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Podcasts from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the discipline. It came top of the Power (research excellence + volume) rankings for anthropology in the UK in RAE 2008.

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1 Exploring the city's 'sutures' Filip De Boeck (KU Leiden) explores 'urban life between want and wish', drawing on examples from the DRCongo (4 March 2016) Filip De Boeck 15 Jun 2016
2 Plantain island sirens Jennifer Diggins (Oxford Brookes) discusses 'tales of poverty, fish, and seduction from maritime Sierra Leone' (26 February 2016) Jennifer Diggins 15 Jun 2016
3 Science, stories and indigenous wisdom: is the wider world waking up at last? Joy Hendry (Oxford Brookes) examines indigenous knowledge and specific projects across the world, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand (13 May 2016) Joy Hendry 15 Jun 2016
4 The charm of 'things': ethnography and performance Marta Rosa Jardim (UNIFESP, Brazil) examines the role of sculptures of Hindu gods in Mozambique and the influence of art history on her anthropological research (20 May 2016) Marta Rosa Jardim 15 Jun 2016
5 The certainty of futures lost Lucy Lowe (Edinburgh) discusses motherhood, Caesarean sections and migration in 'Little Mogadishu', Mairobi (3 Fecember 2015) Lucy Lowe 15 Jun 2016
6 The fragility of conviction Mathijs Pelkmans (LSE)'s seminar is based on 'walking with the Tablighi Jammat in Kyrgyzstan (12 February 2016) Mathijs Pelkmans 15 Jun 2016
7 Profane relations: the irony of offensive jokes in India Andrew Sanchez (Kent) discusses why a multi-ethnic workforce in eastern India exchanges jokes about each other's religion and cultures as a form of irony (19 February 2016) Andrew Sanchez 15 Jun 2016
8 Creative Commons The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered Ian Rickard (Durham) places the origins of the science of health and disease within a framework of evolutionary theory and a medical anthropology perspective (18 January 2016) Ian Rickard 08 Jun 2016
9 Creative Commons Obstructed labour: the classic obstetric dilemma and beyond Emma Pomeroy (Cambridge) places obstructed labour within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 15 February 2016. Emma Pomeroy 08 Jun 2016
10 Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases Cristina Giuliani (Bologna) places inflammaging, and genetics, within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 1 February 2016. Cristina Giuliani 08 Jun 2016
11 Creative Commons Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Charlotte K. Russell (Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham) looks at how evolutionary anthropology and cross-cultural perspectives can have a huge impact on specific healthcare issues such as SIDS (22 February 2016) Charlotte K. Russell 08 Jun 2016
12 The dawn of Darwinian critical care medicine James G. Morgan (Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Leeds General Infirmary) discusses how an evolutionary approach can help one understand medicine, such as adaptive defence mechanisms in the body (8 February 2016) James G. Morgan 08 Jun 2016
13 Creative Commons Maternal capital and offspring development Jonathan Wells (UCL Institute of Child Health) presents an intergenerational perspective on the development origins of health and disease. A medical anthropology seminar given on 29 February 2016. Jonathan Wells 08 Jun 2016
14 Creative Commons Tracing the origins of the HIV/AIDS pandemic Nuno Fario (Oxford) investigates the development of HIV since the discovery of its first, and diverse, genomes in 1959 and 1960. A medical anthropology seminar given on 7 March 2016. Nuno Faria 08 Jun 2016
15 Agrarian change, climate stress and shifting class relations in the Nepal-Bihar borderlands A special lecture by Dr Fraser Sugden, a Kathmandu-based social scientist at the International Water Management Institute (19 May 2016) Fraser Sugden 01 Jun 2016
16 Marett Memorial Lecture 2016: The Creole world between inequality and difference Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo) delivered 2016's Marett Memorial Lecture on 29 April at Exeter College. The lecture examined controversies over Creole identity which are related to fundamental questions in anthropology. Thomas Hylland Eriksen 01 Jun 2016
17 Creative Commons Paying attention to the journey In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Ginny Mounce (Oxford) discusses couples' experiences of investigating and starting infertility treatments, 19 October 2015 Ginny Mounce 14 Mar 2016
