Melissa Biggs

Photo: Posing with Boris Melissa Biggs … Flickr Photos About Twitter @melisu_b – Lists Tweets by melisu_b Acaedemia.edu http://www.academia.edu/23296795/A_Taste_for_the_Local YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChlUghZms0ARUjkQVKdA-RA Recent presentations Políticas públicas y cocinas tradicionales en México A buen hambre no hay mal pan: el bolillo, el birote y el gusto http://ica2018.es/mysite/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/PROGRAMA-FINAL.pdf Photos Places Austin, Texas Giraffes Guadalajara, Jalisco Spirit Animals Giraffes …

Anthropology

Photo: Australian Museum Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies Wikipedia: Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. Biological or physical anthropology studies the biological development of humans. Questions What would anthropologists like non-anthropologists to know …

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

Photo: Patio Fountain Mexico – The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History) – inah.gob.mx – is a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of the country. INAH and the Instituto …

New Directions in the Study of Culture: Anthropology at its Borders

Happening now in Merida, Yucatan The international conference New Directions in the Study of Culture: Anthropology at its Borders (Nuevos Acercamientos en el Estudio de la Cultura: La Antropología en sus Límites) takes place  January 28-30 in the Auditorium of the Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. The conference was streamed live via …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Definitions A museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, …

The Ethnographic Case

Photo: Anthropology Museum An exciting announcement for anthropology and open access fans — the availability of the The Ethnographic Case edited by Emily Yates-Doerr (@eyatesd) and Christine Labuski (@MsLabuski). Hashtag: #EthnoCase The book is available from open-access press, Mattering Press (@matteringpress). The book originally started as a Somatosphere title. As an open access book, text …

Recommended Listening: 2017 Boyer Lectures

Logo Recommended Listening Many of our favorite podcasts come by way of Australia’s Radio National: Future Tense, Off Track and Late Night Live educate and inspire. Another favorite is much less frequent and is about to begin streaming — presenting the Boyer Lectures. Hashtag: #Boyers2017 Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked national discussion about …

Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Catch the livestream of ‘Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century’ from 5.30pm AEST, 4 September. The video was streamed online on Facebook and YouTube. If the nineteenth century was about the evolution from mechanisation to industrialisation, and the twentieth century was about a move from …