Presenting Anthropology - Weeks 5&6 (Readings)
- Assignment 1: Do some web-surfing to identify ways that anthropologists are using printed material to explain their research and opinions.
- Assignment 2: Find an example of a good poster and an example of a bad poster (or pamphlet, flyer, etc.). Put links to them on the wiki. Be prepared to explain your reasoning.
- Assignment 3: Create something printed (or print-able; i.e., something we can show on screen) - could be a poster, pamphlet, brochure, flyer, story, osteo/artifact-biography, science news story, PowerPoint/Prezi, etc. Be prepared to present it, justify your design decisions, and take critiques and criticism. If possible, post a link to your printed material on the wiki; otherwise, post a description so others can comment on it.
- Bird, S.E. 2009. Introduction. In: The Anthropology of News and Journalism, S.E. Bird, ed., Ch. 1, pp. 1-20. Indiana University Press.
- Bird, S.E. 2010. Anthropological engagement with news media. Why now? Anthropology News 51(4).
- Boyd, W.E. 1995. Media coverage of an archaeological issue: Lessons from the press release of initial radiocarbon dating results of a possible pre-Cook European ship at Suffolk Park, norther New South Wales. Australian Archaeology 40:50-55.
- Brittain, M. and T. Clack. 2007. Introduction: Archaeology and the media. In: Archaeology and the Media, T. Clack and M. Brittain, eds., Ch. 1, pp. 11-66. Left Coast Press.
- Divale, W. 1976. Newspapers: some guidelines for communicating anthropology. Human Organization 35(2):183-191.
- Kulik, K. 2007. A short history of archaeological communication. In: Archaeology and the Media, T. Clack and M. Brittain, eds., Ch. 4, pp. 111-124. Left Coast Press.
- Norman, D. 1990. The Design of Everyday Things. Doubleday. (Read Chapter 1.)
- Perry, S. 2009. Fractured media: Challenging the dimensions of archaeology's typical visual modes of engagement. Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 5(3):389-415.
- Pollock, S. 2005. Archaeology goes to war at the newsstand. In: Archaeologies of the Middle East, S. Pollock & R. Bernbeck, eds., Ch. 5, pp. 78-96. Blackwell Publishing.
- Gay Caveman / Responses by: CNN, LiveScience, Killgrove, Hawks, Joyce
- Bigfoot / Responses by: Disotell, Hawks
- Arsenic Life / Responses by: NatGeo, The Atlantic, NY Times
- BetterPosters.blogspot.com, for before-and-after attempts to make posters better. Read all.
- Design tips for research posters from the American Anthropological Association
- Impact of Social Sciences blog on integrating academic research and journalism
- Osteobiographical narrative
- Three types of publication that classical studies needs (also applicable to anthro)
- Presentation Tips for Newbies (K. Bell for the AAA)
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