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"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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UCL Anthropology creates first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

The very first University College London MOOC (free on-line Open Access university course) to be launched on the FutureLearn platform, has been created by The Department of Anthropology.

Published: Nov 17, 2015 11:06:23 AM

Parallel Worlds

Tasting Culture, Writing Rhythm, Dreaming Worlds: Where Anthropology and Literature Meet

Special seminar with Prof Alma Gottlieb & Prof Philip Graham, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign More...

Published: Nov 13, 2015 12:24:46 PM

British Museum William Fagg Lecture 2015

Jerome Lewis Presents William Fagg Lecture

Dr Jerome Lewis will present at the Annual William Fagg Lecture to be held on Friday 18 December at the British Museum.

Published: Nov 12, 2015 12:52:29 PM

Lecture: Social Scripts on Social Media: Studying the Performances of Normativity Online

Nell Haynes delivers a public lecture at the international conference Media, Culture and Change Across the Pacific: Perspectives from Oceania, Asia and the Americas. More...

Published: Nov 11, 2015 2:04:14 PM

Pigs Food washing

"Not eating like a pig". Research on boars washing their food makes headlines

by Volker Sommer (Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology) More...

Published: Nov 1, 2015 10:40:01 PM

Media Highlight

The trailer introduces some of the topics you will explore in the free online course created by UCL Anthropology 'Why We Post: the Anthropology of Social Media'.

Anthropology Blogs

Өөдрөг уурхайчид ба Гутранги улс төрчид: Улаанбаатарт болсон “Дисковэр Монголиа-2015” Чуулга уулзалтын талаарх тэмдэглэл

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:38:31 +0000

  Энэхүү нийтлэлийг Шинэ эдийн засагт үүсч буй субъектүүд төслийн судлаач, МУИС-ийн антропологийн докторант Ичинхорлоогийн Бямбабаатар бичив. Уул уурхайн салбар дахь хөрөнгө оруулагчдын “Дисковэр Монголиа-2015” олон улсын 13 дахь удаагийн чуулга уулзалт 9 сарын 3-4-нд Улаанбаатар хотноо зохион байгуулагдаж өнгөрлөө. Энэ арга хэмжээ “Популизмгүй уул уурхайн төлөө” уриан дор явагдсан ба чуулга уулзалтын үндсэн илтгэгчид […]


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 […]


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