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6th Form students have a chance to experience participant observation for themselves during the “BaLi ethnographic experience,” one of the workshops at the London Anthropology Day 2006 held at the British Museum.    The workshop was originally developed by Dr Luke Freeman (member of the RAI Committee on Anthropology in Secondary and Further Education) and Dr Jerome Lewis from the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of the DART project (Digital Anthropological Resources for Teaching) to give first year undergraduates insight into some of the dilemmas of anthropological fieldwork. The students are divided into two groups and taught how to behave as members of two caricatured cultures, the Ba and the Li. “Anthropologists” from each group are then sent to conduct “fieldwork” amongst the other group and figure out what is going on. In this picture one member of the Li tribe prostrates himself in front of the monarch in return for tokens of prestige, while others engage in competitive staring contests to win cards. PDF

Photo Caption: 6th Form students have a chance to experience participant observation for themselves during the “BaLi ethnographic experience,” one of the workshops at the London Anthropology Day 2006 held at the British Museum.

At a meeting in Tokyo, April 2005, the RAI representatives and the Japanese partners reached an agreement to form the Munro Project Consortium.  Standing from right: Yurika Wakamatsu (Project Coordinator, National Museum of Japanese History), Sarah Walpole (Archivist, The Royal Anthropological Institute), Arkadiusz Bentkowski (Photo Curator, The Royal Anthropological Institute), Okada Kazuo (Chief Executive, Tokyo Cinema Inc.; Director, Encyclopedia Cinematographica Japan Archives, Shimonaka Memorial Foundation), Dr Junko Uchida (Assistant Professor, National Museum of Japanese History). © RAI PDF

Photo Caption: At a meeting in Tokyo, April 2005, the RAI representatives and the Japanese partners reached an agreement to form the Munro Project Consortium.

The photographs in this edition of the Annual Report are taken from the Bethlehem, Marseille, Chania, Nicosia (north) and Nicosia (south) sites of the MED-VOICES project web site (www.MED-VOICES.org) to be publicly launched in the autumn of 2005. The RAI is associated with MED-VOICES, which is part-funded by the EC as a component of its EUROMED HERITAGE Programme. The project consists of a three-year collaborative research programme investigating oral history and intangible heritage in 13 Mediterranean cities. Partners include university research units in Alexandria, Bethlehem, Beirut, Nicosia (south), Nicosia (north), Istanbul, Chania (Crete), Ancona, Valletta, Marseille, Granada, Ciutat de Mallorca, and Las Palmas. It is co-ordinated from London Metropolitan University by Julie Scott, Raoul Bianchi, and Tom Selwyn. Further information from j.karkut@londonmet.ac.uk. The photographs reproduced here have been selected to illustrate four of the project's unifying themes of borders, neighbourhoods, space, and mobility. Copyright: MED-VOICES PDF

Photo Caption: The photographs in this edition of the Annual Report are taken from the Bethlehem, Marseille, Chania, Nicosia (north) and Nicosia (south) sites of the MED-VOICES project web site (www.med-voices.org) to be publicly launched in the autumn of 2005.

A fisherman loading the boats with nets. Thrivumbadi Beach, Kerala, India, Oct. 2003. © Photograph by Miranda McMinn, RAI Student Associate. PDF

Photo Caption: A fisherman loading the boats with nets. Thrivumbadi Beach, Kerala, India, Oct. 2003. © Photograph by Miranda McMinn, RAI Student Associate.

Dances, Bargesh 1949-50. Photograph by W. B. Fagg, (WBF 49-50/1/10) © Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. PDF

Photo Caption: Dances, Bargesh 1949-50. Photograph by W. B. Fagg, (WBF 49-50/1/10) © Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

Unionyen sets out for palace with gifts from ‘Ife’ (Festival). Benin, 1958. Photograph by W.B. Fagg, (WBF 58/73/12).  © Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. PDF

Photo Caption: Unionyen sets out for palace with gifts from ‘Ife’ (Festival). Benin, 1958. Photograph by W.B. Fagg, (WBF 58/73/12). © Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

Papua New Guinea. Photograph by  F.W. Barton,  c. 1904.  (RAI 20248). PDF

Photo Caption: Papua New Guinea. Photograph by F.W. Barton, c. 1904. (RAI 20248).