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

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Start: Oct 20, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: Oct 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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

This event is part of the Departmental Luncheon Colloquium Series at the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong.

Provost’s Teaching Awards 2015

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PTA 2015 - Lucio Vinicius

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

Talk: Gender and Politics in the Middle-East

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Start: Jul 9, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: Jul 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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.

The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

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Current Issue

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.

Postgraduate Open Day

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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.

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

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Emerging subjects workshop

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

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

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Start: Jun 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM


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.

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

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Start: May 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 29, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Subjectivity and Mental Health

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.

Material Culture Research Day

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Start: May 20, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 20, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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.

Research Associate Vacancy

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Current Vacancies

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.

The War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements

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Start: Jun 4, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Jun 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

The War of the Worlds

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.

Call For Papers: Body Plasticity: Intrusions and Extrusions

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Body Plasticity

A one-day Symposium on 10th July 2015

London Anthropology Day 2015

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LAD 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.

Museums at the Crossroads

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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.

Panel: Virtual Fantasies

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Start: May 31, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: May 31, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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.

Workshop: Social media and education

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Start: May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 7, 2015 5:00:00 PM

What are the consequences of social media on education around the world? At what age do people feel it is acceptable for a child to start using social media? Is social media increasing or decreasing the quality of education? This workshop will discuss a variety of responses to these and other questions about social media and explore some general conclusions that derive from them.

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2015

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Mary Douglas

This year's Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture will be held on 3 June in the Mary Olgilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's College at 6pm, followed by a drinks reception.

Antropología Digital en Alto Hospicio [Digital Anthropology in Alto Hospicio, Chile]

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Start: May 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: May 7, 2015 7:00:00 PM

In this talk, Nell Haynes describes her research on social media in Alto Hospicio, Chile. This research looks at the ways the normativities of daily life are at times reflected in, shifted by, and contradicted in online sociality.

HowTheLightGetsIn 2015

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Daniel Miller will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May.

Panel: Global social media – 9 ethnographic studies

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Start: Jun 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Jun 15, 2015 6:00:00 PM

The Global Social Media Impact Study team present their research at the Anthropology in London conference.

Inaugural Lecture - The Porous University: Creating Partnerships in a Global City

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Main Quad Michael Stewart

Professor Michael Stewart is to give an inaugural lecture at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 May 2015, at Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

Aesthetics and ethics: An enquiry into their relationship 

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Marie Curie Actions

A one-day workshop organised by UCL Anthropology.

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015 (9:30am–4 pm)
: Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

Culture Counts!

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New developments in understanding how and why culture varies as much and as little as it does, how it achieves its effects on attitudes and decisions, and how to measure and model it.

Call for Papers - Anthropology in London Day 2015 Conference: Anthropology on the Move

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Anthropology on the Move

This year’s Anthropology in London conference invites paper and panel proposals that explore movement in the broadest sense, including movement of objects, people, ideas, cultural practices, and narratives; the structures, discourses, and practices that aid or obstruct such movements; the movement of bodies in dance, ritual, and performance; and anthropological theory and practice ‘on the move’, in step with a changing world. Core themes include, but are not limited to:

MN Srinivas Lecture 2015 - Christopher Pinney: 'Destroying the Negatives: M.N. Srinivas, “India’s Villages”, and Photography'

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Start: Mar 19, 2015 6:15:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2015 7:30:00 PM

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