18 Creative Commons Does 21st-century technology change the experience of early pregnancy and miscarriage? In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Ingrid Gramme (Oxford) discusses how our basic understanding of pregnancy and miscarriage has changed enormously over the last eighty years, 9 November 2015 Ingrid Gramme 14 Mar 2016
19 Birds in heaven: social positioning of lost babies and their mothers in Qatar In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Susie Kilshaw (UCL), discusses the impact of pregnancy and loss on mothers and fathers, and other family members, in Qatar, 2 November 2015 Susie Kilshaw 14 Mar 2016
20 Creative Commons Microbes and other spirits In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, César Enrique Giraldo Herrera (Oxford) discusses the role of hallucinogenics in interpreting reality and the role of visions in Lowland South America, 23 October 2015 (the opening few seconds are missing) César Enrique Giraldo Herrera 14 Mar 2016
21 Creative Commons Revisiting uncertainty: provisional electricity infrastructure and livelihoods in an African city In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Idalina Baptista (Oxford), discusses the governance of electricity in urban sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on a case study focused on Maputo, Mozambique, 13 November 2015 Idalina Baptista 14 Mar 2016
22 Creative Commons Negotiating enemy lines In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Lauren Greenwood (University of Sussex) discusses the complexities of collaboration with the British military, 29 May 2015 Lauren Greenwood 14 Mar 2016
23 Medical and psychological issues in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar, Raj Rai (Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital) discusses the role of clinical trials and ways of addressing the potential exploitation of vulnerable couples, 26 October 2015 Raj Rai 14 Mar 2016
24 Creative Commons Crossing religious borders: Jewish Cabo Verdeans In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Alma Gottlieb (Illinois) discusses the blend of religious traditions that have developed on the Cape Verde islands, particularly early Jewish settlers, 6 November 2015 Alma Gottlieb 14 Mar 2016
25 'Fat knowledge', epigenetics and the enchantment of relational biology An Anthropology Departmental Seminar presented by Megan Warin (Adelaide) on the ways in which obesity is understood, embodied and enacted, 16 October 2015 Megan Warin 14 Mar 2016
26 Evolutionary origins of technological behaviour: a primate archaeology approach to chimpanzees An Anthropology Departmental seminar presented by Susana Carvalha (Oxford) on the archaeological sites of non-humans, 27 November 2015 Susana Carvalho 14 Mar 2016
27 Creative Commons The 'Unfortunate Mesopotamian Foetus' Pregnancy loss and miscarriage in the ancient Near East - a Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, 30 November 2015 given by Marie-Françoise Besnier (University of Cambridge) Marie-Françoise Besnier 14 Mar 2016
28 The Limits of collaboration: attempting a reciprocal Gypsy/Roman life story In this Anthropology departmental seminar, Paloma Gay y Blasco (St Andrews) evaluates a twenty-year collaborative project she has undertaken with her Gypsy informer (15 May 2015) Paloma Gay y Blasco 04 Aug 2015
29 Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2015: The Societalization of Social Problems Professor Jeffrey C. Alexander (Yale University) delivered the Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture on 3 June 2014 at Oxford. The lecture was 'The societalization of social problems: recent social crises and the civil sphere' Jeffrey Alexander 04 Aug 2015
30 Stacking Ontologies: Mundane Technoscience in the Silk Mill Dimitris Papadopoulos (University of Leicester) discusses different ways to think about technoscience beyond its core institutions (13 March 2015) Dimitris Papdopoulos 27 May 2015
31 Obsessed by Love: Erotic Magic, Delirious Love and Female Power in Mozambique Christian Groes-Green (Roskilde University Copenhagen) discusses the nature of being in love and how this is seen and discussed in Mozambique and written about in other African nations (6 March 2015) Christian Groes-Green 27 May 2015
32 Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, the Anthropology of Dance: Same Difference? Andrée Grau (University of Roehampton) discusses the anthropology of dance and its development as a discipline of anthropology. The talk also reflects on the discipline's neglected figures (27 February 2015) Andrée Grau 27 May 2015
33 The Agency of Eating: Mediation, Food and the Body in Highland Ecuador This Anthropology departmental seminar by Emma-Jayne Abbots (University of Wales Trinity St David) aims to define and extend the theoretical boundaries of food studies Emma-Jayne Abbots 27 May 2015
