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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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2019.10.01 | Antropologi

Professor Ton Otto is appointed Jens Christian Skou fellow by AIAS

During his Jens Christian Skou Fellowship, Professor Ton Otto will be working on the project 'Navigating the present. An anthropological study of human agency and temporality'.

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.


Thu 21 Nov
15:00-17:00 | Nobelparken (Jens Chr- Schous Vej 3), Building 1451, Room 515.
Slow Seminar: Reading More-Than-Human Worlds.
For this seminar, we will read Cesar Giraldo Herrera’s book Microbes and other Shamanic Beings (Palgrave 2018).
Mon 25 Nov
09:30-17:30 | Room D120, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Campus Emdrup, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen NV
Children’s mediating role and challenges in refugee and migrant families’ everyday life
Seminar organized by Center for Migration and Integration (MIAU) at Aarhus University.
Tue 26 Nov
09:30-11:30 | Moesgaard Museum Auditorium (4240/020), Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg
Art and Anthropology for a Sustainable World
Lecture by Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen
Tue 26 Nov
13:00-16:00 | The Lecture Hall, (4206, 139). Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg
PhD defense Jeanette Lykkegård
This is Our Life. Living and Dying among the Chukchi of Northern Kamchatka
Wed 04 Dec
10:00-17:00 | Aarhus University
Governing Urban Natures: Infrastructure, Citizenship and Municipal Ecologies
This conference will bring together a diverse group of scholars from across multiple disciplines to interrogate the past, present, and future of urban natures, focusing especially on the material politics of urban citizenship, infrastructural relations and service provision, and the formation and transformation of cities in the broadest terms.