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Read more at: Introducing the MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society

Introducing the MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society

Applications are now open for the new MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society. The new MPhil is jointly run by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Social Anthropology and Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. The course offers a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to teaching...


Read more at: Dr Andrew Sanchez: Criminal Capital
Dr Andrew Sanchez: Criminal Capital

Dr Andrew Sanchez: Criminal Capital

Criminal Capital: Violence, corruption and class in industrial India Dr Andrew Sanchez Criminal Capital explores the relationship between neoliberalism, criminality and the reshaping of class in modern India. It discusses how the political vocabularies of urban industrial workers reflect the processes by which power is...


Read more at: Postgraduate Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day

The University of Cambridge is hosting its first Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2 November 2016. Attending the open day is an excellent way to explore the graduate courses and opportunities available at the University of Cambridge. Throughout the day there will be a variety of subject presentations, sample lectures and...


Read more at: Dr Christos Lynteris: Ethnographic Plague
Dr Christos Lynteris: Ethnographic Plague

Dr Christos Lynteris: Ethnographic Plague

Ethnographic Plague: Configuring Disease on the Chinese-Russian Frontier Dr Christos Lynteris Challenging the concept that since the discovery of the plague bacillus in 1894 the study of the disease was dominated by bacteriology, Ethnographic Plague argues for the role of ethnography as a vital contributor to the...


Read more at: Dr Nayanika Mathur: Drowning in a paper sea

Dr Nayanika Mathur: Drowning in a paper sea

Drowning in a paper sea: India’s welfare efforts failed by its peculiar bureaucracy India’s sophisticated laws and progressive policies fail with startling regularity. A new study locates a possible reason as to why in the convoluted bureaucratic system of the Indian state and its obsession with paper. One of the world’s...


Read more at: Dr Felix Stein wins the LSE Monographs Bloomsbury First Book Competition

Dr Felix Stein wins the LSE Monographs Bloomsbury First Book Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2016 LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology/Bloomsbury First Book Competition was won by Dr Felix Stein of the Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. Felix is one of three winners of this competition, which supports early career anthropologists who are raising innovative...


Read more at: Sue Benson Prize for Best Part IIB Dissertation 2016

Sue Benson Prize for Best Part IIB Dissertation 2016

Winner: Theodore Park (King’s 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 and...


Read more at: Professor James Laidlaw appointed as William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology

Professor James Laidlaw appointed as William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology

The Division of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce the election of the eighth William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, to succeed Professor Henrietta Moore, who was preceded in turn by Professors Marilyn Strathern, Ernest Gellner, Jack Goody, Meyer Fortes, J. H. Hutton, and T. C. Hodson. James Laidlaw has...


Read more at: Wyse Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation Proposal 2016

Wyse Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation Proposal 2016

Winner: Martin Freimüller (Trinity College) Ten entries were received, all of them prepared to high standards. The quality and diversity of proposed dissertation projects are, as in previous years, very impressive. Thematically, they address various aspects of the arts, media, politics, religion and activism. Regionally...


Read more at: Jo Cox MP (1974-2016)

Jo Cox MP (1974-2016)

It is with the deepest regret that we record the untimely death of Jo Cox (née Leadbeater), who came up to Cambridge in 1992 taking her Part I in Archaeology and Anthropology then Social and Political Science. She graduated in 1995 and was elected to Parliament as Labour Member for Batley and Spen at the 2015 General...