October 9, 2018
From October 2018, Memory is available through UBC Press. Co-edited by UBC Anthropology faculty member Mark Turin, Philippe Tortell (Peter Wall Institute) and Margot Young (UBC Law), the collection has contributions from seven UBC Anthropology faculty and community members, including Wade Davis, Nicolla Levell, Andrew Martindale, Sara Shneiderman, Diana Marsh and Laura Osorio Sunnucks. Taking the 100th […]
Inaugurated in 2015, the UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) is designed to support UBC doctoral students as they strive for purposeful social contribution, produce new and creative forms of scholarship and dissertations, and explore diverse career pathways. Through the PSI, UBC seeks to assist PhD students as they rise to address complex challenges in new, […]
October 2, 2018
Dr. Speller, we’re delighted to welcome you to the UBC Anthropology Department. Please can you share with us a little about your career and work to date? I’m delighted to be at UBC, and really appreciate the Department’s warm welcome. I’m an archaeological scientist at heart, and my research explores how humans have shaped […]
September 23, 2018
Great news for the Department & The Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC. Plans are underway for a new, purpose-built lab for the Film Unit which will release the unit’s current space for student study space.
July 13, 2018
Professor Emeritus, Martin G. Silverman (September 23, 1939 – June 29, 2018) Martin G. Silverman was born in New York, NY in 1939. After concluding undergraduate studies at Harvard, he went to the Australian National University as a Fulbright Scholar in 1960. Under the supervision of the renown Pacific historian, Harold Maude, […]
June 23, 2018
Dr. Bloch, congratulations on the publication of your recent book Sex, Love, and Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, and Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic. It covers a wide geographical range, and complex themes. What led you to this project? The idea for this project has its origins in the mid-1990s during my doctoral research on residential […]
June 6, 2018
Term 1 TR, 9:30 – 10:45 AM with Professor Magliocco What is the supernatural, and why are we fascinated with it? Where do supernatural beliefs come from? How are supernatural creatures such as witches, vampires, and zombies enjoying a new life in the modern world? These are some of the questions this course will address. […]
April 9, 2018
The Department of Anthropology extends its congratulations to Dr. Vinay Kamat and Dr. Andrew Martindale, both of whom received SSHRC Insight Awards in March 2018. Please read on to learn more about their research projects. Vinay Kamat: Contested Landscapes: The Social Complexity of Natural Gas Extraction in a Marine Protected Area in Tanzania […]
March 9, 2018
Presenting the idea that nature is not only such, Dr. Marisol de la Cadena discusses an emergent ‘politics across divergence,’ or the possibility for alliances that require becoming through “interests in common that that are not the same interests.” Click here to RSVP for this event.
Disseminating the Findings of the Study “Natural Gas Projects and Community Development in East Africa”
November 9, 2017
Vinay Kamat held a workshop on Natural Gas Projects and Local Community Development in East Africa. This was the second of the two workshops organized in Tanzania as part of the research project with the same title - both funded by CIRDI.