The Hearth isn't just flickering - the fire is out. As much as it pains me, I have to admit that I just don't have the time to run the Hearth, and it is time to pass the flint and tinder to someone else. 

What Would You Have to Do?
  • Serve as administrator for the carnival, which means soliciting hosts, promoting the carnival, and maintaining the Weebly site.
  • Manage the FSH email account.
  • Manage the FSH Twitter account.

We've already made some great strides in moving the Carnival to a blog with a feed and reconfiguring the posting schedule. But we need someone to take up the day-to-day administrative duties. If you're interested, please send an email to comments [at] and answer the following questions:
  1. Why would you want to administer the Hearth?
  2. What function do you think the Hearth serves to the anthropology community (if any)?
  3. What is one idea you have for making the Hearth more appealing to participants?

Please submit applications by January 31, 2012.

Unfortunately, the Hearth has gone out. But perhaps there is still a chance to rekindle the fire. I'd like to rally the community to see if we can relaunch Four Stone Hearth, but it will be necessary to institute some changes -- not many, but hopefully enough to breathe some life into this venture:
  • Monthly schedule: Like many of the other blog carnivals, Four Stone Hearth will now be a monthly feature instead of a bi-weekly entity.
  • will serve as the hub for discussion: CFPs will be announced here and we will link back to the host with a teaser.
  • The RSS feed will let you easily subscribe to this page so that you can be remotely notified of upcoming carnivals.
  • Readers can also follow FSH on Twitter @FourStoneHearth.
I propose we plan to re-launch the blog carnival on Oct 1. Any volunteers for the spot? Or the ones beyond it?

I'd also like to consider rebranding, which means a new banner. If someone would like to offer their services, please contact us.



And We Are Live!


Welcome to the new home of the Four Stone Hearth!

As the web hosting for the existing site was set to expire, it seemed like the right time to move the carnival to a blog setting, where we'll be able to easily implement some of the features you requested in our call for suggestions, such as an RSS Feed.

Afarensis and Krystal D'Costa will be co-administrating the carnival going forward. Please bear with us while we get the house in order, but feel free to make yourself at home. We'd love to hear your suggestions as well.