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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

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

We are pleased to announce the first Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture to be held at UCL on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 6pm.
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Published: Apr 14, 2014 11:20:43 AM

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Anthropology in London Day 2014

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

Published: Apr 8, 2014 3:22:52 PM

Religious Subjectivation

The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious Subjectivation

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

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:05:00 PM

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Postgraduate Mentors

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

Published: Mar 25, 2014 4:27:45 PM

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Three Anthropology Research Students Win Graduate School Competitions

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





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