SOAS University of London

Academic Services: Widening Participation

Online Year 12 & 13 Anthropology Masterclass

Dr Mina Sol

Date: 8 April 2021Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 8 April 2021Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Event

“Creaturely Anthropology: The Entangled Worlds of Humans and Other Animals”

This masterclass explores a fairly recent trend in Social Anthropology, one which focuses on "multispecies" worlds, where animals and other non-human species are more than mere supplements to human life but are, rather, central actors in social life and research. 

  • What possibilities and problems does this “multispecies” focus present to a discipline like anthropology, which has “the human” as its traditional remit?
  • How do different human cultures and communities interact with the many creatures that co-inhabit their worlds?
  • What methodological implications are there if one is to study "beyond the human"?

The talk aims to address these core questions through a range of theories and case examples, from "saintly animals" to "GM pets" to "companion species". 

Participants will develop their critical thinking and analytical skills.

This masterclass is for students in year 12 and 13 attending state schools and colleges within the UK. Priority should be given to those who would be the first in their family to attend university in the UK; this is a widening participation activity designed to give students a first-class experience of study at HE level.

There are a limited number of places available for the masterclass and a mixture of academic and widening participation criteria will be used to allocate places. In order to apply you must complete this online application form, the deadline is Thursday 25th March.

Organiser: Anselm Klint

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