Hittman, Dr. Michael, Brooklyn, NY - To aid preparation of personal research materials for archival deposit with Special Collections, Univesity of Nevada Libraries, Reno, NV - Historical Archives Program
Capo-Zmegac, Dr. Jasna, U. of Zagreb, Croatia - To aid 12th SIEF congress (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) on 'Utopias, Realities, Heritages: Ethnographies for the 21st Century,' 2015, Zagreb, in collaboration with Dr. Maria Saraiva
Preliminary abstract: The Congress theme takes the triad of utopias, realities, and heritages as a challenge and seeks to relate it to the ethnographic study of expressive culture and everyday practices in European ethnology, cultural anthropology and folklore studies. The Congress theme thus aims at analysing the contemporary moment in the production of imaginaries, projections, wishes, frustrations and anxieties that people have with regard to the the past and future and at the same time it proposes to throw a self-reflexive stance at our disciplines' own role in defininig the future and imagining the past. While the topic of utopias has recently surged as an iconic term in other academic conferences, ours gives it a special twist by linking it to specifically anthropological and ethnological approaches to everyday realities which are the context of both utopian visions of the future and reinterpretations of the past as heritage. The biennial SIEF Congress, held for the first time in the SIEF history in a Southeast European country, Croatia, aims at involving more intensely colleagues from Europe's margins and beyond in international scholarly exchange in cultural anthropology, European Ethnology, folklore studies and adjoining fields.
To support the development of a doctoral program in anthropology at University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines - Institutional Development Grant
The potential to develop an archaeological science based Ph.D program is both a challenge and a dream of the faculty in the Archaeological Studies Program (ASP) of the University of the Philippines. It requires investing in both human and physical resources which is difficult when funding possibilities are so scarce. The ASP faculty developed a program that will expand their laboratories and train Ph.D students with the necessary skills and research capabilities to make use of them. Over five years the program will secure the equipment and train the students in collaboration with expert colleagues and partner institutions such as the Museum National d?Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France as well as scholars from other institutions that can advise on specific techniques and laboratory research. The proposed research facilities will include a Human Osteology lab, a Palaeo-botany and Sediment Sciences lab, a lithics lab, a Zooarchaeology lab and finally a ceramics lab. At the end of the five years of the Institutional Development Grant ASP will have five functional laboratories, manned by capable personnel with PhDs, that will then be used to train successive generations of students working in the Southeast Asian Region.
Johnson, Amber, Kirksville, MO - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Lewis Binford for archival deposit with the Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State U., Kirksville, MO - Historical Archives Program
Wever, Jerry L., U. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA - To aid research on 'Shaping Creolization and Folkorization Processes: Expressive Culture and Creole Identity in St. Lucia and Seychelles, ' supervised by Dr. Laura R. Graham
JERRY WEVER, then a student at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, received a grant in July 2001 to aid research on 'Shaping Creolization and Folklorization Processes: Expressive Culture and Creole Identity in St. Lucia and Seychelles,' supervised by Dr. Laura R. Graham. The dissertation fieldwork project was successfully completed in April 2003, accomplishing the devised research plan. Data collected on new creolizations in expressive culture show that creolization and decolonization are both ongoing processes that are usefully studied in connection with each other, and that social actors shape creolization processes in an attempt to transform power relations and decolonize creole identities. The case studies in St. Lucia center on a new creolization of Afro-St. Lucian folk forms involving the use of U.S. Country and Western (C&W). St. Lucians with their heightened consciousness of the colonization of expressive forms attempt to control the contemporary creolization by reactivating moribund Afro-St. Lucian storytelling-song traditions and inserting them into the framework of C& W. The Seychelles case studies highlight how the smaller islands in and near Seychelles are involved in Seychellois efforts to folklorize, reclaim, and renew creole expressive cultural traditions. The co-option of the expressive traditions of outer islands reveals how some benefit at the expense of others in the decolonization process. In all, 352 interviews were conducted: 107 from the Indian Ocean, and 245 from St. Lucia. The data collection includes: over 1000 pages of computer typed notes and over 600 handwritten pages; 33 DA T tapes, 160 cassette tapes (90min); 150 CDs; 45 VHS tapes; 62 digital video camera tapes (60 min.); 75 rolls of film; a full collection of newspapers; government statistics; and photocopied archive material.
Ribeiro, Dr. Gustavo L., U. de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF - To aid conference on world anthropologies: strengthening the international organization and effectiveness of the profession, 2004, Recife, Brazil, in collaboration with Dr. Paul E. Little
'World Anthropologies: Strengthening the International Organization and Effectiveness of the Profession,' June 9-14, 2004, Recife, Brazil -- Organizers: Gustavo L. Ribeiro and Paul E. Little (Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil). This conference, held immediately before the twenty-fourth biannual meeting of the Association of Brazilian Anthropologists (ABA), brought together 14 presidents of national and international anthropological organizations to discuss and propose mechanisms for a much needed increase in international cooperation in the discipline of anthropology. Participants orally presented and discussed papers on the associations they represented. They decided unanimously to create a World Council of Anthropological Associations. A declaration was signed whereby the presidents of the associations committed themselves to creating the WCAA and to seeking approval for WCAA membership through the constitutional mechanisms appropriate to their organizations. The results of the conference were also presented and debated during the ABA meeting.
Lins Ribeiro, Gustavo, and Arturo Escobar (eds.) 2006. World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations within Systems of Power. Berg Publishers: Oxford and New York.
Lins Ribeiro, Gustavo. 2006. World Anthropologies: Cosmopolitics for a New Global Scenario in Anthropology. Critique of Anthropology 26(4):363-386.
Kratz, Dr. Corinne A., Tesuque, NM - To aid preparation of the personal research materials and professional papers of Dr. Ivan Karp, for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, MD - Historical Archives Program
Ellen, Dr. Roy F., U. of Kent, Canterbury, UK - To aid the Ninth Congress of Ethnobiology on ethnobiology, social change, and displacement, 2003, U. of Kent
'Ninth International Congress of Ethnobiology: Ethnobiology, Social Change and Displacement,' June 13-17, 2004, University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) -- Organizer: Dr. Roy F. Ellen (University of Kent). This was the first meeting of the Congress to be held in Europe, and brought together participants from the International Society of Ethnobiology, the Society for Economic Botany and the International Society of Ethnopharmacology. Plenary addresses were given by Brent Berlin, Arun Agrawal, Ganesan Balachander, Gerard Bodeker, Gordon Hillman, and Javier Caballero. Reflecting the theme and the location, there was special emphasis placed on the relationship betwe