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    Workshop and Publication: The Photo-Essay is Dead, Long Live the Photo-Essay!

    The Ethnographic Terminalia Collective, supported by MCL members Dr. Gabriela Aceves Sepulvéda (editing and graphic design layout), Dr. Hannah Turner (archival management), Reese Muntean (photography), Aynur Kadir (videography), and Rachel Ward, hosted the workshop ‘The Photo-Essay is Dead, Long Live the Photo-Essay!‘ at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Minneapolis (Nov. 17th […]

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    Exhibition Catalogue – Geronimo Inutiq: ARCTIC NOISE

    grunt gallery has just published a beautiful new catalogue documenting Geronimo Inutiq’s ARCTICNOISE exhibitions. The catalogue includes essays by Tarah Hogue, Christine Lalonde, Britt Gallpen, Yasmin Nurming-Por, cheyanne turions, and an interview with Geronimo Inutiq by Kate Hennessy.

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    New article in the Journal of Social Archaeology

    Members of the team have just published an article in the Journal of Social Archaeology called “Sharing deep history as digital knowledge: An ontology of the Sq’e´wlets website project” [link to pdf]. Abstract Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, and relation. This paper presents an ontology of the Sqé´wlets Virtual Museum of Canada Website Project, a […]

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    Postdoctoral fellow Hannah Turner edits Special Issue of Museum Anthropology

    This special issue of Museum Anthropology develops a “critical history” of museum catalogues to position the documentation of material culture as a historical epistemological practice. Authors engage critically with emergent discussions concerning the formalization of knowledge about ethnographic material culture as it developed in the nineteenth century. Each article thus contributes to a wider conversation […]

  • Essay on Uyghur Social Media by co-authored by Aynur Kadir

    Darren Byler and Aynur Kadir co-authored an essay on the blog Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia. Their essay “Ms. Munirä’s Wedding Gifts: Trolling Uyghur Elite Society” explores the mediation of Uyghur life through social media through the lens of a recent ‘viral video’ showcasing the presentation of wedding gifts, and the memes that it inspired.

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    New book chapter in “Changing Perceptions of Nature”

    Kate Hennessy and Natasha Lyons have written a book chapter titled “Representing Natural Heritage in Digital Space: from the National Museum of Natural History to Inuvialuit Living History” in the newly published volume “Changing Perceptions of Nature (Ian Convery and Peter Davis, eds. Boydell Press, 2016). The chapter explores the ways in which artificial divisions […]

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    Workshop CFP: “The Photo-Essay is Dead! Long Live the Photo-Essay!”

    The Ethnographic Terminalia Collective invites submissions by photo-essayists working within an anthropological idiom to present their photo-essays at a full-day workshop at the 2016 AAA Meetings in Minneapolis. The full-day workshop is designed for creative and engaged participation from both participants and presenters.  It is structured around three sessions each of which features the presentation […]

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    20/20 for #MMXX – paper chosen as one of 20 most influential MWEB papers in 20 years.

    We were really excited to see that our paper “Virtual Repatriation and the Application Programming Interface: From the Smithsonian Institution’s MacFarlane Collection to ‘Inuvialuit Living History’” was selected as one of the 20 top papers  from 20 years of Museums and the Web proceedings for an #MWXX anniversary e-book, forthcoming. Our paper was chosen by Vince Dziekan,  Director […]

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    Publication in Leonardo Vol. 48 No.4

    Claude Fortin and Kate Hennessy’s paper The Dual Skins of a Media Façade: Explicit and Implicit Interactions has been published in Leonardo, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 349-357, 2015.

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    Ashgate Publishing Prize for Best Paper Presented at the EVA London 2015 Conference

    Our paper “ʔeləw̓k̓ʷ- Belongings: A Tangible Interface for Intangible Cultural Heritage” won the Ashgate Publishing Prize for Best Paper Presented at the EVA London 2015 Conference. Congratulations also to our SIAT colleagues Sara Salevati and Steve DiPaola’s paper “A Creative Artificial Intelligence System to Investigate User Experience, Affect, Emotion and Creativity” who won second place!