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SCI | Extending the imagination

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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:

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Alternative Economies

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Cosmology, Religion, Ontology and Culture (CROC)

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Historical Consciousness

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Images of Democracy and Revolution

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Inner Worlds

News and Events

Thomas Malaby

The Work of Games in the Age of Digital Production

The Centre for Digital Anthropology is proud to present a talk by Thomas Malaby, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Published: Oct 27, 2014 2:34:02 PM

Risk Wordle

Ordinary Extraordinary: The Anthropology of Risk, Limits and Exposure

6-7 November 2014
Department of Anthropology
University College London
14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW More...

Published: Oct 27, 2014 12:39:14 PM

Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

The event is oversubscribed. For those who haven't got the ticket, you can watch it live online at: www.ucl.ac.uk/live.
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Published: Oct 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Uurga

Mongolia Return

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

Published: Oct 20, 2014 3:15:45 PM

Horizons of History Poster

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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