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Undergraduate Students and Faculty in Journal Special Issue

Second-year students in the course "Ethnography: Theory and Practice" published in the journal "The Unfamiliar." [07 Dec 2016]

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SPS Student Receives Emerging Leaders in Anthropology Award

PhD student, Catherine Whittaker, has been presented with the Emerging Leaders award by the National Association of Student Anthropologists, a section of the American Anthropological Association. [25 Nov 2016]

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ESRC-AHRC 'Arts for Advocacy' Project Launch

Dr Laura Jeffery (PI) and Dr Sebastien Bachelet have just launched their new ESRC-AHRC Globlal Challenges project, 'Arts for Advocacy: Creative Engagement with Forced Displacement in Morocco' [02 Nov 2016]

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MSc by Research student Imogen Bevan awarded the 2016 Christine Wilson Prize

The Christine Wilson Prize is awarded by the AAA's Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition for the best graduate student essay on nutrition, food studies and anthropology. [02 Sep 2016]

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My Neighbourhood: The Zabbaleen Rubbish Collectors of Cairo

A performance by Christian Stejskal: This show is a colourful personal journey from my birth city of Vienna to Ethiopia by foot, then into the lives of Cairo’s rubbish collectors, most of them Christian, whom I met during this pilgrimage. After finishing my walk in Axum, I returned to Cairo and lived with the Zabbaleen. Supporting myself as a violinist at the Cairo Opera House, I spent five years taking photos and listening to stories of their joys, struggles, tragedies and small triumphs. Through seven spoken word vignettes, photos and violin music performed live, this show recounts lives of the Zabbaleen and my encounter with them. [25 Aug 2016]

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Edinburgh welcomes Sri Lanka researchers

Sri Lanka in Transition: Society, Polity, Economy 5th Roundtable on Contemporary Sri Lanka, University of Edinburgh [23 May 2016]

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Agathe Mora wins Hocart essay prize

Agathe Mora has just been awarded the RAI's Arthur Maurice Hocart prize for her essay: 'We Don't Work for the Serbs, We Work for Human Rights': Justice and Impartiality in Transitional Kosovo. [04 May 2016]

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Book Forum: Realizing the Witch

Richard Baxstrom and Todd meyers will be discussing their new book Realizing the Witch (Fordham University Press). [15 Apr 2016]

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Care Symposium 11 May 2016

Care has recently emerged as a key concept in medical anthropology. But why should we care about care? What does the term offer? What do we really know about care and caregivers? The theme of care runs through all our presenters' work, but it means different things in different ethnographic settings. [12 Apr 2016]

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Veterinary Anthropology Workshop

18th - 19th April 2016 6th Floor Staffroom, Chrystal Macmillan Building Kindly sponsored by - CHSS Challenge Investment Fund & SPS Strategic Support Fund [05 Apr 2016]

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Social Anthropology Tutor shortlisted for Teaching Award

Social Anthropology Tutor Alex Gapud has been shortlisted for an EUSA Teaching Award for his work as a Tutor. [04 Apr 2016]

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Lotte Hoek wins Bernard S. Cohn Prize

The Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a first single-authored monograph on South Asia, published during the preceding year. [18 Feb 2016]

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