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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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Congratulations to Jonathan Spencer

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

Jamie Cross invited to join RSA

Congratulations to Jamie Cross who has been invited to join the fellowship of the RSA.

Upcoming Events

Oct 20 Speaker: Dr Morag Grant # University of Edinburgh Music and the rituals of war 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Oct 27 Speaker: Dr Olga Ulturgasheva # University of Manchester Migrating Lakes, Collapsing Mountains: Climate Change as a New Matrix of Animation in Northeast Siberia 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Nov 03 Speaker: Dr Juli Huang # University of Edinburgh To find a market for a battery: ethnographies of encounter and Japanese corporate frontiers in rural Bangladesh 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, Chrsytal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series