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Inaugural Lecture - The Porous University: Creating Partnerships in a Global City
Publication date: 13 March 2015
Aesthetics and ethics: An enquiry into their relationship
Publication date: 10 March 2015
Publication date: 4 March 2015
Call for Papers - Anthropology in London Day 2015 Conference: Anthropology on the Move
Publication date: 25 February 2015
This year’s Anthropology in London conference invites paper and panel proposals that explore movement in the broadest sense, including movement of objects, people, ideas, cultural practices, and narratives; the structures, discourses, and practices that aid or obstruct such movements; the movement of bodies in dance, ritual, and performance; and anthropological theory and practice ‘on the move’, in step with a changing world. Core themes include, but are not limited to:
MN Srinivas Lecture 2015 - Christopher Pinney: 'Destroying the Negatives: M.N. Srinivas, “India’s Villages”, and Photography'
Publication date: 24 February 2015
Mar 19, 2015 6:15:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2015 7:30:00 PM
Postgraduate Open Day
Publication date: 28 January 2015
Charlie, Secular Culture and Practical Wisdom
Publication date: 28 January 2015
According to many, the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo has been an aggression against the secular understood as the realm where freedom of speech is not limited by religious or ideological constraints. In painting this picture, commentators have evoked the Age of Reason. In a society based on the values of the Enlightenment, it has been argued, humor should be un-restrained. But, is this the case? Is the secular really a neutral sphere? And, should Voltairean reason be the only guideline for satire in the West? A dose of Anthropological sensibility can help us to contextualise and to answer these questions.
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.
How To Do the Ethnography of World-System Photography
Publication date: 26 November 2014
Nov 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 28, 2014 7:00:00 PM
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.
Special Preview screening and Q&A - On the bride’s side/Io sto con la sposa
Publication date: 5 November 2014
Start: Nov 19, 2014 6:30:00 PM
Special Preview Screening:
On the bride’s side/Io sto con la sposa
A film by
Gabriele Del Grande
Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry
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.
Publication date: 20 October 2014
Oct 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Oct 22, 2014 12:00:00 PM
CIVILISATION & ITS CRITIQUES - Horizons of History: Framing Religion and Politics in India and Beyond
Publication date: 17 October 2014
Nov 14, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Nov 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM
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.
Risk, Embodiment and Health Technologies
Publication date: 17 June 2014
Start: Jun 27, 2014 9:30:00 AM
A One day workshop hosted by Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship RRG and the SMS network
The Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship reading and research group utilizes theoretical and empirically informed discussions of ‘biosociality’ (Rabinow 1996, Rose and Novas 2001, Gibbon and Novas 2008, Nugyen 2007, Petryna 2002 ) as a starting point for critical engagement with questions around the global expansion of a range of medical technologies and questions of citizenship. We explore how, and to what extent, different technologies and forms of medical intervention become grafted onto, or informed by, articulations of citizenship and what the scope (and limits) are of these theoretical orientations for understandings the relationship between medical technology and identity in a variety of diverse cultural contexts.
Active Citizenship Panel Discussion
Publication date: 3 June 2014
Jun 5, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Jun 5, 2014 9:00:00 PM
The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious Subjectivation
Publication date: 23 May 2014
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