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John Davis (1938-2017)

16 January 2017

We are sad to announce that Professor John Davis FBA passed away at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on Sunday 15th January. He was Professor of Social Anthropology from 1990 to 1995 and Warden of All Souls College from 1995 to 2008. Before coming to Oxford in 1990, he was Professor of Social... More >

Interdisciplinary Microbiome Project Hilary Term Seminar Series

11 January 2017

The Interdisciplinary Microbiome Project will be holding a seminar series in the Oxford University Hilary Term. This series aims to bring leading thinkers on the implications of microbiome science to Oxford. Seminars in this series will be held in The Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College,... More >

The 2017 Marett Memorial Lecture will be given by Prof. Anna Tsing on 28 April

10 January 2017

Professor Anna Tsing (Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz) will deliver the 2017 Marett Memorial College on 28 April at 5pm, Exeter College. What is history? or, the life and times of water hyacinth Debates about the meaning and role of 'history' in... More >

2017 Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture, Oxford, 24 May

3 January 2017

On 24 May the 2017 Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture, will be held in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's College (56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6H). The lecture will begin at 6pm. This year, the lecture will be given by Professor Pat Caplan, Emeritus... More >

2017 Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture

3 January 2017

On 24 May the 2017 Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture, will be held in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St Anne's College (56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6H). The lecture will begin at 6pm. This year, the lecture will be given by Professor Pat Caplan, Emeritus... More >

Oxford Interdisciplinary Mircobiome Project website launched

15 December 2016

The Oxford Interdisciplinary Microbiome Project (IMP) recently launched its official project website. IMP is a new incubator initiative of the University‚Äôs Social Sciences Division that will explore new understandings of microbial life and the social and public policy implications of new... More >

Zuzanna Olszewska wins an award from the Middle East Studies Association

23 November 2016

The School congratulates Dr Zuzanna Olszewska for her award from the Middle East Studies Association, which has just been announced. The Houshang Pourshariati Book Award in Iranian Studies has been awarded to Zuzanna's book The Pearl of Dari: Poetry and Personhood among Young Afghans in... More >

Dr Susana Carvalho (ICEA) wins a Philip Leverhulme Prize for her outstanding research

25 October 2016

The School congratulates Dr Susana Carvalho (ICEA) for her Philip Leverhulme Prize, which has been announced this week. This year, thirty  prizes were awarded across five subject areas (Archaeology; Chemistry; Economics; Engineering; Geography; and Languages and Literatures) and each... More >

Former DPhil student Nick Shapiro awarded the 2016 Cultural Horizons Prize for the best article appearing the previous year in Cultural Anthropology

12 October 2016

We're delighted to announce that Dr Nick Shapiro, a former DPhil student of the School, has been awarded the 2016 Cultural Horizons Prize for the best article appearing the previous year in Cultural Anthropology. The Society for Cultural Anthropology presented the award to Nick (Chemical... More >

Clare Harris's presentations in New Delhi, India, during September 2016

9 September 2016

Professor Clare Harris will be giving talks at two events in New Delhi, India, during September 2016. On 13 September, Clare Harris will be among the speakers at the event 'My Favourite Object | My Dream Museum', which will be held at the Goethe-Institute at 7pm. This talk forms part of the... More >

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