"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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People make sense of their lives through telling their own stories. These become an essential part of the work of the NGOs and artists as they collaborate with refugees and each other. More...
Published: May 16, 2016 12:41:43 PM
The 3rd Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture will be held on Wednesday 25 May at 6pm in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW, followed by a drinks reception. More...
Published: Apr 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Department of Anthropology is delighted to announce a fully funded
3.5 years (starting from 01 October 2016) collaborative doctoral studentship on Workplace Design in the Digital Age.
Published: Mar 31, 2016 2:08:49 PM
This summer, UCL will open its doors for the first International Summer School for Undergraduates (ISSU). This will provide undergraduate students from the UK and abroad with the opportunity to take credit bearing courses over the summer here at UCL. More...
Published: Mar 14, 2016 12:04:51 PM
The trailer introduces some of the topics you will explore in the free online course created by UCL Anthropology 'Why We Post: the Anthropology of Social Media'.
New Forms of Political Protests in Ulaanbaatar: Calling for Justice through Shoes
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:19:06 +0000
This post was written by Sh. Tuya, a researcher on the Emerging Subjects project. On April 7th, the Chinggis Khaan Square in front of the government palace was covered in shoes of all variety. Strikingly, the protest was a quiet space devoid of people themselves protesting. The protest was part of series of campaigns […]Read more...
SAWDUST & THREADS – Part 2
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:07:14 +0000
Written by Caroline Wright Sawdust & Threads is a residency and exhibition programme that takes de-accessioned and un-accessioned museum objects as its material. Artist Caroline Wright has undertaken residencies at three different museum collections and selected objects that have been de- or un-accessioned. Caroline has made detailed drawings of each of the objects that are […]Read more...
Performing sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:13:53 +0000
Agathe Faure MRes Social Anthropology University College London I conducted ethnographic fieldwork from May to July 2015 in villages of cacao farmers along the river of Alto Huayabamba, Peruvian Amazonia. Employed by an international company providing environmental services, I was to observe environmental programmes through their local implementation in the area. I quickly realised that … Continue reading Performing sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian AmazonRead more...
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