Call for Contributions: An Edited Volume on Tumblr

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: A Tumblr Book co-editors:   Allison McCracken, American Studies, DePaul University; Louisa Stein, Department of Film and Media Culture, Middlebury College; Alexander Cho, University of California Humanities Research Institute We’re putting together a book to identify ways in which Tumblr has had an important social and industrial impact, both as a digital platform and […]

After the field: unboxing digital methods and producing data in digital anthropology

Roundtable Call for Discussants American Anthropological Association 2016 November 16-20 Minneapolis, MN Please contact Nadia Elmrabet at about participating in this roundtable. Deadline April 12, 2016 After the field: unboxing digital methods and producing data in digital anthropology Organizer: Nadia Elmrabet (University College London) This “debriefing” roundtable session sets out to give a platform to […]

Evidence, Accident, Discovery in Digital Anthropology

DANG @ #AAA2016 I wanted to stir the pot for Digital Anthropology panels at the AAA Conference this fall. Annual Meeting Theme The 115th Annual Meeting theme, ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’, raises issues central to debates within both anthropology and politics in a neoliberal, climate-changing, social media-networked era: What counts as evidence? What does evidence count […]

Digital Anthropology at 14th EASA Conference

In this post I am going to provide an overview about those panels at the 14th EASA Biennial Conference entitled “Anthropological legacies and human futures” (Milan, Italy, 20-23 July 2016) which deal with digital media technologies and related issues. This also offers some insight into digital anthropology related research in the European context which in […]


Thursday, November 19, 2015: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM 102 (Colorado Convention Center) This panel contextualizes contemporary Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within complex power topographies and explores how people creatively invent, adopt, adapt and resist ICT in various contexts. Academics are increasingly fascinated by the rapid global proliferation of ICT, even within impoverished and marginalized communities. […]


Thursday, November 19, 2015: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM Capital Ballroom 1 (Hyatt Regency) As digital technologies become ever more ubiquitous as artefacts and infrastructures via which human relations are conducted, this panel explores an approach to digital relations that asks not whether the digital is virtual or real, but just what kind of reality the digital […]


Friday, November 20, 2015: 8:00 AM-9:45 AM Mineral Hall B (Hyatt Regency) How do we think, feel and act dimensionally? As Clifford Geertz put it, ethnography as method ideally involves “deep” hanging-out in order to produce “thick” description, in order to make the familiar strange and the strange familiar. Such recourse to idioms of depth […]