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Anthropology at Aarhus University

Humans are social beings. Anthropology is all about what this means for how we arrange our lives, organize our society and perceive the world around us – everywhere on earth. How are people's worlds different and how do they experience the world differently – across societies or within the same society? And still what is it that we have in common? Read more here

Our degree programmes

In addition to educational programs in Anthropology from bachelor to PhD level, the department of Anthropology also offers a masters-degree in Human Security, supplementary subjects in anthropology and sociology respectively, as well as a one-year masters-degree in health anthropology.     

A strong research environment

The department of Anthropology is among the strongest academic environments in Europe and the department attracts guest-researchers, PhD-students and students from across the world. Our teaching is deeply anchored in our research with particular specializations within globalization and development, innovation and design, medical as well as visual anthropology.

Latest publications


2019.08.15 | Antropologi

Nanna Schneidermann - New Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology

Nanna joins CAS in August and will be working with research linked to IMAGENU - Imagining Gender Futures in Uganda headed by professor Lotte Meinert.

2019.08.15 | Antropologi

Anna Baral - New Postdoc at the Department of Anthropology

Anna Baral will be affiliated IMAGENU Imagining Gender Futures in Uganda headed by professor Lotte Meinert.

2019.02.05 | Antropologi

Lis Kayser - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Liz Kayser will be working on the project: "Nuclear Waste in French Polynesia: Dealing with Remnants of Times Gone"


Thu 26 Sep
11:00-13:00 | IMC
The Anthropology Departmental Seminar
with Greg Downey
Fri 04 Oct
13:00-17:00 | Moesgaard Lecture Hall (4206/139), Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg
Inaugural Lectures at the Department of Anthropology
Professor MSO of Anthropology Mikkel Rytter and Professor of Anthropology Lotte Meinert will be giving their Inaugural Lectures on October 4th.
Fri 11 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Department of Anthropology, Moesgaard Lecture Hall, Building 4206, Room 139, Højbjerg
PhD defence: Amelia Kuch
Citizenship and Displacement: Naturalisation of Burundian refugees in Tanzania (2010-2017)
Fri 08 Nov
13:00-16:00 | Room 4206/129, Campus Moesgaard
Theatre and Refugees: How can participatory theatre methods contribute to understanding the lives of refugees?
SEMINAR organized by MIAU – Center for Migration and Integration, Aarhus University and the research project ARTlife – articulations of life among Afghans in Denmark
Wed 13 Nov
13:00-15:30 | Foredragssalen Moesgård, 4206/139
The Anthropology Departmental Seminar
with Njoki Wamai, University of Cambridge