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Read more at: Vietnamese State Honour Awarded to Professor Susan Bayly

Vietnamese State Honour Awarded to Professor Susan Bayly

Vietnamese State Honour Awarded to Professor Susan Bayly Professor Susan Bayly , Professor (Emerita) of Historical Anthropology, has been awarded a prestigious State Honour by the Government of Vietnam. The 'For the Cause of Culture’ medal has been awarded in recognition of Professor Bayly's services to leading Vietnamese...


Read more at: Applications Invited for Evans Fellowships

Applications Invited for Evans Fellowships

Evans Fellowships 2022 The Advisory Committee for the Evans Fund give notice that they intend to proceed to an election of an Evans Fellow or Fellows early in the Easter Term 2022 . A graduate of any university is eligible to apply, provided that they intend to engage in research in anthropology or archaeology in relation...


Read more at: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology (CEA) builds greater appeal

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology (CEA) builds greater appeal

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology ( CEA ) has had a highly successful fourth year. It has continued to publish peer-reviewed, open-access introductions to basic concepts of anthropology. All of its entries can be found here: www.anthroencyclopedia.com . Over the past year, CEA entries have attracted more than 174...


Read more at: New MPhil in Social Anthropological Research
MPhil Students

New MPhil in Social Anthropological Research

The new MPhil in Social Anthropological Research has got off to a strong start, with an inaugural batch of 11 students joining the Department in October. This 9-month degree has two key aims. First, it gives students with an Anthropology background the chance to develop their research specialisms with guidance from senior...


Read more at: Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the Ethnographic Method in Times of Crisis

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the Ethnographic Method in Times of Crisis

Crises beg(et) creativity. A readiness to navigate change and constraint undergirds the descriptive enterprise of anthropology — beginning, perhaps, with Malinowski’s ethnographic research on the Trobriand Islands during World War I, and characteristic of the discipline even now. Having conducted fieldwork during the COVID...


Read more at: Dr Iza Kavedžija - new Assistant Professor in social and medical anthropology

Dr Iza Kavedžija - new Assistant Professor in social and medical anthropology

This term, we welcome to the Department Dr Iza Kavedžija, a social and medical anthropologist specialising in Japan. Iza's primary research interests span health and wellbeing, ageing and the life course, and art and creativity. Dr Kavedžija’s research explores the lived experience of ageing in urban Japan, and the ways in...


Read more at: Dr Liana Chua joins the department as Assistant Professor in Malay World Studies

Dr Liana Chua joins the department as Assistant Professor in Malay World Studies

In September, Dr Liana Chua began her appointment as the first Tunku Abdul Rahman University Assistant Professor in Malay World Studies, an entirely new position that is fully funded by St Catharine’s College and based at the Department of Social Anthropology. Following her formal admission as a Fellow of St Catharine’s...


Read more at: Professor Yael Navaro - Reverberations Violence Across Time and Space
Reverberations publication

Professor Yael Navaro - Reverberations Violence Across Time and Space

Reverberations: Violence Across Time and Space Edited by Yael Navaro, Zerrin Özlem Biner, Alice von Bieberstein, and Seda Altugù An international conference was held in Istanbul, in March 2015, as a component of the project “Living with Remnants: Politics, Materiality and Subjectivity in the Aftermath of Past Atrocities in...


Read more at: Professor Sian Lazar appointed new Head of Department at Social Anthropology

Professor Sian Lazar appointed new Head of Department at Social Anthropology

The Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce that Professor Sian Lazar is the new Head of Department from 1st October 2021. 590x300-sian-hod.jpg Prof Lazar joined the Department in 2005. Her research focus is collective politics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and El Alto, Bolivia. Recently she has focussed...


Read more at: Department of Social Anthropology and St Catharine’s College announce the first University Lectureship in Malay World Studies

Department of Social Anthropology and St Catharine’s College announce the first University Lectureship in Malay World Studies

The Department of Social Anthropology and St Catharine’s College are pleased to announce the establishment of a University Lectureship in Malay World Studies. Dr Liana Chua has been appointed as the first Tunku Abdul Rahman University Lecturer in Malay World Studies, an entirely new position that is fully funded by St...