Category: "University / Academia"


Bush, "war of terror" and the erosion of free academic speech: Challenges for anthropology

Dean Saitta (University of Denver) is one of the four anthropologists in David Horowitz’s book The Professors: The 101 most dangerous academics in America. The reason? His involvement in a debate on the erosion of free public and academic speech in the U… more »


Study: "Holders of social anthropology Ph.D.s are highly employable"

"Anthropologists escape into the wider world" is the title of a press release about a recent study that shows that "holders of social anthropology Ph.D.s are highly employable and successful in finding jobs that draw on their anthropological skills".… more »


Welcome to the 21st Century - or: Social sciences software licence madness

(via anthronaut) Cyberanthropologist Alexander Knorr has written a brilliant comment on "social sciences software licence madness". Provoked by an entry at ethno::log about a text analysis software for social scientists with an extremly restrictive licen… more »
  02:37:07, by admin   . Categories: anthropology (general), University / Academia

Norwegian anthropology conferences are different

Back from the annual conference of the Norwegian Anthropological Association, I must say that I prefer Norwegian conferences to British ones - at least regarding the way papers are presented. While papers in Britian are read - in a formal (and mostly bor… more »


Neoliberal applied anthropology: Who owns the research — the anthropologist or the sponsor?

At the Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings this year Hugh Gusterson had a startling experience: A “practicing anthropologist” refused to tell me him who or what, she studies. That has never happened before. In the article Where Are We Going? Engagi… more »

USA: Censorship threatens fieldwork - A call for resistance

Not so easy to be researcher in the USA: There's more and more censorship. Not long ago I wrote about Iranians not allowed to publish papers. Another form of censorship are the Internal Review Boards (IRB ). In Anthropology News May, James Boster calls… more »


Anthropologist observes native academics in their natural habitat

Anthropologists seem to get more interested in academic culture. Not long ago we heard about anthropologists studying students. Now, anthropologist Rena Lederman is doing fieldwork among her her fellow academics. She is writing a book called “Anthropolog… more »


  15:52:16, by admin   . Categories: politics, Northern America, University / Academia, ethics

Censorship of research in the USA: Iranians not allowed to publish papers

Jill Walker reports about censorship of research in the USA: Recently, two articles by teams from the University of Bergen were accepted by prominent US journals and then turned down because, the publishers said, "we cannot publish your paper because… more »

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