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For those of you who aren’t following us on either Facebook or Twitter (for shame!), Anthroenology is currently in the field. I have a backlog of updates for the blog, but those are on hold. Look for us on Facebook or Twitter to see what goes on in the next week or so. ...

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Today is a study day. Or something. I didn’t have to go to London this morning, which meant I could sleep in. Well, until 7 at any rate, which counts as sleeping in in my world. I’m presuming it is designed as a study day since our first Unit exam – Unit 2, Wine Production, is next week. (Exam! Ack!) Of course, along with studying, I have to go to a staff meeting, prep and give a lecture on anthropological research methods, and start...

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Yesterday I started the WSET Diploma. I may or may not do a running commentary on it as it progresses over the next two years. That depends on other obligations and time commitments. Nonetheless, I thought a few thoughts on it seemed in order. The first day was scary, enlightening, humbling, scary, and occasionally encouraging. I alternated between ‘What did I get myself into?’ and ‘Yeah, I can do this.’ The first part of the day was...

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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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Ignore or educate?


Posted By on May 24, 2015

This post comes a bit later than planned, as I’ve mostly been dealing with administrative issues and helping prepare students for their upcoming exams, turning in dissertations, and so forth for the past few weeks. So while I’ve had time to think about wine, it has been even less coherent than usual. However, I don’t want to give the impression that Anthroenology has disappeared. If anything, we are more active than ever, just not...

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Twitter


Posted By on Feb 21, 2015

Anthroenology is now on Twitter, rather unimaginately as @anthroenology.  We currently don’t have much to say, but will eventually....

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