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"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist Andrew Lattas.

"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist Andrew Lattas. "It is like being a novelist, putting yourself in another character's position and see the world".

The film is a glimpse of Lattas' long standing work in Papua New Guinea. He immaculately describes the kindness and imagination of people who are really poor, and their understanding of poverty in terms of their own experiences of race, class and colonialism. Sensitivity and empathy is important, as well as comedy and humor. “If you don’t have humor it’s really hard".

annual lecture

The Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture

Welcome to the annual Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture! The invited lecturer for 2022 will soon be announced. In the meantime, you are welcome to enjoy Professor Marianne Lien memorable Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2021.

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Crash course Anthropology

Crash Course in Social Anthropology

We are happy to announce our brand new Crash Course in Social Anthropology! All interested are welcome to take the course.

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Fiji Islands photo

New OceanStates blogpost!

Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.

OCEAN DECADE ACTION

Innovative PhD programme becomes official UN Ocean Decade Action

On World Ocean Day in June 2021, a unique Norwegian-Pacific PhD Scholarship Programme was picked as one of the first 60 UN Ocean Decade Actions worldwide and one of three Norwegian actions.