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The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of the world’s largest and outstanding centers for teaching and research in the discipline.  


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Course Credit: University of Oxford


Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Nutritional Anthropology Lecture 1: What is the natural human diet? 00:49:00
People Losing Credit: Models and Innovation in Finance 00:44:00
League of Nations; Minority Regime as Anthropological Object 01:01:00
Medical Anthropology: Drink me… Take me… Read me… 00:43:00
Anthropology seminar: Re-Tooling a Body with The Body 00:50:00
Nutritional Anthropology Lecture 2: Nutritional Quality and Child Growth 00:51:00
Anthropology seminar: Indigenous capitalism in Upland Indonesia 00:58:00
Medical anthropology: Famine, food crisis and living standards in North Korea 00:52:00
Nutritional Anthropology Lecture 3: Hunter-gatherer diet 00:48:00
Qigong Deviation as a Diplomatic Disaster 00:35:00
Module: 02
Neither Freud nor Artemidorous, Evans-Pritchard Lecture by Charles Stewart 00:58:00
Interview with Evans-Pritchard Lecturer Dr Charles Stewart 00:32:00
Nutritional Anthropology Lecture 4: Intensification of subsistence 00:56:00
Nutritional Anthropology Lecture 5: Political Ecology of Food Security 00:57:00
Dying for Islam: An Alternative History 00:58:00
Measurement of Bodily Transformations (1 Feb 2010) 00:58:00
Cognition, Religion and Theology 00:54:00
Tibetan Vampire Slayers in Nepal 00:54:00
Obesity: A Personal View 00:56:00
Part 2: Studying at Oxford 00:15:00
Part 1: Studying Anthropology at Oxford 00:17:00
An Africanist’s Legacy: Credit societies and the search for school fees in Uganda 00:21:00
Module: 03
An Africanist’s Legacy: Performing fragmentary movements – perspectives on the life-history of a Muslim dancer-choreographer 00:29:00
An Africanist’s Legacy: Responsibilised citizens? – Discourses and practices around care of the self among HIV positive people in Tanzania 00:29:00
What is social anthropology? 00:54:00
Race, kinship, genetics and the ambivalence of identity 00:54:00
Sample of One: joining the queue (2003-04 Evans-Pritchard Lecture 1) 00:56:00
Writing history, talking historically: problems of biography, autobiography and social history (2003-04 Evans-Pritchard Lecture 2) 00:56:00
Talking about Diko: introducing a woman, and means of researching a life (2003-04 Evans-Pritchard Lecture 3) 00:52:00
Talking about Somié: from the social to the individual and back (2003-04 Evans-Pritchard Lecture 4) 00:48:00
Religion and change (2003-04 Evans-Pritchard Lecture 5) 00:51:00
Module: 04
Interview with Professor Byron J Good, 2010 Marett Lecturer 00:32:00
The Elementary School Teacher, the Thug, and his Grandmother: Brokers and Transnational Migration 00:46:00
Money, Bodies, Materialism and Virtuality 00:49:00
Dept Seminar: Kerala Muslim marriage, gender, and intimacy 00:49:00
Dept Seminar: Forms of detachment and ethical regard 00:43:00
Dept Seminar: The power of felted cloth through time and space 00:52:00
Dept Seminar: Neo-nationalism five years later 00:36:00
Dept Seminar: Dance culture and its dislocation 00:48:00
Dept Seminar: Claudia’s Life – Singular lives, Gypsy metonymy 01:01:00
The Anthropology of Production 00:47:00
Dept Seminar: Money-go-round: personal economies of wealth 00:50:00
Module: 05
Dept Seminar: Why do Bayaka Pygmies sing so much? 01:00:00
Dept Seminar: Heritage, hiking and the eradication of miracles 00:48:00
Marett Memorial Lecture 2011: Beauty and the beast 00:55:00
Late Pleistocene Demography and the Appearance of Modern Human Behaviour 01:04:00
Social evolution in primates and other animals 00:47:00
Human Sciences Symposium 2011: The Musical Brain – Opening Presentation 00:30:00
Human Sciences Symposium 2011: The Impact of Exceptional Early Cognitive Environments on Musical Development 00:55:00
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: 10 Years at the Intersections – opening comments 00:07:00
