The Anthropology Seminar Series

The Department of Anthropology's Seminar Series is a regular opportunity to engage with a variety of scholars from around the world. Currently hosted online, the Seminar Series takes place on Thursdays, 3-5pm, unless otherwise specified. The calendar is below.

For further details about any of the sessions, please click the links in the sidebar to the subpages related to Abstracts and Archives. 

Thursday 11th March

Making Differences in Berlin: Ethnographies, Museums and Heritage Developments

Professor Sharon MacDonald (University of Aberdeen)

Thursday 25th March

The Greek way from Albanophobia to Islamophobia in the era of refugee "crisis": "Radical alterity" and other racist stories

Dr Giorgos Tsimouris (Panteion University, Athens)

Thursday 29th April

The Melancholy of Bones: Forensic Exhumation as Elegiac Transformative Experience

Dr Alexa Hagerty (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge)

Thursday 6th May

Pious Demons and Sinful Christians: Mimesis, Historicity and the Demonization of Protestantism in Ethiopian Orthodox Exorcism

Dr Diego Maria Malara (University of Glasgow)

Thursday 13th May


Dr Patrick O'Hare (University of St Andrews) - POSTPONED.

Thursday 20th May

Why is the drug trade not violent? Coca, Cocaine, and the embedded economy in the Chapare, Bolivia

Dr Thomas Grisaffi

Thursday 27th May

Living Through Others: Personhood, Ubuntu and Witchcraft in African Philosophical Thought

Dr Martin Mills (University of Aberdeen)

Thursday 3rd June

Returning to nature at the frontiers: Postmining narratives in Svalbard

Dr Cecilie Ødegaard (University of Bergen)