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The Department holds a range of seminars in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room every week during term time. These seminars are open to all. See all seminars...

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Cosmologies of destiny: One-day workshop on the ethnography of predestination, temporality & freedom

What does it mean to live a life that has already been written? How does one understand the past and prepare for the future when superior forces mingle with human agency? Distinctly from notions of fortune and coincidence, ‘destiny’ evokes conceptions of human lives and futures that are pre-determined: be it by high political powers, cosmic forces, or transcendental entities.
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Published: May 26, 2015 2:47:56 PM

Subjectivity and Mental Health

The Subjectivity of the Body in Mental Health: An Anthropological Workshop

In recent years there has been a lot of debate about subjectivities and mental health. The forming of the self through techniques has subsequently given new angles on research of the formation of selves through bodily and mental practices. Some of those studies, however, tend towards a hidden essentialism – body and mind as the instruments that are used to act upon an assumed self. On the other side of the spectrum, studies of subjectivity assume that the subject is ephemeral, immaterial, a thing of the law, language or the mind alone. If we do not challenge this assumption, we might easily fall into the trap Foucault cautioned against when he called the soul a prison of the body. More...

Published: May 20, 2015 12:35:37 PM

Material Culture Research Day

Material Culture Research Day

Please join us for a series of informal talks on current research by PhD students, Postdocs, Visitors and Material Culture Staff from the UCL Department.
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Published: May 18, 2015 2:47:50 PM

Current Vacancies

Research Associate Vacancy

The successful candidate will be a promising ethnomusicologist familiar with methods in comparative ethnomusicology. The main focus of the post will be to make a comparison of the music and musicking practices of egalitarian hunter-gatherers societies from across the world, and publish the results. The primary research focus will be on hunter-gatherers in Africa and South-East Asia. More...

Published: May 12, 2015 3:23:22 PM

The War of the Worlds

The War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements

This two-day international conference at UCL brings together ethnographers who have worked with activists across several continents, to explore the shape and significance of social movements today.
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Published: May 11, 2015 10:07:03 AM

Body Plasticity

Call For Papers: Body Plasticity: Intrusions and Extrusions

A one-day Symposium on 10th July 2015 More...

Published: May 6, 2015 11:11:42 AM

LAD 2015

London Anthropology Day 2015

UCL is taking part in London Anthropology Day 2015 – a free university taster day for Year 12, 13 and FE students, teachers, careers advisors and parents. More...

Published: May 5, 2015 10:45:19 AM

Museums at the Crossroads

Dr Haidy Geismar will give a public lecture on 17th May at "Museums at the Crossroads: Local Encounters, Global Knowledge," a new international summer institute focused on museums and the changing world. More...

Published: May 1, 2015 3:01:43 PM

Emerging subjects workshop

Figuring out the Future Emerging subjects and the flux of the economic present

Workshop, 9th June 2015
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW More...

Published: Apr 30, 2015 12:55:12 PM

Panel: Virtual Fantasies

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


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