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Department of Social Anthropology

 
Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Prof Didier Fassin

Senior Research Seminar: Prof Didier Fassin

Friday, 2 November, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Prof Didier Fassin ( Institute for Advanced Study École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) Anti Anti-Humanism Notes on the Social Life of Things in Prison Things have become a major topic of inquiry in the social sciences and humanities. Whereas the post-human turn and its anti-humanist approach have tended to oppose...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Barbara Bodenhorn

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Barbara Bodenhorn

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Barbara Bodenhorn, (University of Cambridge) Fragments of intimacy and reassembling relations The turn to 'Intimacy', as the subject of anthropological inquiry, has covered much the same ground as 'kinship' with its attention to the social relationships which form through bonding and moral obligation. The not straight-...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Felix Stein

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Felix Stein

Friday, 19 October, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Felix Stein (University of Edinburgh) Collaborating with elites? Re-considering research ethics in a corporate context This talk will critically investigate the notion of ‘collaboration’ as a guiding concept for finding epistemically and morally adequate relations with the people whose lives we write about. Drawing on...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

Friday, 12 October, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen ( Max Planck-Cambridge Research Centre) Prayer Theory of Value: ritual labour in Ghana’s new private sector Christian ritual practice has become an integral aspect of organisational life in Ghana’s post-1990s private sector. Annual Thanksgiving services, daily collective fellowship, spontaneous...


Read more at: Weekly Senior Research Seminars - In Term

Weekly Senior Research Seminars - In Term

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018 - 11:15


Read more at: Anthropology, Beyond the Academy: Inaugural Event with Gareth Ward

Anthropology, Beyond the Academy: Inaugural Event with Gareth Ward

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00

'Our values, their culture - a career in squaring the diplomatic circle’ A talk by SocAnth alumnus Gareth Ward, current British Ambassador to Vietnam, sharing experience from 20 years working in Russia and China


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Andrea Grant (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Andrea Grant (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 1 June, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Andrea Grant (University of Cambridge) Love Talk : On radio intimacy and the limits of forgiveness in Rwanda This paper considers Love Talk, a popular FM radio programme broadcast from Kigali, Rwanda, that was well-known for its frank discussions of love, relationships, and sexuality. Hosted by two young women, Love...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Anna Strhan (University of York)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Anna Strhan (University of York)

Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Anna Strhan (University of York) Evangelicals, Ethics, and the Aporia of Community This paper draws on fieldwork conducted with two evangelical churches in London to explore the different ways in which each imagines and enacts particular forms of difference and belonging in relation to their local areas. Exploring the...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Rachel Spronk (University of Amsterdam)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Rachel Spronk (University of Amsterdam)

Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Rachel Spronk (University of Amsterdam) Enacting aspiration We can safely say that the majority of people around the globe aspire to have a good life. How these aspirations come into fruition, or not, is subject to many scholarly work focusing on youth and education, poverty alleviation or, more recently, on the global...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar: Dr Sukanya Sarbadhikary (Presidency University, Calcutta)

Senior Research Seminar: Dr Sukanya Sarbadhikary (Presidency University, Calcutta)

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 16:15 to 18:00

Dr Sukanya Sarbadhikary (Presidency University, Calcutta) Afterlife Everyday: Bengali Sacred Archetypes of Domesticity and the Problem of Interiority This essay brings together decisive sacred archetypes of Bengali homemaking: sounds of the evening shankh (conch), the goddess Lakshmi, and the female snake-deity, Manasa. It...