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Podcasts from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the discipline. It came top of the Power (research excellence + volume) rankings for anthropology in the UK in RAE 2008.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The promise of the (foreign) image: post-post-internet art from the Philippines (and other notes from the field) An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Rafael Schacter (University College London) on 1 December 2017 Rafael Schacter 27 Mar 2018
2 The concept of culture in cultural evolution The Keynote speech by Tim Lewens (Professor of Philosophy of Science, Cambridge) for the Cultural Evolution Workshop held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, on 28 February 2017 Tim Lewens 27 Mar 2018
3 Sustaining one another: enset, animals, and people in the southern highlands of Ethiopia An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Elizabeth Ewart and Wolde Tadesse (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford) on 13 October 2017 Elizabeth Ewart, Wolde Tadesse 27 Mar 2018
4 Existential mobility, migrant imaginaries and multiple selves An Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Michael Jackson (Emeritus Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School), 20 October 2017 Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018
5 Words and Deeds - the Astor Visiting Lecture 19 October 2017 Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, delivered the Astor Visiting Lecture at Oxford on 19 October 2017. Introduced by Ramon Sarró (Oxford). Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018
6 Ebola: A biosocial journey The inaugural Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture delivered in Oxford on 3 November 2017 by Melissa Parker, Professor of Medical Anthropology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Melissa Parker 27 Mar 2018
7 Creative Commons Possible Futures - Robert Foley A talk by Robert Foley (University of Cambridge) for Possible Futures, an event held at the Oxford University Natural History Museum on 3 November 2016 that celebrated the relaunch of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Robert Foley 15 Sep 2017
8 Creative Commons Possible Futures - Rebecca Sear A talk by Rebecca Sear (Dept. of Population Health) for Possible Futures, an event held at the Oxford University Natural History Museum on 3 November 2016 that celebrated the relaunch of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Rebecca Sear 15 Sep 2017
9 Creative Commons Possible Futures - Peter Walsh A talk by Peter Walsh (University of Cambridge) for Possible Futures, an event held at the Oxford University Natural History Museum on 3 November 2016 that celebrated the relaunch of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Peter Walsh 15 Sep 2017
10 Creative Commons Possible Futures - Charlotte Roberts A talk by Charlotte Roberts (University of Durham) for Possible Futures, an event held at the Oxford University Natural History Museum on 3 November 2016 that celebrated the relaunch of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Charlotte Roberts 15 Sep 2017
11 Creative Commons Possible Futures Alexandra Alvergne and Nicholas Márquez-Grant introduce Possible Futures, an event held at the Oxford University Natural History Museum on 3 November 2016 that celebrated the relaunch of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Alexandra Alvergne, Nicholas Márquez-Grant 15 Sep 2017
12 Creative Commons Ebola Emergence is Predictable This talk was given by Dr Peter Walsh (University of Cambridge) at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine on 3 November 2016/ Peter Walsh 15 Sep 2017
13 A War on People: The Drug War and the Hermeneutic Politics of Those who Resist it This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Jarrett Zigon (University of Amsterdam) on 2 December 2016. Jarrett Zigon 31 Jul 2017
14 The Indian Village: Marx to Modi In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Ed Simpson (SOAS) discusses the issues raised by the re-study of an Indian village. 25 November 2016. Ed Simpson 31 Jul 2017
15 The Artist and the Stone: Ethnography of an Artistic Process This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Roger Sansi-Roca (Goldsmiths, University of London) on 18 November 2016. Roger Sansi-Roca 31 Jul 2017
16 A Brilliant Jewel: Celibacy and its Malcontents in the Brazilian Catholic Church In this Departmental Seminar, Maya Mayblin (University of Edinburgh) discusses the relatively late and most challenged rule in the Brazilian Catholic Church - celibacy. 4 November 2016. Maya Mayblin 31 Jul 2017
