I suppose I should begin by introducing the blog. This is as much an experiment in social media and information dissemination as anything else.
As a graduate student who has recently begun to delve into anthropology blogs, I suddenly realized just how much information we were missing! People are reading, writing, and researching a fascinating array of topics in anthropology, most of it never even published. Several of the blogs out there (Savage Minds and Neuroanthropology being two of my favorites) have done a great job at pulling together information from across the discipline, and it’s often inspiring.
However, I quickly realized that copying and pasting blog links on Facebook and in emails to my friends was going to get old very fast. (Don’t you just hate it when someone takes over your FB News Feed with a hundred link posts to outside content??) Inspired as I was by the Anthro blogging community, I decided to try a different tact.
This blog will pull together interesting information from news, current events, scholarly papers, student presentations, current research, other Anthro blogs, and occasionally my own personal observations. It’s my hope everything collected here will bring new information, insights, and connections to my fellow Anthro students. And this way, I won’t have to clog up your Facebook feeds!
Since grad students rarely have time to do anything worthwhile for more than 5 minutes at a time, I’ll be enlisting help from my fellow students as well. If you see an interesting article, read a cool new paper, or just have some thoughts of your own that you’d like to share in a guest post, please let me know about it! Here’s hoping this humble project can turn into something helpful for all us Anthro kids.