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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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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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News and Events

News and Events

Uurga

Mongolia Return

Artist, Hermione Spriggs will speak about her current work from Mongolia, entitled: UURGA (irregular loop). More...

Published: Oct 20, 2014 3:15:45 PM

Horizons of History Poster

CIVILISATION & ITS CRITIQUES - Horizons of History: Framing Religion and Politics in India and Beyond

a workshop with Wendy Doniger on the politics of the longue durée and other temporal frames. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 3:03:15 PM

Social Origins of Language Cover

New Book Out in the Department

Edited by Dan Dor, Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-966533-4 More...

Published: Oct 10, 2014 10:58:54 AM

Framing cosmologies

Framing Cosmologies: The Anthropology of Worlds

NOW OUT: FRAMING COSMOLOGIES: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WORLDS, edited by Allen Abramson and Martin Holbraad.
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Published: Aug 18, 2014 12:20:25 PM

Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture to be held at Harrie Massie Lecture Theatre, UCL on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 6pm.
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Published: Aug 12, 2014 11:20:00 AM


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