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Department of Social Anthropology

 
Read more at: Cambridge Social Anthropology remembers Sir John Rankin Goody

Cambridge Social Anthropology remembers Sir John Rankin Goody

The Division is sad to record the death on Thursday 16 July of Sir John Rankin Goody, a long-time member of the Department. Jack Goody taught Social Anthropology at Cambridge for thirty years, from 1954 until his retirement in 1984. In 1973 he was elected to succeed Meyer Fortes to the William Wyse Professorship. His many...


Read more at: Honorary Fellowship for Professor Maurice Bloch

Honorary Fellowship for Professor Maurice Bloch

The Division is delighted to learn that the distinguished anthropologist Maurice Bloch, who holds a PhD from Cambridge and was a Wyse Visiting Professor here earlier this year, has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the London School of Economics, where he taught for many years.


Read more at: Audrey Richards Prize Winner

Audrey Richards Prize Winner

We are pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Audrey Richards Prize, for the best performance in the Part I examination in Social Anthropology, is Thomas Bevan of Corpus Christi College.


Read more at: Sue Benson Prize for Best Part IIB Dissertation

Sue Benson Prize for Best Part IIB Dissertation

Winner: Camille Lardy (Sidney Sussex College) Every year, the division awards a prize of £200 to the most outstanding IIB dissertation. The prize is named in memory of Dr Sue Benson (1955-2005), an anthropologist who lectured, supervised and directed studies in Cambridge for 26 years and was an inspiration both personally...


Read more at: Senior Academic Promotions

Senior Academic Promotions

We are delighted that three members of the Division have been successful in the latest University Senior Promotions exercise. Our congratulations to: James Laidlaw and Susan Bayly who have received Professorships and to Anita Herle who has received a Readership. For full details see the Cambridge University Reporter


Read more at: Wyse Prize for Undergraduate Dissertation Research

Wyse Prize for Undergraduate Dissertation Research

Winner: Lily Rice (Girton College)
 The Division is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Wyse Undergraduate Prize for Dissertation Research. The prize goes to Lily Rice of Girton College for a project proposal entitled ‘Exploring the construction of humanism in Uganda’. Taking ‘humanism’ as the subject of...