Goldclasses 2018: Anthropology

Date: 21-Mar-2018

Anthropology in the 21st Century (and how we got to be like this)

Lecturer: Dr. Gavin Weston

Date: Wednesday 21st March

Time: 11:30 – 14:00

Location: Goldsmiths, University of London

About Goldclasses: At Goldsmiths, University of London we offer a range of subject-based masterclasses to give you a detailed insight of how teaching and learning is different at University level.

Developed and delivered alongside leading academics and research specialists, Goldclasses aim to stimulate enquiry, broaden subject knowledge and introduce students to a new way of academic thinking. Goldclasses offer radical, thought-provoking topics that showcase why Goldsmiths is at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

Information: This masterclass will give you a brief history of social anthropology and an overview of the discipline in the contemporary world. We will explore the shifts from classical ethnography of villages in 'exotic' locations to newer forms of anthropology at home, in cities and online and how these all revolve around the central idea of ethnographic research. We will look at examples of ethnography from around the world to reflect upon the amazing breadth of anthropologists’ research interests.

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