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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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Daniel Miller and Xinyuan Wang from the Global Social media Impact Study present a special panel at HowTheLightGets in festival on social media and fantasy. More...
Published: Apr 16, 2015 3:20:01 PM
What are the consequences of social media on education around the world? At what age do people feel it is acceptable for a child to start using social media? Is social media increasing or decreasing the quality of education? This workshop will discuss a variety of responses to these and other questions about social media and explore some general conclusions that derive from them. More...
Published: Apr 16, 2015 1:15:56 PM
This year's Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture will be held on 3 June in the Mary Olgilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's College at 6pm, followed by a drinks reception. More...
Published: Apr 14, 2015 3:28:49 PM
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: Apr 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM
In this talk, Nell Haynes describes her research on social media in Alto Hospicio, Chile. This research looks at the ways the normativities of daily life are at times reflected in, shifted by, and contradicted in online sociality. More...
Published: Apr 12, 2015 8:41:08 AM
Spectral Presences: Perceptions of the Future Mediated Through Imagined Structures
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:08:55 +0000
This post was written by Joseph Bristley, a UCL ESRC-funded anthropology PhD student affiliated to the Emerging Subjects project. He recently gave a paper on ‘Temporality and Nationalism in a Mongolian Desert Economy’ as part of the Third Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference. This two-day international conference was held between 16th and 17th April 2015 at […]Read more...
Sawdust and Threads
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:58:58 +0000
by Laurie Ingram, Material And Visual Culture, UCL “Sawdust and Threads is a residency and exhibitions programms that takes de-accessioned museum objects as its material. Artist Caroline Wright has undertaken residencies at three different museum collections and selected objects that have been de-accessioned. For Sawdust and Threads, Caroline has made detailed drawings of each of […]Read more...
Watch Gabriella Coleman delivering the "Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery" talk at UCL.
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