17 Formalization as Development: Accounting for the Proliferation of Village Savings Associations In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Maia Green (University of Manchester) discusses village savings associations and small-scale credit in Sub-Saharan Africa. 28 October 2016. Maia Green 31 Jul 2017
18 ‘I Can Feel the Mafia but I Can’t See it’: Investigatory Dilemma in Present-day Trapani The opening Evans-Pritchard Lecture for 2017 given by Dr Naor Ben-Yehoyada (Columbia University) on 1 May. The theme of the series was: 'Getting Cosa Nostra: Knowledge and Criminal Justice in Southwestern Sicily'. Naor Ben-Yehoyada 31 Jul 2017
19 Gifts, entitlements, benefits and surplus: interrogating food poverty and food aid in the UK The 2017 Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture was given in Oxford on 24 May by Prof. Pat Caplan of Goldsmiths, London. Pat Caplan 26 Jul 2017
20 The concept of culture in cultural evolution In his keynote speech for the Cultural Evolution Workshop (held in the Pitt Rivers Museum on 28 February 2017), Prof. Tim Lewens of Cambridge examines the concept of culture in cultural evolution. Tim Lewens 26 Jul 2017
21 Why do children doubt magic, but believe in the miraculous? Prof. Paul Harris (Harvard Graduate School of Education) examines why children are skeptical about magical phenomena but are willing to believe in supposedly miraculous violations of everyday causal constraints. 12 May 2017. Paul Harris 26 Jul 2017
22 Transformation through Ritual: Bodies as Sacred Space A seminar of the Anthropology Research Group at Oxford on Eastern Medicines and Religions. Dr Ann R. David (University of Roehampton) focuses on Tamil worshippers in the UK to discuss the role of ritual in religion and dance. 18 January 2017. Ann R. David 26 Jul 2017
23 Climate, weather, culture In this Departmental Seminar, Prof. Steve Rayner examines the blossoming of anthropological attention to climate change over the last ten years. 17 February 2017. Steve Rayner 26 Jul 2017
24 The great migration of summer 2015: trajectories, journeys and hubs In this Departmental Seminar, Dr Franck Düvell (COMPAS) focuses on the great migration of 2015 when it is estimated that 12 million people were newly displaced. 20 January 2017. Franck Düvell 26 Jul 2017
25 Exhibiting violence and social change in Brazil Prof. Elizabeth B. Silva (The Open University) discusses the role of staged events in remembering the establishment of dictatorship in Brazil in 1964. 19 May 2017. Elizabeth B. Silva 26 Jul 2017
26 Women in India’s waste economy In this Departmental Seminar, Prof. Barbara Harriss-Whiten draws on anthropology, economics and politics to examine the role of women in Indian society. 12 May 2017. Barbara Harriss-White 26 Jul 2017
27 The Gorongosa Restoration Project, Mozambique Greg Carr, the President of the Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique, gives an overview of how the Gorongosa National Park has evolved since Mozambique's civil conflict ended in 1992. 5 May 2017. Greg Carr 26 Jul 2017
28 Exploring the city's 'sutures' Filip De Boeck (KU Leiden) explores 'urban life between want and wish', drawing on examples from the DRCongo (4 March 2016) Filip De Boeck 15 Jun 2016
29 Plantain island sirens Jennifer Diggins (Oxford Brookes) discusses 'tales of poverty, fish, and seduction from maritime Sierra Leone' (26 February 2016) Jennifer Diggins 15 Jun 2016
30 Science, stories and indigenous wisdom: is the wider world waking up at last? Joy Hendry (Oxford Brookes) examines indigenous knowledge and specific projects across the world, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand (13 May 2016) Joy Hendry 15 Jun 2016
31 The charm of 'things': ethnography and performance Marta Rosa Jardim (UNIFESP, Brazil) examines the role of sculptures of Hindu gods in Mozambique and the influence of art history on her anthropological research (20 May 2016) Marta Rosa Jardim 15 Jun 2016
32 The certainty of futures lost Lucy Lowe (Edinburgh) discusses motherhood, Caesarean sections and migration in 'Little Mogadishu', Mairobi (3 Fecember 2015) Lucy Lowe 15 Jun 2016
33 The fragility of conviction Mathijs Pelkmans (LSE)'s seminar is based on 'walking with the Tablighi Jammat in Kyrgyzstan (12 February 2016) Mathijs Pelkmans 15 Jun 2016
34 Profane relations: the irony of offensive jokes in India Andrew Sanchez (Kent) discusses why a multi-ethnic workforce in eastern India exchanges jokes about each other's religion and cultures as a form of irony (19 February 2016) Andrew Sanchez 15 Jun 2016
