2015 Programme

London Anthropology Day Programme

London Anthropology Day 2016 Programme for 30th June 2016 will appear here shortly

Thursday 2nd July 2015

10:00 Registration (Clore Centre, British Museum)
Once registered, participants can visit the university stalls and exhibitor stalls.

10:30 Welcome and Introduction (BP Lecture Theatre)
Dr Lissant Bolton (British Museum) will welcome participants to the event and inform them about Anthropology at the British Museum. Following this introduction, Dr Paul Basu (UCL) will share his insights on why Anthropology is an intriguing and essential discipline for the 21st century.

11:00 First Workshop Session
• The Strangest People in the World are WEIRD (Stevenson) Jamie Tehrani, Durham University
• A Walk on the Dark Side: human nature and the attraction of death, disaster and catastrophe (BP) Jonathan Skinner, University of Roehampton
• Globalisation and Social Identities in the Present and Past (Moser)
Tamar Hodos, University of Bristol
• ‘We Suffered More’: Greek and Turkish Cypriot Refugees on Cyprus (Studio)
Lisa Dikomitis, University of Hull
• Planning your Future: explore biological anthropology (Sackler 1) Jelena Bekvalac, BABAO
• Human Evolution – 7 million years in the making (Sackler 2)
Simon Underdown, Oxford Brookes University
• Anthropology in the News (Anthropology Library)
Martin Webb, Goldsmiths University of London
• Gallery Tour 1 (Gallery Tour Meeting Point) Jago Cooper, British Museum

12:00 Second Workshop Session
• The Madness of Success (Stevenson) Nick Long, LSE
• The Anthropology of Toilets (BP) Perveez Mody, University of Cambridge
• Apocalypse! The Anthropology of the End of the World (Moser)
Joe Webster, Queen’s University Belfast
• The Anthropology of Fairytales (Studio) Camilla Power, UEL
• Brains, Bones and Genes: what makes us human? (Sackler 1)
Michelle Cameron and Sarah DeCrausaz, University of Cambridge
• Migrating Identities: the anthropology of human migration (Sackler 2)
Fiona Coward, Bournemouth University
• Anthropology Teachers’ Session (Anthropology Library)
Caroline Osella, SOAS and Susannah Jackson, Cirencester College

13:00 Lunch Break
Participants can either bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch at the museum or nearby cafés. Students will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from universities and explore the exhibitions on display.

14:00 Third Workshop Session
• What Can Pigs Tell Us About Being Human? (Stevenson ) Sam Hurn, University of Exeter
• Bodies and Performances (BP) Evan Killick and Meike Fechter, University of Sussex
• The Face of Identification: from the skull to the identity of unknown corpses (Moser)
Matteo Borrini, Liverpool John Moores
• Social Anthropology and International Development (Studio)
Maria Abranches and Bryan Maddox, UEA
• Why Economists are Almost Always Wrong: the case for studying anthropology (Sackler 1)
Will Rollason, Brunel University London
• My Grandfather the Mountain: Kinship and Social Relations with the non-Human World (Sackler 2) Andrew Canessa, University of Essex
• Gallery Tour 3 (Gallery Tour Meeting Point) Rachael Murphy, British Museum

15:00 Fourth Workshop Session
• How do Mobile Phones Change the World? (Stevenson) Maxim Bolt, University of Birmingham
• South Pacific: Visual Anthropological Journeys (BP) Mike Poltorak, University of Kent
• Intelligent Objects – a hands-on workshop examining strange things (including beer cans and vegetables) (Moser) Ludovic Coupaye, UCL
• About the House: What Can we Learn from Nomadic Tents? (Studio)
Madeleine Reeves, University of Manchester
• How Does Water Make Us Human? (Sackler 1) Luci Atalla, University of Wales Trinity St. David
• Love Across Boundaries: the Anthropology of Love and Marriage in Amazonia and West Africa (Sackler 2) Hélène Neveu Kringelbach and Elizabeth Ewart, University of Oxford

16:00 University Admissions and Careers in Anthropology (BP Lecture Theatre)
This information session will provide advice about applying to study anthropology at university and career possibilities with an anthropology degree. There will be a brief talk followed by a chance to ask a panel of university lecturers and admissions tutors any questions you have about studying anthropology and possible careers.

17:00 Finish

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