New IBSc Film
Publication date: 17 May 2013
Hear more about past and present students' experience of the IBSc programme in medical anthropology, including the journalist Max Pemberton, in this new promotional film.
Eight Teaching Assistants Required
Publication date: 2 May 2013
Padma Shri Award
Publication date: 23 April 2013
Christopher Pinney, Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture at UCL has been awarded the Padma Shri on the occasion of Republic Day by the Government of India.
Max Planck Award
Publication date: 16 April 2013
Aragon, a first year PhD student in the department, has been awarded a 2-year
doctoral researcher position with stipend at the Max Planck Institute for the
study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. The award will help fund her PhD
research about Roma minority and their interactions with healthcare services in
Temporary Lectureship in Evolutionary Anthropology
Publication date: 10 April 2013
Original call for application available on the UCL Human Resources webpage.
The Big Ig Nobel UK Show - with Volker Sommer Performing
Publication date: 12 March 2013
Poster Competition Won by Anthropology Student Kathleen Bryson
Publication date: 1 March 2013
Mary Douglas Awards
Publication date: 5 February 2013
The Anthropology department is delighted to announce that it will be awarding a number of Mary Douglas Awards, collectively worth £32,000, to students applying for our Master’s programmes for entry in September 2013. These fee waivers, worth between £1000 -£ 4000 pounds depending on the programme, will be available across all eight of the masters programmes and will be awarded based on the merit of individual applications.
The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online
Publication date: 14 December 2012
The start of the academic year 2012/13 has been hugely positive for staff and students alike. We were joined by four new members of staff, all of them appointed to entirely new posts. This is the best indication that our Department is thriving, able to provide a hugely vibrant atmosphere that assures excellence in teaching and learning. Newly appointed in the second quarter of last academic year were also three members of the administrative team, enabling us to provide the very best service to our students and support to our staff.
Research in the Media: Anthropology of Food
Publication date: 14 September 2012
Continuing her work on the anthropology of food, Dr Kaori O’Connor appeared 11th September on the Great British Bake-Off programme, the popularity of which reveals a growing interest in baking by men, talking about American pies and food as identity. She will shortly be appearing on the Hairy Bikers series discussing eggs in traditional British cuisine, and in the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner series with Clarissa Dickson-Wright, speaking on the history and cultural significance of breakfast cereals.
UCL Anthropology Research in the Media: ‘Why, as people get richer, do they have fewer children?’
Publication date: 31 August 2012
carried out by Dr
David Lawson from UCL Anthropology in collaboration with Dr Anna
Goodman (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Professor Ilona
Koupil (Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm) has been reported in the
media, including articles in the Economist and New Scientist. Their research
published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological
current theories of why, as human populations get richer, do they start having
Call for Papers - Cancer Cultures
Publication date: 20 August 2012
Call for Submissions - Audible Observatories
Publication date: 28 June 2012
previewEthnographic Terminalia seeks submissions for Audible Observatories, an exhibition to be held in San Francisco in November 2012. Artist-researchers, collaborators, anthropologists and other scholars working in art are encouraged to submit their proposals prior to July 15, 2012.
Anthropology Students Won Campus MovieFest
Publication date: 26 June 2012
The Latest Issue of UCL Anthro News is available online
Publication date: 21 June 2012
The academic year 2011/12 has been hugely positive for staff and students alike. The year started with four new lecturers joining us and it has ended with a further four new staff appointments who will join us at the start of the new academic year. Three of these new appointments are entirely new posts, a fact that is the best indication that our Department is thriving, able to provide a hugely vibrant atmosphere that assures excellence in teaching and learning. Newly appointed were also three members of the administrative team, enabling us to provide the very best service to our students and support to our staff.
Publication date: 28 May 2012
Professor Volker Sommer of the Department of Anthropology has been awarded the North of England Zoological Society's highest honour, the Gold Medal, for outstanding lifetime achievement in the fields of natural science, conservation and the environment. Previous recipients have included Sir David Attenborough, Dame Jane Goodall and Dr Richard Leakey. The ceremony is to be held on 06 June at Chester Zoo.
Anthropology in London Day 2012
Publication date: 14 May 2012
INDIA: A VENERATION NATION?
Publication date: 23 April 2012
Departmental MRes Studentship
Publication date: 19 April 2012
What it means to be human
Publication date: 19 March 2012
Ruth Mace, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology in UCL Anthropology, took part in a panel discussion at The Royal Society on ‘What it means to be human’.
Ethnographic Object Analysis - Short Course
Publication date: 15 March 2012
Wednesday Afternoons (2pm-5pm), 2nd- 30th May, 2012.
you ever visit museums and feel that you lack the specialist knowledge, skills
and experience to critically analyse and evaluate ethnographic objects and
displays? This training course, run by the UCL Centre for Museums, Heritage and
Material Culture Studies, is designed to provide the skills necessary to do
Call for Papers: Anthropology in London Conference 2012
Publication date: 13 March 2012
Dr Kaori O'Connor Won Pasold Prize 2011
Publication date: 12 March 2012
Dr Kaori O'Connor, a Senior Research Fellow in UCL Anthropology, has been awarded the Pasold Prize 2011, for the best paper published in Textile History in 2011, for her paper entitled:
Research Associate in Anthropology
Publication date: 6 March 2012
There is a vacancy in the department for a Research Associate in Anthropology (Ref:1237707).
is a 6 month full time post-doctoral research position to work on the Wellcome
Trust funded project ‘Ancestry, Admixture and Breast Cancer in Brazil: an
ethnographic investigation of population genetics, disease risk and identity’.
Publication date: 19 February 2012
Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) Research Group - Launched at Citizen Cyber Science Summit 2012. UCL Anthropology’s collaboration with UCL Engineering officially launched at the Royal Geographic Society on February 16th. Watch talks from leading figures exploring the possibilities of citizen cyber science. The Launch is reported in Nature . Read about it on Andrea Wiggins blog. There a range of reports on talks at http://gridtalk-project.blogspot.com/