The Cognition and Culture Blog
While browsing the web for Claude Levi Strauss posts, I stumbled upon a great site: Cognition and Culture.
It is run by International Cognition & Culture Institute, an initiative of the Department of Anthropology of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
From their self-description:
* Scholars in the emerging cross-disciplinary field of cognition and culture studies are scattered around the world and few (if any) institutions has a sufficient number and variety of them for optimal research and teaching.
* It is in the very nature of this field to call for international and interdisciplinary collaborations.
The site features both a news and a blog section. There are news stories like “Religion, anthropology, and cognitive science” at the 107th AAA meeting or Maurice Bloch on BBC Radio 3.
Lots of bloggers are involved in the project and there are blog posts like Is culture what makes us cooperate? (by Jean-Baptiste André), Neuroanthropology or ethnographical neurosciences? (by Nicolas Baumard), Your brain needs a British headmistress - the unexpected impact of pop-cognitive science on British schoolgirls (by Michael Stewart), Maori Memories (by Olivier Morin), “You work in WHAT field?” (by Nicola Knight) and the most recent Claude Lévi-Strauss: the first 100 years (by Dan Sperber) and many more!
The site was made possible by an initial grant from the LSE and support from the Institut Jean Nicod (ENS, EHESS, CNRS) in Paris.