SCI | Extending the imagination
A Word of Welcome:
UCL Anthropology’s research platform on Subjectivity and the Cultural Imagination (SCI) brings together anthropologists working on the role of the imagination in diverse social and cultural scales – from the intimate arenas of subjective experience to the most encompassing vistas of cosmological contemplation. Rooted in rigorous ethnographic research in settings across the globe, we explore comparatively the imaginative and intimate dimensions of history, politics, law, economy, religion, and cosmology. Using ethnographically-based insights we seek to refigure the ways in which we, as social scientists, imagine the social and cultural world, and ultimately to extend the anthropological imagination itself.
A hub for versatile anthropological research, activities and events, SCI promotes empirically driven thinking and a readiness to experiment with novel themes and contemporary theoretical frameworks. Our research activities range from informal, student-led reading groups and workshops to major internationally funded research programmes and networks. Combining the knowledge and skills of academic staff and research students at UCL and beyond, our research clusters around five core themes:
Congratulations to Gemma Price, Kaya Uzel and Jesse Bia, who won the prizes of this year's Graduate School Competitions. More...
Published: Mar 11, 2014 3:08:25 PM
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. More...
Published: Mar 3, 2014 2:24:17 PM
The Department of Anthropology invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 12th March (from 1.15pm onwards). More...
Published: Feb 26, 2014 1:35:00 PM
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.
Published: Feb 25, 2014 1:22:18 PM
A book co-authored by Professor Susanne Kuechler has won the prestigious Art Book Prize for 2013. More...
Published: Feb 13, 2014 3:08:14 PM
Header pictures by Wim Durang
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