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Mongolia Return

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Start: Oct 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Oct 22, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Uurga

Wednesday 22nd October, 11-12pm, staff common room

Artist, Hermione Spriggs will speak about her current work from Mongolia, entitled: UURGA (irregular loop).

CIVILISATION & ITS CRITIQUES - Horizons of History: Framing Religion and Politics in India and Beyond

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Start: Nov 14, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Nov 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Horizons of History Poster

a workshop with Wendy Doniger on the politics of the longue durée and other temporal frames.

UCL Friday November 14th 2014
Department of Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW
2 to 5pm, with a reception from 5 to 6pm

New Book Out in the Department

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Social Origins of Language

Edited by Dan Dor, Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-966533-4

Framing Cosmologies: The Anthropology of Worlds

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Framing cosmologies

NOW OUT: FRAMING COSMOLOGIES: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WORLDS, edited by Allen Abramson and Martin Holbraad.

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

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Mary Douglas

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture to be held at Harrie Massie Lecture Theatre, UCL on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 6pm.

The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

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Current Issue

The academic year 2013/14 has been hugely busy for staff and students alike. Staff put the finishing touches to the Research Excellence Framework submitted in November and began to discuss the directions which research and teaching will take in the Department over the next seven years.

Risk, Embodiment and Health Technologies

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Start: Jun 27, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Risk, Embodiment and Health Technologies

A One day workshop hosted by Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship RRG and the SMS network

The Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship reading and research group utilizes theoretical and empirically informed discussions of ‘biosociality’ (Rabinow 1996, Rose and Novas 2001, Gibbon and Novas 2008, Nugyen 2007, Petryna 2002 ) as a starting point for critical engagement with questions around the global expansion of a range of medical technologies and questions of citizenship. We explore how, and to what extent, different technologies and forms of medical intervention become grafted onto, or informed by, articulations of citizenship and what the scope (and limits) are of these theoretical orientations for understandings the relationship between medical technology and identity in a variety of diverse cultural contexts.

Active Citizenship Panel Discussion

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Start: Jun 5, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2014 9:00:00 PM

Active Citizenship Panel Discussion

Come and hear our guest speakers and join the discussion: What does it mean to be an active Global Citizen? What is activism? What are the challenges that global activism faces?

The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious Subjectivation

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Department of Anthropology, UCL
Date: 17-18 June 2014
Convenors: Urmila Mohan and Jean-Pierre Warnier

Special Film Showing and Discussionwith Filmmaker Zeynep Gürsel

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Start: May 28, 2014 6:30:00 PM

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Coffee Futures (Neyse Halim Çiksin Falim)

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 6:30pm
A.V. Hill Lecture Theatre, UCL (131 Medical Sciences)

Malinowski Memorial Lecture

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Malinowski Memorial Lecture


The podcast of the lecture is available now. Listen to the podcast.

Dr Rebecca Empson is to give the Malinowski Memorial Lecture this year at the London School of Economics on Thursday 22 May 2014, 6-7pm. Her lecture is entitled: An Economy of Temporary Possession.

UCL Graduate Support Scheme Summer Workshop

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Graduate Support Scheme Summer Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the UCL Graduate Support Scheme is offering 10 bursaries in Anthropology for the academic year 2014-15. Bursaries are available for the following masters programmes:

Basic Rights for Apes: Campaign to Change Germany's Constitution

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Bundestag

Volker Sommer, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at UCL, is one of the main activists behind the initiative to enlarge the "community of equals" and grant basic legal rights to our closest living relatives, bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.

Postgraduate Open Day

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Open Day

The Department of Anthropology invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 18th June (from 1.30pm onwards).

Michael Stewart at the UCL Festival of the Arts

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Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart (UCL Anthropology and Founding Director of Open City Docs Fest at UCL) will present After Winter Comes Spring (Winter Ade), a film by Helke Misselwitz as part of the UCL Festival of the Arts on 27 May.

Six Postgraduate Teaching Assistants required: Monday June 2nd- Friday June 13th

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Exhibition

Would you like to earn £700+ helping run the ‘People and the Sea’ Global Citizenship Programme, hosted by UCL Anthropology and running for its second year. For more information of the programme go to

Anthropology in London Day 2014

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Directions and Connections across Anthropology

Tuesday 24 June 2014, 9.30am-6pm, and evening reception
UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London

Postgraduate Mentors

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A maximum of 4 PhD student Mentors required for Graduate Support Scheme Mentor

(for the following programmes: MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development, MA Culture, Materials and Design, MSc Medical Anthropology, MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Three Anthropology Research Students Win Graduate School Competitions

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Gemma Price's Poster

Congratulations to Gemma Price, Kaya Uzel and Jesse Bia, who won the prizes of this year's Graduate School Competitions.

UCL Graduate Bursary Scheme

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Gratuates

UCL is one of the world’s leading universities with a tradition of accessibility which dates back to its beginning. It was founded in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. It was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men.

Art Book Prize

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Art in Oceania: A New History

A book co-authored by Professor Susanne Kuechler has won the prestigious Art Book Prize for 2013.

Art in Oceania: A New History was published by Thames & Hudson, and co­-authored by anthropologists, art historians and curators of both European and Pacific Islands descent. It covers Oceanic art, past and present, reimagined for the 21st century.

Wonderments of Cosmos Seminar Series

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Wonderments of Cosmos

Wonderments of Cosmos Seminar Series - 5-6.30pm on Tuesdays, for 4 weeks, starting 25th February 2014, at Malet Place Engineering Building (next to the Institute of Making), room 1.02. 

Whither Anthropology?

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Whither Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, UCL warmly invites you to join your fellow pre-field research students (MRes, MPhil) from UCL, Cambridge and LSE to present and discuss your current research projects.

São Paulo Advanced School on Biotechnologies, Biosocialities and the Governance of the Life Sciences

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August 11th – August 15th 2014 (Note date change)
State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Call for Participants: Brazilian and International Graduate, Post-Graduate and Post-Docs

PhD Studentships

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PhD Studentships

Start and End date: September 2014 to September 2018

The Department of Anthropology at UCL has secured funding for 2 PhD Positions for four years for an exciting new ERC-funded project entitled ‘Emerging Subjects of the New Economy: Tracing Economic Growth in Mongolia’.

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