35 Creative Commons The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered Ian Rickard (Durham) places the origins of the science of health and disease within a framework of evolutionary theory and a medical anthropology perspective (18 January 2016) Ian Rickard 08 Jun 2016
36 Creative Commons Obstructed labour: the classic obstetric dilemma and beyond Emma Pomeroy (Cambridge) places obstructed labour within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 15 February 2016. Emma Pomeroy 08 Jun 2016
37 Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases Cristina Giuliani (Bologna) places inflammaging, and genetics, within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 1 February 2016. Cristina Giuliani 08 Jun 2016
38 Creative Commons Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Charlotte K. Russell (Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham) looks at how evolutionary anthropology and cross-cultural perspectives can have a huge impact on specific healthcare issues such as SIDS (22 February 2016) Charlotte K. Russell 08 Jun 2016
39 The dawn of Darwinian critical care medicine James G. Morgan (Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Leeds General Infirmary) discusses how an evolutionary approach can help one understand medicine, such as adaptive defence mechanisms in the body (8 February 2016) James G. Morgan 08 Jun 2016
40 Creative Commons Maternal capital and offspring development Jonathan Wells (UCL Institute of Child Health) presents an intergenerational perspective on the development origins of health and disease. A medical anthropology seminar given on 29 February 2016. Jonathan Wells 08 Jun 2016
41 Creative Commons Tracing the origins of the HIV/AIDS pandemic Nuno Fario (Oxford) investigates the development of HIV since the discovery of its first, and diverse, genomes in 1959 and 1960. A medical anthropology seminar given on 7 March 2016. Nuno Faria 08 Jun 2016
42 Agrarian change, climate stress and shifting class relations in the Nepal-Bihar borderlands A special lecture by Dr Fraser Sugden, a Kathmandu-based social scientist at the International Water Management Institute (19 May 2016) Fraser Sugden 01 Jun 2016
43 Marett Memorial Lecture 2016: The Creole world between inequality and difference Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo) delivered 2016's Marett Memorial Lecture on 29 April at Exeter College. The lecture examined controversies over Creole identity which are related to fundamental questions in anthropology. Thomas Hylland Eriksen 01 Jun 2016
44 Creative Commons Paying attention to the journey In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Ginny Mounce (Oxford) discusses couples' experiences of investigating and starting infertility treatments, 19 October 2015 Ginny Mounce 14 Mar 2016
45 Creative Commons Does 21st-century technology change the experience of early pregnancy and miscarriage? In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Ingrid Gramme (Oxford) discusses how our basic understanding of pregnancy and miscarriage has changed enormously over the last eighty years, 9 November 2015 Ingrid Gramme 14 Mar 2016
46 Birds in heaven: social positioning of lost babies and their mothers in Qatar In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Susie Kilshaw (UCL), discusses the impact of pregnancy and loss on mothers and fathers, and other family members, in Qatar, 2 November 2015 Susie Kilshaw 14 Mar 2016
47 Creative Commons Microbes and other spirits In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, César Enrique Giraldo Herrera (Oxford) discusses the role of hallucinogenics in interpreting reality and the role of visions in Lowland South America, 23 October 2015 (the opening few seconds are missing) César Enrique Giraldo Herrera 14 Mar 2016
48 Creative Commons Revisiting uncertainty: provisional electricity infrastructure and livelihoods in an African city In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Idalina Baptista (Oxford), discusses the governance of electricity in urban sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on a case study focused on Maputo, Mozambique, 13 November 2015 Idalina Baptista 14 Mar 2016
49 Creative Commons Negotiating enemy lines In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Lauren Greenwood (University of Sussex) discusses the complexities of collaboration with the British military, 29 May 2015 Lauren Greenwood 14 Mar 2016
50 Medical and psychological issues in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar, Raj Rai (Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital) discusses the role of clinical trials and ways of addressing the potential exploitation of vulnerable couples, 26 October 2015 Raj Rai 14 Mar 2016
51 Creative Commons Crossing religious borders: Jewish Cabo Verdeans In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Alma Gottlieb (Illinois) discusses the blend of religious traditions that have developed on the Cape Verde islands, particularly early Jewish settlers, 6 November 2015 Alma Gottlieb 14 Mar 2016
52 'Fat knowledge', epigenetics and the enchantment of relational biology An Anthropology Departmental Seminar presented by Megan Warin (Adelaide) on the ways in which obesity is understood, embodied and enacted, 16 October 2015 Megan Warin 14 Mar 2016
53 Evolutionary origins of technological behaviour: a primate archaeology approach to chimpanzees An Anthropology Departmental seminar presented by Susana Carvalha (Oxford) on the archaeological sites of non-humans, 27 November 2015 Susana Carvalho 14 Mar 2016
54 Creative Commons The 'Unfortunate Mesopotamian Foetus' Pregnancy loss and miscarriage in the ancient Near East - a Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, 30 November 2015 given by Marie-Françoise Besnier (University of Cambridge) Marie-Françoise Besnier 14 Mar 2016
55 The Limits of collaboration: attempting a reciprocal Gypsy/Roman life story In this Anthropology departmental seminar, Paloma Gay y Blasco (St Andrews) evaluates a twenty-year collaborative project she has undertaken with her Gypsy informer (15 May 2015) Paloma Gay y Blasco 04 Aug 2015
56 Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2015: The Societalization of Social Problems Professor Jeffrey C. Alexander (Yale University) delivered the Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture on 3 June 2014 at Oxford. The lecture was 'The societalization of social problems: recent social crises and the civil sphere' Jeffrey Alexander 04 Aug 2015
57 Stacking Ontologies: Mundane Technoscience in the Silk Mill Dimitris Papadopoulos (University of Leicester) discusses different ways to think about technoscience beyond its core institutions (13 March 2015) Dimitris Papdopoulos 27 May 2015
58 Obsessed by Love: Erotic Magic, Delirious Love and Female Power in Mozambique Christian Groes-Green (Roskilde University Copenhagen) discusses the nature of being in love and how this is seen and discussed in Mozambique and written about in other African nations (6 March 2015) Christian Groes-Green 27 May 2015
59 Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, the Anthropology of Dance: Same Difference? Andrée Grau (University of Roehampton) discusses the anthropology of dance and its development as a discipline of anthropology. The talk also reflects on the discipline's neglected figures (27 February 2015) Andrée Grau 27 May 2015
60 The Agency of Eating: Mediation, Food and the Body in Highland Ecuador This Anthropology departmental seminar by Emma-Jayne Abbots (University of Wales Trinity St David) aims to define and extend the theoretical boundaries of food studies Emma-Jayne Abbots 27 May 2015
61 Lost objects, imaginary assemblages and the mass graves of the Spanish Civil War Layla Renshaw (Kingston University London) discusses objects recovered during the exhumation of Civil War victims and considers their imaginative power and life cycle (6 February 2015) Layla Renshaw 07 May 2015
62 On representation and power: portrait of a Vodun leader in present-day Benin An Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Emmanuelle Kadya Tall of IRD, Paris (30 January 2015) Emmanuelle Kadya Tall 07 May 2015
63 Moving the cracks: motorcycle taxis, politics and the fragility of power in Bangkok Claudio Sopranzetti (Oxford) discusses the Red Shirts, the motorcycle taxi drivers whose protests in 2010 brought Bangkok to a standstill (23 January 2015) Claudio Sopranzetti 07 May 2015
64 Ecology of undernutrition and infection Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on undernutrition and infection (14 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
65 Biocultural approaches to Type 2 diabetes Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on Type 2 diabetes from the Disease Ecology Lecture series (28 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
66 Obesity: epidemiology and biocultural factors Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) presents a lecture on obesity from the Disease Ecology Lecture series (21 November 2014) Stanley Ulijaszek 07 May 2015
67 From Amazonian couvade to neo-couvade in cosmopolitan trends of co-parenting: a comparative analysis In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Françoise Barbira-Freedman (Cambridge) examines ideas and behaviour that intimately associates a man with the birth of his child (1 Dec 2014) Françoise Barbira-Freedman 13 Apr 2015
