UCL Anthropology


Material, Visual and Digital Culture Research Seminars

Mondays 5-6:30 pm

The seminars will be in a hybrid format, both in-person in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room (up to 30 people), and streamed online via Teams. This is because we very much want to return to in-person academic discussion, but the DFSR seminar room is limited to a maximum of 35 people this year. There may be some teething problems with the streaming, so we do apologise if this format causes any confusion or difficulties.

How to Join

We will circulate an email during the week before the seminar to all relevant people in the material, visual and digital culture section: PhDs, Masters students, and staff. If you wish to join the seminar in person, register on the Eventbrite link in the email. Numbers attending in-person will be unfortunately kept to a maximum of 30. Bring the eventbrite ticket with you when attending.

If you wish to join the seminar remotely, you will find it in the ‘Departmental Seminars’ channel of MS Teams (if you are not a UCL student/staff and would like to join as a guest, please email Anthropology Communications).

Autumn 2021

4 October Dr Natasha Schüll (NYU New York University)
Data-based Selves: An ethnographic vantage on the ethical possibilities of quantification

11 October Professor Tim Edensor (MMU Manchester Metropolitan University)
The Contested Meanings and Uses of a Scottish Medieval Cross.

18 October Dr Isabel Bredenbröker (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Plastics as matter of life and death: Attributing durability in Ghanaian Ewe funerary contexts. 

25 October Dr Rosalie Allain (UCL University College London & Oxford)
'Gold walks like a snake': Tracking technical analogies between hunting and mining in Cameroon.

1 November Dr Nayanika Mathur (South Asia Centre, University of Oxford)
Entrapment: new ways of seeing big cats in India.