The latest issue of ANTHROPOLITAN is available online
19 June 2014
The academic year 2013/14 has been hugely busy for staff and students alike. Staff put the finishing touches to the Research Excellence Framework submitted in November and began to discuss the directions which research and teaching will take in the Department over the next seven years.
The Bodily AND Material Cultures of Religious
23 May 2014
Department of Anthropology,
Date: 17-18 June 2014
Convenors: Urmila Mohan and
Malinowski Memorial Lecture
13 May 2014
The podcast of the lecture is available now. Listen to the podcast.
Dr Rebecca Empson is to give the Malinowski Memorial Lecture this year at the London School of Economics on Thursday 22 May 2014, 6-7pm. Her lecture is entitled: An Economy of Temporary Possession.
UCL Graduate Support Scheme Summer Workshop
8 May 2014
We are pleased to announce that the UCL Graduate Support
Scheme is offering 10 bursaries in
Anthropology for the academic year 2014-15. Bursaries are available for the
following masters programmes:
Basic Rights for Apes: Campaign to Change Germany's
7 May 2014
Volker Sommer, Professor of Evolutionary
Anthropology at UCL, is one of the main activists behind the initiative to
enlarge the "community of equals" and grant basic legal rights to our
closest living relatives, bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.
Postgraduate Open Day
6 May 2014
The Department of Anthropology
invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday,
18th June (from 1.30pm onwards).
Michael Stewart at the UCL Festival of the Arts
28 April 2014
Michael Stewart (UCL Anthropology and Founding Director of Open City Docs Fest at UCL) will present After Winter Comes Spring (Winter Ade), a
film by Helke Misselwitz as part of the UCL Festival of
the Arts on 27 May.
Six Postgraduate Teaching Assistants required: Monday June 2nd- Friday June 13th
23 April 2014
you like to earn £700+ helping run
the ‘People and the Sea’ Global Citizenship Programme, hosted by UCL
Anthropology and running for its second year. For more information of the
programme go to
Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2014
14 April 2014
We are pleased to announce the first Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture to be held at UCL on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 6pm.
Anthropology in London Day 2014
8 April 2014
Directions and Connections across Anthropology
Tuesday 24 June 2014, 9.30am-6pm, and evening reception
UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London
25 March 2014
of 4 PhD student Mentors required for Graduate Support Scheme Mentor
(for the following programmes: MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development, MA Culture, Materials
and Design, MSc Medical Anthropology, MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology)
Three Anthropology Research Students Win Graduate School Competitions
11 March 2014
Congratulations to Gemma Price, Kaya Uzel and Jesse Bia, who won the prizes of this year's Graduate School Competitions.
UCL Graduate Bursary Scheme
3 March 2014
UCL is one of the world’s leading universities with a
tradition of accessibility which dates back to its beginning. It was founded in 1826 to open up education
in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. It was also the first university to welcome
female students on equal terms with men.
Art Book Prize
13 February 2014
A book co-authored by Professor Susanne Kuechler has won the prestigious Art
Book Prize for 2013.
Art in Oceania: A New History was published by Thames & Hudson, and co-authored by anthropologists, art historians and curators of
both European and Pacific Islands descent. It covers Oceanic art, past and present, reimagined for the 21st
Wonderments of Cosmos Seminar Series
12 February 2014
Wonderments of Cosmos Seminar
Series - 5-6.30pm on Tuesdays, for 4 weeks, starting 25th February
2014, at Malet Place Engineering Building (next to the Institute of Making),
11 February 2014
The Department of Anthropology, UCL warmly invites you to join your fellow pre-field research students (MRes, MPhil) from UCL, Cambridge and LSE to present and discuss your current research projects.
São Paulo Advanced School on Biotechnologies, Biosocialities and the
Governance of the Life Sciences
10 February 2014
August 11th – August 15th 2014 (Note date change)
State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Call for Participants: Brazilian and International Graduate, Post-Graduate and Post-Docs
7 February 2014
September 2014 to September 2018
Department of Anthropology at UCL has secured funding for 2 PhD Positions for four years for an exciting new ERC-funded
project entitled ‘Emerging Subjects of the New Economy: Tracing Economic Growth
Studio of Material Life
7 February 2014
Global Social Media Impact Study
5 February 2014
There has been considerable news recently regarding the
department’s ERC funded project The Global Social Media Impact Study
(www.gsmis.org) led by Daniel Miller and consisting of nine simultaneous
ethnographies scattered around the world - mainly our own post-doctoral and PhD
colleagues and students.
Wildlife Expedition to Nigeria's
"Mountain of Death"
30 January 2014
Sommer, scientific director of the Gashaka Biodiversity Project, will lead a two-week exploration of montane forests and river headwaters near West
Africa's highest peak, the Gangirwal or "Mountain of Death".
Topics in the Study of Gesture - Four seminars presented by Adam Kendon
24 January 2014
Anthropology / 14 Taviton St / WC1H 0BW
13 & 27
February, 6 & 13 March 2014 from 12.00 – 14.00
UCL Anthropology and DCAL Research Centre
Inaugural Lecture: For an Anthropology of History
16 January 2014
Charles Stewart is to give an inaugural lecture at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28 January 2014, at Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.
The Politics of Ontology
13 January 2014
The proceedings of the roundtable discussion on ‘The
Politics of Ontology’,
co-organised by Martin Holbraad at the recent annual meeting of the American
Anthropological Association (AAA) at Chicago, are now available at the on-line
forum on Theorizing the
Contemporary, which is run by the journal Cultural Anthropology.
LAHP AHRC Funding
13 December 2013
Apply now for this new AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) studentships
covering the full costs of a degree programme in Anthropology leading to the
award of MPhil/PhD.
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