68 Infant feeding and child health and survival in early twentieth-century England A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Alice Reid of the University of Cambridge (24 November 2014) Alice Reid 13 Apr 2015
69 Revisiting breastfeeding in light of the gift logic. Is a comparison of Gogo and Italian women possible? A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Mara Mabilia of the University of Padua (17 November 2014) Mara Mabilia 13 Apr 2015
70 Creative Commons How to protect your newborn from neonatal death: spirits and infant feeding practices in the Gambia A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Sarah O'Neill of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (10 November 2014) Sarah O'Neill 13 Apr 2015
71 Creative Commons Bangladeshi women's experiences of infant feeding in Tower Hamlets This Fertility and Reproduction Seminar by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Public Health Team looks at why so many Bangladeshi women in the borough are mix feeding with breast and bottle (3 Nov 2014) Christine McCourt, Juliet Rayment 13 Apr 2015
72 Creative Commons Breastpump technology and 'natural' motherly milk in Enlightenment France In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Margaret Carlyle (Cambridge) discusses developments in breastpump technology in 18th-century France (27 October 2014) Margaret Carlyle 13 Apr 2015
73 Creative Commons Hiring a wetnurse in seventeenth-century England In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Leah Astbury (Cambridge) discusses the increase of maternal breastfeeding in 17th-century England (20 October 2014) Leah Astbury 13 Apr 2015
74 Negotiating nutrition: from baby to toddler in the Peruvian Andes In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Bronwen Gillespie (Sussex) examines the the use of Sprinkles, a multiple-micronutrient product recommended by the state, in Peru (13 October 2014) Bronwen Gillespie 13 Apr 2015
75 Can there be an anthropology of Hinduism? A discussion of the anthropology of Hinduism and the difficulties of categorizing religion. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by David Gellner of Oxford (5 December 2014) David Gellner 29 Jan 2015
76 Cleaning up and moving on A discussion of Kazakhstan's 'nuclear renaissance' and the transformation of the region from nuclear test site to wasteland to a centre for civilian research. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Catherine Alexander of Durham (28 November 2014) Catherine Alexander 29 Jan 2015
77 Biosecurity practices in labs and museums: sentinels, simulation, stockpiling A discussion of the relationship between the anthropology of biosecurity and the rationality of risk as well as the anthropology of human-animal relationships. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Frédéric Keck, Musée de quai Branly (21 November 2014) Frédéric Keck 29 Jan 2015
78 Ways of speaking, ways of knowing A discussion of the ethnolinguistic identity of the Inugguit based on 12 months of fieldwork in NW Greenland. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Stephen Leonard of the University of Oxford (14 November 2014) Stephen Leonard 29 Jan 2015
79 On forms of mental discipline and understanding of national psyche in contemporary Serbia An ethnography of mental hygiene and neuro-security in contemporary Serbia. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Maja Petrović-Šteger of the ISRF and Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (31 October 2014) Maja Petrović-Šteger 29 Jan 2015
80 Martyrs, militants and emotions A discussion of Albanian radicalisation in Kosovo begore 1999. Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers of the University of Bournemouth (17 October 2014). Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers 29 Jan 2015
81 Water, human evolution and diet This public lecture on the role of water in human evolution took place at Somerset House in London as part of its 'Month of Water'. 17 June 2014. Stanley Ulijaszek 02 Oct 2014
82 Marett Memorial Lecture 2014: How to capture the wow. Awe and the study of religion Professor Birgit Meyer delivered the 2014 Marett Memorial Lecture on the interplay of religious things and bodily sensations. Introduced by James Grant. 2 May 2014 Birgit Meyer 02 Oct 2014
83 Creative Commons Choreographing lived experience: the stories that dancing bodies tell This Anthropology seminar looks at the role of dance and movement of the body as a theme in itself; using dance to understand embodied experience. 21 February 2014 Rosie Kay, Karin Eli 02 Oct 2014