34 Lost objects, imaginary assemblages and the mass graves of the Spanish Civil War Layla Renshaw (Kingston University London) discusses objects recovered during the exhumation of Civil War victims and considers their imaginative power and life cycle (6 February 2015) Layla Renshaw 07 May 2015
35 On representation and power: portrait of a Vodun leader in present-day Benin An Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Emmanuelle Kadya Tall of IRD, Paris (30 January 2015) Emmanuelle Kadya Tall 07 May 2015
36 Moving the cracks: motorcycle taxis, politics and the fragility of power in Bangkok Claudio Sopranzetti (Oxford) discusses the Red Shirts, the motorcycle taxi drivers whose protests in 2010 brought Bangkok to a standstill (23 January 2015) Claudio Sopranzetti 07 May 2015
37 Ecology of undernutrition and infection Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on undernutrition and infection (14 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
38 Biocultural approaches to Type 2 diabetes Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on Type 2 diabetes from the Disease Ecology Lecture series (28 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
39 Obesity: epidemiology and biocultural factors Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on obesity from the Disease Ecology Lecture series (21 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
40 From Amazonian couvade to neo-couvade in cosmopolitan trends of co-parenting: a comparative analysis In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Françoise Barbira-Freedman (Cambridge) examines ideas and behaviour that intimately associates a man with the birth of his child (1 Dec 2014) Françoise Barbira-Freedman 13 Apr 2015
41 Infant feeding and child health and survival in early twentieth-century England A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Alice Reid of the University of Cambridge (24 November 2014) Alice Reid 13 Apr 2015
42 Revisiting breastfeeding in light of the gift logic. Is a comparison of Gogo and Italian women possible? A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Mara Mabilia of the University of Padua (17 November 2014) Mara Mabilia 13 Apr 2015
43 Creative Commons How to protect your newborn from neonatal death: spirits and infant feeding practices in the Gambia A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Sarah O'Neill of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (10 November 2014) Sarah O'Neill 13 Apr 2015
44 Creative Commons Bangladeshi women's experiences of infant feeding in Tower Hamlets This Fertility and Reproduction Seminar by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Public Health Team looks at why so many Bangladeshi women in the borough are mix feeding with breast and bottle (3 Nov 2014) Christine McCourt, Juliet Rayment 13 Apr 2015
45 Creative Commons Breastpump technology and 'natural' motherly milk in Enlightenment France In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Margaret Carlyle (Cambridge) discusses developments in breastpump technology in 18th-century France (27 October 2014) Margaret Carlyle 13 Apr 2015
46 Creative Commons Hiring a wetnurse in seventeenth-century England In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Leah Astbury (Cambridge) discusses the increase of maternal breastfeeding in 17th-century England (20 October 2014) Leah Astbury 13 Apr 2015
47 Negotiating nutrition: from baby to toddler in the Peruvian Andes In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Bronwen Gillespie (Sussex) examines the the use of Sprinkles, a multiple-micronutrient product recommended by the state, in Peru (13 October 2014) Bronwen Gillespie 13 Apr 2015
48 Can there be an anthropology of Hinduism? A discussion of the anthropology of Hinduism and the difficulties of categorizing religion. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by David Gellner of Oxford (5 December 2014) David Gellner 29 Jan 2015
49 Cleaning up and moving on A discussion of Kazakhstan's 'nuclear renaissance' and the transformation of the region from nuclear test site to wasteland to a centre for civilian research. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Catherine Alexander of Durham (28 November 2014) Catherine Alexander 29 Jan 2015
50 Biosecurity practices in labs and museums: sentinels, simulation, stockpiling A discussion of the relationship between the anthropology of biosecurity and the rationality of risk as well as the anthropology of human-animal relationships. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Frédéric Keck, Musée de quai Branly (21 November 2014) Frédéric Keck 29 Jan 2015
