The History of Anthropology Newsletter Online

The History of Anthropology Newsletter Online


Peter Collopy, Ph.D. Candidate, HSS
Rosanna Dent, Ph.D. Candidate, HSS
Allegra Giovine, Ph.D. Candidate, HSS
Matthew Hoffarth, Ph.D. Candidate, HSS
Adriana Link, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science & Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Mary Mitchell, Ph.D. Candidate, HSS

Project Start Date: 
April, 2015October, 2016

History of Anthropology Newsletter:
Site relaunched June 20, 2016!

The History of Anthropology Newsletter(HAN), first published in 1973, has been the nexus for a community of scholars from a variety of geographical, institutional, and disciplinary locations with an interest in the history of the study of human culture and physiology in all its variety. For forty years, under the direction of its first editor, George W. Stocking, Jr., and later that of Henrika Kuklick, it was hand-assembled on mimeographed sheets and mailed in bulk twice yearly to libraries, departments, and individual subscribers.
A new editorial collective based in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania will use funding from the Price Lab incubation grant to relaunch HAN online. This online site will serve as a permanent, easily-accessible forum for historians of anthropology to share research in progress, announcements of upcoming conferences and meetings, and bibliographic citations, as well as publish regular extended essays.

Archiving and indexing past issues in a searchable format will open decades of accumulated knowledge to new audiences. For the relaunch, scholars connected to the field will reflect on its past and future. We will also start a new section titled “Field Notes” for theoretical musings, reporting events and exhibits, interviews, and discussion of archival collections. The site will also serve as an access point for the growing number of digitized collections in history of anthropology worldwide.
This updated History of Anthropology Newsletter will continue to reflect both the past and present of anthropology, and will serve as a useful point of contact for those reflecting on its futures.

Claude Lévi-Strauss photographs a Nambikwaran demonstrating bow and arrow technique (Mato Grosso, Brazil, 1938)

Margaret Mead in Samoa, 1926