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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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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 […]


News and Events

News and Events

Thomas Malaby

The Work of Games in the Age of Digital Production

The Centre for Digital Anthropology is proud to present a talk by Thomas Malaby, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Published: Oct 27, 2014 2:34:02 PM

Risk Wordle

Ordinary Extraordinary: The Anthropology of Risk, Limits and Exposure

6-7 November 2014
Department of Anthropology
University College London
14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW More...

Published: Oct 27, 2014 12:39:14 PM

Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

The event is oversubscribed. For those who haven't got the ticket, you can watch it live online at:

Published: Oct 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM


Mongolia Return

Artist, Hermione Spriggs will speak about her current work from Mongolia, entitled: UURGA (irregular loop). More...

Published: Oct 20, 2014 3:15:45 PM

Horizons of History Poster

CIVILISATION & ITS CRITIQUES - Horizons of History: Framing Religion and Politics in India and Beyond

a workshop with Wendy Doniger on the politics of the longue durée and other temporal frames. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 3:03:15 PM

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