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Department of Anthropology

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Publication details for Prof Paul Sillitoe

Sillitoe, P. (2018). Durham anthropology: a provincial history of a provisional discipline. History and Anthropology 29(2): 233-274.

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A history of anthropology in the Northumbrian region of England from the early Christian era, through the age of exploration and subsequent period of industrialization, to the twentieth century. Focussing on the various anthropological strands in the region’s long tradition of scholarship, the paper traces the discipline’s shifting provisional identity from a provincial perspective and eventual representation at Durham University in a Department of Anthropology.