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Department of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Founded in 1965, 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

New opportunities for MSc Energy and Resilience students
A new EU Erasmus+ project will bring an opportunity for four Masters students to join students and energy academics from Slovenia, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic (Czechia) to work on people-centred development. For more information please visit www.dur.ac.uk/dei/peoplefunding/

Postgraduate Careers Event- What's next?
15 February 2017 12:15 in the Calman Learning Centre, Room 407

https://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology/pgcareers/

70/50 Celebrations and Public Lectures

https://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology/50th/programme/

Iranian archives at Durham: A personal reflection on people, places and the public record

31 January 2017 17:00 in The Learning Centre, Palace Green Library

Scaling the Body: an interactive workshop

28 February 2017 10:00 in Kenworthy Hall (St Mary's College)