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’.…

Event – Interdisciplinary Human-Wildlife Coexistence Symposium

On 25-26 May, SAC will be holding a symposium entitled Human-wildlife coexistence: interdisciplinary perspectives on a complex problem, organised by Dr Tatyana Humle and Dr Freya St John. To date, research on human-wildlife coexistence has largely focused on understanding the ecology and behaviour of wildlife sharing landscapes with people and on and identifying the consequences…

Symposium: Visions of the Future in Timor-Leste

In mid-April the School of Anthropology and Conservation hosted a four-day symposium bringing together scholars specialising in Timor-Leste studies. A leading question of the symposium was: how do the assumptions people have about the future shape the way they govern their local and national resources? This question is particularly relevant in Timor-Leste, where visions of…

Public Debate Event – Where is the good in the world?

You are warmly invited to a public debate, jointly organised by the School of Anthropology and Conservation and the Department of Religious Studies: Where is the good in the world? Cross-disciplinary interventions, future directions Positional arguments: Michael Lambek (Toronto), Joel Robbins (Cambridge) Responses: Elaine Graham (Chester), Gordon Lynch (Kent), and Yvonne Sherwood (Kent) Wednesday 18…

Ask Shelley – Coping with Exam Anxiety

Exam season is always a stressful period for students, but there’s no need to worry as Student Wellbeing Services are here to support you through this tricky time. The Wellbeing team offers free support to all students experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental health issues and can offer support on a wide range…

Farewell to Colleagues

In the last few weeks we have seen a number of changes in the professional services team with two valued members of the team leaving us for retirement and pastures new. Chris Williams joined SAC (then the Department of Anthropology) as a part-time clerical financial assistant in April 2005, shortly before the retirement of Joan…