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Cool Anthropology - or so we seem to think

Check out the great project and website that promotes cool anthropology projects. It even has an 'Ask an Anthropologist' section:

I will be attending their workshop at the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting in Portland on March 23, 2019. I'll let you know how it goes! (Full disclosure I am friends with the project creators.)

See the workshop description below:

Producing Cool Anthropology: Engaging the Public in Turbulent Times. Anthropologists conduct research with the potential to inspire empathy and compassion, increasing understandings of the world and each other. However, much of this work fails to connect understandings to resultant actions because it never moves beyond an audience of a few academic readers. During this workshop, the co-directors of Cool Anthropology will guide participants through a discovery process to assess which modality will create the most impact for their work, connecting them to the “public” they seek to engage. We will draw from successful examples of navigating contested public spaces, interactive installations, graphic ethnographies, virtual reality, multimedia and social networking.


  • This was awesome to read through, Janelle! Thank you for sharing. I've bookmarked the page to go back to and peruse some more. I hope the workshop is fun and engaging. 

    Leanna Scherr March 13, 2019 - 4:55pm

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology