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Read more at: University of Cambridge remains one of the best universities for studying anthropology in the world

University of Cambridge remains one of the best universities for studying anthropology in the world

Anthropology retains third place in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 . We are delighted to remain one of the best universities for the study of anthropology in the world, as ranked by leading higher education data specialist, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Anthropology at Cambridge was ranked third overall in...


Read more at: New CJA Special Issue – Number Politics After Datafication

New CJA Special Issue – Number Politics After Datafication

The latest Open Access issue of The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology has published! This special issue is entitled "Number Politics After Datafication." Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal. This issue is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro subscribe-to-open Collection! Editors: Liana...


Read more at: Berghahn Open Anthro collection now available

Berghahn Open Anthro collection now available

Cambridge University Libraries now makes available all the journals published by Berghahn in its “Open Anthro” collection. Cambridge anthropologists can now read double the journals formerly available and Cambridge now supports the conversion to full open access of articles published in these journals. Launched in 2020...


Read more at: AI and Scholarship: A Manifesto

AI and Scholarship: A Manifesto

AI and Scholarship: A Manifesto Dr Ella McPherson, Department of Sociology and Prof Matei Candea. Department of Social Anthropology have written a manifesto and principles to provide a framework that supports scholars and students in figuring out if, rather than how, generative AI contributes to their scholarship. Full...


Read more at: Showcase your Fieldwork Photographs

Showcase your Fieldwork Photographs

Postgraduates in Social Anthropology are invited to enter this year’s Postgraduate Photographic Celebration to have their work displayed in the Department and on the Department’s website and to have the chance to win a Heffers book voucher (First Prize £75, Second Prize £50 and Third Prize £25). Photos will be judged on...


Read more at: New Publication - Beyond Description

New Publication - Beyond Description

Beyond Description: Anthropologies of Explanation Editors: Paolo Heywood and Matei Candea Beyond Description brings anthropologists and other social scientists together to examine the problem of explanation. What is "an explanation?" What can it add? What makes it authoritative, clarifying, or misleading? Whom does it...


Read more at: The Sue Benson Prize 2023

The Sue Benson Prize 2023

The winner of the Sue Benson Prize for 2023 was Eleanor Burnett-Stuart (Christs College), for her dissertation Situating humans in the landscape in the Scottish rewilding movement . The two runners up were Inika Murkumbi with her dissertation Hearing and seeing things in urban, educated India and Cora Morris, whose...


Read more at: New Knowledge Exchange and Funding Facilitator
Anna Wood

New Knowledge Exchange and Funding Facilitator

Anna Wood has started working in the Department as Knowledge Exchange and Funding Facilitator . The aim of this new role is to support the research life and work in the Department in all things related to knowledge exchange, impact, public engagement, and funding. Here Anna introduces herself. I recently completed my PhD...


Read more at: Refiguring Conservation in/for ‘the Anthropocene’
GLO

Refiguring Conservation in/for ‘the Anthropocene’

Refiguring Conservation in/for ‘the Anthropocene’: the Global Lives of the Orangutan (GLO), a European Research Council-funded project led by Dr Liana Chua, has concluded after nearly six stimulating years (2018-23). GLO explored the social, political, aesthetic, and affective dimensions of orangutan conservation against...


Read more at: Professor Susan Bayly honoured

Professor Susan Bayly honoured

Professor Susan Bayly has been honoured with the publication of a collection of essays edited by former students and colleagues from the Department. Entitled An Anthropology of Intellectual Exchange: Interactions, Transactions and Ethics in Asia and Beyond , the book was developed to mark Professor Bayly’s retirement. As...