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
Winter is drawing to a close, with spring offering fleeting glimpses of the bright blue skies it holds in store for us. The academic year 2015/16 is at its midpoint, and staff and students are now feeling settled into the year. Our new staff, Dr Emily Woodhouse in Human Ecology and Dr Maria Martinon-Torres in Paleoanthropology, have settled in well. Dr Martinon-Torres immediately set about to create a wonderful opportunity for our students to join a field-camp in Europe’s most important fossil excavation site in Atapuerca, Spain, as part of their coursework, and developments are underway to extend a special relation to paleoanthropological departments and associated field-sites in China. To our delight, our Teaching Fellows are staying with us for a further academic year to the end of 2016/17.
Publication date: 2 March 2016
Daniel Knight and Charles Stewart have edited a special issue of the journal History and Anthropology, with the title: Ethnographies of Austerity: Temporality, Crisis and Affect in Southern Europe. The entire issue IS AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY on open access at: www.tandfonline.com/toc/ghan20/27/1
Publication date: 18 January 2016
The forests of Central Africa could be home to up to 920,000 Pygmies, according to researchers from UCL, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Malaga, who have conducted the first measured estimate of the population and distribution of these indigenous groups.
Publication date: 15 January 2016
Dr Jerome Lewis will present at the Annual William Fagg Lecture to be held on Friday 18 December at the British Museum.
Publication date: 14 December 2015
Prof Christopher Pinney is to present at the Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series: Anthropology and Art History, on Tuesday 8th December 2015 at 5.30pm, in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art.
Publication date: 3 December 2015
The Department of Anthropology invites all prospective candidates for the BSc Anthropology/ BSc Anthropology with a Year Abroad degree to our Open Day on Wednesday 2 December 2015 at 1.00pm.
Publication date: 25 November 2015
The very first University College London MOOC (free on-line Open Access university
course) to be launched on the FutureLearn platform, has been created by The Department of Anthropology.
Publication date: 17 November 2015
Special seminar with Prof Alma Gottlieb & Prof Philip Graham, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Publication date: 13 November 2015
Dec 16, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 16, 2015 7:00:00 PM
by Volker Sommer (Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology)
Publication date: 1 November 2015
Congratulations to Dr María Martinón-Torres whose paper has just been published in the journal Nature.
Publication date: 15 October 2015
Workshop, 9th June 2015
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
Publication date: 2 June 2015
Cosmologies of destiny: One-day workshop on the ethnography of predestination, temporality & freedom
does it mean to live a life that has already been written? How does one
understand the past and prepare for the future when superior forces mingle with
human agency? Distinctly from notions of fortune and coincidence, ‘destiny’
evokes conceptions of human lives and futures that are pre-determined: be it by
high political powers, cosmic forces, or transcendental entities.
Publication date: 26 May 2015
Start: Jun 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM
In recent years there has been a lot of debate about subjectivities and mental health. The forming of the self through techniques has subsequently given new angles on research of the formation of selves through bodily and mental practices. Some of those studies, however, tend towards a hidden essentialism – body and mind as the instruments that are used to act upon an assumed self. On the other side of the spectrum, studies of subjectivity assume that the subject is ephemeral, immaterial, a thing of the law, language or the mind alone. If we do not challenge this assumption, we might easily fall into the trap Foucault cautioned against when he called the soul a prison of the body.
Publication date: 20 May 2015
May 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 29, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Please join us for a series of informal talks on current research by PhD students, Postdocs, Visitors and Material Culture Staff from the UCL Department.
Publication date: 18 May 2015
May 20, 2015 1:00:00 PM
End: May 20, 2015 5:30:00 PM
The successful candidate will be a promising ethnomusicologist familiar with methods in comparative ethnomusicology. The main focus of the post will be to make a comparison of the music and musicking practices of egalitarian hunter-gatherers societies from across the world, and publish the results. The primary research focus will be on hunter-gatherers in Africa and South-East Asia.
Publication date: 12 May 2015
This two-day international conference at UCL brings
together ethnographers who have worked with activists across several
continents, to explore the shape and significance of social movements today.
Publication date: 11 May 2015
Jun 4, 2015 9:30:00 AM
End: Jun 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM