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Department of Social Anthropology

 

Prof David Sneath on the BBC World Service: Consulting the Oracle

Prof David Sneath's fascinating research was explored recently in a BBC World Service radio programme entitled, Heart and Soul: Consulting the Oracle. Listen to the programme here

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Applications Open - The Crowther-Beynon Fund

The Crowther-Beynon Fund awards small grants annually for the development of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s collections. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2020. Please note that it is essential that potential applicants consult with curatorial staff at the Museum prior to submitting an application...

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Jessica Sainsbury Lectureship in Social Anthropology

Alumna’s passion for Amazonia inspires new lectureship Inspired by passionate teaching as an undergraduate at Cambridge and by her involvement with groups working to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, alumna Jessica Sainsbury has endowed a new lectureship in the Anthropology of Amazonia. Building on the legacy of...

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Dr Gilbert Lewis (1939 - 2020)

The Department is very sad to learn of the death, on 13th January 2020 at the age of 81, of our long-time and dearly remembered former colleague, Dr Gilbert Lewis. Gilbert was a pioneer in the development of medical anthropology as well as a distinguished ethnographer of Papua New Guinea and theorist of ritual and magic...

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Winners of first Max Cam grant announced

We are very happy to announce the winners of the first Max Cam seminar and mobility grants. For the seminar grants we gave out two awards of £2,500 this term. First, Liangliang Zhang and Ori Mautner are going to put together a workshop entitled ‘Self-Fashioning in Flux: The Entanglement of Interiorities with Political and...

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Everyday Justice

Everyday Justice clearly demonstrates the value of revitalizing the category of justice in ethnographic work by revealing how both justice and injustice are woven into everyday life in manifold and widely differing ways. The contributors account for this complexity across multiple particular social relations, places, and...

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Special Issue of Terrain

Special Issue of Terrain

What is censorship? How does it stand out amongst other ways of silencing oneself and others? And what light can anthropological comparison shed on this question? Matei Candea has edited a special issue of the open access journal Terrain on the anthropology of censorship . Contributors include department members Susan...

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Anthropology In Vietnam: An Exciting Development In Public Media Outreach

A remarkable public media project showcasing the work of young anthropologists in contemporary Vietnam has just celebrated its second anniversary of full-scale operation. The project, entitled ‘Anthropology for today's Vietnam: An online public communication initiative,’ is the brainchild of our former PhD student Dr. Lam...

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John Fahy: Becoming Vaishnava in an Ideal Vedic City

John Fahy: Becoming Vaishnava in an Ideal Vedic City Becoming Vaishnava in an Ideal Vedic City centers on a growing multinational community of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) devotees in Mayapur, West Bengal. While ISKCON’s history is often presented in terms of an Indian guru ‘transplanting’...

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Dr Baktygul Tulebaeva: Visiting Academic to the Department

Dr Baktygul Tulebaeva: Visiting Academic to the Department of Social Anthropology The Department is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr Baktygul Tulebaeva, a social anthropologist at the Goethe University Frankfurt, who is visiting until early December. Her recent post-doctoral project is on Sufism in India where she...

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