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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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Futureproofing Anthropology

Edinburgh Social Anthropology runs a weekly seminar that serves as a venue to learn about cutting-edge research presented by colleagues in Edinburgh, the UK, and

MAT is Moving to Edinburgh!

After six years of fruitful collaboration, editors Eileen Moyer and Vinh-Kim Nguyen are stepping down so that the open-access journal can flourish in the creative

Upcoming Events

Oct 25 Speaker: Professor Janet Carsten # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Jacob Copeman # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Professor Kath Weston # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Alice Street # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Professor Richard Baxstrom # University of Edinburgh Blood Work: book launch and discussion of Janet Carsten’s new ethnography of clinical laboratories in Malaysia 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Oct 28 Speaker: Christopher Walker # Director; Introduced by: Dr Casey High # University of Edinburgh Film Screening: Spears From All Sides 17:30 (2 hours) 50 George Square, EH8 9JU

Nov 08 Speaker: Professor Rayna Rapp # NYU Banking on DNA: the Ever-Expanding Horizon of Prenatal Genetic Testing and Reproductive Technology (EdCMA annual lecture) 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series