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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

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2021.08.26 | Antropologi

Emilie Egeberg Jensen - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Emilie Egeberg Jensen is enrolled as PhD from 1 September with the project: "Heterogeneous clocks: An examination of the temporal dynamics of life and knowledge production among scientists and hunters in Greenland".

2021.08.25 | Antropologi

Maja Dahl Jeppesen - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Maja Dahl Jeppesen is enrolled as PhD from 1 September 2021. She will be working on a project exploring how the involvement of private actors in water provision in Nairobi, Kenya, affect the public authority of water governance actors.

2021.07.12 | Antropologi

Steffen Köhn - New Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology

Steffen Köhn will join the School of Culture and Society as Assistant Professor on 1 August 2021.


Fri 01 Oct
14:00-17:00 | Aarhus University, online via Zoom
PhD Defence: Thomas Mikkelsen
Tales from the pondscape: Living among the ruins of large-scale aquaculture in Tarakan, Indonesia.