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Where is the Field? Anthropology of the Past, Present and Future.

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Debate 2014

UCL AnthSoc proudly invites you to our fist departmental debate of the year.

Wednesday 26th November 4pm, Anthropology Common Room

Anthropology Alumni Meet and Greet

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Anthro Alumni

For how much longer will you be a student? How much thought have you put into what you wish to do once you graduate? If you know of your future vocation, have you identified the steps you need to take to achieve it? Would you benefit from hearing of the experiences of some of our past students?

The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online

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Current Issue

The academic year 2014/15 has started well for staff and students alike. The department now hosts 27 postdoctoral research staff, the majority of whom are seated in a lovely room on the 5th floor of Wolfson House, joined by advanced doctoral students who have given up their desks in the department for our first year MPhil/PhD students. We were very sad to have to say goodbye to our esteemed lecturer Dr Matthew Skinner, who joins his partner at the University of Kent. Meanwhile we have welcomed two new teaching staff, Dr Kimberly Chong and Dr Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic, who both join us for a period of three years.

UCL Anthropology Postdoctorate Wins Australian Anthropology Article Prize

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AAS prize

UCL Postdoctorate Dr Rebekah Plueckhahn has won the 2014 Article Prize given by the Australian Anthropology Society (AAS).

Joint Departmental Seminars

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Departmental Seminars

UCL Anthropology has launched a new joint Departmental Seminar Series this year.

Starting after the November reading week, three joint seminars have been scheduled on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, covering research topics from all four sub-sections including Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture and Medial Anthropology in the department. There will be live streaming in the student common room for each seminar.

The Work of Games in the Age of Digital Production

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Thomas Malaby

The Centre for Digital Anthropology is proud to present a talk by Thomas Malaby, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Ordinary Extraordinary: The Anthropology of Risk, Limits and Exposure

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Risk Wordle

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

Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014

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Mary Douglas

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

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.

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

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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Unicamp

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

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