Interview with Gil Stein

Interview with Gil Stein

Welcome to the Oriental Institute’s Oral History Project. Today is Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, and I’m here in the Research Archives with the head of the Research Archives, Foy Scalf. I’m Anne Flannery, the OI’s archivist and our IT Specialist Knut Boehmer is behind the camera. We are here today with Gil Stein, Professor of […]

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World101x: Full interview with Philippe Bourgois

World101x: Full interview with Philippe Bourgois

Gerhard: We’re here with Philippe Bourgois, who’s the Richard Perry Professor of Anthropology and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Long title. Philippe: Yes. Embarrassing, isn’t it? Gerhard: Very impressive. Philippe: Actually, it’s embarrassing because—I mean, he’s a great guy and everything, but it’s all about the whole privatization of knowledge in […]

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2017 AM: Immersion, Agency and Cultural Imaginaries:

2017 AM: Immersion, Agency and Cultural Imaginaries:

– All right, so I suppose we can start. We have, first thank you for coming, we have what’s meant to be an informal round table so at some point we should all kind of gather together in some more cozy sense and talk together. The idea of this panel is to have an open […]

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World101x: Anthropology of current world issues Teaser

World101x: Anthropology of current world issues Teaser

For me anthropology is the study of humanity, method, as well as a lot of theory and theorizing about what that means, what it means to live with other people and how that unfolds I consider anthropology to be one of the most important things in the world. It is always capable of giving us […]

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Episode 2 − Module 1: Anthropology 101 II – Ghassan Hage Interview Part II

Episode 2 − Module 1: Anthropology 101 II – Ghassan Hage Interview Part II

Ghassan: The rise of nationalism initially was the rise of optimism and involved benevolence, tolerance, et cetera, with all the negative parts on the side of the nation, but the resurgence of nationalism is the resurgence of this sense of power, a sense of decline, and therefore we find more and more cruelty, viciousness, whether […]

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2017 AM: Executive Session: Biological Anthropology and the Public

2017 AM: Executive Session: Biological Anthropology and the Public

– [Presenter] All right everyone, we’re gonna go ahead and get started. Take your seats, pull out your popcorn, get your Twitter ready. Welcome to Biological Anthropology and the Public. This thing’s like weird, okay. So first off, thank you all for coming. I just have a few thank yous that I wanna shout out […]

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World101x: Full Interview with UQ Anthropologist Gerhard Hoffstaedter

World101x: Full Interview with UQ Anthropologist Gerhard Hoffstaedter

Fern: So, Gerhard… Gerhard: Yes, Fern? Fern: Traveling the world for the last however many weeks, you’re not quite finished yet. Gerhard: Not quite. Fern: Still a few more interviews to go in a few more countries. In order to get a sense of what you’ve been picking up along the way, I’d like to […]

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Wade Davis: The worldwide web of belief and ritual

Wade Davis: The worldwide web of belief and ritual

You know, culture was born of the imagination, and the imagination — the imagination as we know it — came into being when our species descended from our progenitor, Homo erectus, and, infused with consciousness, began a journey that would carry it to every corner of the habitable world. For a time, we shared the […]

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The surprising pattern behind color names around the world

The surprising pattern behind color names around the world

If I showed you this paint chip and asked you to tell me what color it is, what would you say? How about this one? And this one? You probably said blue, purple, and brown — but if your native language is Wobé from Côte d’Ivoire, you probably would have used one word for all […]

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Anthropology of science | Wikipedia audio article

Anthropology of science | Wikipedia audio article

Anthropology is the scientific study of humans and human behavior and societies in the past and present. Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. Biological or physical anthropology studies the biological development of humans. Archaeology, which studies past human cultures through investigation […]

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