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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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UCL Anthropology seeks invites applications for an Associate Professor in Ethnographic Film Practice and Visual Anthropology and a Lecturer in Digital Anthropology. Please follow the links for further details and an online application form.
Published: Feb 14, 2018 3:42:29 PM
Liz Orton, visual artist, Digital Insides and London College of Communication
Dr Aaron Parkhurst, Department of Anthropology, UCL
Dr Timothy Carroll, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology, UCL
Professor Steve Halligan, Director of the Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL
Published: Feb 9, 2018 10:33:38 AM
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, on Wednesday 23 May at 6pm in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.
Published: Jan 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM
Sunday, 18 February 2018
Carolina Schneider Comandulli Extreme Citizen Science Research Group University College London The Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability has been supporting the project “Environmental and Territorial Management in Indigenous Lands of the Guarani People in South and Southeast Brazil”, since the beginning of 2016. Financed by the Newton Fund – British Council, the project … Continue reading CAOS SUPPORTS ACTIVITIES IN BRAZILIAN INDIGENOUS LANDS
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Full moon, Ethiopia, 2017. Credit: A.Nalan Azak The sea, there is no joy even in the waters, Rows of waves are beating the edges of my heart. Moss-grown memories, The past is always a pink shaded mirage. Every one of our palms holds a pinch of hope, Blurring our eyes to adversities when scattered by… Continue reading Fragment of Mourning / Bâb-ı Hüzün
Monday, 15 January 2018
Dr. Marissa Smith, a visiting scholar at UCL working with the Emerging Subjects group, will be leading a new reading group during the winter term, ‘Making Markets’. If you would like to join, please contact Marissa at: email@example.com. Place: Staff Common Room, Department of Anthropology, UCL Time: Fridays, 11 to 1 PM (starting 1/19) (readings […]
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
by Chiara Carboni “I had no idea people were still talking about this. They have even reopened the beach!” Ernesto (the name is fictitious) is probably in his late 70s, but may be much younger: his skin, shrivelled and darkened by Sardinia’s sun, makes it tricky to tell his age. We are in Porto Corallo, one...
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
What stories lie inside collections? How can we connect historical artefacts to our everyday lives? Can heritage be an object? The UCL Young Curators project brings a group of GCSE students from a local secondary school, Maria Fidelis, to work with the Ethnography Collections and learn a little about what anthropologists do. Housed in the […]
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gill Conquest on May 5, 2017.
Gill was an exceptional student and an exceptional person. Her interests were broad-ranging, extending well beyond the academic through performances of traditional stories and pantomimes, to writing plays and science fiction, sailing and playing games, and to music and dancing, all alongside her passionate commitment to developing the interfaces of technology and citizenship to support cultural and ecological diversity. She brought a sense of wonder and fun to all of her activities, embracing new experiences and opportunities at every chance with good humour and enthusiasm.
Gill joined the anthropology department as a Masters student in Anthropology, Environment and Development in 2011. Her masters’ dissertation examined the potential of new technologies to support environmental justice movements lead by indigenous peoples.…