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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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2020.01.23 | Antropologi

Anna Warburg - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

From January 1st 2020, Anna will be working on a PhD project focusing on security governance and policing at the intersection between organized crime and terrorism in Denmark.

2020.01.14 | Antropologi

Martin Demant Fredriksen - New Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology

Martin has accepted a position as Associate Professor from 01 February 2020.

2019.12.09 | Antropologi

Professor Nils Bubandt receives a Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowship

Nils Bubandt has received a Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowship for the project: The Last Paradise on Earth: A Study of Coral Worlds and Their End in Indonesia.


Fri 31 Jan
15:15-16:00 | Room 4206/139 at Moesgaard Campus
The annual Human Security lecture 2020: “Nine-Tenths of the Law”
Open lecture by Professor Christian Lund.
Fri 21 Feb
10:00-16:00 |
MIAU SEMINAR: Litterære Migrantstemmer
Centre for Migration and Integration Research at AU (MIAU) inviterer til åbent seminar om aktuel, primært dansk/nordisk litteratur der tematiserer migranterfaringer.
Wed 26 Feb
13:00-15:00 | Lecture Hall Moesgård (4206-139)
The Politics of Forever in Bolivia Come to an End (at least for now): Understanding the Crisis in Bolivia Through Competing Systems of Value
Anthropology Departmental seminar with Mark Goodale, University of Lausanne
Mon 30 Mar
13:00-15:00 | TBA
The Space for Ethics in Contemporary China.
Anthropology Departmental Seminar with Jonathan Mair, Teresa Kuan and Anders Sybrandt Hansen.
Tue 31 Mar
10:00-15:00 | AIAS, Aarhus C
Symposium: For the time being – temporality, ethics, aging. Conversation between anthropology, art and philosophy.
International Symposium from March 31st to April 2nd, 2020.