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GU-Q ANTH-330: Indian Ocean Ethnography

Indian Ocean Ethnography

A Slave Ship on the Arabian Coast, 1873

A Slave Ship on the Arabian Coast, 1873

Photographer: The New York Public Library - Digital Collections
Source: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1873). Badane of the Arabian Coast. Retrieved from

Georgetown Commons Blog - Project

Final Exhibit Project (GU Commons Blog for ANTH-330)

Independent research project - your exhibit should reflect knowledge of relevant concepts and issues, in-depth understand and critical thinking, analysis of various sources, structure, clarity of language and attention to detail including references for all photos, videos, and essays used for annotations.

Commons Blog Project Workflow

Example of a Project Workflow for Commons Blog

Choosing a topic and conducting research

  1. Select a topic for your project and conduct background research on that topic
  2. Develop a thematic outline for your project. Outline the story you want to tell and think about what types of multimedia you will need to tell it.
  3. Conduct research on multimedia content for your topic - including the use of library resources
  4. Select your multimedia and save it for uploading to the Commons Blog later. (keep in mind things like image quality and resolution, etc.)
  5. Develop the metadata information for your selected multimedia content

Working with the Commons Blog (WordPress) software

  1. Find and add media content to the Media Library as part of your collection.
  2. Select the most relevant media content to use in your final project page.
  3. Construct your project page - adding section headings, text, media, captions, and source information to guide a viewer through page.