The Open Anthropology Cooperative – OAC – ethos is ‘let a thousand flowers bloom’. The OAC has been through a number of evolutions with different ventures coming and going. It is now a portal to the current crops of successful ventures including a publishing arm, seminars, discussion forums and a popular social media group.

The OAC Team are dedicated to “open access, open membership, open to sharing new ideas, open to whatever the organization might do or become; open to everyone, as in ‘open source’.” We have found in OAC seminars in particular a place to write and think anthropologically in a forum where the academic straitjacket is loosened but serious thinking and writing encouraged.