The First Annual Savage Minds Awarding of teh Excellents almost has a full slate of candidates (only a couple of nominations came in by email). I’m shooting for 6 nominees in each category. We need a few more before we can move on to voting, if you aren’t already exhausted by certain other campaigns that seem to be going on, and on. Clearly we need good nominees for the Article category… get out there and read, people. And please feel free to distribute this call widely… awards will involve Pansies, and nobody wants to miss that.
And the nominees so far are:
Most Excellent Blog
- Owen Wiltshire’s “Another Anthro Blog”
- Lorenz Khazaleh’s “Antropologi.info“
- “Material World” (Haidy Geismar, Daniel Miller, Graeme Were, Patrick Laviolette)
- Erkan Saka, “Erkan’s Field Diary”
(Ful disclosure, I am on Erkan’s Dissertation committee… and I have no freaking idea what kind of conflict of interest this is).
- Alexandere Enkerli’s “Disparate” has been nominated, but Enkerli has immediately questioned this nomination and suggested instead that Linguistic Anthropology would be more appropriate, thus splitting the vote… unless he’d like to choose just one to up his chances.
Most Excellent OA Article
- Emmanuel Désveaux, “Amerindian Roots of Bob Dylan’s Poetry” Oral Tradition 22(1)
- Dorothy Noyes, “The Judgment of Solomon: Global Protections for Tradition and the Problem of Community Ownership” Cultural Analysis 5, 2006
(I axed the Sahlins nomination because, well, because it’s Sahlins… and a lecture, and from 2005).
Most Excellent OA Teaching Materials (very broadly construed, apparently)
- The Center for History and New Media’s Syllabus Finder (Dan Cohen, Producer)
- Digital Ethnography, (Mike Wesch, Producer)
- Open Context, Eric Kansa, Producer
- Mukurtu Wumpurrarni-kari Archive :: An Indigenous Archive Tool (Kim Christen and Craig Dietrich, Producers)
Most Excellent Gold OA Journal (Which is also the de facto best Category Not Listed in the original post)