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"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist Andrew Lattas.

"Anthropology is art" says social anthropologist and former professor at the department 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".

bsas seminar
Algeciras, Gibraltar
Feb 09

Department seminar: Hege Høyer Leivestad

The Department of Social Anthropology is happy to announce the upcoming seminar with Associate Professor Hege Høyer Leivestad, University of Oslo. The title of the lecture is "Container Economies at the Strait of Gibraltar".

Approaching Oslofjord.

Out of place, out of time: Freya the walrus in the Anthropocene

Freya focalised a set of concerns—mass extinction, accelerating icemelt, species hierarchy—which have come, in part, to exemplify the Anthropocene epoch.

A boat on docked a riverside, with a city and a bridge in the background

UEF researchers shortlisted for best article in Urban Studies

Morten Nielsen, Jason Sumich and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen have been shortlisted for 'Urban Studies' best article of 2021

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.