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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.

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Politics of the Gendered Body Call for Papers

We invite PhD, early career, and more seasoned scholars across disciplinary lines to a one day symposium to explore how the body allows for gender

Congratulations to Jonathan Spencer

Professor Spencer elected to a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Upcoming Events

Nov 17 Speaker: Professor Vanessa Grotti # European University Institute Strange Patients: Kinship, Care and Regeneration in Southern European Borderlands 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Nov 24 Speaker: Dr John Harries # University of Edinburgh Belonging to Newfoundland: arguments about the repatriation of the skulls of Nonosabasut and Demasduit from the National Museum of Scotland 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series