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Anthropology Individual or Extended Individual Project: Workshop

Gavin Weston will be holding a second information session for students who have been accepted onto the Anthropology Individual or Extended Individual Project in the next academic year.  The session will be held on 

Wednesday 31st May 2017, 12-1pmRichard Hoggart Building, 143  

The session is key for finding out information about the module including its structure, how to get started and which forms need completing, especially if you want to start collecting data over the summer (all ethics forms need to be signed off before your start collecting any data such as interviews, filming etc.)   If you have any questions about the session please email Gavin or

Early Childhood Development funding call

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based and overseas researchers and their partners, particularly in the Global South, to develop projects related to Early Childhood Development. This call is part of a new round of research opportunities offered by the British Academy as part of funding received from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) in partnership with the Department for International Development (DfID). Awards are of 18 months in duration.


The purpose of this interdisciplinary research programme is to fund the evidence that will inform the policies and interventions that will transform the life chances and destinies of children in their early years in lower- and middle-income countries. This Scheme will allow UK and overseas researchers, working with their partners in the Global South where relevant, to undertake projects to deliver research excellence with development impact. Research will be problem-focused and interdisciplinary, bringing together relevant disciplines to tackle the problem for maximum impact. Projects will need to demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary approach yielding new conceptual understanding in the field of early childhood development.

Eligibility requirements

The principal applicant must hold a permanent position at an eligible research or higher education institution, which can be in the UK or overseas, and applicants are also encouraged to include Co-Applicants from the Global South. Both PIs and Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or equivalent status. The applicant must either be in a permanent position at the institution, or have a fixed term position for the duration of the award.

Value and Duration

The value of the award is set at a maximum of £350,000. Funding can be used to support the time of the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators involved in directing the project, postdoctoral research assistance, travel, fieldwork and related expenses, and networking costs. Awards are funded on a full economic costs basis of 100%, to include university costs in hosting and supporting the research team.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s electronic Grant Application and Processing (eGAP) system.

 Application Deadline: Wednesday, 21 June 2017 (5pm UK time

Contact Details

Please contact or call +44 (0) 207 969 5220 for further information

Find out more

London Graduate Fair at Senate House- Wednesday 21st June 2017

The next London Graduate Fair will be running on Wednesday 21st June 2017, 11:00am- 2:00pm or 3:00pm- 6:00pm, at Senate House, University of London. At the fair you can:

  • Discover thousands of vacancies and graduate schemes
  • Meet face-to-face with dozens of top companies from a range of industries
  • Network with recruitment teams

To attend, you can register here

General Election- 8th June 2017

Have your say in the next General Election and don’t forget to register to vote! What you need to know:

Register to vote before midnight 22nd May 
To register, go to and complete the online form. If you have never registered, moved house since the last election or cannot remember if you are registered, you will need to fill out the online form, make sure you have your National Insurance number to hand!

Who can vote in the General Election?
If you are 18 and British or Irish citizen, or a citizen of a qualifying Commonwealth country you are eligible to vote.

Applying for a postal vote?
If you’re not sure where you will be on polling day or if you know you are going to be away on holiday, you can register for a postal vote. You must return your postal vote application form by 5:00pm on 23rd May. To apply you can download the form and return it to your local electoral registration office.

Get involved!

The Students’ Union and University have teamed up to run the campaign ‘Get Vote, Use Vote’. To find out more, visit the Students’ Union website  or email Imogen in the GSU

London Anthropology Day 2017: Volunteering Opportunity

Ancient Egypt in the Museum, British Museum

The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) is looking for anthropology undergraduate/postgraduate students and recent graduates to volunteer at London Anthropology Day 2017.

London Anthropology Day is an annual university taster day for Year 12, 13, FE students, careers advisers and teachers to discover what anthropology is about, explore the types of careers anthropologists do and gain hands-on experience of what it is like to study the subject at university.

Volunteers are an essential part of the event and take part in a rota of activities including registration, setting up displays, catering, monitoring workshops and engaging with participants about their experience of studying undergraduate anthropology. The event provides a great opportunity to network with anthropologists, students, anthropology teachers and people interested in the discipline.

For more information on the event and this volunteer opportunity please visit the event website.

Volunteer application form

Thursday 29th June 2017, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London

Applications close Monday 8th May 2017

An Evening with Literary Review & Aesop: Professor Emma Tarlo and Wendy Moore on the history of hair

Join Professor Emma Tarlo, Department of Anthropology, author of Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair, and Literary Review contributor Wendy Moore for a conversation on the history of hair – from fashion and beauty to religion, politics and cultural identity.

16 May 2017- 6:30pm
Aesop Soho, 41 Lexington Street, London, W1F 9AJ  (directly across from the Literary Review office on Lexington Street)
Free, all welcome

Although this is a free event, please do RSVP to with the subject line Literary Review to reserve your place.



Emma Tarlo is a professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She regularly gives public lectures worldwide and contributes to BBC Radio programmes and news articles. She lives in London.

Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and author of several books, most recently The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor who held Victorian London Spellbound. She is a regular contributor to Literary Review.












How is human hair commodified? Watch Professor Tarlo discuss her research on the global human hair trade

Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair is published by Oneworld in hardback and is available on Amazon and in all good bookshops