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Latest Department news

New book: "The Anthropology of Epidemics"

The Anthropology of Epidemics, co-edited by Christos Lynteris, Ann Kelly and Frédéric Keck.

17 May 2019News

New book: "How to Read Ethnography"

An essential guide to approaching anthropological texts.

17 May 2019News

New publication: "Energy and Ethics?"

By Mette M High and Jessica M Smith. This special issue of the JRAI presents a much-needed rethinking of how to understand the vital and vexing questions posed by our production, distribution, and use of energy.

30 April 2019News