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Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern DBE, FBA awarded an International Balzan Prize

last modified Nov 07, 2018 05:03 PM

Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern has been awarded one of this year's International Balzan Prizes, for her contribution to Social Anthropology.

Prof Strathern

The International Balzan Prize Foundation, based in Milan, awards four prizes annually, two in literature, moral sciences and the arts, and two in the physical, mathematical and natural sciences, and medicine. These prizes have been awarded since 2014, and this is the first awarded to an anthropologist.

The citation for Marilyn Strathern’s award reads, 'For the profoundly innovative character of her contributions to social and cultural anthropology, and especially for her critique of Western understandings of gender and equality, and her associated explorations of how familiar concepts work differently in different contexts’. 


The full citation may be read here: