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Jolyana Begay-Kroupa (@jolyanab), a Stanford language lecturer, hopes to digitize 300 reels of tape, holding thousands of hours of Navajo oral history.

These tapes were likely recorded in the ’60’s, on reels, perhaps 1968, when funding from the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity – was used to begin recording oral histories. 114 more words


College Major: Anthropology

A degree in anthropology opens graduates to a variety of career paths.

 A few months ago I read an article in Fortune magazine that featured this caption in an article: “Hormel developed Rev, a new line of on-the-go-meals with input from its house anthropologist, who noticed that today’s students don’t put down their phones during meals.” The phrase “house anthropologist” jumped out at me. 798 more words

What Did Hosni Mubarak Mean By "Democracy"

That democracy means different things to different people is a truism so obvious as to be banal. But the intercultural problem that raises remains perpetually interesting: what do people in different times and places mean when they say “democracy”? 883 more words

Transcribing history

Thanh Hoang

March 24, 2016

Citizen Science Project

Science National Honors Society

The project that I had decided to do was AnnoTate, one of the many Zooniverse projects. 112 more words

Citizen Science

Thank You for Dying for Our Country: Commemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem

Chaim Noy (2015), Thank You for Dying for Our Country: Commemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem

Part one: Signing In– this section involves discussions over the actual practice and performance of the act of writing. 1,014 more words

Language In/Of Media

The team behind Ötzi the Iceman reconstructed his vocal cords using a series of CT scans. They announced the project back in February. After recontrustrion of the length of the larynx, they then  101 more words


Using Technology to Save Endangered Languages

There are many endangered languages in our collective linguistic radar. Some of them have been covered here before and some haven’t. In 2007, Joshua Hinson of… 319 more words