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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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News and Events

Adrian Gerbrands Lecture

How To Do the Ethnography of World-System Photography

Professor Christopher Pinney is going to give the 4th Adrian Gerbrands Lecture on Friday 28th November 2014, at the National Museum of Ethnology, Steenstraat 1, 2300 AE Leiden. More...

Published: Nov 26, 2014 3:39:47 PM

Debate 2014

Where is the Field? Anthropology of the Past, Present and Future.

UCL AnthSoc proudly invites you to our fist departmental debate of the year.
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Published: Nov 25, 2014 3:18:41 PM

Anthro Alumni

Anthropology Alumni Meet and Greet

For how much longer will you be a student? How much thought have you put into what you wish to do once you graduate? If you know of your future vocation, have you identified the steps you need to take to achieve it? Would you benefit from hearing of the experiences of some of our past students? More...

Published: Nov 24, 2014 2:40:39 PM

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The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

The academic year 2014/15 has started well for staff and students alike. The department now hosts 27 postdoctoral research staff, the majority of whom are seated in a lovely room on the 5th floor of Wolfson House, joined by advanced doctoral students who have given up their desks in the department for our first year MPhil/PhD students. We were very sad to have to say goodbye to our esteemed lecturer Dr Matthew Skinner, who joins his partner at the University of Kent. Meanwhile we have welcomed two new teaching staff, Dr Kimberly Chong and Dr Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic, who both join us for a period of three years.
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Published: Nov 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

AAS prize

UCL Anthropology Postdoctorate Wins Australian Anthropology Article Prize

UCL Postdoctorate Dr Rebekah Plueckhahn has won the 2014 Article Prize given by the Australian Anthropology Society (AAS).
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Published: Nov 19, 2014 12:46:07 PM

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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