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Anthropology A-level Conference

March 22 2013 @ 12:00 am

Anthropology A-level Conference

Date and Times: Friday 22nd March 2013 10:00-14:30 at Brunel University

This day-long conference, jointly organised by the Department of Anthropology at Brunel University, and the Humanities Department at Heston Community School, and supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute, will revolve around a series of workshops modelled on actual university lectures. These workshops will draw directly from the fieldwork experiences of Brunel’s Anthropologists and tie in with the core A-level themes:

  1. Being Human: Unity and Diversity
  2. Becoming a person: identity and belonging
  3. Global and local: societies, environment, globalisation
  4. Practising Anthropology: methods and investigation

Tentative topics include:

  • Disco in ‘traditional’ ritual in Papua New Guinea
  • An anthropological perspective on AIDS in South Africa
  • Language and emotion: how do we understand emotions across cultures?
  • Being seen and unseen: visibility and invisibility in school
  • Reading the body anthropologically
  • Anthropological perspectives on female circumcision
  • How do Indians eat?
  • What does it mean to be hungry?
  • Practising anthropology: ethnographic ‘methods and investigation’

This exciting event promises to give pre-university students a taste of what it is like to study Anthropology at University. Students will be able to purchase their lunch on campus, and will also be invited to go on a campus tour.

Places are limited so please book in advance. Contact tmaric@hestoncs.hounslow.sch.uk for booking details.


March 22 2013
12:00 am
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