"The most scientific of the humanities, the most humanistic of the sciences"
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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Tom McDonald, from the Global Social Media Impact Study discusses the findings of his research. More...
Published: Sep 22, 2015 3:08:10 AM
Published: Jun 25, 2015 11:15:27 AM
Elisabetta Costa from the Global Social Media Impact Study will present the results of her research on the impact of social media use in a guest lecture at the SOAS Summer School on "Gender and Politics in the Middle-East" that is being held at SOAS between 6 - 24 July 2015. More...
Published: Jun 24, 2015 4:50:22 PM
The academic year 2014/15 has ended well for staff and students alike. It was certainly a very busy year during which two ERC-funded research groups commenced their preparatory research work in the department as part of a total number of 27 post-doctoral research staff. On the other hand, we were very sad to have to say goodbye to our esteemed colleague Dr Matthew Skinner, who joins his partner at the University of Kent, but have welcomed two new teaching staff, Dr Kimberly Chong and Dr Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic, who both joined us for a period of three years. We were also successful in appointing two new permanent lecturers, Dr Emily Woodhouse to Human Ecology and Dr María Martinón-Torres to Paleoanthropology. To our delight, our other Teaching Fellows are staying with us for a further academic year. More...
Published: Jun 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM
The Department of Anthropology at UCL invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 24th June, 14 Taviton Street, London. More...
Published: Jun 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Johan Greve Petersen talks about his time as an Anthropology undergraduate student at UCL, and why he choose UCL Anthropology for his undergraduate study.
Recent Event: Advisory Board Meets With Emerging Subjects Group
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:23:58 +0000
On Tuesday, 8th September, 2015, core members and co-researchers of the Emerging Subject Group met with our project’s Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is made up of Mongolian leaders from diverse sectors, including academic, business, media, social movement, NGO, government, legal, and policy communities. We presented our Emerging Subjects project and heard from the Advisory Board about their […]Read more...
Anthropolitan’s last issue highlights the lantern slides collection
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:38:20 +0000
Jane Pettitt, 1st Year BSc Anthropology, was part of the volunteers’team this year. She worked on the photo collection and then did some documentation research on objects. She wrote a paper in the Anthropolitan’s last issue. It is focused on what we call the “Military box”, 35 lantern slides (the lantern slides collection is made […]Read more...
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