51 Ways of speaking, ways of knowing A discussion of the ethnolinguistic identity of the Inugguit based on 12 months of fieldwork in NW Greenland. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Stephen Leonard of the University of Oxford (14 November 2014) Stephen Leonard 29 Jan 2015
52 On forms of mental discipline and understanding of national psyche in contemporary Serbia An ethnography of mental hygiene and neuro-security in contemporary Serbia. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Maja Petrović-Šteger of the ISRF and Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (31 October 2014) Maja Petrović-Šteger 29 Jan 2015
53 Martyrs, militants and emotions A discussion of Albanian radicalisation in Kosovo begore 1999. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers of the University of Bournemouth (17 October 2014). Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers 29 Jan 2015
54 Water, human evolution and diet This public lecture on the role of water in human evolution took place at Somerset House in London as part of its 'Month of Water'. 17 June 2014. Stanley Ulijaszek 02 Oct 2014
55 Marett Memorial Lecture 2014: How to capture the wow. Awe and the study of religion Professor Birgit Meyer delivered the 2014 Marett Memorial Lecture on the interplay of religious things and bodily sensations. Introduced by James Grant. 2 May 2014 Birgit Meyer 02 Oct 2014
56 Creative Commons Choreographing lived experience: the stories that dancing bodies tell This Anthropology seminar looks at the role of dance and movement of the body as a theme in itself; using dance to understand embodied experience. 21 February 2014 Rosie Kay, Karin Eli 02 Oct 2014
57 Creative Commons Models, muddles and metaphors This seminar, on the theme of Models in Anthropology, draws on examples from the fields of Amazonian and obesity studies. 9 May 2014 Elizabeth Ewart, Stanley Ulijaszek 02 Oct 2014
58 Creative Commons Social anthropology of the arts: expression, genre and agency This seminar, on the theme of Art and Creativity, explores the anthropology of artistic and imaginative processes, a field that is interdisciplinary by nature. 23 May 2014. Caroline Potter, Ramon Sarró, Zuzanna Olszewska, Clare Harris 02 Oct 2014
59 Creative Commons Intersections: an ethnography of everyday togetherness and intensified diversity in Elephant and Castle This Anthropology seminar, on the theme of Diasporas and Migration, presents emerging findings from a collaborative ethnography in a 'super-diverse' South London area. 30 May 2014 Mette Berg, Ben Gidley, Hiranthi Jayaweera, Ramon Sarró 02 Oct 2014
60 Creative Commons Photo archives as historical resources: the Jeffrys and Dalrymple archives compared Professor Verkijika G. Fanso of Yaounde University in Cameroon compares two photo archives both taken around the same time, which are now held in Cambridge and South Africa Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
61 Creative Commons Fifty years of Cameroon unification: controversies and archival echoes A special lecture in Oxford by Professor Verkijika G. Fanso from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
62 Creative Commons Inspirations for publications - ISCA Anthropology Book Launch Anthropologists from ISCA discuss the research and inspiration behind six recent publications Stanley Ulijaszek, Hélène Neveu-Kringelbach, Iain Morley, Mette Berg 29 Apr 2014
63 Creative Commons 'Native Life', or, Being outside the carbon imagery Professor Elizabeth Povinelli of Columbia University examines contemporary scientific discussions of the Anthropocene and climate change and theoretical theories of New Vitalism, New Animism and Relational Ontology Elizabeth Povinelli 29 Apr 2014
64 Inequality, insecurity and obesity A seminar for the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek of ISCA, Oxford Stanley Ulijaszek 29 Apr 2014
65 Creative Commons Cultural understandings of roles and responsibilities in addressing obesity Emily Henderson of Durham University discusses the causes of obesity, those responsible for it and how it should be addressed. Emily Henderson 29 Apr 2014
66 Creative Commons Culture and motivation: long distance running in Japan and the UK Anthropologist Emma Coleman-Jones and distance runner Mara Yamauchi compare their experiences of running in the UK and Japan Emma Coleman-Jones, Mara Yamauchi 29 Apr 2014
67 Intellectual property and informal economy: a commodity chain from China to Brazil through Paraguay Rosana Pinheiro-Machado (of ODID, Oxford)'s anthropology departmental seminar focuses on the transmission of diverse goods in a commodity chain that was formed in the 1980s. Rosana Pinheiro-Machado 29 Apr 2014
