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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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Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries: An Evening on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Published: Mar 19, 2015 10:31:49 AM

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Inaugural Lecture - The Porous University: Creating Partnerships in a Global City

Professor Michael Stewart is to give an inaugural lecture at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 May 2015, at Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. More...

Published: Mar 13, 2015 1:11:28 PM

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Aesthetics and ethics: An enquiry into their relationship 

A one-day workshop organised by UCL Anthropology.
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Published: Mar 10, 2015 12:53:54 PM

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Culture Counts!

New developments in understanding how and why culture varies as much and as little as it does, how it achieves its effects on attitudes and decisions, and how to measure and model it. More...

Published: Mar 4, 2015 10:06:05 AM

Anthropology on the Move

Call for Papers - Anthropology in London Day 2015 Conference: Anthropology on the Move

This year’s Anthropology in London conference invites paper and panel proposals that explore movement in the broadest sense, including movement of objects, people, ideas, cultural practices, and narratives; the structures, discourses, and practices that aid or obstruct such movements; the movement of bodies in dance, ritual, and performance; and anthropological theory and practice ‘on the move’, in step with a changing world. Core themes include, but are not limited to:
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Published: Feb 25, 2015 1:19:19 PM

Media Highlight

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

Anthropology Blog

Sawdust and Threads

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:58:58 +0000

by Laurie Ingram, Material And Visual Culture, UCL “Sawdust and Threads is a residency and exhibitions programms that takes de-accessioned museum objects as its material. Artist Caroline Wright has undertaken residencies at three different museum collections and selected objects that have been de-accessioned. For Sawdust and Threads, Caroline has made detailed drawings of each of […]

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