Internet Resources of Anthropology
Over time, this section will become a categorized cornucopia of links to other anthropology-related sites, as well as sites of academic interest. Check back everyweek!
University of Rochester
Study Abroad Office
The office web site provides guidance for undergraduates who wish to enrich their college experience by studying abroad. Lists U of R-sponsored programs, includes links to programs sponsored by other American universities, answers common questions regarding financial aid and academic support, and provides helpful advice on choosing the program to best suit the desires and needs of the individual.
A site for undergraduates who wish to look beyond the University of Rochester-sponsored study abroad programs. A complete directory of study abroad programs, encompassing every single academic area of interest. Search by country or by subject.
A site for people who wish to investigate teaching abroad independently, rather than registering with an agency. Features links to international embassies, information on current job listings (complete with contact information), travel information. Includes both volunteer and paid positions. Links to universities, career-guidance web sites, language schools, and environmental field schools.
Touts itself as the #1 resource on the web for information on international jobs. A site for both prospective employees and employers, it allows interested parties to post their resumes online while they continue their job search. Specializes in American companies with overseas offices. Includes general business, teaching, and managerial positions. Will soon be launching a link to 'Company Profiles,' which will provide helpful information for those who wish to research their prospective employers before venturing overseas. Search by career objective or by region.
The international job seeker must apply for membership to this organization, but it provides a lot of useful information, including: company profiles, the ability to post credentials and resumes on the database, a weekly newsletter on current issues and 'hot jobs,' and a monthly newsletter of over 500 available positions. Jobs listed are at a generally higher level than those listed at overseasjobs.com, and include: International Development & Assistance Positions; International Understanding, Education, Communications, Exchange; Foreign Policy, Governance, Intelligence; International Commerce and Trade; International Program Administration & Foreign Language Support; International Internships; International Health Care.
Sciences WWW Virtual Library: The Internet Guide to Social Sciences
A complete listing of internet web sites that will be of use to the social science researcher. Prides itself on evaluating sites for reliability before providing links to them, and encourages users to inform the server of any questionable links. Links include: Directories and Data Archives (as pointers to the major sites), social science electronic journals, social science societies, personal social science sites, and online chat forums for those interested in discussing social science with their contemporaries.
Email Directory of Anthropologists
Initiated to encourage and aid communication between anthropology scholars, this site allows people to enter search questions to gain possible questions. It is on a purely voluntary basis, so not every anthropologist will be available from the site. Includes not only anthropology professors, but scholars in the humanities as well, and professionals whose line of interest corresponds with anthropological academics.
American Anthropological Association
The official web site of the Association, this site offers current anthropology news, information on careers and study in anthropology, links to other anthropology sites, notes on ethics and government affairs, and a 'Leadership Handbook.' Also gives information for those who wish to join the association.
University of Rochester Libraries:
Chester, First Search, CARL
This is the University of Rochester's listing of databases. Of major interest for people conducting research in anthropology. Links to electronic journals, JSTOR, and the local library system. For more information on how to use the search engines, contact the reference desk at the Rush Rhees Library.
Yahoo.com offers multitudes of search subjects, and this is the one for Anthropology. Helpful for people interested in studing subcultures that they didn't know existed. A very useful way to narrow an internet search to a more specific heading.
The Language Learning Resource
Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University, this site is useful for anyone interested in the study of language. There is a lot of information on language software, for the serious student or researcher. There are links to other language sites, information about the University's program (including a new insert about earning an M.A. in computer-assisted langugage learning), information on how to get started, and descriptions of current projects underway in the department.
The Applied Linguistics
WWW Virtual Library
Applied linguistics isn't exactly something that is often talked about in the news, but this site offers a lot of links, so obviously someone is interested in it. The extensive category list includes electronic and print journals, web courses in linguistics, electronically available papers, societies and associations, conferences, and career information. However, almost all of the links haven't been updated since 1997, and they might be out of date.
University of Florida:
Language Learning Center
This is the Univeristy of Florida's language site, and it is much more extensive than the one at Carnegie Mellon. The most interesting thing is that it has links to online guides to creating your own language site. There are also links to other university language sites, language technology professional associations and online publications, links for specific languages, and software guides. You can learn about language courses which instruct on how to teach foreign languages using computer technology as well as access commercial language websites.
Languages and Linguistics
Self-explanatory page. Basically, every language and every dictionary a person could possibly be interested in. Also includes linguistics papers from professors and graduate students. After you click on the entries, they will be opened by Stuffit Expander and put onto your desktop. Don't open too many at once, because each program has three different files composing it.
The Human Languages Page
A catalog of language-related Internet resources. Search through languages, literature, schools, organizations, products and services, dictionaries, and language lessons. If you want to know how to say 'bathroom' in Tibetan, Volapak, or Tagalog, this is the site for you! You can also help to build a Spanish/English dictionary, if you're so interested.
Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology, University of Oxford
This site offers people the chance to see what kind of events and research are going on across the Atlantic. Interested parties can view student as well as faculty projects, and there is an interesting section titled 'web projects,' about research being conducted on or about the Internet. There are also a lot of links to other anthropological resources.
Links to Cultural
Anthropology Web Sites
Includes many links on Australian Aboriginal, Maori, and Native American culture, as well as more general cultural anthropology information sites.
Directory Project Lists
A very helpful listing of anthropological sites, with connections to news archives, kinship and lineage information, theory, gender studies, among others.
Anthropology Resources on the Internet
You will not find a more comprehensive list of anthropological resources than this one. The cultural anthropology section has many interesting subjects, such as American Folklife, fieldwork methods, anthropology of habitat and architecture, the study of food, and the study of indigenous representation. There are also links to job opportunties and other fields of anthropology. Check out this site!
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
"Physical anthropology is a biological science that deals with the adaptations,variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Because it studies human biology in the context of human culture and behavior,physical anthropology is also a social science.
The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AAPA now has aninternational membership of over 1,500. The Association's annual meetings drawmore than a thousand scientists and students from all over the world."
Society for American Archaeology
This site explains what archaeology is, lists job and career opportunties, and offers information on education and government affairs (such as the widely-debated topic of repatriation).
A good reference for undergraduates looking for graduate departments in Anthropology. Search by state, or, search international universities. At the bottom of the page, students can access links with information on the General Record Examinations (GRE's), the application process, and financial aid. However, keep in mind that not every graduate program in Anthropology is listed--schools must apply to be on the list.
Applied Anthropology Computer Network
Applied Anthropology is a quickly-growing subfield in the realm of anthropological study and work. Applied anthropologists work in advertising, market development, health care, cultural resource
management, educational research, business management, economic development, migrant settlement, forensic analysis, and many other areas. This site answers FAQ's, provides links to organizations, and gives access to guidelines for applied anthropologists.
Forensic Anthropology is defined by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Inc. as 'the application of the science of physical anthropology to the legal process.' Their website includes general information on the field, including their opinions on why it is important for human rights protection, background, certification guidelines, and a list of ABFA diplomates and their contact information. During the summer, the University of Rochester has a course on forensic anthropology, for interested students.
in the News
Texas A&M University has comiled this site, with anthropology news archives. The site is updated every day, and is incredibly interesting and helpful to people who are interested in what is going on anthropologically around the world. Archives are sorted into: Archaeology, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Bio-Anthropology, and Linguistics.