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Why do anthropologists (not) contribute to Wikipedia?
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I am involved with a survey on expert participation in Wikipedia, aimed at identifying the major reasons why experts do or don't contribute. Most of the issues targeted therein are also relevant to…Continue

Tags: expertise, survey, online, communities, Wikipedia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Forde Aug 11, 2011.

Wikis in education - a free hands-on online course

... started on Wednesday at WikiEducator. If you are interested in getting hands-on experience with wiki editing or would like to make new contacts in the world…Continue

Tags: Open.Education, community.engagement, wikis, WikiEducator

Started Jul 23, 2010

Drastic changes at Ning
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Embeds, though fine in preview, do not seem to be allowed here, so I just link to the official announcement and to…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Mietchen Apr 26, 2010.

Imagining the future of libraries - a practical demonstration
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I am currently conducting an experiment to demonstrate the value of hyperlinks.It…Continue

Tags: domain, humanities, science, public, knowledge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Mietchen Mar 21, 2010.

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Daniel Mietchen
School/Organization/Current anthropological attachment
University of Jena, Germany

My areas of interest related to anthropology

I have a long-term research interest in the evolution of vocal learning and how this gave rise to music and language in our species. Under this umbrella, I have studied biophysics, did my PhD in physics (which included Magnetic Resonance Imaging of fossils, which may be of interest to archaeologists here), and then went on to investigate music perception, while my current research is focused on brain morphometry — comparing folding patterns between patients and controls, or apes and monkeys.

Besides, I have some undergrad background in maths, medicine and Central Asian as well as East Asian studies, did part of my research in France, South Korea and Japan, worked in a hospital in Yemen, sing Central Asian folk in a band (see sample tracks on the left), participated in archaeological excavations in Japan and Jordan and visited some sites in Uzbekistan.

Finally, I have been involved in building communities of young researchers at the national, European and global level, I am a frequent contributor to wikis, and I frequently blog about matters related to Science 2.0.

I welcome interactions on any of these or on related topics.

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At 6:13pm on December 10, 2009, Kun-hui Ku said…
Well, that is an undergraduate course website but yes it does focus on Austronesian Taiwan. Send us any related info that you come across and let's keep it rolling...
At 8:39am on December 6, 2009, Kun-hui Ku said…
Welcome to Austsronesian Studies forum, could you please tell me more about your specific interest or experiences in this area? Thanks in advance! Ku
At 2:22pm on November 19, 2009, Keith Hart said…
We are stuck with Ning, Daniel. It has drawbacks, but some advantages. I think you will get a response from a shared site like the Forum thread. No-one else looks here.
At 5:42am on November 19, 2009, Keith Hart said…
Why not post this comment or something like it under Justin's thread in the Forum? I have drawn his attention to what you posted on my page and to your personal link, the other admins too.
At 7:01pm on November 18, 2009, Keith Hart said…
Welcome to the OAC, Daniel. It is great to have someone with your background and interests join us. Keith


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