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:
Artist, Hermione Spriggs will speak about her current work from Mongolia, entitled: UURGA (irregular loop). More...
Published: Oct 20, 2014 3:15:45 PM
CIVILISATION & ITS CRITIQUES - Horizons of History: Framing Religion and Politics in India and Beyond
a workshop with Wendy Doniger on the politics of the longue durée and other temporal frames. More...
Published: Oct 17, 2014 3:03:15 PM
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Published: Aug 18, 2014 12:20:25 PM
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.
Published: Aug 12, 2014 11:20:00 AM
Header pictures by Wim Durang
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