Internet Resources for Anthropology article - Part 1
Anita Cohen-Williams (IACAGC@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU)
Wed, 22 Feb 1995 01:40:43 -0700
This article has been published in COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES
NEWS, Vol. 56, no.2, Feb.1995, pp.87-90, by Anita Cohen-Williams
and Julia Hendon. I have updated the material on electronic
discussion groups in this edition. This is being sent in two parts,
with the Gopher and WWW section as the second part.
INTERNET RESOURCES FOR ANTHROPOLOGY
by Anita Cohen-Williams and Julia A. Hendon
Anita Cohen-Williams is in Reference Services at Hayden Library,
Arizona State University, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Julia
A. Hendon is editor of ANTHROPOLOGICAL LITERATURE and an associate
of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard
University, email: email@example.com.
Anthropology studies human behavior and culture from a social,
historical, and biological perspective. In the United States, this
field of study is divided into four sub-disciplines - each with its
own particular methods and research concerns. Each of these sub-
disciplines, cultural or social anthropology, archaeology, physical
or biological anthropology, and anthropological linguistics -
reaches out in turn to other academic fields of study, making
anthropology one of the more interdisciplinary subjects.
This list of electronic resources concentrates on those
resources that focus on anthropology as a discipline or profession.
Another criterion that we have used is that of substance. Does the
resource contain discussions or information likely to be of
interest to anthropologists? We discuss electronic mail discussion
groups (listservs), gopher and World Wide Web (WWW) sites, and Wide
Area Information Server (WAIS) databases. We also list several
other sources of information available online.
Our list begins with electronic mail discussion groups,
divided into five categories: general and cultural anthropology,
archaeology, linguistics, physical anthropology, and museum
studies. For each discussion group, we give the subscription
address and a brief description of the group's focus. The next
section lists gophers and WWW sites together since many relevant
electronic resources exist as both. The type of resource is
indicated if not evident from its name. In addition to location and
sponsor, a sites Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or unique Internet
"address" is given. Most of these resources are under development
and their contents are subject to change. However, most follow a
similar pattern of having a small set of locally developed
materials plus links to other relevant resources. Any particularly
useful features of the resources are noted. WAIS databases follow.
The list concludes with a description of two other online
Electronic discussion groups
ANSS-L. A discussion list for information specialists in
anthropology, sociology, and related fields. Access:
ANTHRO-L. General anthropology list. It spans archaeology, social
and cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.
ANTHRO-LIB. Liberation Anthropology Group. Discussion on the third-
and fourth-world peoples and cultures.
ASAONET. The problems and issues concerning Oceania. This list is
a semi-official organ of the Association for Social Anthropology in
Oceania, but it is open to everyone. <LISTSERV@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
CELTIC-L. Celtic Culture List. <LISTSERV@IRLEARN.UCD.IE>
COSWA-L. Committee on the Status of Women in Archaeology. A
discussion list to promote the participation and recognition of
women professionals in archaeology and anthropology.
CPS-L: Centre for Pacific Studies List for interdisciplinary
studies of the Pacific regions. <LISTSERV@HEARN.NIC.SURFNET.NL>
CRFA-L: List for the Center for Research and Fieldwork in
Anthropology at the University of Texas at Arlington.
DANCE-L: A forum for those interested in folkdance and traditional
E-SAE: Society for Anthropology of Europe. <LISTSERV@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
ETHMUS-L: Global ethnomusicology forum. <LISTSERV@UMDD.UMD.EDU>
ETHNET-L: Irish and British Ethnographic Research.
ETHNO: Ethnomethodology/ conversation analysis.
ETHNOHIS: Ethnohistory discussion list.
FOLKLORE: Folklore discussion list. <LISTSERV@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU>
H-SAE: Moderated list on the anthropology of Europe.
HERB: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. This list covers cross-
cultural medicine and folk/herbal medicine.
IND-NET: American Indian discussion list.
