Historical Publications of Parks Canada

A new website has been created to showcase the rich history of the Canadian National Park System. The National Parks, Historic Sites, and Marine Conservation Areas present a Canadian cultural and natural history textbook. The goal of this new website is to be the largest digital library of hard-to-find, long out-of-print, Parks Canada publications. From its first director, J.B. Harkin, to the present day, Parks Canada has produced a wealth of books, technical reports, and visitor information literature.

ParksCanadaHistory.com could not have been created without the help and
support of Dr. Alan MacEachern, Associate Professor of Canadian History at
the University of Western Ontario and Director of NiCHE.

To visit the site, go to: http://parkscanadahistory.com/

Northeast Historical Archaeology – online

Northeast Historical Archaeology has been digitized and is now  available online in full-text from Volume 1, 1971 on: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/.

Northeast Historical Archaeology is the journal of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. The Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization dedicated to archaeological scholarship in the American Northeast, including the Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Since the spring of 1971, the journal has explored the history of Northeastern North America through archaeological finds in the area.

Additional information about the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology can be found on the Council’s website http://www.cneha.org/  Order forms for print copies of the journal and posters from our Telling Time poster series can be found at www.buffalostate.edu/neha

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: http://www.mailman.srv.ualberta.ca/mailman/listinfo/envanth-net

For more information on CASCA, please visit: http://cas-sca.ca/

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: http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/2014-Webinar-Series.cfm

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.

The World’s Beads: An Annotated Bibliography

A much-expanded version of the Researching the World’s Beads: An Annotated Bibliography has been uploaded to the Society of Bead Researchers website. Several hundred new references have been added with the hope that the bibliography will be of use to those researching beads. The emphasis is on archaeological material but some ethnographic references are also provided.

The bibliography has been divided into nine major political-geographical groups, two specialized theme groups, and a general/miscellaneous group.  These are in the form of PDFs.

This bibliography has been compiled by Karlis Karklins; revised and updated 28 March 2014.

AUCC Scholarships & internships

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada administers a number of scholarships and internships for Canadian Students.

Check the AUCC website: https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=974 to see whether you qualify for any of them.  Some are specific to geographic region and/or subject.

First year students should check their eligibility regarding the 2014 Fessenden-Trott Scholarship. It is worth $9000 and is renewable up to three years!

Primatology Research Opportunities

To those interested below are some details of research opportunities for PrimatesPeru.  Click the link for some more specifics.


PrimatesPeru Course Syllabus

We offer a field course in both the early and late summer, as well as research assistantships in a variety of ongoing and long-term research programs, with opportunities to assist in writing publications with the Principal Investigators upon completion of the program. Topics range from studying animal behavior to their reproductive biology, predator-prey dynamics, and health.

Some opportunities begin in Summer 2014 (with fast-approaching deadlines), while others will run year-round (with rolling deadlines). There are programs that should be of interest to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as seniors who are graduating this May and would like to get field experience in their gap year. Both the course and the research assistantships can be taken for credit from the student’s own university, in collaboration with us.

All of our programs are conducted at the Los Amigos Biological Field Station – a place of remarkable biodiversity and beauty in southeastern Peru.

Thank you for helping to share these opportunities.


Mini Watsa

Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa
Research Associate
Department of Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis

Research group – PrimatesPeru