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Anthropology in the Professional World Seminar Series

The seminars will be held on Wednesdays in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room from 6.00pm. All welcome.


Autumn 2019

20 November - Dawn Walter

Dawn Walter is a social anthropologist who set up her own research company, Mundy & Anson, in Bristol in 2017. She is also the Founder of the annual Anthropology + Technology Conference, which brings together social scientists and technologists working in industry and academia to collaborate across the disciplines.

[Cancelled] 27 November - Gregory Thompson
Theatre Director and Programme Leader, UCL MA Creative and Collaborative Enterprise

Gregory Thompson is an award winning theatre director creating productions that combine ensemble performances with innovative stagings and actor-audience relationships. He’s directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Young Vic amongst others in the UK and his own company AandBC has performed Shakespeare all over world. Recent work includes directing THE WINTER’S TALE in Urdu in Karachi, Pakistan and HAMLET in Nepali in Kathmandhu, Nepal.

At UCL Gregory applies the principle and practices of ensemble theatre together with social theory and Lean Startup to enable students to create innovative enterprises where the way they do things is as important as what they do. In this talk Gregory will talk about setting up the New MA in Creative and Collaborative Enterprise which is run in collaboration with the anthropology department, and will outline how social theory and ethnography can be valuable in the framing and making of new enterprises.