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Social Anthropology



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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Leah Eades wins Graduate Student Paper Award

Edinburgh's PhD student Leah Eades has won the Council on Anthropology & Reproduction 2019 Graduate Paper Award.

EAS Themes: A Virtual Journal

Issue 1, November 2019

Upcoming Events

Nov 14 Speaker: Dr Azra Meadows # University of Glasgow; Speaker: Dr Peter Meadows # University of Glasgow; Speaker: Dr Magnus Course # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Charlotte Gleghorn # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Juan-José Miranda # The University Edinburgh International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 Symposium 14:00 (2 hours) Room 5 Appleton Tower

As part of the Week of Indigenous Languages and Cultures

Nov 15 Speaker: Dr Kevin Donovan # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Liz McFall # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Kate Symons # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Bettina Nissen # University of Edinburgh Me, My Data, and I 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Nov 21 Speaker: Dr Adam Reed # University of St Andrews Heart and Head: An anthropological approach to the dynamism of moral life 17:30 (1 hour) G.07 Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, EH1 2QZ