Toward an Integrated Plan for Digital Preservation and Access to Primary Anthropological Data (AnthroDataDPA: A Four-Field Workshop)[1]

May 18-20, 2009, Hilton-Arlington, Arlington, VA


Carol R. Ember, PI
Eric Delson, PI
Jeff Good, PI
Dean R. Snow, PI
Jeanne Altmann
Jeffrey H.Altschul
Helen Aristar-Dry
Theodore C. Bestor
Douglas A. Black
Jeffrey T. Clark
Lisa Conathan
Michael Fischer
David Gewirtz
David R. Hunt
Eric C. Kansa
Keith Kintigh
Timothy A. Kohler
Robert Leopold
Tom Moritz
Daniel Reboussin
Richard J. Sherwood
Joel Sherzer
David Glenn Smith
Matthew W. Tocheri
Robert V. Kemper
Laura Welcher
Peter Wittenburg


Anthony Aristar
Andrew Bennett
Colin Elman
Mark Mahoney
M. Marlene Martin

Observers from the Local Area

From NSF:

Anna Kerttula, Arctic Social Sciences Program, Program Officer
Terry Langendoen, Information & Intelligent Systems, Expert
Joan Maling, Linguistics, Program Director
Elizabeth Tran, Human and Social Dynamics
Jean Turnquist , Physical Anthropology,  Program Director
Mark L. Weiss, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Division Director
Deborah Winslow, Cultural Anthropology, Program Director
John Yellen, Archaeology and Archometry, Program Director
Christopher Greer, Senior Advisor for Digital Data, Office of Cyberinfrastructure
David Lightfoot, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, SBE Head

From NEH:

Helen C. Agüera, Senior Program Officer, Division of Preservation and Access
Jennifer Serventi, Office of Digital Humanities

[1] Supported by the National  Science Foundation (BCS-0823404) and the Wenner-Gren Foundation in a grant to the Human Relations Area Files. The cultural anthropology, arctic social sciences, physical anthropology, archaeology, and political science programs were co-funders of NSF’s contribution to this workshop.

One Comment

  1. Joel Halpern says:

    It was interesting to see the group of attendees. I note that Robert Leopold was among those listed. This is relatively recent and I suppose at that time he was still the Director of the NAA. I wonder if there is any publicly available informatiion about this important change?

    As one who has participated in many meetings over a long career I wonder how effective these large groups are in working toward any given objective. Are they really an effective means for communicatin for specific projects.

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