anthropology

LIVE Panel Event | Urban Anthropology | 18:00 (UK time), 21 October 2021

Join us on Thursday the 21st October for an exciting LIVE panel event where we’ll be putting your questions to researchers in the field of Urban Anthropology. Find out more about our panellists below! Dr Constance Smith Lecturer at the University of Manchester “Before coming to Manchester, I was Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL. I hold a PhD in Anthropology and Material and Visual Culture from UCL. A former Fulbright scholar, I have a background in History and Museum Studies, which inform my interests in temporalities of change and the production of history, and… Read More »LIVE Panel Event | Urban Anthropology | 18:00 (UK time), 21 October 2021

Live Talk | Sellafield: an anthropologist’s perspective on an iconic nuclear site | 18:30 (UK time), 12th October 2021.

Dr Petra Tjitske Kalshoven is a Dalton research fellow at the University of Manchester. As an anthropologist with The University of Manchester since 2009, Petra Tjitske Kalshoven draws on a background that combines the Humanities and Social Sciences (M.A. Classical Languages and Cultures, Leiden University; Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, McGill University). Kalshoven conceives of human life as a series of rehearsals for things that never quite come to pass. She focuses on skilled manifestations of human curiosity, simulation, play, and rhetoric, and the role of repetition in these practices. Her fields of research have ranged from reenactment to taxidermy to nuclear decommissioning. As a member of The University of Manchester’s social and nuclear research… Read More »Live Talk | Sellafield: an anthropologist’s perspective on an iconic nuclear site | 18:30 (UK time), 12th October 2021.

What is Anthropology? Blog

Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity.   From the Greek ánthrōpos (human) and lógos (study), the term Anthropology was first coined in the 16th century [1].  Anthropology is a huge spectrum of specialisms that encompasses the study of human biology, cultures, societies, languages and behaviours of the whole human species, both presently and historically [2].   In this blog post we highlight a number of fields and research areas of anthropological study.  Sociocultural Anthropology  The primary focus of social anthropology is human behaviour and relationships, whereas cultural anthropology studies the philosophy, meaning, norms and values held within a human culture. Whilst social and cultural anthropology are themselves individual specialisms, sociocultural anthropology is often used as an… Read More »What is Anthropology? Blog