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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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2020.02.03 | Antropologi

Line Grüner - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

From February 1st 2020, Line Grüner will be working on a PhD project focusing on refugees and solidarity in a rural island community on Samsoe, Denmark

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.


Wed 29 Apr
13:00-15:00 | Lecture Hall Moesgård (4206, 139)
Rewiring Kinship
Anthropology Departmental seminar with Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Binghamton University
Wed 29 Apr
14:15-17:00 | Aarhus University, Nobelparken, The Rainbow Room, Building 1467, room 316
PhD Workshop - Reading texts: up close & from afar
Wed 13 May
13:00-15:00 | The Lecture Hall, Moesgård (4206, 139)
Melt & Rise: Hydrological Globalization in the Anthropocene
Anthropology Departmental Seminar with Cymene Howe, Rice University, Texas.
Mon 18 May
14:15-15:15 | The AIAS Auditorium, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus, (Building 1632, Room 201)
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Ton Otto
Navigating the present: An anthropological study of human agency and temporality
Wed 27 May
13:00-15:00 |
Anthropology Departmental Seminar with Elizabeth Ewart, University of Oxford