UCL Anthropology is delighted to announce the Mary Douglas Awards scheme - a series of partial fee waivers linked to our Masters programmes. Eight awards of £3,000 are available for the 17/18 academic year.
Publication date: 4 April 2017
Join Anthropology Department staff and students including Haidy Geismar, Kit Opie, Chris Pinney, Mike Rowlands and Michael Stewart for a discussion of how anthropology might illuminate our current predicament.
Publication date: 3 March 2017
Mar 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 15, 2017 7:00:00 PM
"Making Nature: How we see animals" – Wellcome Trust Exhibition with Marcus Coates and Volker Sommer
Kicking off a year-long exploration into our relationship with nature, this major exhibition examines what we think, feel and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us. It brings together over 100 fascinating objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography. Organised around four themes – ‘Ordering’, ‘Displaying’, ‘Observing’ and ‘Making’ – the event charts the changing fashions of museum displays, examines the search for an authentic encounter with nature, and looks at how humans have intentionally altered other organisms.
Publication date: 27 February 2017
Join this UCL Human Sciences Society event for an afternoon of talks on the long-going quest of unraveling consciousness from experts from multiple fields.
Publication date: 27 February 2017
Mar 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM
End: Mar 4, 2017 5:30:00 PM
Tuesday 13 June 2017, 9.30am-6pm
UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
Publication date: 15 February 2017
It is with great sorrow, that we post sad news about Thomas Quick, one of our outstanding former BSc Anthropology students, who has unexpectedly died of cancer – at the onset of a promising career and the young age of 29. His grief-stricken family kindly shared some memories about Thomas, from which we quote below. Myself and other colleagues at UCL who got to know Thomas as academics and administrators treasure the privilege and pleasure this has been. Our thoughts are with the loved ones he leaves behind. His fiancée Sarah and his family hope to acquire a piece of UK woodland that can be maintained in his memory, with an emphasis on careful stewardship to encourage biodiversity.
Publication date: 13 February 2017
How to think a world experienced as turmoil? And how far might that sense of turmoil - of a world apparently running away with itself - be conceived as an occasion for anthropological thinking to break with itself? We take the concept of rupture as the lens that brings into focus an urgent concern with radical change. Linking the possibility of a new departure with a deliberate break with existing orders, rupture thematises disavowal, negation and violence as constituents or moments that are immanent to the production of difference. It thus lends a harder edge to the talk of novelty, creativity and emergence with which anthropological and broader theoretical theorizing, reflecting global trends in social discourse, is currently awash. Counterpoising the dynamics of event, eruption, disruption, radical critique and brutal affirmation to the more organic language of potentiality, collaboration, resilience and transformation, our concern with rupture seeks to make a break for anthropology, and perhaps with it, too.
Publication date: 25 January 2017
Feb 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: Feb 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Publication date: 19 December 2016
Start: Dec 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM
We are pleased to announce that our departmental magazine Anthropolitan will be upgraded to Anthropolitan 2.0 in the coming weeks. This not only means that there will be an enhanced and comprehensive online presence of the magazine – on a central dedicated website as well as social media platforms – but also that students and staff in the department will have more opportunities to get involved in promoting UCL Anthropology, raising awareness of anthropology globally. We are currently looking for student volunteers to help facilitate this process. It requires passion, some reporting and story-telling skills, as well as basic digital competence to be an editor. And our editorial team will be rewarded for their work.
Publication date: 14 December 2016
The Department of Anthropology at UCL is seeking applications for an MPhil/PhD candidate fully funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust, to commence in the academic session 2017/18.
Publication date: 9 December 2016