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Read more at: SHARE Summer School 2021 - Open for applications

SHARE Summer School 2021 - Open for applications

SHARE is an online programme provided by the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge Open for applications now. Closing date: 31 May 2021 SHARE is a two-week, paid, summer research experience programme which aims to enhance diversity and inclusiveness within the social sciences at...


Read more at: The Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit at Thirty Five

The Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit at Thirty Five

Founded in 1986 by Caroline Humphrey and Urgunge Onon, the Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit is a centre within the Department of Social Anthropology which supports 250x250-carrie-humphrey.jpg interdisciplinary research and teaching relating to the great steppe region of Inner Asia, centred on Mongolia, including...


Read more at: Dr Joe Ellis appointed first Sigrid Rausing Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Joe Ellis appointed first Sigrid Rausing Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellow

As a result of a generous donation from the Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit and Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Joe Ellis as its first Sigrid Rausing Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellow. 250x250-2018-_j.ellis_.jpg As well as playing a full role...


Read more at: Update on ‘Mongolian Cosmopolitical Heritage' project

Update on ‘Mongolian Cosmopolitical Heritage' project

‘Mongolian Cosmopolitical Heritage: tracing divergent healing practices across the Mongolian-Chinese border’ is a 4-year research project led by Prof David Sneath and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council that began 1 March 2020. The project seeks to explore ethnographically the mechanisms linking health and...


Read more at: From perceptions of climate change to changed climates of perception

From perceptions of climate change to changed climates of perception

The four-year multidisciplinary ‘Himalayan Connections: Melting glaciers, sacred landscapes and mobile technologies in a changing climate’ (HimalConnect) project researches the environmental perceptions and management strategies of so-called ‘remote’ communities in Nepal and Bhutan, drawing on long-term, place-based...


Read more at: Three new Gates Cambridge Scholars to join the Department

Three new Gates Cambridge Scholars to join the Department

The Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce that three new Gates Cambridge Scholars will be joining the Department in Michaelmas 2021. Ila Ananya (India) and Adaiah Hudgins-Lopez (USA) will both be joining the MPhil in Social Anthropology course and João Kelmer (Brazil) will join the PhD in Social...


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/2021/anthropology


Read more at: The newly established Caroline Humphrey Chair in the Anthropology of Inner Asia has been awarded to Professor David Sneath

The newly established Caroline Humphrey Chair in the Anthropology of Inner Asia has been awarded to Professor David Sneath

The newly established Caroline Humphrey Chair in the Anthropology of Inner Asia has been awarded to Professor David Sneath. This recently endowed chair has been funded by a major donation by the Sigrid Rausing Trust, which has also funded the MIASU Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellowship and Doctoral Studentship in the Social...


Read more at: Applications invited for Evans Fellowships

Applications invited for Evans Fellowships

Evans Fellowships 2021 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 . A graduate of any university is eligible to apply, provided that they intend to engage in research in anthropology or archaeology in relation to...


Read more at: National Student Survey

National Student Survey

The National Student Survey 2021 is now open. It is your chance to give your feedback. If you are in your final year, you may be eligible for the NSS. Visit www.thestudentsurvey.com to find out. We welcome your input.