Congratulations to our 2016 SAC graduates

Final year students and successful postgraduates from the School of Anthropology & Conservation graduated in July in a ceremony celebrating student achievement and the University’s commitment to remaining a diverse, European-focused institution. Following the ceremony, held in the inspiring venue of Canterbury Cathedral, a champagne reception took place for graduates in the Marlowe building where…

Valuing Nature Conference 2016

On July 19th and 20th the School, alongside Kent’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies hosted a unique Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making Conference. Organisers Drs Robert Fish and Joseph Tzanopoulos and Professor Douglas Macmillan welcomed over 80 natural and social scientists, along with practitioners, from across the UK to examine the interface between participatory approaches…

Human-Wildlife Coexistence Symposium

In the last week in May, DICE held a hugely successful two-day conference looking at human-wildlife coexistence. Researchers involved in this complex and ever-topical issue travelled from across the country to attend. They were treated to a series of fascinating talks in the Grimond building. Topics ranged from the unborn future generations of America helping…

Upcoming Event – Valuing Nature

Dr Rob Fish, Prof Douglas MacMillan and Dr Joseph Tzanopoulos are pleased to announce a further event to be held by the School of Anthropology and Conservation, this July, led by the Human Ecology Research Pillar. This conference, co-sponsored by the University of Kent and the Valuing Nature Programme, explores the critical, creative and practical challenges that arise…

Upcoming Event – Purposeful Agency and Governance

  International Conference on Purposeful Agency and Governance: A Bridgeable Gap Venue & Date: University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K. Wed. 15th – Fri. 17th June 2016 Convenors: Giuliana B. Prato, Italo Pardo and Michael Fischer. With specific reference to urban settings and the dynamic interactions between cities and regions, this conference aims to contribute to increasing our…

Rethinking Skill workshop

Rethinking Skill, New Ethnographic Perspectives on Expertise workshop May 7-8, 2016 This 2-day public workshop brought together an international group of social scientists to discuss anthropological debates surrounding skill and expertise. Invited guests included Dominic Boyer (Rice University), Alanna Cant (University of Oslo), Kevin Dawe (University of Kent), Kathryn Dudley (Yale University), Cristina Grasseni (Utrecht…