LabUK | Ethnographies of Britain
A Word of Welcome:
The Laboratory for the Ethnography of the UK (LabUK) is a research platform for the study of contemporary British society and culture through an anthropological lens. Along with other post-industrial societies, Britain is an implicit reference point in much anthropological thinking, imagined primarily as an exemplar of ‘the West’. But what does Britain look like as a subject of ethnographic enquiry? And what value does its study add to anthropology and broader public debates about contemporary British society and culture and their future?
LabUK provides a home for versatile ethnographic research, exploring cultural, political, ethnic, medical, visual and material aspects of living in Britain. A hub of diverse intellectual and research activities and events, LabUK promotes empirically driven thinking, comparison, ethnographic reflexivity, and readiness to experiment with unconventional themes and creative interdisciplinary methodologies.
Combining the knowledge and skills of academic staff and research students at UCL and beyond our research clusters around five core themes:
|Everyday Citizens||Imagination, Body and Performance||Fashioning Material Britain||Organic and Built Landscape||Health care, living and dying||
Studio of Material Life
UCL is one of the world’s leading universities with a tradition of accessibility which dates back to its beginning. It was founded in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. It was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. More...
Published: Mar 3, 2014 2:24:17 PM
The Department of Anthropology invites all prospective candidates to the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 12th March (from 1.15pm onwards). More...
Published: Feb 26, 2014 1:35:00 PM
Dr Rebecca Empson is to give the Malinowski Memorial Lecture this year at the London School of Economics on Thursday 22 May 2014, 6-7pm. Her lecture is entitled: An Economy of Temporary Possession.
Published: Feb 25, 2014 1:22:18 PM
A book co-authored by Professor Susanne Kuechler has won the prestigious Art Book Prize for 2013. More...
Published: Feb 13, 2014 3:08:14 PM
Wonderments of Cosmos Seminar Series - 5-6.30pm on Tuesdays, for 4 weeks, starting 25th February 2014, at Malet Place Engineering Building (next to the Institute of Making), room 1.02. More...
Published: Feb 12, 2014 1:27:07 PM