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UCL Anthropology

"The most scientific of the humanities, the most humanistic of the sciences"

UCL Anthropology studies humanity in all its aspects: from our evolution as a species, to our relationship with the material world, and our vast variety of social practices and cultural forms.

Our department is one of only a few broad based anthropology departments in the UK comprised of four sub-sections including Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture and Medical Anthropology. Our teaching and research reflects the breadth and depth of this cross and interdisciplinary approach.

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Media Highlight

Watch Gabriella Coleman delivering the "Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery" talk at UCL.

Anthropology Blog

Summer exhibition on display – Making Religious Subjects: Charting bodily distance and proximity through materials of religious subjectivation

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:38:20 +0000

This exhibition on display in the Anthropology Galleries shines a light on the relationship between religious bodily practice and material culture in association with The Bodily and Material Culture of Religious Subjectivation conference (17-18 June 2014). The large showcase contains artefacts from the Ethnographic Collections, and aims to explore an understanding of religion based on […]

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News and Events

News and Events

Framing cosmologies

Framing Cosmologies: The Anthropology of Worlds

NOW OUT: FRAMING COSMOLOGIES: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WORLDS, edited by Allen Abramson and Martin Holbraad.
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Published: Aug 18, 2014 12:20:25 PM

Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture to be held at Harrie Massie Lecture Theatre, UCL on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 6pm.
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Published: Aug 12, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Current Issue

The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

The academic year 2013/14 has been hugely busy for staff and students alike. Staff put the finishing touches to the Research Excellence Framework submitted in November and began to discuss the directions which research and teaching will take in the Department over the next seven years.
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Published: Jun 19, 2014 4:12:31 PM

Risk, Embodiment and Health Technologies

Risk, Embodiment and Health Technologies

A One day workshop hosted by Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship RRG and the SMS network More...

Published: Jun 17, 2014 2:51:59 PM

Active Citizenship Panel Discussion

Active Citizenship Panel Discussion

Come and hear our guest speakers and join the discussion: What does it mean to be an active Global Citizen? What is activism? What are the challenges that global activism faces? More...

Published: Jun 3, 2014 2:05:05 PM


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