Welcome to the virtual
site of the international academic program Teaching
Anthropology: Means and Meanings. This is a three-year
project which started in September 2003 and aims to
facilitate the development of social and cultural anthropology
as academic disciplines in the post-socialist region.
Throughout the year, young
scholars of anthropology and related disciplines collaborate
with more experienced academics from both Western and
East-European universities in order to improve their
teaching and research. Program participants meet at
annual summer sessions and organize teaching workshops,
visiting lectures, and research-exercises with their
students during the academic year.
The expected outcomes
of the project consist of the renewal of syllabi for
anthropology courses, a more effective involvement of
students in research activities, a better monitoring
of currently published studies in the region, and laying
the basis for programs of visiting-lecture and student
exchange among the participating faculties.
The program is organized
by the Research Centre on Interethnic Relations and
the Sociology Department of the "Babes-Bolyai" University
Cluj-Napoca within the framework of the Regional seminars
for Excellence in Teaching initiated and financed by
the Open Society Institute Budapest.