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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"


Tue 25 Jun
10:00-19:00 | Moesgård Museum
Vi, dyrene // We the animals
New student exhibition at Moesgaard Museum
Tue 27 Aug
14:30-15:30 | AIAS
The Anthropology Departmental Seminar
Belated: Queer Futures in the Anthropology of Gender. Keynote lecture by Lucinda Ramberg, Cornell University
Wed 28 Aug
09:15-11:00 | Moesgård campus, Moesgård alle 20, 8270 Højbjerg (4206 - 129)
After Violence, An Experience of God’s Presence: An Introduction to Plural Ontological Realism.
Open lecture by Robert A. Orsi
Wed 04 Sep
10:00-12:00 | Foredragssalen Moesgård, 4206/139
The Anthropology Departmental Seminar. Music, Mediation Theories and Actor-Network Theory: A discussion
with Georgina Born, University of Oxford
Fri 06 Sep
13:00-15:00 | Moesgaard Museum Lecture Hall (4240/020)
Keynote by Nick Shepherd