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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...


Read more at: The Department mourns the loss of Mantas Kvedaravicius

The Department mourns the loss of Mantas Kvedaravicius

We are devastated to receive the news that the visual anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius, a former PhD student of our Department, was killed by the Russian invading forces in Mariupol, Ukraine. We will be holding a memorial event in Cambridge (with hybrid online participation) to honour Mantas...


Read more at: Research Associate Dr Ori Mautner has been awarded the RAI's Curl Essay Prize

Research Associate Dr Ori Mautner has been awarded the RAI's Curl Essay Prize

The Department are delighted to announce that Dr Ori Mautner has been awarded the Royal Anthropological Institute's Curl Essay Prize 2021 for his essay The Self in Self-Formation: Embodiment, Religious Mediation, and the Subject’s Interrelated Parts among Orthodox-Jewish Meditators.


Read more at: New Book – Visions for Racial Equality by Professor Harri Englund

New Book – Visions for Racial Equality by Professor Harri Englund

Current campaigns for racial equality implore White people to learn from racialized others. Professor Harri Englund’s new book Visions for Racial Equality: David Clement Scott and the Struggle for Justice in Nineteenth-Century Malawi (Cambridge University Press) presents a little-known historical case of listening and...


Read more at: Cosmopolitical Ecologies Across Asia: Places and Practices of Power in Changing Environments edited by Riam Kuyakanon, Hildegard Diemberger and David Sneath
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Cosmopolitical Ecologies Across Asia: Places and Practices of Power in Changing Environments edited by Riam Kuyakanon, Hildegard Diemberger and David Sneath

MIASU is pleased to announce the publication of an edited volume co-ordinated from MIASU and edited by Riam Kuyakanon, Hildegard Diemberger and David Sneath – ‘Cosmopolitical Ecologies Across Asia: Places and Practices of Power in Changing Environments.' This book, published by Routledge, highlights the case for...


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...