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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".

Giorgi Cheishvili disputerer
Jan 25

Trial Lecture and Public Defence: Giorgi Cheishvili

On January 25 2022 Giorgi Cheishvili will defend his doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen. The trial lecture will be held on January 24 2022.

spring semester 2022
Feltarbeid sosant

Study Social Anthropology!

The Department of Social Anthropology offers two exciting courses taught in English spring semester 2022. No previous requirements are needed and we welcome both international and Norwegian students to participate.

New positions

New positions available

We are happy to announce several new positions at The Department of Social Anthropology! The positions are related to the research projects "Seatimes: How Climate Change Transforms Human-Marine Temporalities" and "Habitable Air: Urban Inequality in the Time of Climate Change".

åpning av NAF

Successful NAF Conference 2021!

On 25-26 November, the annual conference of the Norwegian Anthropological Society was held in Bergen. See pictures from the conference here!

phd course
Tecnhoscience ill.

New technologies and the future of the human

New PhD course dedicated to an investigation of the imaginary projects of technoscience. Candidates of social anthropology and related disciplines are welcome to apply!