2018 Programme

Monday 9th July 2018

10:00 Register and Explore the Stalls (Clore Education Centre, British Museum)

Once registered, visit the university and exhibitor stalls to ask questions about undergraduate anthropology courses and admissions. Be sure to check the ‘Guide to Participating Universities 2018’ in your London Anthropology Day bags.

11:00 Welcome and Introduction (BP Lecture Theatre)

Emma Ford (RAI) will explain the day’s schedule while highlighting essential details of the event. Dr Julie Adams (British Museum) will welcome participants to the event and inform them about Anthropology at the British Museum. Following this introduction, Dr Nick Long (LSE) will share his insights on why Anthropology is an intriguing and essential discipline for the 21st century.

11:30 First Workshop Session

  • The Evolution of Culture (Stevenson) – Jamie Tehrani, Durham University
  • Why Climate Comes to Matter: Anthropology of Climate Change and Environmental Transformations (BP) – Olga Ulturgasheva, University of Manchester
  • Out of Focus: Film screening and discussion (Moser) – Caterina Sartori, RAI Film Officer and Film Festival Manager
  • The Forensic Anthropology of Human Evolution (Studio) – Patrick Randolph-Quinney and Rick Peterson, UCLAN
  • Beyond the Bones: Skeletal Studies in Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (Sackler A) – Claire Hodson, BABAO [British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology]
  • Honour, Conflict and Coercion: the Anthropology of Violence (Sackler B) – Andrew Sanchez, University of Cambridge
  • Surviving Storms: Caribbean Hurricanes as Social Relations (Anthropology Library – meet at info desk)Adom Heron, Goldsmiths

12:30 Second Workshop Session

  • Life in the Field: How Anthropologists Build Knowledge (Stevenson) – Martin Mills, University of Aberdeen
  • The Madness of Success? Why Stress, Anxiety and Depression are on the Rise in Contemporary Societies (BP) – Nick Long, LSE
  • 21st Century Forensic Anthropology (Moser) – Helen Langstaff, University of Dundee
  • Why We Eat, What We Eat (Studio) – Emma-Jayne Abbots, University of Wales Trinity St. David
  • Bones, Brains and Behaviour: What makes us human? (Sackler A) – Sarah-Louise Decrausaz and Michael Rivera, University of Cambridge
  • Ethnographic Film and the Magic of the Moving Image (Sackler B) Caterina Sartori, Film Officer and Film Festival Manager of the Royal Anthropological Institute
  • Teachers’ Session (Anthropology Library – meet at info desk)

13:30 Lunch Break

Enjoy a packed lunch or purchase lunch at the museum or nearby cafés. This is another opportunity to visit the university and exhibitor stalls and explore the careers display.

14:30 Third Workshop Session

  • Why Economists are Almost Always Wrong: the Case for studying Anthropology (Stevenson) – Will Rollason, Brunel University London
  • Perceptions and Projections: Visual Anthropological Journeys in the South Pacific (BP) – Mike Poltorak, University of Kent
  • What is a Cannibal? (Moser) – Joshua Pollard and Yvonne Marshall, University of Southampton
  • Pull down the Statues and Flags: Public Space, Power and Historical Narratives (Studio) – Dominic Bryan, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Intelligent Objects: A hands-on workshop examining strange things (including beer cans and giant vegetables) (Sackler A) – Ludovic Coupaye, UCL
  • Disease, Death and Dissection: Evidence for Health Care in Past Societies (Sackler B) – Heidi Dawson-Hobbis, University of Winchester

15:30 Fourth Workshop Session

  • When South Asians were white, Irish folk were black, humans had one biological sex, and other surprising tales of modern life (Stevenson) – Caroline Osella, SOAS
  • Bodies and Performances (BP) – Meike Fechter, University of Sussex
  • 7 Million Years of Human Evolution in 45 minutes! (Moser) – Simon Underdown, Oxford Brookes
  • Anthropology of Britain: An anthropological approach to the world you live in (Studio) – Aimee Middlemiss and Celia Plender, University of Exeter
  • Evolution of the human hand over 5 million years (Sackler A) – Ameline Bardo and Chris Dunmore, University of Kent
  • Natural born killers? The anthropology of conflict, from chimpanzees to Crusaders and everything in between (Sackler B) – Fiona Coward and Richard Mikulski, University of Bournemouth

16:30 University Admissions and Careers with Anthropology: your questions answered (BP Lecture Theatre)

Get top tips for applying to study anthropology at university and explore career possibilities with an anthropology degree. Meet our panel of admissions tutors and anthropology graduates who work in a range of careers.

17:30 Finish

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