SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Helen Kanitkar Anthropology Library

Helen Kanitkar Anthropology Library

The Helen Kanitkar Departmental Library contains a large number of items, mostly copies of popular anthropological texts used on BA and MA courses. It also holds slides and videos, as well as copies of successful MPhil Upgrade Reports from previous years, past MA dissertations, and a substantial collection of ISPs (BA dissertations) for consultation. Materials are only for use on site, and a strict honour code is an essential part of keeping the library's holdings working well for all students.

Importantly, the Library also serves as the department's Postgraduate Research Student study centre, making it an important space for writing and research, as well as for informal meeting and exchange of ideas. Students are welcome to use the library as a quiet place to read and gather for small study groups.

The Library is staffed by a student librarian and volunteers, supervised by a member of staff, and relies on donations of funds, time and materials for its upkeep. Do think about volunteering an hour or two of your time each week to the department library!

The Student Librarian for 2021/22 is Oliva Smith. Staff supervisor is Professor Marloes Janson.