Subjectivities and Bio-socialities of Illness & Health
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
Apply now for this new AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) studentships
covering the full costs of a degree programme in Anthropology leading to the
award of MPhil/PhD.
Department of Anthropology,
Intended Date: 17-18 June 2014
Convenors: Urmila Mohan and Jean-Pierre Warnier
It has been a hugely busy start to the academic year 2013/14 for staff and students alike. Our Anthrosociety has held a successful debate, hosting Dr Jo Cook and Dr Lucio Vinicius on the topic of Piece of Mind. Staff put the finishing touches on the Research Excellence Framework submission due this November and began to discuss the directions which research and teaching will take in the Department over the next seven years. With the arrivals of the new President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, and the new Dean of the Social and Historical Sciences (SHS), Professor Mary Fulbrook, the College is abuzz with debate about the vision for UCL reaching forward into the 2020s. More...
A meeting, convened by Ruth Mace, UCL Anthropology, to present and discuss work on a range of approaches to understanding proximate determinants and ultimate evolutionary causes human co-operation (broadly defined). Talks include empirical, experimental and theoretical work on topics ranging from parochial altruism, punishment, prosociality and kinship and its role in promoting human co-operation. Speakers include those working at UCL, visitors, and collaborators, from anthropology, biology, computer science and other disciplines. More...
Starts: Sep 17, 2013 10:00:00 AM
The Department of Anthropology at UCL invites you to a day of
exploring anthropology at UCL on Friday 13 September 2013.
Starts: Sep 13, 2013 9:30:00 AM
The workshop provides an arena for comparative discussion on the impact of socioeconomic crisis in southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain). Contributors will consider issues of historical consciousness, temporality, social movements, suffering and material poverty in the context of eurozone crisis and fiscal austerity. More...
Starts: Jun 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM