"The most scientific of the humanities, the most humanistic of the sciences"
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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Published: Jun 25, 2015 11:15:27 AM
Elisabetta Costa from the Global Social Media Impact Study will present the results of her research on the impact of social media use in a guest lecture at the SOAS Summer School on "Gender and Politics in the Middle-East" that is being held at SOAS between 6 - 24 July 2015. More...
Published: Jun 24, 2015 4:50:22 PM
The academic year 2014/15 has ended well for staff and students alike. It was certainly a very busy year during which two ERC-funded research groups commenced their preparatory research work in the department as part of a total number of 27 post-doctoral research staff. On the other hand, we were very sad to have to say goodbye to our esteemed colleague Dr Matthew Skinner, who joins his partner at the University of Kent, but have welcomed two new teaching staff, Dr Kimberly Chong and Dr Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic, who both joined us for a period of three years. We were also successful in appointing two new permanent lecturers, Dr Emily Woodhouse to Human Ecology and Dr María Martinón-Torres to Paleoanthropology. To our delight, our other Teaching Fellows are staying with us for a further academic year. More...
Published: Jun 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM
The Department of Anthropology at UCL invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 24th June, 14 Taviton Street, London. More...
Published: Jun 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Workshop, 9th June 2015
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW More...
Published: Jun 2, 2015 11:10:00 AM
Johan Greve Petersen talks about his time as an Anthropology undergraduate student at UCL, and why he choose UCL Anthropology for his undergraduate study.
Mongolia’s ‘strategic mine’ and the conflict between civil society, national government, and foreign investors
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:46:44 +0000
This post by Bumochir Dulam looks at recent developments in mining, civil society protest (or ‘populist protest’ as it is sometimes called in Mongolia), and the blurring of private businesses, the government or state, forms of ownership and control in Mongolia. The State and the Mine The 19th May, 2015 was a historic day not only […]Read more...
Conversations on the conservation of cultural heritage
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:59:43 +0000
Alicia, a student in the UCL Institute of Archaeology Conservation Masters program has blogged here about the process of creating some conservation mounts for 22 objects in the ethnography collections:Read more...
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