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Beyond Language – Public Health Policy and Cultural Competency 00:14:00
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Building Partnerships – a career path in research coordination and capacity building 00:16:00
Module: 06
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Maize, Men and New Medical Models 00:16:00
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Moving from Efficacy to Safety 00:14:00
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Healing earth and sacred clay among the Mun, SW Ethiopia 00:20:00
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Oxford’s ‘Two Bodies’ in Medical Anthropology 00:20:00
Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Autopathographies – How ‘sick lit’ shapes knowledge and the illness experience 00:22:00
Dept Seminar: Spirit in Motion 01:03:00
Dept Seminar: The Oil Company, ‘Partnership’ and the Moralities of Giving and Receiving 00:59:00
Dept Seminar: Saints of Justice, Spirits of Devastation 00:47:00
Dept Seminar: Discovering Anthropological Practice through Fieldwork 00:52:00
Dept Seminar: Beyond ‘terroir’ 00:55:00
The evolutionary history and genetics of primate brain size 00:52:00
Module: 07
Re-Defining the Museal Object in Mao and post-Mao China. Anthropology Departmental Seminar 01:06:00
On the concept of cultural transmission. Anthropology Departmental Seminar 01:07:00
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathos. Anthropology Departmental Seminar: 00:38:00
There is no such thing as Dian cuisine. Anthropology Departmental Seminar 00:50:00
The self-management of misfortune by use of amulets and charms. Ethnicity and Identity Seminar 00:55:00
Implementing a Research Culture in the NHS. Medical Anthropology at Oxford 00:15:00
How niche construction affects inheritance systems in human evolution 00:49:00
Extreme climatic events as drivers of early human behaviour in Africa? 00:36:00
Venom, pollinators and parasites 00:52:00
Brain microcircuits in champanzees and humans 00:49:00
Module: 08
Meat and Health 00:44:00
The ‘down side’ of assisted reproductive technologies 00:49:00
Beyond globalisation and localisation 00:45:00
Altruism in cyberspace? 00:58:00
Marett Memorial Lecture 2012: Anthropologists and the Bible 00:49:00
Neighbouring China in Northern Nepal 00:45:00
Opportunistic violence and the impossibility of intimacy 00:36:00
Conflict in the Plural 00:57:00
What Shan ethnography can tell us about Theravada Buddhism 00:55:00
Sweetness and Light 00:50:00
Module: 09
Everyday aesthetics in forced displacement 01:03:00
Reflections on geneticisation 00:55:00
Learning that emerges in ‘Times of Trouble’ 00:50:00
The Ethnographic Dream 00:53:00
The Biography of the Holy Ghost 00:58:00
City Dwelling and the Cultures of Migrant Urbanism 00:54:00
Scientists as Abstainers 00:51:00
Digital Heritage Technologies and Issues of Community Engagement and Cultural Restitution in ‘New Style’ Ethnographic Museums 01:01:00
The Evolution of Human Egalitarianism 00:53:00
Synchrony and Similiarity in Human Cooperation 01:03:00
Re-thinking ‘Untamed Thoughts’ Fifty Years On 01:04:00
Unexplored agencies: the case of Donna Sebastiana 00:50:00
Module: 10
Re-making the dead, uncertainty and the torque of human materials in northern Zimbabwe 00:47:00
Capital’s new frontier 00:47:00
Divine kingdoms in the western Himalayas 00:47:00
Alternative Utopias and the Crisis of Imagination (20 June 2013) 00:36:00
Looking forward looking back (18 May 2013) 00:48:00
Provocations for digital anthropology (30 May 2013) 00:24:00
Dorr-e Dari (The Pearl of Dari): An Ethnography of Poetry as a Social Practice among Afghans in Iran (23 May 2013) 00:56:00
Brazilian serialities: imagining persons (24 May 2013) 00:51:00
Conceptualizing new age and neopagan ritual (17 May 2013) 00:41:00
Geology, potentiality, speculation: on the indeterminacy of natural resources (10 May 2013) 00:54:00
Module: 11
Gift, sacrifice, and deadly rumours (3 May 2013) 00:55:00
