Special Focus: Fields, Furrows, and Landmarks in the History of Anthropology

In 1973, the first issue of the History of Anthropology Newsletter opened with a statement of purpose from the editorial committee, called “Prospects and Problems,” by George Stocking. The editors were self-consciously defining and claiming a field. They let loose with territorial metaphors: occupation, soil, furrows, forays. Now, as we continue our relaunch of HAN, we return to this 40-year-old manifesto as a starting point for thinking about the past, present, and future of the field.

August 2017
Editors’ Introduction: Fields, Furrows, and Landmarks in the History of Anthropology
Adrianna Link, John Tresch and Rosanna Dent
Ethnographic Presents
Marilyn Strathern
George and Me
James Clifford
Anthropology Has a History
James D. Faubion
The Charge of the Untimely
Matthew Engelke
Porous Borders
Edna Suárez-Díaz
It’s Only the Science of Who We Are and Where We Came From
Jonathan Marks
Antiquarian Responsibilities
Nathan Schlanger
On Disciplines and Their Crises–Or, the Rise and Fall of Empires
Helen Tilley
Rites of Passage
John Tresch
February 2017
The Extended Archive, Vindicated
Elizabeth Edwards
A History Set Free From Its Object?
Nélia Dias
Making Anthropologists Visible
Warwick Anderson
Harvesting or Gleaning: Reflections on Dumpster Diving as Historical Method
Lee D. Baker
Unsettling the History of Anthropology
Benoît de L'Estoile
Living Pasts: On Anthropological Being and Beings
Margaret M. Bruchac
Beyond Heroic Professionals
H. Glenn Penny
The History of Anthropology Between Expansion and Pluralism
Han F. Vermeulen