Wednesday, January 31, 2007
By Airplane to Pygmyland
It has already been blogged on by the folks at Savage Minds, but I wanted to note the appearance of By Aeroplane to Pygmyland: Revisiting the 1926 Dutch and American Expedition to New Guinea. The site is described in the current issue of Inside Smithsonian Research (p. 12) which is a good old fashioned paper publication on research in the museums of the Smithsonian. The project inaugurates a series called Smithsonian Libraries Digital Editions: Sources and Critical Interpretations. The site features interpretive essays by Paul Taylor contextualizing the expedition along with documents from the expedition, including diaries, 700+ photographs and two hours of film footage.