Evans-Pritchard Lectureship 2023-2024

Evans-Pritchard Lectureship 2023-24

All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL

In 1998 All Souls College received a generous benefaction to establish an annual Lectureship in memory of Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard, Professor of Social Anthropology and Fellow of All Souls (1946-70) in the disciplines (social anthropology, classical studies, modern history, Asian and Middle Eastern studies) and the geographical areas (Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean) that most occupied him.

The benefactor is keen that the lectures should provide an empirical analysis of social relations, and should be based on fieldwork or on indigenous primary materials. The electors are enjoined, if possible, to appoint a scholar in early or mid-career rather than a well-established person. A doctorate is required for eligibility.

The Lecturer should give four to six lectures, within one term, either once a week or more frequently. The Lecturer is not required to reside in Oxford, and the position may be combined with others elsewhere. It is expected that the lectures will normally be published.

The Lecturer will receive a stipend of £4,000, and reasonable travel expenses, Common Table rights in College, and free accommodation in the College or one of its properties for the period of the lectures.

There is no application form. Candidates should send an e-mail to evans-pritchard-lectureship@anthro.ox.ac.uk setting out their proposed course of lectures and a list of publications by noon, Friday 26th May 2023. They should also ask two referees to send their references to evans-pritchard-lectureship@anthro.ox.ac.uk – also to arrive by Friday 26th May 2023.

The electors are the Professor David Gellner (chair), Professor Rosalind Thomas, Professor Sloan Mahone, Professor Marilyn Booth, and Professor David Pratten. They hope to arrive at a decision in June. Their choice is not limited to those who apply.