68 Creative Commons Claiming resources, honouring debts: miners, herders and the land masters of Mongolia Rebecca Empson of UCL discusses the form of capitalism emerging in Mongolia's mineral economy. An anthropology departmental seminar. Rebecca Empson 29 Apr 2014
69 Do not resuscitate orders in a UK hospital: an ethnography of the future-present Simon Cohn of Cambridge University looks at the ways health professionals and their activities construct an understanding of the human body according to particular temporal framings. An anthropology departmental seminar. Simon Cohn 29 Apr 2014
70 The sharia as a vocation: Islam, law and civility in Lebanon This discussion of sharia discourse in different contexts focuses on the experiences of four individuals. An anthropology departmental seminar by Morgan Clarke (ISCA, Oxford) Morgan Clarke 28 Apr 2014
71 Victor Turner, anthropology and Christianity Timothy Larsen (Wheaton College, Illinois) discusses the impact of Christianity on the research and careers of Victor and Edith Turner, looking in particular at their work in Rhodesia. An anthropology departmental seminar. Timothy Larsen 28 Apr 2014
72 Discovering 'justice': the magic of law in the Upper Amazon An anthropology departmental seminar on legal anthropology in lowland South America given by Harry Walker of the LSE. Harry Walker 28 Apr 2014
73 The end of history? What follows the demographic transition? An overview of the demographic transition, and the demographic regime, since its development in the 1940s. An anthropological departmental seminar by Chris Wilson of ISCA (Oxford) Chris Wilson 28 Apr 2014
74 Creative Commons Political ecology of disease This lecture by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek of ISCA, the University of Oxford, is part of the Disease Ecology series and was delivered on 22 November 2013 Stanley Ulijaszek 03 Feb 2014
75 Creative Commons Disease transitions This lecture by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek of ISCA, the University of Oxford, is part of the Disease Ecology series and was presented on 13 November 2013. Stanley Ulijaszek 03 Feb 2014
76 Generational change and continuity amongst British mothers Angela Davis of the University of Warwick discusses the sharing of beliefs, knowledge and practice amongst British mothers between 1940 and 1990 (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 14 October 2013) Angela Davis 03 Feb 2014
77 Creative Commons Contextualising the 'new parenting culture' Charlotte Faircloth of the University of Kent presents historical and sociological perspectives on adult-child relations (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 21 October 2013) Charlotte Faircloth 03 Feb 2014
78 Creative Commons Caring and being cared for in north-western Amazonia Elizabeth Rahman of the University of Oxford discusses the perinatal practices of a small group of Amazonian Indians with whom she lived (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 4 November 2013) Elizabeth Rahman 03 Feb 2014
79 'Don't worry, you'll be a grandmother soon!' In this Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 18 November 2013, Robert Pralat of the University of Cambridge investigates how non-heterosexual people discuss becoming a parent with their own parents Robert Pralat 03 Feb 2014
80 Creative Commons 'I did not know how to tell my parents, so I thought I would have to have an abortion' Ekaterina Hertog of the University of Oxford explores the negotiations between premaritally pregnant women and their parents in Japan (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 25 November 2013) Ekaterina Hertog 03 Feb 2014
81 Creative Commons Be(com)ing papa: kinship senescence and the ambivalent inward journeys of ageing men in the Antilles Adom Philogene Heron of the University of St Andrews investigates grandfatherhood in the Antilles (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 2 December 2013) Adom Philogene Heron 03 Feb 2014
82 Of untold riches and unruly homes: gender and property in neoliberal middle-class Kolkata In this Anthropology departmental seminar from 1 November 2012, Henrike Donner of Oxford Brookes University looks at how different kinds of property and ownership arrangements affect relationships between people among the urban middle classes of Kolkata Henrike Donner 03 Feb 2014
83 Experimenting with field experiments: moving the lab into the field in ethnographic research In this Anthropology departmental seminar from 8 November 2013, Dimitris Xygalatas (Aarhus and Masaryk Universities) investigates ritual behaviour, bringing it into the lab, to work out why people put themselves through such ordeals Dimitris Xygalatas 03 Feb 2014
