ISCA is a leading centre for anthropological teaching and research in the UK and the world. Originally established as the only centre in the UK specialising in postgraduate teaching and research within the discipline, it continues to supervise large numbers of graduate and research students.
Welcome to the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, eight Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the discipline. It came top of the Power (research excellence + volume) rankings for anthropology in the UK both in RAE 2008 and in the 2014 REF. In this last research assessment exercise, the department submitted 56 people, making it by some way the largest in the country, with the highest number of top-rated publications, an excellent research environment, and very strong research 'impact'. Whatever aspect of anthropology interests you, you will probably find it here: please browse the links below to explore the wide range of research and teaching available.
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David Gellner gave the 2016 Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture, 'The Idea of Nepal', in Kathmandu on 11 December...More >
The new issue of the Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford (JASO) is now available online
Issue IX.1 (2017) of the Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford (JASO) is now...More >
We are sad to announce that Professor John Davis FBA passed away at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on...More >
Kaveri Qureshi (Lahore University of Management Sciences) More >
InSIS Seminar Series: 'Civic science and DIY enquiry: critical perspectives and experiences from Jerusalem, London and New York'
Presentation abstract:This session illustrates DIY as practice and ethos through the work of the... More >
Martin Ingram (Faculty of History, University of Oxford) More >