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There is a growing number of excellent anthropology blogs on the Internet. The following selection is provided as a starting point for discovering topical debates, current research and activities related to various strands of the discipline.

Afrarensis is a blog which explores research, news items and topical debates about anthropology, evolution and science.

Andy White Anthropology

Andrew White is an anthropological archaeologist with interests in hunter gatherers, lithic technology, human evolution, and complex systems theory.

Anthropology.Net’s mission is to create a cohesive online community of individuals interested in anthropology. The blog intends to promote and facilitate discussion, review research, extend stewardship of resources, and disseminate knowledge.

Anthropology News
Anthropology News is the American Anthropological Associations news blog which features news and commentary on trends, issues and activities across the discipline.

Anthropology Works
Anthropology Works blog is a project of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) research and policy program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. It aims to provide a space for highlighting what is new and important in anthropology in connection to current affairs.

Anthropologi.Info provides a multilingual portal with information about anthropology in the news, updates on anthropological research, discoveries and topical debates. The blog can be read in English, German and Norwegian.


Anthropologizing features a mixed-bag of posts on applied social research, business anthropology, design and user experience research, social observations, and other topics.


A group blog on a wide variety of topics related to anthropology & sociology.

Leiden Anthropology

The Leiden Anthropology Blog is written by scholars at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University. They blog about their research, teaching in the Bachelor and Master program, and share anthropological perspectives on a wide range of social issues.

Material World
Material World is an interactive, online hub for contemporary debates, discussion, thinking and research centred on material and visual culture. It aims to create an international community of academics, students, curators and anyone with particular interests in this subject area.

Media/Anthropology is run by anthropologist John Postill. It aims to publicise materials and research to students, colleagues and others interested in the broad theme of media anthropology.

Memory Bank
Memory Bank is run by anthropologist Keith Hart. It aims to explore economic anthropology and the exchange of meaning through language and money.


Sapiens’ anthropology blogs bring you fresh looks at everything human from a wide variety of angles and perspectives.

Savage Minds
Savage Minds is a collective web log devoted to both bringing anthropology to a wider audience as well as providing an online forum for discussing the latest developments in the field.

Society for Medical Anthropology

The Society for Medical Anthropology is dedicated to the profession and practice of medical anthropology, which uses concepts and methods from anthropology to produce new understandings of health, disease, illness, treatment, and care.

Society for Visual Anthropology

SVA promote the study of visual representation and media. Both research methods and teaching strategies fall within the scope of the society.

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