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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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Postgraduate Open Day

The Department of Anthropology at UCL invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 15th June, 14 Taviton Street, London. More...

Published: Jun 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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Engaging Refugee Narratives: Perspectives from Academia and the Arts

People make sense of their lives through telling their own stories. These become an essential part of the work of the NGOs and artists as they collaborate with refugees and each other. More...

Published: May 16, 2016 12:41:43 PM

Michael Thompson

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2016

The 3rd Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture will be held on Wednesday 25 May at 6pm in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW, followed by a drinks reception. More...

Published: Apr 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Everyday Politics and Social Media

Workshop: Everyday Politics and Social Media

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Published: Apr 13, 2016 12:23:33 PM

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship: Workplace Design in the Digital Age

The UCL Department of Anthropology is delighted to announce a fully funded 3.5 years (starting from 01 October 2016) collaborative doctoral studentship on Workplace Design in the Digital Age.
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Published: Mar 31, 2016 2:08:49 PM

Media Highlight

The trailer introduces some of the topics you will explore in the free online course created by UCL Anthropology 'Why We Post: the Anthropology of Social Media'.



Anthropology Blogs

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:20:23 +0000

Х. Батсуурь. Энэхүү нийтлэл Монголын нийгэм, эдийн засгийн өнөөгийн нөхцөл байдалыг 20-р зууны эхэн үеийн Чингийн сүүл болон хувьсгалт тэмцэл өрнөсөн цаг үетэй харьцуулан дүн шинжилгээ хийжээ. Доорх нийтлэлд онцлон авч үзсэнчилэн үндэсний эрх баригчидтай хамтарсан гадаадынханы эдийн засаг, улс төрийн нөлөө монголд хүчтэй болж тэдний үйл ажиллагаа өр, ядууралыг нэмэгдүүлж мөлжлөгийн тогтолцоог бий болгон […]

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SAWDUST & THREADS – Part 2

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:07:14 +0000

Written by Caroline Wright Sawdust & Threads is a residency and exhibition programme that takes de-accessioned and un-accessioned museum objects as its material. Artist Caroline Wright has undertaken residencies at three different museum collections and selected objects that have been de- or un-accessioned. Caroline has made detailed drawings of each of the objects that are […]

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Performing sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:13:53 +0000

Agathe Faure MRes Social Anthropology University College London I conducted ethnographic fieldwork from May to July 2015 in villages of cacao farmers along the river of Alto Huayabamba, Peruvian Amazonia. Employed by an international company providing environmental services, I was to observe environmental programmes through their local implementation in the area. I quickly realised that … Continue reading Performing sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon

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