Thursday, May 17, 2007

Museum Anthropology: From the Beginning

Readers of the blog and of Museum Anthropology Review will have noticed a recent slowing of editorial activity. The end of the semester at Indiana University brought about a flury of work obligations as well as the need to catch-up on overdue non-editorial matters. The normal flow of activity will soon begin to resume. In the meantime, I can note our most recent revew and share some good journal news vis-a-vis AnthroSource.

A couple of days ago, a new book review, by Joanna Cohan Scherer was published on Museum Anthropology Review. Readers will find her review of Peoples of the Plateau: The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse, 1898-1915 by Steven Grafe here. Thanks go to Joanna for this contribution--the 20th published in Museum Anthropology Review.

I am pleased to report that I discovered today that the full run of back issues of Museum Anthropology are now accessible in AnthroSource. Special thanks to Candace Greene for her work rounding up the missing early issues and to her colleagues in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History for making them available for scanning. I have only begun to dip into the earliest issues, which I have never before had a chance to study, but it is clear that they are a key resource for understanding the history of our field and of the Council. While there will be, as with the materials previously posted into AS, bugs to find and (somehow) clean up, it is a great thing for the field to have digital access to the journal's thirty years of content. Find Museum Anthropology in AS at:

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