Empowering Society with GNH - Gross National Happiness in Practice
Publication date: 22 January 2015
Call For Papers. The War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements
Publication date: 21 January 2015
This conference will be held on the 4th and 5th of June 2015, in the Department of Anthropology at UCL.
H. G. Wells’ science-fiction classic, The War of the Worlds, a parable of nineteenth-century British imperialism, imagined southern England under deadly and devastating attack from Mars: a threat personified entirely by a technologically superior and brutal Martian ‘Other’. This two-day conference at UCL, The War of Worlds, drops the definite article to explore relations of domination and resistance in the twenty-first century. Today transnational corporate cartels have brought formerly imperial relations of domination ‘home’ to the West: as their sovereign populations are economically abandoned, digitally surveilled, and opposition suppressed through an increasingly militarized police. As a result we might begin to think globally about the way perceived threats to architectures of domination once personified by the ‘Other’, have turned to new threats posed by what Povinelli terms the ‘otherwise’: alternative ways of being alive in the same territories which propose that – in the words of the World Social Forum – ‘another world is possible’.
Inaugural Conference: Anthropological Visions of Sustainable Futures
Publication date: 16 January 2015
Two Lectureships Available in UCL Anthropology
Publication date: 9 January 2015
UCL Anthropology REF 2014
Publication date: 18 December 2014
We are proud to report that we entered 100% of eligible research staff in the Research Excellence Framework. We improved upon our excellent performance in RAE 2008 - the majority of research outputs were ranked in the top 4* and 3* categories. Overall, we are now the highest ranked London anthropology department. We achieved the second highest percentage of 4* quality of any Department in the country.
Where is the Field? Anthropology of the Past, Present and Future.
Publication date: 25 November 2014
Anthropology Alumni Meet and Greet
Publication date: 24 November 2014
The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online
Publication date: 21 November 2014
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
Publication date: 19 November 2014
Joint Departmental Seminars
Publication date: 6 November 2014
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
Publication date: 27 October 2014
Ordinary Extraordinary: The Anthropology of Risk, Limits and Exposure
Publication date: 27 October 2014
Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014
Publication date: 23 October 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.
New Book Out in the Department
Publication date: 10 October 2014
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
Publication date: 18 August 2014
NOW OUT: FRAMING COSMOLOGIES: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WORLDS,
edited by Allen Abramson and Martin Holbraad.
The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious Subjectivation
Publication date: 23 May 2014
Malinowski Memorial Lecture
Publication date: 13 May 2014
UCL Graduate Support Scheme Summer Workshop
Publication date: 8 May 2014
Basic Rights for Apes: Campaign to Change Germany's Constitution
Publication date: 7 May 2014
Postgraduate Open Day
Publication date: 6 May 2014
Michael Stewart at the UCL Festival of the Arts
Publication date: 28 April 2014
Six Postgraduate Teaching Assistants required: Monday June 2nd- Friday June 13th
Publication date: 23 April 2014
Anthropology in London Day 2014
Publication date: 8 April 2014
Publication date: 25 March 2014
Three Anthropology Research Students Win Graduate School Competitions
Publication date: 11 March 2014