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Open Anthropology Cooperative (OAC) is a rapidly growing discussion forum and social network for anthropologists. Florian Mühlfried, who researched in Georgia on topics like the “supra” or on citizenship, founded the Group “Anthropology in/of the Caucasus” in AOC. Already about 35 members signed in the group. Researchers from Georgia and anthropologists working on Georgia seem to be in majority in this moment. But as AOC is expanding fast this may change in the future. One my ask why a sheep was chosen as symbol for this group (my first association was that this a group on the Anthropology of Ireland). This is one of the topics discussed in the forum.

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Look Back

Left to right: Natia Jalabadze, Ulrike Krasberg, Lia Melikishvili (Tbilisi, October 2004)

Left to right: Natia Jalabadze, Ulrike Krasberg, Lia Melikishvili (Tbilisi, October 2004)

Next week we (Elke and Stéphane) will be in Georgia. That remembers me of the beginnings of the project. In October 2004 I was for the first time in Tbilisi to discuss the first ideas of the research project with Lia Melikishvili and Natia Jalabadze. Natia is now a team member of our project. As already mentioned below, our projected written and re-written for four years and presented to different institutions before it was finally approved. Ulrike Krasberg (“Privatdozent” at the Philipps-University and editor of the online magazine Journal-Ethnologie) took part in the preparation trip in 2004.

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