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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

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News

2020.09.24 | Antropologi

Lasse Bech knudsen - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Lasse will be working on the project: Future-Proofing: Theorising the Effort to Know and Govern for Future Climate Risks in the Scottish Civil Service.

2020.09.09 | Antropologi

Sarah-Louise Japhetson Mortensen - New PhD at the department of Anthropology

Sarah-Louise Japhetson Mortensen will be part of the the international and interdisciplinary research project: “Temporary Protection as a durable solution? The “Return-Turn” in asylum policies in Europe”(TemPro)

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

Events

Fri 11 Dec
13:00-15:00 | zoom
Off-Animals, and Other Exhausted Late Industrial Creatures
Lecture by Alex Blanchette, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University
Fri 18 Dec
16:00-19:00 | Online via zoom. Registration is required.
PhD Defence: Harmandeep Kaur Gill
Things Fall Apart: Coming to Terms with Old Age, Solitude, and Death Among Elderly Tibetans in Exile