Open City Docs School is delighted to announce five scholarships (in the form of partial fee waivers) for places on any of the three pathways on MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film.
Publication date: 20 June 2017
The academic year 2016/17 is coming to an end, with staff and students now looking forward to researching, writing, travelling and relaxing over the summer, whilst our graduates move on to the next stage of their lives.It’s been a busy academic year. We have seen the culmination of some of our large ERC grants. For instance, Daniel Miller’s social networking project ‘Why We Post’ involved a team of nine anthropologists each conducting 15 month ethnographies on the use and consequences of social media in China, the Syrian-Turkish border, Brazil, Chile, Trinidad, South India, Italy and the UK. We have now seen the publication of the first eight of 11 volumes of research as free Open Access volumes by UCL Press (183,000 downloads), the launch of the Why We Post free e-learning course (on FutureLearn in eight languages), and the launch of the project website (www.ucl.ac.uk/why-we-post) with over 100 films in eight languages.
Publication date: 19 June 2017
Open City Docs School and UCL graduate announced as winner of One World Media Award for Best Student Film
Open City Docs School is delighted to announce 2016 MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film graduate Minmin Wu as the winner of this year’s Student Award at the One World Media Awards for her graduation film Waste. She was presented with the award by Ben Zand – head of the jury for the Student Award - at the awards ceremony celebrating journalistic excellence in international media coverage of the developing world for the 29th year. Wu is the second Open City Docs School MA graduate to receive the award after Fernando González Mitjans’ win for his graduation film Limpiadores in 2016.
Publication date: 12 June 2017
UCL Anthropology is delighted to announce the Mary Douglas Awards scheme - a series of partial fee waivers linked to our Masters programmes. Eight awards of £3,000 are available for the 17/18 academic year.
Publication date: 6 June 2017
Engaging Refugee Narratives explores how narratives by and about refugees and migrants are disseminated, how ideas become shared and meaningful to a larger group, how influence builds. The three sessions of this event focus on digital forms of communication and online archiving, graphic memoir and cartooning, varied forms of live performance of telling stories.
Publication date: 26 May 2017
Jun 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM
End: Jun 17, 2017 5:30:00 PM
The Master in Human Evolution and Behaviour at the UCL Department of Anthropology has run for two decades. Many of our graduates have since become leading academics in their own right. Below is a selection of career trajectories and current publications of some of our recent graduates – including a student blog that garnered 700.000 views... Prof Volker Sommer, Tutor, MSc HEB
Publication date: 23 May 2017
23 May 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gill Conquest on May 5, 2017.
Publication date: 16 May 2017
Join Anthropology Department staff and students including Haidy Geismar, Kit Opie, Chris Pinney, Mike Rowlands and Michael Stewart for a discussion of how anthropology might illuminate our current predicament.
Publication date: 3 March 2017
Mar 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 15, 2017 7:00:00 PM
"Making Nature: How we see animals" – Wellcome Trust Exhibition with Marcus Coates and Volker Sommer
Kicking off a year-long exploration into our relationship with nature, this major exhibition examines what we think, feel and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us. It brings together over 100 fascinating objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography. Organised around four themes – ‘Ordering’, ‘Displaying’, ‘Observing’ and ‘Making’ – the event charts the changing fashions of museum displays, examines the search for an authentic encounter with nature, and looks at how humans have intentionally altered other organisms.
Publication date: 27 February 2017
Join this UCL Human Sciences Society event for an afternoon of talks on the long-going quest of unraveling consciousness from experts from multiple fields.
Publication date: 27 February 2017
Mar 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM
End: Mar 4, 2017 5:30:00 PM
Tuesday 13 June 2017, 9.30am-6pm
UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
Publication date: 15 February 2017
It is with great sorrow, that we post sad news about Thomas Quick, one of our outstanding former BSc Anthropology students, who has unexpectedly died of cancer – at the onset of a promising career and the young age of 29. His grief-stricken family kindly shared some memories about Thomas, from which we quote below. Myself and other colleagues at UCL who got to know Thomas as academics and administrators treasure the privilege and pleasure this has been. Our thoughts are with the loved ones he leaves behind. His fiancée Sarah and his family hope to acquire a piece of UK woodland that can be maintained in his memory, with an emphasis on careful stewardship to encourage biodiversity.
Publication date: 13 February 2017
How to think a world experienced as turmoil? And how far might that sense of turmoil - of a world apparently running away with itself - be conceived as an occasion for anthropological thinking to break with itself? We take the concept of rupture as the lens that brings into focus an urgent concern with radical change. Linking the possibility of a new departure with a deliberate break with existing orders, rupture thematises disavowal, negation and violence as constituents or moments that are immanent to the production of difference. It thus lends a harder edge to the talk of novelty, creativity and emergence with which anthropological and broader theoretical theorizing, reflecting global trends in social discourse, is currently awash. Counterpoising the dynamics of event, eruption, disruption, radical critique and brutal affirmation to the more organic language of potentiality, collaboration, resilience and transformation, our concern with rupture seeks to make a break for anthropology, and perhaps with it, too.
Publication date: 25 January 2017
Feb 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: Feb 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Publication date: 19 December 2016
Start: Dec 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM
We are pleased to announce that our departmental magazine Anthropolitan will be upgraded to Anthropolitan 2.0 in the coming weeks. This not only means that there will be an enhanced and comprehensive online presence of the magazine – on a central dedicated website as well as social media platforms – but also that students and staff in the department will have more opportunities to get involved in promoting UCL Anthropology, raising awareness of anthropology globally. We are currently looking for student volunteers to help facilitate this process. It requires passion, some reporting and story-telling skills, as well as basic digital competence to be an editor. And our editorial team will be rewarded for their work.
Publication date: 14 December 2016
The Department of Anthropology at UCL is seeking applications for an MPhil/PhD candidate fully funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust, to commence in the academic session 2017/18.
Publication date: 9 December 2016
A UCL lecture will be live-streamed around the world next week on the Periscope platform, in the first partnership of its kind with a UK university.
Publication date: 21 October 2016
The Department of Anthropology at UCL is seeking 2 MPhil/PhD candidates to participate in an exciting ERC funded project “Citizens of Photography: The Camera and the Political Imagination” co-ordinated by Professor Christopher Pinney. Participants will be required to conduct fieldwork in one of the following locations: Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Nicaragua. “Citizens of Photography” is an empirical anthropological investigation of the relationship between photographic self-representation and different societies’ understanding of what is politically possible. Prolonged ethnographic fieldwork will study how local communities use photography to represent individuals, families, and other identities and explore whether this plays a role in the manner in which people articulate their political hopes and demands. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Christopher Pinney at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Publication date: 26 July 2016
The Department of Anthropology at UCL invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 15th June, 14 Taviton Street, London.
Publication date: 9 June 2016
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.
Publication date: 16 May 2016
Jun 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM
End: Jun 21, 2016 5:00:00 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.
Publication date: 28 April 2016
Publication date: 13 April 2016
Apr 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM
End: Apr 21, 2016 5:00:00 PM
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.
Publication date: 31 March 2016
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.
Publication date: 14 March 2016