UCL Anthropology


Material, Visual and Digital Culture Research Seminars

Mondays 5-7 pm

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd floor, 14 Taviton St.

Spring 2019

14 January - Kate O’Riordan - University of Sussex
Algorithms and sexuality: revisiting the biodigital 

21 January - Hyphen-Labs - Carmen Aguilary Wedge and Ece Tankal
In Emergency Break Glass 

28 January - Victor Cova - Aarhus University
Changing houses: architectural transformations at the settler colonial frontier in the Ecuadorian Amazon

4 February - Elena Gonzalez-Polledo - Goldsmiths
Can digital health save democracy? Meeting the cosmopolitics of digital worlds

11 February - Reading Week

18 February - Lina Hakim - Kingston University
Gyroscopic Thinking: how playthings shape the thinking that they put into play

25 February - Pauline Destree - UCL
Softwares, scandals and the ‘small-small’ economy: the politics of electricity in Accra, Ghana

4 March - Ramon Amaro - Goldsmiths
Machine learning and the empirical reality of a racialised future

11 March - Kate O’Donnell - Trans Creative
Telling our own stories

Enquiries to Antonia Walford (antonia.walford@ucl.ac.uk) 

Autumn 2018

1 October Prof Chris Tilley, Ilaria Pulini and Rafael Schacter (UCL)
London's Urban Landscape

8 October Prof Wayne Modest, Tropen Museum and Vreije Universitat, Amsterdam
Pressing Matter: What do with with Ethnography Collections in Europe

15 October Prof Charlotte Townsend Gault, UBC emerita and UCL Honorary Professor
Failed social relations and the volatility of cultural techniques in British Columbia

22 October Prof Eleanor Conlin Casella, Adjunct Professor in Humanities, University of Tasmania
“Doing Trade": a Sexual Economy of Imperial Prisons in Nineteenth Century Australia

29 October Dr Rebecca Saunders, Digital Humanities, Kings College London
(Im)material Labour in Digital Pornography


Enquiries to Haidy Geismar (h.geismar@ucl.ac.uk)