17 May 2013
African Heritage in Brazil: DPhil Studentship in Anthropology in association with St Antony's College
Applications are invited for a three-year studentship funded by HERA (Humanities European Research Area) through the AHRC, to work towards a Doctorate in Anthropology at the School of... More >
7 May 2013
The Cultural Worlds of African Palm Oil: trade, consumption and museum collecting in Britain and Nigeria, 1850-1900
Following the award of an AHRC collaborative doctoral studentship to Professor David Zeitlyn (ISCA) and Dr Heloise Finch-Boyer (National Maritime Museum) for ‘The Cultural Worlds of... More >
3 May 2013
For one night only, on 25 April, Anthropology students took over the Museum's Court and Lower Gallery for an evening of music, movement and masquerade, forming part of VERVE's commitment to attracting young adult audiences.
View here a short film (3 minutes) of the Twilight Takeover... More >
18 April 2013
BBC Radio 3's Late Junction (presented by Max Reinhardt) is broadcasting three recordings from the PRM sound collections this week, two of which are field recordings by former ISCA anthropologists Edward Evans-Pritchard and Nick Allen. The third is by David Mowat in India.
The show from 16... More >
19 March 2013
A new study by a team that includes Eiluned Pearce, a DPhil student at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, suggests that Neanderthals became extinct because they had larger eyes than Homo sapiens. 'As a result, more of their brains were devoted to seeing in the long, dark nights in... More >
4 February 2013
Congratulations to Garlen Lo, MSc Social Anthropology student, for being longlisted in the Guardian Students and OUP Very Short Film Competition for his film on Multiculturalism.
Garlen's film can be watched on the Guardian website.
Garlen is a student at Wolfson College.
The competition... More >
17 January 2013
Rosie Kay is to become the first choreographer appointed as the Artist in Residence at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford. The Leverhulme Trust has awarded Professor Stanley Ulijaszek the funding for Rosie Kay to take up her position, which has begun in... More >
9 January 2013
A book launch was held at the Pitt Rivers Museum on 11 January 2013 to celebrate the publication of Clare Harris' 'The Museum on the Roof of the World: Art, Politics, and the Representation of Tibet'. The launch was hosted by the Pitt Rivers and the University of Chicago Press.
For millions of... More >
6 December 2012
From the Semiotics of Language to the Materiality of Speech
A conference of Green Templeton College, Oxford, The Health Experience Group in the Primary Care Department and the Literature and Medicine academic initiative, Green Templeton College, with the Working Group Medical Diversity at the Max... More >
28 November 2012
A new study by University of Southern California (USC) and Oxford University researchers (including Professor Stanley Ulijaszek, Director of ISCA) indicates that large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) found in national food supplies across the world may be one explanation for the rising... More >