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Seminar: Circles and Strangers: the challenge of contextualising Chinese social media use

Tom McDonald, from the Global Social Media Impact Study discusses the findings of his research. More...

Published: Sep 22, 2015 3:08:10 AM

PTA 2015 - Lucio Vinicius

Provost’s Teaching Awards 2015

Congratulations to Dr Lucio Vinicius who has won this year's Provost's Teaching Awards. More...

Published: Jun 25, 2015 11:15:27 AM

Talk: Gender and Politics in the Middle-East

Elisabetta Costa from the Global Social Media Impact Study will present the results of her research on the impact of social media use in a guest lecture at the SOAS Summer School on "Gender and Politics in the Middle-East" that is being held at SOAS between 6 - 24 July 2015. More...

Published: Jun 24, 2015 4:50:22 PM

Current Issue

The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

The academic year 2014/15 has ended well for staff and students alike. It was certainly a very busy year during which two ERC-funded research groups commenced their preparatory research work in the department as part of a total number of 27 post-doctoral research staff. On the other hand, we were very sad to have to say goodbye to our esteemed colleague Dr Matthew Skinner, who joins his partner at the University of Kent, but have welcomed two new teaching staff,  Dr Kimberly Chong and Dr Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic, who both joined us for a period of three years. We were also successful in appointing two new permanent lecturers, Dr Emily Woodhouse to Human Ecology and Dr María Martinón-Torres to Paleoanthropology. To our delight, our other Teaching Fellows are staying with us for a further academic year. More...

Published: Jun 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day

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: Jun 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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: Jun 2, 2015 11:10:00 AM


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.

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.

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

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