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In the Media
A discussion on the pleasures of armchair anthropology and the suffering of travellers with
Published: Apr 25, 2013 12:19:38 PM
This workshop hopes to bring together a range of themes, including ideas of sameness and difference, temporality, comparison, and cosmology, drawing on philosophical and religious texts from Chinese, Japanese, and inner Asian traditions to inform anthropological perspectives. In particular, we are interested in discussing and exploring how and to what extent ideas from these traditions can help problematize ethnographic concerns with cross-cultural translation.
Published: Apr 24, 2013 10:25:05 AM
Published: Apr 23, 2013 1:56:15 PM
The Department of Anthropology invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 12th June (from 1.15pm onwards). More...
Published: Apr 19, 2013 10:31:09 AM
The workshop will address processes of transformation in the Inner Asian cultural region, and explore themes such as shamanic economies, political histories, and routes and frontiers.
Published: Mar 21, 2013 3:58:48 PM
Hear more about past and present students' experience of the IBSc programme in medical anthropology, including the journalist Max Pemberton, in this new promotional film. More...
Would you like to earn approximately £670 (possibly a little more) helping to run the ‘People and the Sea’ Global Citizenship Programme which is being piloted for the first time this year at the end of this term. More...
Aragon, a first year PhD student in the department, has been awarded a 2-year
doctoral researcher position with stipend at the Max Planck Institute for the
study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. The award will help fund her PhD
research about Roma minority and their interactions with healthcare services in