LORE: Folklore discussion group. <LISTSERV@VM1.NODAK.EDU>
MAPC: Materialist Anthropology and the Production of Culture
NativeNet: A group of lists dealing with aboriginal issues, all
located at TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU:
NATIVE-L: General Information Exchange
NATCHAT: General Discussion
NAT-1492: Post-1492 issues
NAT-LANG: Aboriginal languages issues
NAT-HLTH: Aboriginal health issues
To subscribe to any of these, <LISTSERV@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU>.
NAT-EDU: Aboriginal education issues. <LISTSERV@INDYCMS.IUPUI.EDU>
NEAA: Northeast Anthropological Association List.
ORTRAD-L: Interdisciplinary forum for discussion on oral
traditions. Includes living oral traditions or texts with roots in
oral tradition. <LISTSERV@MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU>
AEGEANET: Pre-Classical Aegean World discussion group.
AIA-L: Archaeological Institute of America list. Discusses a broad
range of archaeological issues and is open to all.
ANCIEN-L: History of the ancient Mediterranean.
ARCH-L: A discussion forum for archaeological problems, especially
those concerned with research. Has files of bibliographies
ARCH-THEORY: Discussion and exchange of information in
archaeological theory; social theory, material culture, cultural
identity, and perspectives from anthropology and history. To
subscribe send a note to <MAILBASE@MAILBASE.AC.UK> with the message
"Join ARCH-THEORY yourname".
ARTIFACT: The exchange of views and information on the study of
material culture. <LISTSERV@UMDD.UMD.EDU>
AZTLAN: A discussion list on the Pre-Columbian history of the
C14-L: Discussion list for researchers involved in radiocarbon and
other radioisotopes used in dating, and in scientific dating issues
in general. <C14-L@ARIZONA.EDU>
CONSERVATION DISTLIST: A moderated forum for professionals engaged
in the conservation of cultural materials. To subscribe send a note
to <CONSDIST-REQUEST@LINDY.STANFORD.EDU> with the message
"subscribe Cons DistList yourname".
EAAN: A mailing list for the study of Early East Asian Archaeology
and History. <LISTSERV@CCAT.SAS.UPENN.EDU>
HISTARCH: A discussion list for historical archaeology (the
archaeology of European expansion and recent periods).
NAGPRA-L: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
A group for discussion of issues on this Act of 1990.
NAUTARCH: Underwater archaeology. This is not a LISTSERVER list,
but rather a mailing list, so many of the basic commands won't work
(ACK, NOMAIL, etc.). A human does most of the distribution, so it
is somewhat slower. <NAUTARCH-REQUEST@SANTAFE.EDU>
PACARC-L: Pacific Rim archaeology discussion.
QUATERNARY: Research in the Quaternary sciences, particularly, but
not exclusively, in Canada. <LISTSERV@MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA>
ROCK-ART: A discussion group on rock art.
IROQUOIS: Iroquois language discussion.
LINGUIST: Linguistics and related fields.
CBR-L: Craniofacial Biology Research list. Focuses on the growth
and development of the human head. <MAJORDOMO@PO.CWRU.EDU>
COLORCAT: Color Categorization list. Explores how the color
continuum is partitioned into categories by various human
HUMEVO-L: Human Evolutionary Research discussion.
LPN-L: Laboratory Primate Newsletter. <LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU>
PAJOBS: Network devoted to career opportunities for individuals
with undergraduate or graduate degrees in physical (biological)
PAN-L: A discussion forum on physical anthropology.
PRIMATOLOGY: Study of human and non-human primates. To subscribe
send a note to <MAILBASE@MAILBASE.AC.UK> with the message "Join
MUSEUM-L: General interest list for museum professionals and others
interested in museum related issues. <LISTSERV@UNMVMA.UNM.EDU>
Anita Cohen-Williams; Reference Services; Hayden Library
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
PHONE: (602) 965-4579 FAX: (602) 965-9169
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