SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Anthropology in London Day 2015


Date: 15 June 2015Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 15 June 2015Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: UCL

Type of Event: Conference

Anthropology on the Move 

Monday 15 June 2015 9.30am-6pm, and evening reception

University College London, Department of Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street & E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street, London

Questions around migration, mobility, borders, and belonging dominate the contemporary political agenda. The British public is confronted daily with news headlines about 'illegal migrants’ flooding Europe; Syrian fighters and ‘jihadi brides’ within our borders; and the impact of oil prices on transport, the flows of goods and services, and global climate change. In recent decades, anthropological studies of the routes and the roots of people, goods, and ideas have highlighted the interconnectedness between local and global. By doing so, the discipline has successfully challenged static conceptions of what it means to belong. Yet while anthropologists have arguably ‘caught up’ with dynamic and changing social realities, there is an ongoing need to think about how the discipline positions itself to stay at the forefront of social and cultural transformations and processes of deterritorialisation (as well as new territorial creations). How will anthropology keep pace with a hyper-connected world in which our subjects of study are ‘on the move’ in a multitude of ways?

Please find the programme and accepted abstracts on the right hand side of this page. 

This event provides a unique opportunity to explore the multiplicity of research directions and connections pursued by anthropologists based in institutions across London. The event focuses on emerging research clusters that cut across London anthropology departments, and aims to promote dialogue and collaboration for further research.

Anthropology in London is an annual conference principally for anthropologists of the London colleges and universities to meet and share ideas arising from their current research and fieldwork. This year’s conference is organised under the aegis of SOAS.

To add your name to the registration list, please email including
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Priority is given to University of London staff and students. Registration closes on 28th May.

For any queries please contact the conference administrators Stephanie Kitchen or Caitlin Pearson

Organiser: Anthropology Departments of SOAS, LSE, UCL, Brunel, Goldsmiths & UEL

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4370