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SCI | Extending the imagination

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A Word of Welcome:

UCL Anthropology’s  research platform on Subjectivity and the Cultural Imagination (SCI) brings together anthropologists working on the role of the imagination in diverse social and cultural scales – from the intimate arenas of subjective experience to the most encompassing vistas of cosmological contemplation. Rooted in rigorous ethnographic research in settings across the globe, we explore comparatively the imaginative and intimate dimensions of history, politics, law, economy, religion, and cosmology. Using ethnographically-based insights we seek to refigure the ways in which we, as social scientists, imagine the social and cultural world, and ultimately to extend the anthropological imagination itself.

A hub for versatile anthropological research, activities and events, SCI promotes empirically driven thinking and a readiness to experiment with novel themes and contemporary theoretical frameworks. Our research activities range from informal, student-led reading groups and workshops to major internationally funded research programmes and networks. Combining the knowledge and skills of academic staff and research students at UCL and beyond, our research clusters around five core themes:

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Alternative Economies

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Cosmology, Religion, Ontology and Culture (CROC)

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Historical Consciousness

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Images of Democracy and Revolution

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Inner Worlds

News and Events

Debate 2014

Where is the Field? Anthropology of the Past, Present and Future.

UCL AnthSoc proudly invites you to our fist departmental debate of the year.
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Published: Nov 25, 2014 3:18:41 PM

Anthro Alumni

Anthropology Alumni Meet and Greet

For how much longer will you be a student? How much thought have you put into what you wish to do once you graduate? If you know of your future vocation, have you identified the steps you need to take to achieve it? Would you benefit from hearing of the experiences of some of our past students? More...

Published: Nov 24, 2014 2:40:39 PM

Current Issue

The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

The academic year 2014/15 has started well for staff and students alike. The department now hosts 27 postdoctoral research staff, the majority of whom are seated in a lovely room on the 5th floor of Wolfson House, joined by advanced doctoral students who have given up their desks in the department for our first year MPhil/PhD students. We were very sad to have to say goodbye to our esteemed lecturer Dr Matthew Skinner, who joins his partner at the University of Kent. Meanwhile we have welcomed two new teaching staff, Dr Kimberly Chong and Dr Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic, who both join us for a period of three years.
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Published: Nov 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

AAS prize

UCL Anthropology Postdoctorate Wins Australian Anthropology Article Prize

UCL Postdoctorate Dr Rebekah Plueckhahn has won the 2014 Article Prize given by the Australian Anthropology Society (AAS).
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Published: Nov 19, 2014 12:46:07 PM

Departmental Seminars

Joint Departmental Seminars

UCL Anthropology has launched a new joint Departmental Seminar Series this year. More...

Published: Nov 6, 2014 9:42:46 AM





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