Alex Golub

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Tag: timeline

January 2018 updates to timeline

I’ve updated the History of Anthropology timeline! Here are the changes:
– Added Nancy Munn and Terry Turner (as Terence Turner)
– Added some extra dates to Mead, Sapir, and Benedict in the mid-1920s.

– Added dates to Victor Turner from Larsen’s Slain God and other works.

– Added additional dates for Kathleen Gough and Laura Nader
– Added Talal Asad

– Added dates for Eric Wolf, Julian Steward, Michelle Rosaldo
– Added Sherry Ortner

– Added St. Clair Drake
– Added dates to Faye Harrison, George Marcus, Michael Fisher, and others
– Added dates to Rolph Trouillot
– Added dates to Gayle Rubin

– Added dates to Aihwa Ong
– Added dates to Paul Rabinow

– Added Anna Tsing

– Added Audrey Richards

As always, there are also minor corrections to dates and sourcing as well.

June 2017 updates to the history of anthropology timeline

A quick update on my history of anthropology time line: There is now an ‘official’ homepage for the timeline which explains how the tags, etc. are used in it. From now on, the ‘change log’ for new entries will just be my blog with the ‘timeline’ tag.

Changes as of today:

• For birthdays before 1911: added day of birth when missing, corrected colors for birthdate. Removed dupes.

• Changed display setting to ‘cascade unbroken groups from top’

• Random correction of people’s names (‘Malinowski’ for ‘Mal’ e.g.)

• Added date range of World Columbian Exposition

• For Ph.D.s awarded prior to 1957: corrected color, added citation

• Removed duplicate entity “Lévi-Strauss”. From now on I’ll just use Claude Lévi-Strauss

• Changed ‘Jo Comaroff’ to ‘John Comaroff’

• Other minor changes and corrections

• Removed dupes from publications

• corrected institutional event classified in publication arc

• Added dates for HRAF, CIMA, and a few more dates for George Murdock

• Added publications by Laura Nader

• Created Siegfried Nadel and added biographical dates

• Corrected color for Malinowski publications

• Corrected color for A.R. Radcliffe-Brown events and publications. Added 2 dates as well.

• Gregory Bateson added to timeline

• Added dates to Fei Xiaotong

• Added dates for W Lloyd Warner

• Added dates for Hal Conklin from Dove AA obit

• Added A.C. Haddon and Torres Straits

• Added C.G. Seligman

• Added W.H.R rivers

• Added Valerio Valeri

• Clarified dates and titles of Boas’s first positions at Columbia

• Added two earliest Ph.D.s Chamberlin and Dorsey

• Added Putnam’s chairship at Harvard (these are all from Voegelin 1950 Am Anth in Am Unis)

• Added founding date of Peabody

• Added early Uk dates and Oxford dates

• Added Michelle Rosaldo

• Added dates to Renato Rosaldo

• Added Carlos Castañeda

• Cleaned up and added dates for Victor Turner and Clifford Geertz

• Added Michael M.J. Fischer (as Michael Fischer)

• Added George Marcus and Late Editions dates

• Added LSE dates (including Westermark and Rockefeller)

• Removed duplicate person ‘Appadurai’

• Created color ‘tan’ for oceania

• Began using colors more strictly. Events nor color coded on location. In the past they were coded based on colonial posession – i.e. PNG events were yellow b/c it is/was commonwealth/British empire. Need to do more of this work.

• Added some French dates and Victor Turner publications. General cleanup.

• Added Jack Goody

• Added some ABA dates, including rought dates for Johnetta Cole, Faye Harrison, Irma McClaurin, etc.