We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Department of Anthropology

Founded in 1967, the Department of Anthropology at Durham is now one of the largest integrated anthropology departments in the UK carrying out innovative research on cutting edge topics spanning social anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, and the anthropology of health. Our 40 academics and over 30 postdoctoral researchers employ a wide range of social science and natural science perspectives to explore questions about human life in its evolutionary, environmental and cultural contexts. Our taught programmes offer students the opportunity to pursue general and specialist anthropology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, while our PhD students study topics from primate behaviour to rhetoric culture and indigenous knowledge to internet technologies. With our first-class facilities, innovative programmes, and world-leading academics, Durham is setting the agenda for 21st century anthropology.


Anthropology News and Events

The Primate and Predator Project

Read all about Professor Russell Hill's work on pages 6-7 in the Dialogue

What an achievement!

The Durham Centre for Medical Humanities wins new Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award! Click here to read more!

Durham Anthropologists comment on the significance of sport kit colours.

Click here to learn more.

Evolutionary Anthropology Seminars: “Cooperative breeding and life history in Agta Foragers”

Presented by Dr Abigail Page , UCL
24 May 2017 13:00 in Bilsborough Lab, D125

Contact for more information