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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

News

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.

Events

Thu 24 Oct
15:00-17:00 | Nobelparken (Jens Chr- Schous Vej 3), Building 1451, Room 516.
Slow seminar: Reading More-than-Human Worlds
Monthly reading groups - For this seminar, we will read Andrea Ballestero's book "A Future History of Water" (Duke 2019).
Fri 01 Nov
13:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Department of Anthropology, The Lecture Hall, Building 4206, Room 139, Moesgaard
PhD defence: Annika Pohl Harrisson
States-within-States: Encompassed State-Making and Everyday Life in Southeast Myanmar
Fri 08 Nov
13:00-16:00 | Room 4206/129, Campus Moesgaard
Theatre and Refugees: How can participatory theatre methods contribute to understanding the lives of refugees?
SEMINAR organized by MIAU – Center for Migration and Integration, Aarhus University and the research project ARTlife – articulations of life among Afghans in Denmark
Wed 13 Nov
13:00-15:30 | Foredragssalen Moesgård, 4206/139
The Anthropology Departmental Seminar
with Njoki Wamai, University of Cambridge
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.