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Read more at: Decolonising Anthropology: a new online resource

Decolonising Anthropology: a new online resource

Decolonising Anthropology: a new online resource A collective of teaching staff and students at Goldsmiths, University of London have produced a new online resource to think about decolonisation and its relationship to anthropology as an academic discipline. The aim of the site ( https://www.decolonialanth.co.uk/ ) is to...


Read more at: Ori Mautner named winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion student essay prize competition.

Ori Mautner named winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion student essay prize competition.

Ori Mautner has been named winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion student essay prize competition. The American Anthropological Association’s Society for the Study of Religion has named Ori Mautner, one of our current PhD students, winner of this year’s prize for the best student essay. Our warmest...


Read more at: Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde wins the ASAUK Audrey Richards Prize 2020 for the best PhD dissertation in African Studies

Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde wins the ASAUK Audrey Richards Prize 2020 for the best PhD dissertation in African Studies

Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde wins the ASAUK Audrey Richards Prize 2020 for the best PhD dissertation in African Studies We are delighted to announce that one of our recent former graduate students has won a prestigious award for her PhD dissertation. Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, who studied for her PhD (2013-2018) at the...


Read more at: How did homeless people and the support services they depend on, cope during the Covid-19 pandemic?

How did homeless people and the support services they depend on, cope during the Covid-19 pandemic?

How did homeless people and also the support services they depend on, cope during the Covid-19 pandemic and specifically the stay-at-home orders? Based on several months of fieldwork as a volunteer and numerous interviews in several institutions in the UK, Dr Johannes Lenhard continued his work with homeless people, the...


Read more at: Winner of the Sue Benson Prize 2020 - Jacob Seagrave

Winner of the Sue Benson Prize 2020 - Jacob Seagrave

Every year, the Department awards a prize of £200 to the most outstanding IIB dissertation. The prize is named in memory of Dr Sue Benson (1948-2005), an anthropologist who lectured, supervised and directed studies in Cambridge for 26 years and who was an inspiration, both personally and intellectually for generations of...


Read more at: Prof David Sneath on the BBC World Service: Consulting the Oracle

Prof David Sneath on the BBC World Service: Consulting the Oracle

Prof David Sneath's fascinating research was explored recently in a BBC World Service radio programme entitled, Heart and Soul: Consulting the Oracle. Listen to the programme here


Read more at: Applications Open - The Crowther-Beynon Fund

Applications Open - The Crowther-Beynon Fund

The Crowther-Beynon Fund awards small grants annually for the development of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s collections. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2020. Please note that it is essential that potential applicants consult with curatorial staff at the Museum prior to submitting an application...


Read more at: Jessica Sainsbury Lectureship in Social Anthropology

Jessica Sainsbury Lectureship in Social Anthropology

Alumna’s passion for Amazonia inspires new lectureship Inspired by passionate teaching as an undergraduate at Cambridge and by her involvement with groups working to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, alumna Jessica Sainsbury has endowed a new lectureship in the Anthropology of Amazonia. Building on the legacy of...


Read more at: Dr Gilbert Lewis (1939 - 2020) - new eulogy added by Michael Young

Dr Gilbert Lewis (1939 - 2020) - new eulogy added by Michael Young

The Department is very sad to learn of the death, on 13th January 2020 at the age of 81, of our long-time and dearly remembered former colleague, Dr Gilbert Lewis. Gilbert was a pioneer in the development of medical anthropology as well as a distinguished ethnographer of Papua New Guinea and theorist of ritual and magic...


Read more at: Winners of first Max Cam grant announced

Winners of first Max Cam grant announced

We are very happy to announce the winners of the first Max Cam seminar and mobility grants. For the seminar grants we gave out two awards of £2,500 this term. First, Liangliang Zhang and Ori Mautner are going to put together a workshop entitled ‘Self-Fashioning in Flux: The Entanglement of Interiorities with Political and...