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Department of Social Anthropology


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology (CEA), has been expanding with a steady increase in entries as well as the addition of a new teaching resource.  

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a major outreach initiative from the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and it recently published its 50th entry.   The 50th entry, on “Childhood”, was written by Catherine Allerton, from the London School of Economics.  You can find the entry here:

CEA also now features an open-access teaching and learning resource that can be used for preparing the International Baccalaureate (IB). The encyclopedia brings together comprehensive overviews of anthropological thought organised by topics. These topics provide opportunities to draw concepts and areas of inquiry into conversation with one another, as is encouraged by the IB syllabus guide. Each entry covers a topic and can help teachers in selecting further readings, or in identifying broader anthropological debates.

To access the teaching resource, follow:

And to browse CEA entries, follow here: