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Every summer, the Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) gathers international scholars for an intensive five-day academic conference. Building on this tradition, the 2014 Institute will, for the first time in ICS history, focus its innovative research capacities on a central theme: \"Energy,...
This study examined fairness in the online society of World of Warcraft(WoW), a society under constraint by game developers but dynamically affected by users. Because the society is voluntary, people have the ability to both effect major change on, and leave, that society at any time. Thus,...
This narrative inquiry explores the experiences of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ in Woodlane Village, an informal settlement (squatter camp) in Pretoria, South Africa. From July to October 2012 and August to September 2013 I spent time in conversation with four men inquiring into our experiences of...
Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America: Networks, Localities and Material Culture c. 1700s-2000sDownload
Partnership Development Grant awarded 2013: This project will establish a new partnership among selected university and museum institutions in Canada and England. Our aim is to illuminate, in new ways, the global circulation of material culture from and through northern North America - and the...
The Ontogeny of Postcranial Robusticity and Shape in Middle Holocene Cis-Baikal Hunter-Gatherer PopulationsDownload
This dissertation investigates changes in bone robusticity and shape from birth to young adulthood in Middle Holocene (~7,500- 3,700 years cal BP) Cis-Baikal hunter-gatherer populations. First, how biomechanical properties change with age throughout the upper and lower limb is evaluated. Second,...
This study examines similarities between Russian Orthodox icons and Suprematist paintings, using an anthropological lens. Though their appearances and purposes differ, the two art traditions share multiple points of culturally important comparison. I took an anthropological approach in order to...
The literature on environment-animal-human relations, place, and space, tends to emphasize cultural differences between global interests and local environmental practices. While this literature contributes substantially to our understanding of resource management, traditional ecological...