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Latest Department news

New book: "Encountering Entrepreneurs: An Ethnography of the Construction Business in the North of Italy"

This book, by Elena Sischarenco, shows the daily life of businessmen in a particularly productive area of Northern Italy, Lombardy.

8 October 2019

Global war against the rat

Dr Christos Lynteris, has been awarded the Investigator Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He will lead a research team to investigate ‘The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis’.

13 September 2019

Article in Anthropology Today

Our PhD student Gabriela Manley has an article in the latest issue of Anthropology Today, entitled "Scotland's Post-Referenda Futures" - a topic relevant to everyone.

9 September 2019