Anthropology, specifically health anthropology (or medical anthropology), can play an important role in addressing health-related issues. The case of Ebola in Guinea is presented.
In this TEDx talk I adress how anthropology (or social anthropology) can teach us how to travel and through this understand other cultures. This is in comparison to the standard ways of traveling, specifically mass tourism.
My grape harvest this year makes me ponder how to get the message of climate change across. My vote goes to Montaigne and his incisive analyses of everyday life.
The social anthropologist Fredrik Barth, born 1928, passed away in 2016. These are a few personal memories I have about and with him.
I posted a video on Facebook about an indigenous people on Andaman Islands, India. Facebook immediately censored it, labeling it as "nudity and sexual activity." SIC!
A bamboo grove in Kathmandu, Napal, and bamboo's ecology and use in culture, inspired me to formulate some thoughts about how to understand cultures, the relations between cultures, and the various ways of traveling within cultures and explore them, as well as between them.
On the World Bank funded project "Lagos Metropolitan Development Project" in Nigeria I worked with villagers to plan community infrastructure. On one occasion I was challenged to paddle on of the local small wooden boats.
About the number of languages existing in the world today. But even more about those languages that are vulnerable, those that have disappeared in the recent past, and above all about those that appear in the years to come.