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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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2021.04.07 | Antropologi

Fine Brendtner - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Fine will be affiliated the research project: BLUE – Multispecies Ethnographies of Oceans in Crisis “ where she will be working on the sub-project: "Ocean Acidification and Marine Worlds in the Antarctic Ocean”

2021.02.25 | Antropologi

Johanne Tarpgaard – New PhD at the department of Anthropology

As of 1 March Johanne will be part of the research project BLUE: Multispecies ethnographies of oceans in Crises and will be working on a project that examine plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean.

2021.02.23 | Antropologi

Annika Pohl Harrisson - New Postdoc at the Department of Anthropology

Annika will be affiliated the project "Fencing the Feral - Biosecurity and the Invasive Other in the Danish-German Borderland".


Thu 20 May
14:00-17:00 | Aarhus University, Online via zoom (registration is necessary)
PhD Defence - Andrea Zuppi
Shamanism and change among the Kulina (Arawá) (Peruvian Amazon): an ethnography.
Wed 02 Jun
14:00-16:00 | Aarhus University via Zoom
Departmental Seminar: Sarah Muir
Disillusion: The Limits of Critique in an Era of Routine Crisis