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This research platform reflects the broad scope of research, teaching, and learning in the department related to concepts of health, the body, illness and ‘well-being’ and with the way that a diverse range of healing practices, including biomedical knowledge or technologies, are diversely defined and constituted. Collectively this research is both concerned with the ways in which different ‘subjectivities’ are constituted by or caught up in different health practices and with the way that broader social and/or biological parameters must be addressed in examining, understanding and intervening on real world health problems . Comprising five subsections that bring together different expertise from across the department, the platform reflects key interdisciplinary aims and goals. These subsections include:

a. “Inner Worlds”: Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology
b. Personhood and the Body
c. Biosocial Perspectives, Biosociality and Genetics
d. Cultural Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice
e. Critical Medical Anthropology, Inequalities and Health Disparities

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“Inner Worlds”: Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology

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Personhood and the Body

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Biosocial Perspectives, Biosociality and Genetics

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Cultural Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice

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Critical Medical Anthropology, Inequalities and Health Disparities

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Culture Counts!

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. More...

Published: Mar 4, 2015 10:06:05 AM

Anthropology on the Move

Call for Papers - Anthropology in London Day 2015 Conference: 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:
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Published: Feb 25, 2015 1:19:19 PM

MN SRINIVAS MEMORIAL LECTURE-1

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

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Published: Feb 24, 2015 11:46:29 AM

Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day

The Department of Anthropology at UCL invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 11th March. More...

Published: Jan 28, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Huffington Post

Charlie, Secular Culture and Practical Wisdom

According to many, the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo has been an aggression against the secular understood as the realm where freedom of speech is not limited by religious or ideological constraints. In painting this picture, commentators have evoked the Age of Reason. In a society based on the values of the Enlightenment, it has been argued, humor should be un-restrained. But, is this the case? Is the secular really a neutral sphere? And, should Voltairean reason be the only guideline for satire in the West? A dose of Anthropological sensibility can help us to contextualise and to answer these questions. More...

Published: Jan 28, 2015 12:04:50 PM