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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.


Mon 06 Jan
15:00-17:00 | Nobelparken (Jens Chr- Schous Vej 3), Building 1453, Room 415.
Slow Seminar: Reading More-than-Human Worlds
We will be reading Hoover, Elizabeth. (2017). "The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community".
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
Wed 01 Apr
13:00-15:00 | The Lecture Hall, Moesgård (4206, 139)
Anthropology Departmental Seminar with Jonathan Mair
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.