[URBANTH-L]Availability of Urbanth-L Archives, and Possible New Blog Site

Dickie Wallace dk at anthro.umass.edu
Thu Apr 5 20:20:14 EDT 2007

Hello, Thanks very much for putting up this IRB thread as a blog
(http://urbanth.blogspot.com/).  I'd been wanting to use it for my class today
because my students had been fuming about the demands put on them by our IRB
just this week.  It worked out wonderfully because I very hastily was able to
cut & paste it, then divvy it up into a rough powerpoint presentation, a dozen
and half slides with an e-mail on each.  We had perhaps the best class of the
semester as we argued the different points being made in the various
contributions.  Now a number of my students want to get the Smith Anthro Club,
which had been thinking about going down to DC anyway, to be an active
participant in AAA workshop, giving the undergrad ethnographic researcher
perspective on the IRB issue.
Dickie Wallace
Department of Anthropology, Smith College

Quoting Angela Jancius <jancius at ohio.edu>:

> Hi Urbanth-L folks,
> In the last few days, several people have asked for a record of this thread.
> We've also gotten emails that suggest the creation of a blog for the list.
> First, you should know that Urbanth-L does have an archive of all messages
> posted since shortly before the meetings were rescheduled, in October
> 2004. Here is the link: http://lists.ysu.edu/pipermail/urbanth-l/
> Secondly, we've been thinking about setting up a blog to accompany the
> listserv for some time.  I recently inquired about the possibility of having
> such a forum hosted on the AAA server, as I'd heard that such a service
> was becoming available.  Server space is not available yet, however. And
> so, last night I set up a very rudimentary Urbanth-L Thread Blog, which
> archives some of the interesting discussions we've had over the last
> few years.  There are still a few more to add.  As we find the time, it
> might also be nice to use this blog space to poll our subscribers, in order
> to find out something about people's nationalities, disciplinary backgrounds
> and interests.  Currently, Urbanth-L has 1,803 subscribers.  Well, here is
> the skeletal blog link (not yet a finished product):
> http://urbanth.blogspot.com/
> Just click on "comments," at the bottom of Annegret Staiger's message,
> and you will find the entire thread.  It's easier to read the thread on the
> blog than it is in our listserv archives. Feel free to use the blog to
> continue
> the IRB discussion, and/or I could also just archive the thread on the blog
> in a few days, as I've done with several other threads.
> best,
> Angela Jancius
> Urbanth-L Moderator
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Dickie Wallace

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