ever since. One of the strongest anthropology blogs!
Shreds and Patches – Jason Baird Jackson
An ethnographer whose work bridges the fields of folklore, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology and American Studies. Increasingly also pursuing projects exploring emerging issues in the areas of intellectual property, cultural property and heritage policy. Works as a curator in museum contexts, researching in and teaching about museums, especially museums of art and ethnography.
Sindre Bangstad – A Social Anthropologist In Search of Parrhesia
Sindre Bangstad is a social anthropologist currently affiliated with the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo in Norway. This site features posts related to areas of research such as secularism, Islam and Islamophobia, hate speech as well as religion and the public sphere.
Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA)
We promote study of visual representation and media. Works in film, video, photography, and computer-based multimedia explore signification, perception, and communication-in-context, as well as a multitude of other anthropological and ethnographic themes.
Somatosphere – Science, Medicine, & Anthropology
A collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics.
Sound Ethnography Project
The Sound Ethnography Project is an experiment in engaging with sound to produce novel ethnographic methods and forms. The project began out of the University of California, Irvine through the collaborative initiative of graduate students in anthropology.
Space + Anthropology
tech | culture | space | anthropology | sci-fi | art
Space and Politics – Essays on the spatial and affective pulse of politics
Ensayos sobre el pulso espacial y afectivo de la política. Gastón Gordillo is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
stadtgeselle – Urban Anthropology and New Identities Meet Politics of Culture
Michael Anranter, Political scientist and cultural-social anthropologist in Vienna. Stadtgeselle may best translate as “urban apprentice.” Connects personal experiences, anthropological and political knowledge with the objective of exploring relations of identity and space. Weekly in German or English.
Standplaats Wereld – Nederland en de Wereld in Antropologisch Perspectief
A platform for informative, provocative, or surprising opinions about topical issues in the Netherlands and the rest of the world, viewed from an anthropological perspective. Contributions come from students and staff of the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU University Amsterdam.
Struggle Forever! A Guide to Utopia – Jeremy Trombley
This blog is an intervention. It’s intention is to make a difference in the way we engage with the myriad entities with whom we are intertwined. It takes the view that existence is a perpetual process of “becoming with”–a process of building relationships and allowing oneself to be altered and affected as much as one alters and affects others.
The Superorganic – Barry R. Bainton
Dedicated to Applied Anthropology and the anthropological exploration of the human species and its environment. Our goal is to describe and understand the evolution and dynamics of humanity and its superorganic manifestations through the anthropological lens and how this understanding can be used to improve the quality of human life.
Tabsir – Insight on Islam and the Middle East
We are scholars concerned about stereotypes, misinformation and propaganda spread in the media and academic forums on Islam and the Middle East. We are committed to fair, open-ended scholarly assessment of the current political issues of terrorism, gender inequality and intolerance.
The purpose of this blog is to build a community of anthropologists interested in pedagogy and to provide them with a reputable source of information and a way to share news on teaching anthropology, publishing in the field, new innovations, new books, and anthropology blogs.
This Anthropological Life – Podcasting Complex Worlds through Public Conversations
We use our training to show how complex our world truly is and how that’s a beautiful thing. We expose injustices by revealing often hidden assumptions in everyday language, technology use, or body gestures. We are driven by the values of increasing social consciousness, acceptance and promotion of diversity, honest inquiry, and promote these in an inclusive, entertaining way.
Transformations: A new voice on culture, politics, and change
TRANSFORMATIONS is a medium through which dedicated and critical anthropologists put their thoughts, experiences and research insights up for discussion using a full range of digital opportunities including text, images, audio and video.
trinketization: things that don’t fit in the attic
John Hutnyk is Professor and Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College. Writing on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism.
UK Visual Anthropology: Audio-Visual Interventions
Staff, students and friends of the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent. This blog develops our social media abilities and shows some of our work. Enthusiastic about a public and engaged anthropology and passionate of the importance of feedback in creating a genuine shared anthropology.
Una antropóloga en la luna: blog de antropología
Noemí. Educadora social y antropóloga social y cultural.
Urban Fieldnotes is a street style blog documenting fashion, style, and dress on the streets of Philadelphia and beyond. Brent Luvaas is a visual and cultural anthropologist in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University.
Violent Metaphors – Dr. Jennifer Raff
I study the genomes of modern and ancient peoples in order to uncover details of human prehistory. This is a blog about my passions: science, conflict, adventure, and interesting people.
Visual Anthropology of Japan
In the spirit of open-text, collaboration, communication and good anthropology… Visual Anthropology of Japan explores Japanese culture through photography, film and other visual methods.
The Wenner Gren Blog
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world.
Wide Urban World
Cities as viewed from a broad historical and comparative perspective. As Winston Churchill said, “The farther back we look, the farther ahead we can see.” A blog by Michael E. Smith (see also Publishing Archaeology).
The Wilds of Wyoming
A Little Bit of Culture, A Little Bit of Dirt. An anthropology blogs outlet for mad dashes across state lines and around the world, writing and posting pictures about culture, geology, and anything else interesting.
Zero Anthropology in its most basic sense is a project of anti-imperialism, growing out of a discipline with a long history and a deep epistemological connection to colonialism. The aim is to transform anthropology into something that is neither Eurocentric nor elitist.