New listserv: Environmental Anthropology Network

You are invited to join the Canadian Anthropological Society’s Environmental Anthropology Network listserv. This list provides an excellent opportunity to learn and share the latest resources, opportunities, events, and news in the Canadian Environmental Anthropology community and to network with those who share an interest in environmental anthropology and advocacy.

To join the EnvAnth-net listserv, please subscribe via the website:

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Nora Pederson and Lorne Holyoak
EnvAnth-net administrators

AAA Webinar Series – 2014

The American Anthropological Association is/has been hosting a number of webinars during the year.

Go to:

Some may be especially interested in Riall Nolan’s topic on “professional development and career building for  anthropologists outside of the academy. Program topics will include CV writing,  job search tips, interviewing and more.”

The most recent webinars included a lively discussion between Agustin Fuentes and New York Times science editor, Nicholas Wade. The conversation still continues at The Huffington Post. There was also a presentation by Harjant Gill on Ethnography and Film .

Open Anthropology – digital-only, public journal

The latest issue is entitled “Sport: Pleasure and Violence, Competition and Sociality,” guest edited by Niko Besnier.

Open Anthropology, the first digital-only, public journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is a pilot experiment envisioned as a way of “opening up” anthropology in several ways. First, the new online publication helps bring anthropology into the public conversation about critical social issues and policy debates. Each edition of Open Anthropology will focus on a timely theme, offering a selection of articles relevant to contemporary concerns. By means of Open Anthropology, we hope anthropological knowledge, information and insights will figure more prominently in public discussions. Second, the journal introduces nearly the full archive of AAA journals, past and current-the online “stacks,” so to speak-to potential readers who may not even know these exist. Content in Open Anthropology will be culled from the full archive of participating AAA publications, and curated into editions. Third, each edition of Open Anthropology is made available free on the public Internet for a minimum of six months permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the articles in each edition. Content published 35 years ago and longer will remain free on the public Internet in perpetuity; book reviews in Open Anthropology will also remain available on the Internet without cost to readers. Finally, by means of “The Editor’s Note,” anthropology is opened up to the non-specialist reader by drawing attention to key issues or themes raised in the selected articles (some of which are written in highly technical language), and by identifying each article source-across time and subspecialties of the field-the author, the specialty journal, and the journal’s sponsoring section.


Historical Archaeology of Scandinavian Colonialism – online resource

The organizing committees of the 375th Anniversary New Sweden Conferences

in Lund, Sweden – *Encountering the Other, Understanding Oneself:Colonialism, Ethnic Diversity and Everyday Life in Early Modern Sweden and New Sweden*,

and Newark, Delaware, USA, — *Encountering ‘Others’ in the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the Material World *

(November 2013) are pleased to announce that video-recorded presentations may be accessed via this portal website:

The conference, “Encountering ‘Others’ in the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the Material World,” was an international forum on comparative colonialism. It also served as the annual meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology and the New Sweden History Conference.

Archaeological Survey of Alberta Publications

The Archaeological Survey of Alberta “Blue Series” publications are now available for free download.

The two series were established in the 1970s and 1980s to help disseminate the results of archaeological work conducted in the Province. Thirty five Occasional Paper volumes and 17 Manuscript Series volumes were issued from 1976-1994. These volumes cover the entire breadth of human history in Alberta, from the late glacial to the recent past, and from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains into the Parkland and Boreal Forest.