Posts made in June, 2015


Anthroenology are pleased to announce that we will be presenting at the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food in January 2016. The Symposium topic is ‘Fire, Knives and Fridges,’ and we will be talking about ‘The unproduction of wine: eliding technology in natural and post-modern wine making.‘ For more information, see our Talks page: http://www.anthroenology.org/talks/ or the Symposium’s page, here:...

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I’m both happy and proud to announce that Camille Lardy’s dissertation ‘Cognac houses and bottlenecks: information networks in the international Cognac trade’ has won the 2015 Sue Benson Prize for best undergraduate dissertation in Social Anthropology at Cambridge. I will claim a tiny modicum of credit – mainly in being smart enough to let Camille do her own thing – for her success as I was her dissertation supervisor. (Also smart...

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Tasting tradition

Tasting tradition


Posted By on Jun 7, 2015

Anthropologists like tradition. We have a long tradition of studying it, and we often seemed more concerned with tradition than the people whom we live and work with. They often, quite understandably, want to get on with life, while we stand in their way, metaphorically and often physically, going on about tradition. Nonetheless, tradition is worth thinking about, at least sometimes. What does it mean, how do people think about and...

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