Archive for October 26, 2011

Wenner-Gren President Leslie Aiello on AAA’s “Inside the President’s Studio”

Recently our president, Dr. Leslie Aiello, spoke with American Anthropological Association president Virginia R. Dominguez on anthropology, personal passions, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Stream the podcast and read the full transcript here at AAA’s blog.

Announcing the Wenner-Gren Blog

In our mission to support the international community of anthropology researchers and to promote discussion and debate in all areas of our discipline, we are pleased to introduce the Wenner-Gren Blog.

In addition to announcing funding decisions and reporting on various foundation-sponsored events, the blog will highlight innovative projects funded by Wenner-Gren, feature interviews with grantees, and post news items from anthropological conferences and other happenings around the world.  We’ll share valuable teaching tools from our History section, like streaming historic lectures from the discipline’s legendary forebears, and even offer tips on preparing successful grant applications.

The Anthropology community has a robust and growing presence on the Internet, and blogs across the four fields are becoming increasingly influential. By joining this conversation, we will draw attention to the foundation and the accomplishments of our grantees, foster discussion and scholarly exchange on an international level, and promote the unique value and insights that anthropological research brings to topics of common concern beyond the academic.

So visit our blog — follow and friend us on Twitter and Facebook — and stay tuned to Wenner-Gren!