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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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EAS-Themes: Issue 2 - Climate Energy and Politics

As part of our Edinburgh Anthropology Showcase, the second issue of our virtual journal EAS-Themes is out now.

Digital Livelihoods and Refugee Work Project

New Research Assistant: Dr Philip Rushworth

Upcoming Events

Feb 28 Speaker: Dr Elisabeth Engebretsen # University of Stavanger; Speaker: Dr Hadley Renkin # Central European University; Speaker: Dr Ulrika Dahl # Uppsala University Queering Anthropology 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Mar 06 Speaker: Dr Morteza Hashemi # University of Edinburgh The Shi’i Ritual of Giving Blood in the UK 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Mar 13 Speaker: Professor Kath Weston # University of Edinburgh Bequeathing a World: Ecological Inheritance, Generational Conflict, and Dispossession 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series