Postgraduate Conference 2014
On Friday, 9 May 2014, Durham University's Department of Anthropology will hold its annual Postgraduate Conference. Part of a discipline with a myriad of sub-disciplines, we aim to explore the wholeness of anthropology and also celebrate its ubiquity. Crossing boundaries, embracing the other and thinking holistically, is it possible to speak with one voice from multiple places?
Please join us for this Postgraduate Conference hosted by the Department of Anthropology and share in this vital and vivid discussion.
(13 Feb 2014)
Stockpiling seized ivory lends it undeserved legitimacy, argues Durham anthropologist Dr Katarzyna Nowak
Countries should be encouraged to destroy, rather than stockpile, confiscated ivory, argues Durham anthropologist Dr Katarzyna Nowak in The Conversation today (23rd Jan 2014).
Dr Nowak writes ahead of a decision by Hong Kong's Endangered Species Advisory Committee about whether to follow China's lead and destroy its own 33-tonne stockpile of contraband ivory.
Stockpiling ivory, Dr Nowak argues, wastes time, money and contributes to ambiguity over the legal status of contraband ivory. Destruction of ivory, on the other hand, sends an unambiguous message to poachers that their trade is unprofitable.
(23 Jan 2014)
Durham Anthropology research features in BBC 'Wild Brazil' series
Research conducted by Durham anthropologists Camila Coelho and Dr Rachel Kendal and their collaborator Prof Edu Ottoni of Sao Paulo University on the spread of novel foraging information through groups of capuchin monkeys (shown right) is featured in the BBC's new "Wild Brazil" television series.
The programme airs on BBC2 in the UK at 9pm on 14 - 16th January 2014.
(12 Jan 2014)
Prof Bob Layton appointed to the Chinese National Academy of Arts as their first Chinese government funded 'High-End Foreign Expert'
Prof Bob Layton from the Department of Anthropology at Durham has been appointed to the Chinese National Academy of Arts as their first Chinese government funded 'High-End Foreign Expert'.
Prof Layton's role will be to lecture postgraduates on research methods with particular reference to the Anthropology of Art, and to work with research students in the field. He will spend a minimum of two months a year in China for the next three years.
This appointment follows previous exchanges and research collaborations between Durham Anthropology and Chinese universities, spearheaded by Prof Layton.
(14 Nov 2013)
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