International conference on fieldworks of anthropology
Period of invitation: 4th May,2006 - 8th May,2006
Oxford Brooks University
I attended to the international conference entitled "Fieldwork:
Examining its practice among biological anthropologists and primatologists"
held at Department of Anthropology, Oxford Brooks University, on May 5 and
6. I presented a paper on "Ecological anthropology and primatology:
fieldwork practices and mutual benefits" and discussed on the
contributions of Japanese primatology and anthropology to social
anthropology. Western anthropologists showed great interests in
methodologies and concepts of Kinji Imanishi and junichiro Itani. Sixteen
papers were presented in this conference and diverse scopes and
methodologies were discussed in relation to anthropology. Recent changes
in education of fieldworks and future perspectives of biological
anthropology and primatology were also discussed in relation to increased
needs of conservation practices.