Brown Bag lectures in Anthropology departments all over the United States are meant to be places for students to get together, hear new research or ideas, and network with professors and each other. In a nutshell, that’s the goal of this blog as well. We provide everything but the lunch…you’re on your own for that!
Since a blog is a big undertaking, and graduate students are generally ridiculously busy, this blog won’t be my work alone. So, I’m enlisting the help of other anthropology students. Basically, you decide on something you’re interested in blogging about, write up a post (each post must have at least one link to outside content of some sort), and send it to me. Then I’ll proofread it, add pictures (unless you send me specific ones you want to use), and post it to the blog. You can have your actual name or a blogger name put on the post, but you’ll get a clear byline either way. Think of it as a way to get your thoughts/research/ideas out there without the stress of keeping up a blog of your own.
This blog will pull together interesting information from news, current events, scholarly papers, student presentations, current research, other Anthro blogs, and occasionally personal observations. It’s my hope that everything collected here will bring new information, insights, and connections to our fellow Anthro students. We’ve got plenty to talk about…we are anthropologists, after all!
If you’re interested in contributing to the blog (students only, but not limited to Anthro students), email firstname.lastname@example.org