Research News

  DICE ‘Tolerating Tigers’ team in Sumatra The DICE tiger research team recently returned from Sumatra, where they were presenting at the Conservation Asia conference at the National University of Singapore. ‘Tolerating Tigers‘ is a Leverhulme Trust funded research project led by Dr Matt Struebig and Dr Freya St John working with Honorary DICE members…

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…

Staff profile – Dr Julia Martorell

  In this article we profile and welcome a new member of staff to the School. Dr Julia Martorell joins us to work on an exciting project alongside Dr Tracy Kivell. I studied Archaeology at the University of Barcelona, and, early on, I took an interest in human evolution and hominid morphology. During my undergrad…

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…

Research – May 2016

Publications SAC alumnus Dr Piers Locke has co-edited a new book to be published soon, entitled Conflict, Negotiation and Coexistence: Re-thinking Human-Elephant Relations in South Asia. Funding Success Congratulations to Biological Anthropologist Rosie Pitfield who has received a University of Kent, Dora Harvey Memorial Research Scholarship 2016.   The scholarship will support her full-time PhD…

Anthropology at the Natural History Museum

Recently SAC staff and students took part in the After Hours Lates event “Where are you really from?” at the Natural History Museum in London. Using 3D scanning equipment and software from the Virtual Palaeoanthropology Lab Dr. Matthew Skinner, Chris Dunmore, Annabelle Lockey, and James Kloda ran a public engagement event called ‘Morphing Modern Faces’.…