I am an anthropologist interested in the history of anthropology from the point of view of anthropology itself. The vantage point is fieldwork as a set of science-oriented bodily practices displayed in situ. My current research focuses on the history of anthropological fieldwork in Middle America between 1940 and 1960. Anthropology alters what it touches (and viceversa). Just how this alteration occurs keeps me busy all the time. I happily teach these matters. I am also editor of a collection on the history of science both for the mere pleasure of it and for popularizing purposes.