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Culture Matters takes out first annual blog award

24 November, 2008

Last night in San Francisco, at the annual meeting of the American Anthropology Association, the brain trust behind Savage Minds handed out awards for the best online anthropology sites. Culture Matters took out the coveted Can of Spam (seriously… I have to bring a can of Spam through Customs) for the Most Excellent Blog. I’m sure everyone else who contributes to Culture Matters would join me in thanking folks for voting for us, but more importantly, for coming back to our site, posting your comments, and checking in on what we’re doing.

The announcement of all the awards can be found here, but the list isn’t so long that I can’t repost it:

Most Excellent Blog
Runner up:
Most Win: Culture Matters

Most Excellent OA Journal
Runner Up: Cultural Analysis
Most Win: Anthopology Matters

Most Excellent Blog or Journal that does not end in “Matters” (The Category formerly known as Most Excellent Unclassifiable Digital Thingamajob)
Runner Up: Digital Anthropology
Most Win: Neuroanthropology

I was fortunate enough to accept the award on behalf of Culture Matters as a) I was in San Francisco, and b) outside the hotel, I ran into the organizers of the award on their way back from buying the prizes. Congratulations to all of the regular contributors, to Lisa, Jovan, Nursel, Pal, Joana, and Stephen. We’ll have to figure out where to put our can of Spam…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 24 November, 2008 9:41 pm

    Well, I am very happy about this. Really a major achievement, I think, for Macquarie anthropology, in just over a year! Congratulations!

  2. 25 November, 2008 12:25 pm

    Hooray for us, and very lucky we put “matters” in our title. Otherwise who knows what might’ve happened!

  3. 26 November, 2008 6:35 pm

    Congratulations! Wishing you all a super ’09.


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