Department of Social Anthropology

Main content

"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".

Portrait and front page theses Rita Cunningham
Sep 28

Trial Lecture and Public Defence: Rita Isdal Cunningham

On September 28 2021 Rita Isdal Cunningham will defend her doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen. The trial lecture will be held on September 27.

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.

NAF conference
Logo NAF conference 2021

Norwegian Anthropological Association Annual Conference

The NAF conference will be arranged November 25-26 2021 in Bergen.

Migrants boarding a ship in the Mediterranean.

A world in refuge

Global displacement has reached an all time high in 2021. The world has never needed the UN Refugee Convention more than in its 70th anniversary year.