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Read more at: In memory of James Woodburn (1934-2022)

In memory of James Woodburn (1934-2022)

The Department was sad to hear of the death of James Woodburn, one of the best-known anthropologists of hunter-gatherer and egalitarian societies. James Woodburn taught at the LSE for many years. He was an alumnus of Cambridge and a good friend to our Department. He started studying History at Christ's College, but then...


Read more at: Dr Timothy Cooper has been awarded the 2021-2022 Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion

Dr Timothy Cooper has been awarded the 2021-2022 Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion

Dr Timothy Cooper has been awarded the 2021-2022 Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion for his manuscript Public Demand: Film, Islam, and Atmosphere in a Pakistani Marketplace. The Claremont Prize is awarded by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University to support and promote cutting-...


Read more at: COLOUR: Art, Science & Power  
Colour Wheel at the Whipple Museum

COLOUR: Art, Science & Power  

COLOUR is an exciting new exhibition opening at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on 26 July 2022. Using an anthropological approach, the project integrates work across arts, humanities and sciences with collections-based research and consultation with specialists, Indigenous experts...


Read more at: The Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy, and Social Change
Max Cam Centre

The Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy, and Social Change

The Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy, and Social Change, which was officially launched in 2018 supporting a group of six postdoctoral projects under four co-directors, has been, and is expected to continue as, a driver for interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the anthropology of ethics and...


Read more at: Tribute to Mantas Kvedaravicius (1976-2022)

Tribute to Mantas Kvedaravicius (1976-2022)

We are enormously saddened to have received the news that Mantas Kvedaravicius, a former student of our Department (PhD in Social Anthropology, 2014), was killed by the Russian forces in Mariupol, Ukraine. Mantas was a brilliant anthropologist and uniquely talented ethnographic and documentary filmmaker, well-known through...


Read more at: Dr Natalia Buitron appointed Assistant Professor in the Anthropology of Amazonia
Dr Natalia Buitron

Dr Natalia Buitron appointed Assistant Professor in the Anthropology of Amazonia

The Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to welcome Dr Natalia Buitron to the Jessica Sainsbury Lectureship in the Anthropology of Amazonia, from January this year. Dr Natalia Buitron, a Fellow of Jesus College, specialises in political subjectivities, indigeneity, and development. She is the first to be...


Read more at: Postgraduate Photographic Competition 2022 Launched
Postgraduate Photographic Competition Winner

Postgraduate Photographic Competition 2022 Launched

Showcase your Fieldwork Photographs Postgraduates in Social Anthropology are invited to enter this year’s Postgraduate Photographic Competition 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...


Read more at: New Book - Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life by Professor Joel Robbins
Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

New Book - Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life by Professor Joel Robbins

Both sociocultural anthropology and theology have made fundamental contributions to our understanding of human experience and the place of humanity in the world. But can these two disciplines, despite the radical differences that separate them, work together to transform their thinking on these topics? This book argues...


Read more at: Cambridge comes top in world QS ranking for Anthropology

Cambridge comes top in world QS ranking for Anthropology

We are pleased that Cambridge has again been ranked the top anthropology department in the world in the influential rankings carried out annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS World University Rankings). https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2022/anthropology#top_menu


Read more at: Four Social Anthropology Students in the Gates Cambridge Class of 2022

Four Social Anthropology Students in the Gates Cambridge Class of 2022

The Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce that four Gates Cambridge Scholars will start postgraduate courses with us in Michaelmas 2022. Zoljargal Enkh-Amgalan (Mongolia) will be joining the MPhil in Social Anthropological Research course. Ila Ananya (India), Alaa Hajyahia (Israel, Palestine), and...