GRAZIOSI, Paolo

GRAZIOSI, Paolo. Florence 2.11.1907 — Florence 1988. Italian Anthropologist and Archaeologist. Son of painter Giuseppe Gr. Studied from 1925 at Florence. From 1936 taught at Università di Firenze, then as Professore di paletnologia e di antropologia in 1944-77. In 1939-53 also taught at Pisa. Participated in excavations in Italy and…

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GOLDBERG (then H. Goldberg Skolnik), Helen

GOLDBERG (then H. Goldberg Skolnik), Helen. 15.3.1901 — 8.2.1995. U.S. Anthropologist. At Columbia University (1967). Married Morris Skolnik, one son Publications: With Joan P. Mencher: “Kinship and Marriage Regulations Among the Namboodiri Brahmans of Kerala”, Man N.S. 2, 1967, 87-106. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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GODDEN, Gertrude M.

GODDEN, Gertrude Mary. Surbiton, Surrey 17.7.1867 — Burgess Hill, Sussex 15.2.1947. British Anthropological Writer. Roman Catholic. She was an armchair anthropologist who never visited India. Publications: “Naga and Other Frontier Tribes of North-East India”, JRAnthrInst 26, 1897, 161-201 & 27, 1898, 2-51; articles in Folk-Lore. – Also wrote much on modern history and politics.…

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GILBERT, William Harlen, Jr.

GILBERT, William Harlen, Jr. 1904 — 1988. U.S. Anthropologist. Ph.D. 1935 Chicago (diss. on Cherokees). In 1936-37 taught Sociology at Auburn University. Later working in Library of Congress. Publications: Peoples of India. 4+86 p. 21 pl. Smithsonian Inst. ‘War Background Studies’ 18. 1944; Caste in India: A Bibliography. 1. 348 p. 1948.…

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GELL, Alfred

GELL, Alfred Antony Francis (born Antony Francis Gell). 12.6.1945 — 28.1.1997. British Social Anthropologist. Son of Professor Philip Gell, an Immunologist, and his wife Susan. Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge (M.Phil. under E. Leach) and London School of Economics (Ph.D. 1973 under R. Firth). Taught at University of Sussex, from 1974…

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FÜRER-HAIMENDORF, Elizabeth (Betty) von

FÜRER-HAIMENDORF, Elizabeth (Betty) von (née Barnardo). Darbhanga 1902 — Hyderabad 11.1.1987. British Anthropologist, wife of —> Chr. von Fürer-Haimendorf. Daughter of Colonel Frederick “Barnie” Barnardo, a physician, and his wife Violet. Originally a nurse, then close collaborator of her husband. Participated in fieldwork and was coauthor in many books. Married 1938, one son.…

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FIELD, Henry

FIELD, Henry. Chicago 15.12.1902 — Coral Gables, Florida 4.1.1986.U.S. Anthropologist. His parents divorced soon and his mother, Minna Field, married an Englishman. Educated at Sunningdale and Eton. Studies at Oxford: B.A. 1925, M.A. 1930, Ph.D. 1937. In 1926 returned to Chicago and worked in Field Museum as Assistant Curator of…

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EXEM, Albert van

EXEM, Albert van. 1918 — 1994. S.J. Father. Belgian Missionary and Anthropologist in India. From 1946 worked 17 years among Muṇḍas. Fluent in Muṇḍari. Publications: “Haram and Singbonga. The Concept of the Supreme Being According to Munda Mythology”, P. Ponette (ed.), The Munda World. Ranchi 1978, 81-115. – The Religious System…

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DROWER, Ethel Stefana

DROWER, Ethel Stefana (née E. St. Stevens). London 1.12.1879 — 27.1.1972.Lady. British Autodidact Oriental Scholar and Anthropologist in Iraq.  Daughter of a clergyman. Married 1911 with Sir Edwin Drower, who was judicial adviser in Iraq in 1921-46. They had one daughter. Drower’s main line of study was the Mandaean religion. The…

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CIPRIANI, Lidio

CIPRIANI, Lidio. Florence 17.3.1892 — Florence 8.10.1962. Italian Anthropologist. Son of Cesare C. Matriculated from Florence 1907. After army service 1915-19 studies of natural sciences at Florence. Ph.D. 1923 in Anthropology. Further studies in Paris and London. From 1926 Docente, then Professor of Anthropology at Florence. Cipriani was an old-fashioned…

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