Haidy Geismar, UCL Anthropology and Chair of the R.A.I Photo Committee On December 8, 2016, the Photography Committee of the Royal Anthropological Institute convened its first Photo Salon. A meeting of minds for those interested in the intersections of anthropology and photography, a group of photographers and researchers (and photographer-researchers,
Limn Number 7: Public Infrastructures/Infrastructural Publics Edited by Stephen J. Collier, James Christopher Mizes, and Antina von Schnitzler Infrastructure has always had a privileged relationship to both expertise and the public in modern government. But in the early 21st century, this relationship is inflected in novel ways. The purposes public infrastructure was
Haidy Geismar, UCL The movement towards open access has continued to gain momentum in the social sciences, and in anthropology, with important new journals such as Hau; and new movements to develop alternative publishing collectives afoot. I have just stepped down as editor of the Journal of Material Culture where
Haidy Geismar, UCL In October last year (2013) I posted a draft of an editorial for the Journal of Material Culture which rehearsed some of the options we (the editorial board led by myself and Susanne Kuchler, with guidance from Danny Miller) have been working through regarding taking the journal
Haidy Geismar, UCL Anthropology As the incoming co-editor of the Journal of Material Culture, as well as one of the editors here at Material World Blog, I have been involved in many conversations regarding the politics, economics, and materiality of Open Access. It is clear that there is great concern
The articles in the Virtual issue of Cultural Anthropology, on the virtual form, are available open access: here, with previous articles by Chris Kelty and Gabriella Coleman, amongst others, plus an interesting discussion on the digital, research methods and anthropology.
Haidy Geismar, NYU and UCL I was interested to read a very brief, rather parochial, account of the world of anthropology blogging over at the site of Anthropology News, the journal of the American Anthropological Association, . Material World was singled out as an example of a “team blog” but
Danny Miller, UCL Although this site was started as a collaboration between Haidy in New York and Danny in London, from the beginning we were hoping to attract postings from a global interest in this genre of academic work. We do pretty well in this regard, with contributions from academics,