Indigenas Digitais – ICTs and Brazilian Indigenous communities

I recently learned about this documentary from @simsa0 who pointed me to this posting on Intercontinental Cry magazine. – Cheers, Mark Indigenas Digitais is a 2010 documentary directed by Sebastian Gerlic and produced by Thydêwá about the use of information communication technologies by Brazilian Indigenous tribes to improve human rights and promote positive social change […]

CFP: 1st International Congress of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (Mexico City)

Call for Proposals The National Institute of Anthropology and History (Mexico) announces the 1st International Congress of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies: a contemporary view. This post has been translated from Spanish. Please read the original CFP below. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has a mission to safeguard cultural heritage by looking […]

Loving and Leaving Mother: The Passing of Chester Nez

Earlier this month, a significant chapter in indigenous history came to a close with the death of 93-year-old Chester Nez in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Jan. 23, 1921 – June 4, 2014). Chester was not the name given to him as an infant by his Navajo parents. He no longer remembered that name. Chester was the […]

Digital Archive of Ritual Poetry (DARP) prototype for preserving intangible cultural heritage

English Translation Original in Spanish INAH digital prototype designed to preserve Intangible Cultural Heritage (a loose translation from Spanish – please see the next tab for the article in its original form – source) The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico City, Mexico, takes advantage of technological advances for the preservation and […]

Developing and Testing Mycitizen.net

In this post, the third in a three part series about Mycitizen.net, Ethnos Project contributor Christoph Amthor provides insight about the development and testing of Mycitizen.net. Part 1: Mycitizen.net and its Roots in Burma Part 2: The Concept Behind Mycitizen.net Part 3: Developing and Testing Mycitizen.net Mycitizen.net is a free and open-source platform that facilitates […]

Explore over 700 items in the Ethnos Project Resources Database with Curated Views

Since 2008, the Ethnos Project Resources Database has grown to over 700 items relating to the topics of culture and development, the digital humanities, Indigenous knowledge management, information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D), community informatics, Indigenous media, language and cultural preservation, digital storytelling, emerging and appropriate technologies, and the like. Resources are currently organized […]

Graduate research assistantship in Indigenous language technology

This was posted today on the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv [see archives here] by Dr. Jordan Lachler of UAlberta… Open Graduate Research Assistantship The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta is offering a graduate student position at either the MSc (2 years) or PhD (4 years) level in its graduate program, […]

The Concept Behind Mycitizen.net

In this post, the second in a three part series about Mycitizen.net, Ethnos Project contributor Christoph Amthor moves the focus from societal context to conceptualization. Part 1: Mycitizen.net and its Roots in Burma Part 2: The Concept Behind Mycitizen.net Part 3: Developing and Testing Mycitizen.net Mycitizen.net is a free and open-source platform that facilitates social […]

Mycitizen.net and its Roots in Burma

This post is the first in a three part series about Mycitizen.net by new Ethnos Project contributor, Christoph Amthor. Look for parts two and three over the next few weeks. Part 1: Mycitizen.net and its Roots in Burma Part 2: The Concept Behind Mycitizen.net Part 3: Developing and Testing Mycitizen.net Mycitizen.net is a free and […]

Technology and Language Revitalization: A Conspectus

Increasingly the world’s indigenous people are recognizing the value of using digital environments in the battle against the extinction of their languages and cultures (Hermes & King 2013).  Likewise as indigenous languages become increasingly visible on the internet, perceptions of them as antiquated, irrelevant or anachronistic in the Information Age are being challenged. Thanks to sites […]