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New York Times: The Social Life of Coronavirus Masks, by Christos Lynteris

New York Times: The Social Life of Coronavirus Masks, by Christos Lynteris

An article on the use of masks in East Asia against the coronavirus infection by Christos Lynteris argues for its importance in fostering solidarity in affected communities.

Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology

Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology

The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis invites applications for one PhD studentship to start at the University of St Andrews in September 2020.

Framing Animals as Epidemic Villains: Histories of Non-Human Disease Vectors

Framing Animals as Epidemic Villains: Histories of Non-Human Disease Vectors

Framing Animals as Epidemic Villains: Histories of Non-Human Disease Vectors, edited by Christos Lynteris has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Energy Ethics Film Screening at COP25 in Madrid

Energy Ethics Film Screening at COP25 in Madrid

The documentary ‘The end of an era? A story of oil workers.’ focusing on individuals working in the oil and gas industry is being shown as part of the proceeding of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid.

Liria de la Cruz Hernández receives Honorary Master of Arts

Liria de la Cruz Hernández receives Honorary Master of Arts

Liria de la Cruz Hernández, long-term collaborator of Dr Paloma Gay y Blasco at the Department, received an Honorary Master of Arts last Wednesday at the December graduations.

Wolfson Foundation doctoral scholarships

Wolfson Foundation doctoral scholarships

The application period for three Wolfson Foundation doctoral scholarships available at the University of St Andrews is now open.

ASA2020 Call for Panels

ASA2020 Call for Panels

The Call for Panels is now open for the ASA2020 conference Responsibility which will take place at the University of St Andrews, UK from 24-27 August 2020.

Global War Against the Rat project vacancies

Global War Against the Rat project vacancies

We are inviting applications for two postdoctoral research fellowships for the Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis project.

New Book: “Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary”

New Book: “Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary”

Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary by Christos Lynteris has just been published by Routledge’s “Studies in Anthropology” series.

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

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.