After a year away from blogging, I am ready to start again. I want to continue blogging about aboriginal rights and issues in British Columbia. But, I also want to blog about two specific topics:
1) I am starting research and writing related to the reader comments on CBC.ca news stories about the Tahltan moose hunting protests during the fall of 2009. This work will also involve reviewing dozens of comments posted on the HuntingBC.ca news boards regarding the same hunting protests. My goals are not well formulated yet, but I am curious about the mix of pro and anti hunting rhetoric in these public forums. I am looking forward to blogging about this project because it involves the analysis of data that is already publicly available.
2) The development of an ethnographic field school between my college and a First Nation in the BC interior. In particular, I want to blog about the process of establishing the field school. Doing so will create a record of the field school’s development and, ideally, offer a place to solicit advice about the school. The plan is to take a group of students to the community during May and June 2011.
Further, I expect to continue blogging on topics related to the teaching of anthropology.
And, I am involved in two other initiatives worthy of blog posts. The first is the launch of an online journal called the Canadian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This journal will make peer review a public and online process. The call for papers is forthcoming. The second is the establishment of the Eulachon Conservation Society.
There’s more to come on all these topics over the next several weeks. Thank you for returning to FieldNotes.