The adoption of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia: a biocultural approach 00:42:00
New York stories: the lives of other citizens 00:48:00
Experimenting with field experiments: moving the lab into the field in ethnographic research 00:47:00
Of untold riches and unruly homes: gender and property in neoliberal middle-class Kolkata 00:58:00
Be(com)ing papa: kinship senescence and the ambivalent inward journeys of ageing men in the Antilles 00:44:00
‘I did not know how to tell my parents, so I thought I would have to have an abortion’ 00:35:00
‘Don’t worry, you’ll be a grandmother soon!’ 00:52:00
Caring and being cared for in north-western Amazonia 00:36:00
Contextualising the ‘new parenting culture’ 00:44:00
Module: 12
Generational change and continuity amongst British mothers 00:04:00
Disease transitions 00:48:00
Political ecology of disease 00:53:00
The end of history? What follows the demographic transition? 00:56:00
Discovering ‘justice’: the magic of law in the Upper Amazon 00:51:00
Victor Turner, anthropology and Christianity 00:50:00
The sharia as a vocation: Islam, law and civility in Lebanon 00:56:00
Do not resuscitate orders in a UK hospital: an ethnography of the future-present 00:55:00
Claiming resources, honouring debts: miners, herders and the land masters of Mongolia 00:47:00
Intellectual property and informal economy: a commodity chain from China to Brazil through Paraguay 00:52:00
Module: 13
Culture and motivation: long distance running in Japan and the UK 01:00:00
Cultural understandings of roles and responsibilities in addressing obesity 00:46:00
Inequality, insecurity and obesity 00:45:00
‘Native Life’, or, Being outside the carbon imagery 00:53:00
Inspirations for publications – ISCA Anthropology Book Launch 00:26:00
Fifty years of Cameroon unification: controversies and archival echoes 00:48:00
Photo archives as historical resources: the Jeffrys and Dalrymple archives compared 00:56:00
Intersections: an ethnography of everyday togetherness and intensified diversity in Elephant and Castle 01:00:00
Social anthropology of the arts: expression, genre and agency 01:08:00
Models, muddles and metaphors 00:56:00
Module: 14
Choreographing lived experience: the stories that dancing bodies tell 00:45:00
Marett Memorial Lecture 2014: How to capture the wow. Awe and the study of religion 00:50:00
Water, human evolution and diet 00:38:00
Martyrs, militants and emotions 00:51:00
On forms of mental discipline and understanding of national psyche in contemporary Serbia 00:45:00
Ways of speaking, ways of knowing 00:48:00
Biosecurity practices in labs and museums: sentinels, simulation, stockpiling 00:57:00
Cleaning up and moving on 01:01:00
Negotiating nutrition: from baby to toddler in the Peruvian Andes 00:44:00
Hiring a wetnurse in seventeenth-century England 00:48:00
Module: 15
Breastpump technology and ‘natural’ motherly milk in Enlightenment France 00:38:00
Bangladeshi women’s experiences of infant feeding in Tower Hamlets 00:38:00
How to protect your newborn from neonatal death: spirits and infant feeding practices in the Gambia 00:37:00
Revisiting breastfeeding in light of the gift logic. Is a comparison of Gogo and Italian women possible? 00:50:00
Infant feeding and child health and survival in early twentieth-century Englan 00:48:00
From Amazonian couvade to neo-couvade in cosmopolitan trends of co-parenting: a comparative analysis 01:05:00
Obesity: epidemiology and biocultural factors 01:00:00
Biocultural approaches to Type 2 diabetes 00:55:00
Ecology of undernutrition and infection 00:57:00
Moving the cracks: motorcycle taxis, politics and the fragility of power in Bangkok 00:51:00
Module: 16
On representation and power: portrait of a Vodun leader in present-day Benin 00:44:00
Lost objects, imaginary assemblages and the mass graves of the Spanish Civil War 00:53:00
The Agency of Eating: Mediation, Food and the Body in Highland Ecuador 00:43:00
Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, the Anthropology of Dance: Same Difference? 00:48:00
Obsessed by Love: Erotic Magic, Delirious Love and Female Power in Mozambique 00:40:00
Stacking Ontologies: Mundane Technoscience in the Silk Mill 00:48:00
Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture 2015: The Societalization of Social Problems 00:58:00
The Limits of collaboration: attempting a reciprocal Gypsy/Roman life story 01:00:00
The ‘Unfortunate Mesopotamian Foetus’ 00:57:00
Evolutionary origins of technological behaviour: a primate archaeology approach to chimpanzees 00:56:00
Module: 17
‘Fat knowledge’, epigenetics and the enchantment of relational biology 00:54:00
Crossing religious borders: Jewish Cabo Verdeans 00:52:00
Medical and psychological issues in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage 00:51:00
Negotiating enemy lines 00:51:00
Revisiting uncertainty: provisional electricity infrastructure and livelihoods in an African city 00:50:00
Microbes and other spirits 00:47:00
Birds in heaven: social positioning of lost babies and their mothers in Qatar 00:46:00
Does 21st-century technology change the experience of early pregnancy and miscarriage? 00:41:00
Paying attention to the journey 00:40:00
Marett Memorial Lecture 2016: The Creole world between inequality and difference 01:04:00
Module: 18
Agrarian change, climate stress and shifting class relations in the Nepal-Bihar borderlands 00:50:00
Tracing the origins of the HIV/AIDS pandemic 01:03:00
Maternal capital and offspring development 00:59:00
The dawn of Darwinian critical care medicine 00:55:00
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 00:54:00
Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases 00:51:00
Obstructed labour: the classic obstetric dilemma and beyond 00:50:00
The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered 00:38:00
Profane relations: the irony of offensive jokes in India 00:53:00
The fragility of conviction 00:52:00
Module: 19
The certainty of futures lost 00:43:00
The charm of ‘things’: ethnography and performance 00:54:00
Science, stories and indigenous wisdom: is the wider world waking up at last? 00:47:00
Plantain island sirens 00:56:00
Exploring the city’s ‘sutures’ 00:52:00
The Gorongosa Restoration Project, Mozambique 00:30:00
Women in India’s waste economy 01:13:00
Exhibiting violence and social change in Brazil 00:57:00
The great migration of summer 2015: trajectories, journeys and hubs 01:00:00
Climate, weather, culture 01:01:00
Module: 20
Transformation through Ritual: Bodies as Sacred Space 00:50:00
Why do children doubt magic, but believe in the miraculous? 00:49:00
Gifts, entitlements, benefits and surplus: interrogating food poverty and food aid in the UK 00:49:00
‘I Can Feel the Mafia but I Can’t See it’: Investigatory Dilemma in Present-day Trapani 00:51:00
Formalization as Development: Accounting for the Proliferation of Village Savings Associations 00:41:00
A Brilliant Jewel: Celibacy and its Malcontents in the Brazilian Catholic Church 00:57:00
The Artist and the Stone: Ethnography of an Artistic Process 01:03:00
The Indian Village: Marx to Modi 00:55:00
A War on People: The Drug War and the Hermeneutic Politics of Those who Resist it 00:51:00
Ebola Emergence is Predictable 00:45:00
Module: 21
Possible Futures 00:10:00
Possible Futures – Charlotte Roberts 00:15:00
Possible Futures – Peter Walsh 00:15:00
Possible Futures – Rebecca Sear 00:20:00
Possible Futures – Robert Foley 00:09:00
Ebola: A biosocial journey 00:57:00
Words and Deeds – the Astor Visiting Lecture 19 October 2017 00:57:00
Existential mobility, migrant imaginaries and multiple selves 00:41:00
Sustaining one another: enset, animals, and people in the southern highlands of Ethiopi 00:54:00
The concept of culture in cultural evolution 00:44:00
The promise of the (foreign) image: post-post-internet art from the Philippines (and other notes from the field) 00:55:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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