84 Creative Commons Models, muddles and metaphors This seminar, on the theme of Models in Anthropology, draws on examples from the fields of Amazonian and obesity studies. 9 May 2014 Elizabeth Ewart, Stanley Ulijaszek 02 Oct 2014
85 Creative Commons Social anthropology of the arts: expression, genre and agency This seminar, on the theme of Art and Creativity, explores the anthropology of artistic and imaginative processes, a field that is interdisciplinary by nature. 23 May 2014. Caroline Potter, Ramon Sarró, Zuzanna Olszewska, Clare Harris 02 Oct 2014
86 Creative Commons Intersections: an ethnography of everyday togetherness and intensified diversity in Elephant and Castle This Anthropology seminar, on the theme of Diasporas and Migration, presents emerging findings from a collaborative ethnography in a 'super-diverse' South London area. 30 May 2014 Mette Berg, Ben Gidley, Hiranthi Jayaweera, Ramon Sarró 02 Oct 2014
87 Creative Commons Photo archives as historical resources: the Jeffrys and Dalrymple archives compared Professor Verkijika G. Fanso of Yaounde University in Cameroon compares two photo archives both taken around the same time, which are now held in Cambridge and South Africa Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
88 Creative Commons Fifty years of Cameroon unification: controversies and archival echoes A special lecture in Oxford by Professor Verkijika G. Fanso from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
89 Creative Commons Inspirations for publications - ISCA Anthropology Book Launch Anthropologists from ISCA discuss the research and inspiration behind six recent publications Stanley Ulijaszek, Hélène Neveu-Kringelbach, Iain Morley, Mette Berg 29 Apr 2014
90 Creative Commons 'Native Life', or, Being outside the carbon imagery Professor Elizabeth Povinelli of Columbia University examines contemporary scientific discussions of the Anthropocene and climate change and theoretical theories of New Vitalism, New Animism and Relational Ontology Elizabeth Povinelli 29 Apr 2014
91 Inequality, insecurity and obesity A seminar for the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek of ISCA, Oxford Stanley Ulijaszek 29 Apr 2014
92 Creative Commons Cultural understandings of roles and responsibilities in addressing obesity Emily Henderson of Durham University discusses the causes of obesity, those responsible for it and how it should be addressed. Emily Henderson 29 Apr 2014
93 Creative Commons Culture and motivation: long distance running in Japan and the UK Anthropologist Emma Coleman-Jones and distance runner Mara Yamauchi compare their experiences of running in the UK and Japan Emma Coleman-Jones, Mara Yamauchi 29 Apr 2014
94 Intellectual property and informal economy: a commodity chain from China to Brazil through Paraguay Rosana Pinheiro-Machado (of ODID, Oxford)'s anthropology departmental seminar focuses on the transmission of diverse goods in a commodity chain that was formed in the 1980s. Rosana Pinheiro-Machado 29 Apr 2014
95 Creative Commons Claiming resources, honouring debts: miners, herders and the land masters of Mongolia Rebecca Empson of UCL discusses the form of capitalism emerging in Mongolia's mineral economy. An anthropology departmental seminar. Rebecca Empson 29 Apr 2014
96 Do not resuscitate orders in a UK hospital: an ethnography of the future-present Simon Cohn of Cambridge University looks at the ways health professionals and their activities construct an understanding of the human body according to particular temporal framings. An anthropology departmental seminar. Simon Cohn 29 Apr 2014
97 The sharia as a vocation: Islam, law and civility in Lebanon This discussion of sharia discourse in different contexts focuses on the experiences of four individuals. An anthropology departmental seminar by Morgan Clarke (ISCA, Oxford) Morgan Clarke 28 Apr 2014
98 Victor Turner, anthropology and Christianity Timothy Larsen (Wheaton College, Illinois) discusses the impact of Christianity on the research and careers of Victor and Edith Turner, looking in particular at their work in Rhodesia. An anthropology departmental seminar. Timothy Larsen 28 Apr 2014
99 Discovering 'justice': the magic of law in the Upper Amazon An anthropology departmental seminar on legal anthropology in lowland South America given by Harry Walker of the LSE. Harry Walker 28 Apr 2014
100 The end of history? What follows the demographic transition? An overview of the demographic transition, and the demographic regime, since its development in the 1940s. An anthropological departmental seminar by Chris Wilson of ISCA (Oxford) Chris Wilson 28 Apr 2014