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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Shelagh Weir

BA (Anthropology), London; Certificate (Arabic) SOAS; PhD (Anthropology), London

Overview

Shelagh Weir
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Research Associate

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Associate Member

Name:
Dr Shelagh Weir
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7624 3327

Biography

Former curator for Middle Eastern ethnography at the Museum of Mankind (British Museum) (thirteen exhibitions including Nomad and City, 1976-8 and Palestinian Costume, 1989-91).

Field research and collecting in Palestine, Jordan and Yemen, and other European and Asian countries.
Consultancies on museums and craft production in various Middle Eastern countries.

Teaching

Research

Anthropology of the Middle East, especially Palestine, Jordan and Yemen.

Costume; material culture; economic development; consumption; tribal politics, law and documents; dialect study.
Museum exhibition and education work.

Publications