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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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LAD 2015

London Anthropology Day 2015

UCL is taking part in London Anthropology Day 2015 – a free university taster day for Year 12, 13 and FE students, teachers, careers advisors and parents. More...

Published: May 5, 2015 10:45:19 AM

Museums at the Crossroads

Dr Haidy Geismar will give a public lecture on 17th May at "Museums at the Crossroads: Local Encounters, Global Knowledge," a new international summer institute focused on museums and the changing world. More...

Published: May 1, 2015 3:01:43 PM

Emerging subjects workshop

Figuring out the Future Emerging subjects and the flux of the economic present

Workshop, 9th June 2015
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW More...

Published: Apr 30, 2015 12:55:12 PM

Panel: Virtual Fantasies

Daniel Miller and Xinyuan Wang from the Global Social media Impact Study present a special panel at HowTheLightGets in festival on social media and fantasy. More...

Published: Apr 16, 2015 3:20:01 PM

Workshop: Social media and education

What are the consequences of social media on education around the world? At what age do people feel it is acceptable for a child to start using social media? Is social media increasing or decreasing the quality of education? This workshop will discuss a variety of responses to these and other questions about social media and explore some general conclusions that derive from them. More...

Published: Apr 16, 2015 1:15:56 PM

Anthropology Blogs

Spectral Presences: Perceptions of the Future Mediated Through Imagined Structures

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:08:55 +0000

This post was written by Joseph Bristley, a UCL ESRC-funded anthropology PhD student affiliated to the Emerging Subjects project.  He recently gave a paper on ‘Temporality and Nationalism in a Mongolian Desert Economy’ as part of the Third Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference.  This two-day international conference was held between 16th and 17th April 2015 at […]

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Sawdust and Threads

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:58:58 +0000

by Laurie Ingram, Material And Visual Culture, UCL “Sawdust and Threads is a residency and exhibitions programms that takes de-accessioned museum objects as its material. Artist Caroline Wright has undertaken residencies at three different museum collections and selected objects that have been de-accessioned. For Sawdust and Threads, Caroline has made detailed drawings of each of […]

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