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2009

Traitors: Suspicion, Intimacy, and the Ethics of State-Building

New book edited by Tobias Kelly and Sharika Thiranagama [10 Dec 2009]

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Leading authors on changing Islam visit Social Anthropology

Two of the most provocative and interesting writers on the Islamic world, Faisal Devji and Marnia Lazreg, will be visiting Social Anthropology this week. [18 Nov 2009]

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New Diploma for Indigenous Leaders

Dr Magnus Course flies to Chile to help launch a unique new diploma for indigenous leaders in Latin America [12 Oct 2009]

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Dr Richard Baxstrom, CiNet Lecture, 7 October

Lecture on Malaysian filmmaker James Lee [04 Oct 2009]

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Social Anthropology Announces Autumn Seminars

This autumn's seminars in social anthropology range in topic from gambling in London to pornography in Bangladesh. [30 Sep 2009]

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New faces in social anthropology

Social Anthropology will be welcoming five new permanent members of staff in September [04 Sep 2009]

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Tony Good

On October 2nd we will host a one-day workshop on 'Anthropology in Practice' to mark the retirement of Professor Tony Good. [04 Sep 2009]

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Critical African Studies Launched!

We are very pleased to announce that Critical African Studies, a new peer-reviewed online publication based in the Centre of African Studies, was launched with great enthusiasm at the recent AEGIS conference in Leipzig (5th June 2009). The launch was introduced with a few words from Paul Nugent and James Smith, and was attended by over 200 delegates to the ECAS conference. Many thanks to the editors, Laura jeffrey, Alex Beresford, Tom Molony and Joost Fontein for all their hard work leading up to the event, as well as to Keith Brown for his dedicated work on the new website, and to Caryn Abrams for her excellent provsions of wine and snacks for the launch. [10 Jun 2009]

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Alan Barnard awarded ESRC grant for EuroBABEL

Alan Barnard has been awarded an ESRC grant, EuroBABEL Kinship systems in southern African non-Bantu languages: documentation, comparison and historical analysis. January 2010 to December 2012. The grant is for £263,457.13, and it includes three researchers:  Professor Alan Barnard, Dr Gertrud Boden (presently attached to the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), and a PhD student. [02 Jun 2009]

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Research seminar coming up: Testing Engagement: anthropology, health and policy

You are warmly invited to "Testing Engagement: anthropology, health andpolicy", to be held at the Chrystal Macmillan Building, University ofEdinburgh, on Friday, 27 March 2009. see programme below [06 Mar 2009]

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