Around the Web Digest: Week of September 20

A storm cut off my Internet yesterday, delaying your beloved weekly digest. The theme of this week is “how-to,” with several blogs featuring advice on how to get funded, get published, and get a job… all good things, in my book. Send any links to me at

Anthropologizing provides some example cover letters for jobs in consumer research: Cover Letter Definites and Don’ts Plus 3 Examples That Have Landed Me Interviews

How To Anthropology presents 8 Tips for Writing a Winning NSF (GRFP) Proposal, which is pretty self-explanatory.

The Geek Anthropologist also shares some tips on how to get your work published that will likely be most helpful for first-time researchers but that may have some value for more experienced researchers as well: So You’re a Graduate Student and You Want to Get Published: Takeaways from the Anthropod Publishing Series

According to Past Horizons in North American Salmon Fishing at Least 11,500 Years Old, salmon fishing and consumption is older than we thought and may have played a role in the early colonization of North America.

This interesting article in Science presents the results of a historically-rooted, comparative study of Australian languages in the Pama-Nyungan family, which typically had numerals up to three or four, and how they add more numerals as needed to cope with increasing complexity in their trading and other relations: How Societies Learn to Count to 10

Allegra Laboratory points out that, while museums have historically been used to construct national narratives, they have been undergoing a sea change with the growing mobility of people and objects and have increasingly been telling stories of global connection: Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Theory Thursday: Rhizome on AnthSisters uses Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the rhizome to explore how the Occupy movement used online means to organize.

A number of blogs this week also moved beyond text, with audio recordings and videos:

This Center for Imaginative Ethnography includes a sound clip that showcases the overlapping voices in a public confrontation over the confederate flag: Viral Soundscapes in the Public Square: The Confederate Flag Visits the U.S. Capitol

The Anthropo.scene featured this video of a talk about water-conserving design: James Wescoat on Climate, Energy and Water-Conserving Design

Anthropological Observations features a radio interview with Ted Fischer in which he describes why anthropology is a fulfilling career and why it is a powerful discipline for understanding human wellbeing: Living the Good Life: A Conversation with Author Edward Fischer

See you next week!

Rebecca Nelson

Rebecca Nelson is the executive director of América Solidaria U.S. She recently graduated with a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on volunteer tourism in Guatemala and how it is opening up new avenues for tourists and hosts to develop more cosmopolitan understandings of the world (as well as opening up new forms of friction over the circulation of knowledge).

2 thoughts on “Around the Web Digest: Week of September 20

Comments are closed.