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ESRC MPhil/PhD Studentships 2012

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Deadline: 10th February 2012
Doctoral Training Centre (DTC): ESRC +3 Award
Number of ‘quota’ awards available: 2

Global Design Research: Local Fieldwork, Global Insights

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Start: Jan 18, 2012 6:00:00 PM
End: Jan 18, 2012 8:00:00 PM


The first talk of Anthropology in the Professional World seminar series will be given by Geke van Dijk, Baas Raijmakers from STBY in London and Josephine Wong and Daniel Szuc from Apogee in Hong Kong.

The Latest Issue of UCL Anthro News is available online

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The academic year 2011/12 has started well. We have four new lecturers starting across social anthropology, medical anthropology, material culture and biological anthropology and have been able to offer Cressida Jervis-Read a contract as Teaching Fellow, assisting social anthropology in the running of the Masters Programme. We have also been awarded two large research grants, both together bringing seven new postdoctoral research fellows and twelve PhD students to the Department over the next five years. The first grant was awarded under the Leverhulme call on resilience and is directed to research on Hunters and Gathers, while the second grant was awarded by the European Research Council for research on Social Networking.

Inaugural Lecture: Where have all the nomads gone?

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Start: Feb 7, 2012 6:30:00 PM

Inaugural Lecture Sara

Professor Sara Randall

It is assumed that the nomadic lifestyle long practised by many African pastoralists is disappearing following pressures to sedentarise in order to access services, livestock loss because of environmental crises and expansion of agricultural populations into former pasture lands. Few data are available on the actual evolution and dynamics of nomadic populations. Sara Randall examines various dimensions of the demographic invisibility of African nomadic populations, and highlights flaws in previous understandings of nomadic population dynamics, to show that understanding nomadic demography requires far more than demographic data.

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