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Database of 17.000 Ethnographical Items

"The permanent research collection of the Department of Anthropology comprises approximately 17,000 objects, most of which are ethnographic. The Department actively collects material of the indigenous cultures of western North America (exclusive of Mexico) and of the Pacific Rim, including all Pacific islands and East Asia. Current strengths of the collection are general holdings from the U.S. Southwest and the Pacific Islands, and basketry from California. Earlier years of collecting have yielded both ethnographic and archaeological materials from East Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Central and South America. The database includes digital images of collection objects. Currently there are over 7,000 images available (...)"

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The Free Online Scholarship Movement

It's not only an anthropological issue, but worth mentioning anyway. There is a Weblog for this movement, shortly FOS, that reports everything about this topic. What's their goal? "Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature on the internet and making it available to readers free of charge. Removing the barriers to serious research."

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Witchcraft Research

The site, maintained by Klaus Graf of the University of Koblenz Freiburg (Thanks, Klaus), is a really serious source for all who are interested in witchcraft, especially its history. There is a mailinglist where you can join, or its archive to browse.

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"To live and let die" at the Orinoco

Tomorrow, Thursday the 31. of October 2002, at 19.00h Dr. Gabriele Herzog-Schröder will give a speech on "To live and to die at the Orinoco -- Visions of origin and death amongst the Yanomami in southern Venezuela". Dr. Herzog-Schröder will speak at the "Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde" in Munich (Maximilianstr. 42). The speech will be in german. Admission is free.

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Pottery-societies in Morocco :: Urban and rural

hatdiplomaThe recent dissertation of our doctoral candidate Hernán J. Benítez Jump has been published as a beautifully bound volume, printed on heavy-stock, high-gloss paper. The volume is written in german, comprises 500 plus pages and numerous (I stress: numerous!) photographies (both recent and historic -- and not only of pottery :o), diagrams and maps. Abstracts are available in english and french. You can order the volume via the author. It's price is 49.50 Euros.

JUMP, HERNÁN J. BENÍTEZ. 2002. Traditionelle städtische und ländliche Töpfergesellschaften in Marokko. Münchner ethnologische Impressionen, vol. I, Pondicherry, München:Alteritas. [ISBN: 3-00-010067-9]

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Days of the ethnological film

Currently (25. October 2002 until 03. November 2002) the "Tage des ethnologischen Films" (Days of the ethnological film) are taking place in Munich, Germany. Numerous institutions (including our institute) and the city of Munich all worked together to make this possible. The agenda of the festival is to be found on the museum's homepage. Tonight will be shown Them and Me (2001), a french movie by ethnologer Stephane Breton, takin' place in New-Guinea.

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Portrait of Alexander von Humboldt

Science (online only accesible for subscribers and/or from universities) has in the edition of the 4 Oct 2002 an interesting short portrait about Alexander von Humboldt, the great scientist who is also famous for his travel journals about his journey through latin america.

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Munich's ethnological museum online

The "Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde" (National Museum for cultural/social anthropology) in Munich, Germany has a comprehensive website which is in german, but with some english translations, too. On the website there's a plethora of information on the museum and of course a calendar of the current and forthcoming exhibitions and activities. An e-mail newsletter on all that can be subscribed, too.

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Shaking Hands of the Worlds by Wire

More than 500 years after Columbus old world and new world is going to shake hands again, but this time without one party using any kind of vehicle. "In a technological first, they will use pencil-like devices called phantoms to recreate the sense of touch across the Atlantic, organizers of the experiment said."

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Voodoo a Legitimate Religion

National Geographic comes with an article claiming that voodoo is a legitimate religion. My comment: In case this is really a new insight, the question is, whether it's really the assigned task of anthropology to judge about the legitimation of religions.

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