84 New York stories: the lives of other citizens In this Anthropology departmental seminar from 22 November 2013, Andrew Irving of the University of Manchester investigates memories, thoughts and reminiscences about New York City. Andrew Irving 03 Feb 2014
85 The adoption of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia: a biocultural approach A School of Anthropology departmental seminar from 29 November 2013 by Alexandra Alvergne of ISCA, University of Oxford Alexandra Alvergne 03 Feb 2014
86 Gift, sacrifice, and deadly rumours (3 May 2013) In this seminar, Dr Julien Bonhomme (École normale supérieure, Paris) discusses the cultural significance of rumours of deadly alms and gift giving that first appeared in Senegal in 2010. Julien Bonhomme 13 Nov 2013
87 Geology, potentiality, speculation: on the indeterminacy of natural resources (10 May 2013) In this seminar, Dr Gisa Weszkalnys (London School of Economics) focuses her study of the indeterminacy of natural resources on the small island state of São Tomé and Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea. Gisa Weszkalnys 13 Nov 2013
88 Creative Commons Conceptualizing new age and neopagan ritual (17 May 2013) In this seminar, Professor Michael Houseman (l'École pratique des hautes études, Paris) presents a brief analysis of several small ceremonies to make a theoretical argument about ritual in a new age and neopagan context. Michael Houseman 13 Nov 2013
89 Brazilian serialities: imagining persons (24 May 2013) In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Professor Joao de Pina-Cabral (University of Kent) discusses the creative use of personal names in Brazil. Joao de Pina-Cabral 13 Nov 2013
90 Dorr-e Dari (The Pearl of Dari): An Ethnography of Poetry as a Social Practice among Afghans in Iran (23 May 2013) This lecture formed part of the 2013 Evans-Pritchard Lecture series held at All Souls College, Oxford, in which Zuzanna Olszewska discussed 'Authentic Voices, Modern Selves: An Ethnography of Afghan Refugee Poetry and Personhood in Iran'. Zuzanna Olszewska 13 Nov 2013
91 Provocations for digital anthropology (30 May 2013) David Zeitlyn discusses parallels between visual and digital anthropology and the dangers of historical myopia. It is too easy to disregard earlier parallels because of the mistaken claim that everything is new and different. David Zeitlyn 13 Nov 2013
92 Looking forward looking back (18 May 2013) Professor David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford) argues for a pluralisation of past, present and future. There are many unconnected or only partially connected literatures on time related issues. David Zeitlyn 13 Nov 2013
93 Alternative Utopias and the Crisis of Imagination (20 June 2013) Professor Alexander Kiossev (University of Sofia in Bulgaria)drawing on his background in cultural studies, spoke about the ways in which 'alternative utopias' can enable creative imaginaries for the types of futures we are able to realise or create. Alexander Kiossev 13 Nov 2013
94 Divine kingdoms in the western Himalayas This Anthropology Departmental Seminar (22 February 2013) by William Sax of the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, focuses on 'oracular authority and distributed agency' in the western Himalayas. William Sax 18 Apr 2013
95 Capital's new frontier Dr Catherine Dolan of the Saïd Business School, Oxford, discusses 'yoghurt mamas, solar sisters and the remaking of 'unusable Africa' at the bottom of the pyramid'. An Anthropology Departmental Seminar from 15 February 2013. Catherine Dolan 18 Apr 2013
96 Re-making the dead, uncertainty and the torque of human materials in northern Zimbabwe This Anthropology Departmental Seminar (8 February 2013) by Joost Fontein from the Department of Social Anthropology at Edinburgh focuses on northern Zimbabwe fieldwork and research. Joost Fontein 18 Apr 2013
97 Creative Commons Unexplored agencies: the case of Donna Sebastiana Carlo Severi (CNRS, Paris) presents an Anthropology Departmental Seminar (1 February 2013). Carlo Severi 18 Apr 2013
98 Re-thinking 'Untamed Thoughts' Fifty Years On In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar (25 January 2013), Dr Laura Rival discusses 'Claude Lévi-Strauss and the science of the concrete'. Laura Rival 18 Apr 2013
99 Synchrony and Similiarity in Human Cooperation This Anthropology Departmental Seminar (30 November 2012) is presented by Emma Cohen of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford. Emma Cohen 18 Apr 2013
100 The Evolution of Human Egalitarianism This Anthropology Departmental Seminar (9 November 2012) is by Dr Frank Marlowe (University of Cambridge, Department of Biological Anthropology) and is on the theme of evolutionary anthropology. Frank Marlowe 18 Apr 2013