Arnar Árnason was appointed lecturer in social anthropology in the Department in September 2004. He has a B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Iceland, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Anthropology from the University of Durham, England. He has carried out fieldwork in England, Japan, Iceland and Scotland.
His research interests include:
- death, emotion, and psychotherapy and the politics thereof;
- narratives, memory and forgetting;
- identity and landscape
I am currently accepting PhDs in Anthropology.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
- AT3006 Doing Anthropological Research
- AT3501 Anthropological Theory
- AT5001 Philosophy and Methods of Research in Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History I
- SL5007 Methodology, Theory and Ethics
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Death, trauma, and the 'event'Death and Events. Lamond, I., Dowson, R. (eds.). Routledge, pp. 63-79, 17 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
A tale of two deaths: Spectacular death and the scene of painThe age of spectacular death. Jacobsen, M. (ed.). 1st edition. Routledge, pp. 144-161, 17 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Landscapes of Trauma: a Reflection on WonderJournal of Scottish Thought, vol. 11, pp. 152-175Contributions to Journals: Articles
His father came to him in his sleep: an essay on Enlightenment, mortalities and immortalities in IcelandAn anthropology of the Enlightenment. Rapport, N., Wardle, H. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 37-50, 14 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Aa drepe den siste geirfugl: Om artsdod og nye beginnelserKollaps. Dreyers Forlag, pp. 99-108, 10 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Death and BurialThe International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Callan, H. (ed.). Wiley-BlackwellChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Death and Governmentality in Iceland: Neo-liberalism, Grief and the Nation-formUniversity of Iceland Press, ReykjavíkBooks and Reports: Books
The idea of gardening and landscape restoration in IcelandJournal of Scottish Thought, vol. 9, pp. 139-159Contributions to Journals: Articles
Death as resource: a story of organ donation and communication across the ‘great mist’ in IcelandMedicine Anthropology Theory, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 50-68Contributions to Journals: Articles
Between the past and the future: Migration and melancholic nationalism in IcelandMigration and Mental Health. Harper, M. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 201-220, 20 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters