Confessions from the Field: From Mark to Matthew

By Alice Riddell • MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology (alumnus) This is the third instalment of the Confessions from the Field series by Alice Riddell, which presents field notes from fictional ethnographers. Read the previous one here. From Mark to Matthew Mark Beardsall This story borders on the farcical. I think that is why people… Continue reading Confessions from the Field: From Mark to Matthew

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New York Impressions

By Fabian Broeker • MSc Digital Anthropology alumnus https://vimeo.com/345563580 “The entire complex of urban life can be thought of as a person rather than as a distinctive place, and the city may be endowed with a personality – or, to use common parlance – a character of its own. Like a person, the city then… Continue reading New York Impressions

What’s Next After Your Master’s Studies: Anthropology Alumni Panel Event

This event was held on the 13th May 2019 and was hosted by Hannah Knox. The Alumni speakers were all Master’s degree graduates from UCL Anthropology in 2014. Hannah Bennett: Admin Assistant, Singapore High CommissionAlexandra Kilpatrick: Director at Anthropos Digital (formally a Researcher at Facebook)Joseph Cook: Collaborative PhD UCL/AECOM Hannah Bennett Academic background BA English… Continue reading What’s Next After Your Master’s Studies: Anthropology Alumni Panel Event

Three Keynotes, Three Political Sentiments: Reflections on Anthropological Engagements with Revolution

By Kaya Uzel • PhD Social Anthropology "After the Event: Prospects and Retrospects of Revolution". Organisers: N. Ansari, M. Lamrani, C. Loris-Rodionoff, and K. Uzel. UCL 15-17 May 2019 (Kaya Uzel 2019) As one of the organisers of the conference ‘After the Event. Prospects and Retrospects of Revolution’, which took place in the anthropology department in May, I thought… Continue reading Three Keynotes, Three Political Sentiments: Reflections on Anthropological Engagements with Revolution

What’s so distracting?: A social media autoethnography

By Eric Orlowski • MSc Digital Anthropology I spent a month writing a diary of my social media usage, focusing specifically on how it affected my attention span, its distracting properties, and (perhaps most importantly) what gives it such pull. What follows is a collection of photographs originally posted on an Instagram account (@mysecretethnography) outlining… Continue reading What’s so distracting?: A social media autoethnography