Social Anthropology

Welcome Message

Social Anthropology at Edinburgh is a major international centre of undergraduate and postgraduate training, and we offer regional specialisations in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

We are also one of the premier research departments in the United Kingdom. Rooted in a strong disciplinary tradition our research asks challenging questions about contemporary global problems, putting us at at the cutting edge of Social Anthropology.

Professor Alan Barnard - Retirement

The Social Anthropology department will be hosting a symposium on 3 September 2015 in honour of Alan's retirement.

Taster of University Life - July 2015

Pupils from state schools across the Lothians attended a programme yesterday to get a taster of what anthropology at Edinburgh University is like.

Sep 10 Workshop: Speaker: Maya Mayblin # Social Anthropology Workshop - Christianity and Discipline 09:00 (1 day and 7 hours) , Chystal MacMillan Building


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