Upcoming Events

The coming months are an exciting time for SAC conferences and events. Make sure you get booked in as places are limited and booking deadlines are fast approaching!

Biological Anthropology Seminar

Professor Ann MacLarnon, Primatologist from Roehampton, will be speaking on ‘How close to the edge are the forest-living baboons of Gashaka? New means of assessing stress and adaptability’. All are welcome to come along: Monday 8th June, 15.00, Marlowe Lecture Theatre 2.

Screening: Resolations: A Screening of Visual Anthropology Projects

3rd June, University of Kent, Grimond LT3, 13.30 – 18.00

You are invited to ‘Resolations‘,   our screening of third year and postgraduate visual anthropology projects. Eleven short documentaries of around ten minutes touch creatively on the themes of community and individuality in places as varied as the the idyllic English countryside, a Comic Convention, a market, student societies in Canterbury, home, Circus performance and a therapeutic farm in Wales. The event is a celebration of our students creativity and use of visual anthropology to engage proactively and profoundly on themes they are passionate about.

We are very happy to welcome back Professor Hugh Brody and David Pick, both eminent filmmakers, who will award prizes in their name. There is also an audience prize voted on by those who have seen all the films. Check out the programme.


Symposium: Towards a Sustainable and Legal Wildlife Trade

18th and 19th June, University of Kent

In this two-day symposium we aim to enhance understanding of how to support a trade in wildlife that is sustainable, legal and consistent with the principles of sustainable development. Key objectives are to:

  • foster dialogue between researchers, economists, policy makers, the private sector and other conservation-related disciplines.
  • provide evidence-based options for improved conservation trade policy.
  • establish a research agenda for wildlife trade in the global economy.

The event will be of interest to conservation experts, researchers, managers and officials from government, private sector, NGOs, international organizations and universities.

Please note that although this symposium is free, registration is required and closes on 11th June. For more information visit the symposium webpage.


Conference: The Anthropology of Hands

24 – 26th June, University of Kent.

This conference will explore the hands of humans and non-human primates from primarily a biological and social anthropological perspective, but will also bring together insights from biology, psychology, music, art and more. The conference includes talks and discursive sessions and also an evening with The Ian Swatman Jazz Trio and a Gala supper.

For more information please visit our website. Note: fees increase as of the 1st June.

Symposium: Repositioning the social at the heart of the Anthropocene: A transdiciplinary dialogue

This is a free international three-day symposium hosted by students from SAC from 30th October-1st November 2015.

The symposium is aimed at students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences who are willing to foster transdisciplinarity for a more critical and effective engagement with the challenges of the anthropocene. Confirmed speakers include: Christophe Bonneuil, Alf Hornborg, Kathryn Yusoff, Joanna Zylinska and our own Miguel Alexiades and Joao de Pina-Cabral.

Deadline for paper submissions: 15th June
Deadline for delegate registration: 30th June

Visit their webpage to find out more.



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