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UCL Anthropology

"The most scientific of the humanities, the most humanistic of the sciences"

UCL Anthropology studies humanity in all its aspects: from our evolution as a species, to our relationship with the material world, and our vast variety of social practices and cultural forms.

Our department is one of only a few broad based anthropology departments in the UK comprised of four sub-sections including Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Material Culture and Medical Anthropology. Our teaching and research reflects the breadth and depth of this cross and interdisciplinary approach.

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Gross National Happiness

Empowering Society with GNH - Gross National Happiness in Practice

Join us for a special seminar by Dr Saamdu Chetri (Executive Director, Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan).
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Published: Jan 22, 2015 3:11:05 PM

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Call For Papers. The War of Worlds: Self and Society in Social Movements

This conference will be held on the 4th and 5th of June 2015, in the Department of Anthropology at UCL. More...

Published: Jan 21, 2015 3:02:17 PM

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Inaugural Conference: Anthropological Visions of Sustainable Futures

The inaugural CAOS (Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) conference will be held at UCL between 12th to14th February 2015. More...

Published: Jan 16, 2015 2:30:00 PM

Current Vacancies

Two Lectureships Available in UCL Anthropology

UCL Anthropology currently has two vacancies: Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Environmental Anthropology / Human Ecology, and Lecturer in Palaeoanthropology and Human Evolution. More...

Published: Jan 9, 2015 2:13:35 PM

REF 2014

UCL Anthropology REF 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. More...

Published: Dec 18, 2014 10:51:57 AM

Media Highlight

Watch Gabriella Coleman delivering the "Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery" talk at UCL.

Anthropology Blog

Mystery Military Slide Collection

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:03:03 +0000

by Jane Pettitt and Alicka Machurich, UCL Anthropology Hello, our names are Jane and Alicka. For the past few months, we have worked in the Ethnography Collection of UCL on lantern slides from the interwar period, produced circa 1924. We documented a box of 49 slides which we have been able to connect to the […]

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