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Anthropology

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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News

South Africa's first mobile health programme "M-health" is an SMS program that focuses on mother-child health. Here Bongani (pseudonym) from Khayelitsha, which is the largest township on the Cape Flats, shows Shari how she plays music and videos on the phone when putting her baby to sleep. (Photo: Private)
Many mothers from the former townships take on a large responsibility for their community. They may cook breakfast for the children of the street, or they may, as here, have a soup kitchen. (Photo: Private)

2021.06.21 | Research, Antropologi, Arts

Mother until the End of the World

13.000 km separates Denmark and South Africa, but to what extent is the role of the mother in the cold North distinguishable from that in the warm South? How does climate, culture, and history impact motherhood? A researcher of anthropology has examined this in Cape Town.

2021.04.07 | Antropologi

Fine Brendtner - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Fine will be affiliated the research project: BLUE – Multispecies Ethnographies of Oceans in Crisis “ where she will be working on the sub-project: "Ocean Acidification and Marine Worlds in the Antarctic Ocean”

2021.02.25 | Antropologi

Johanne Tarpgaard – New PhD at the department of Anthropology

As of 1 March Johanne will be part of the research project BLUE: Multispecies ethnographies of oceans in Crises and will be working on a project that examine plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean.

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