Discover Social Anthropology - 26 June 2012
What makes men and women different? How do elites maintain their power? Does the supernatural exist? What do clothes say about the wearer? Are you what you eat?
If any of these questions are ones you’d like to answer, then come along to Discover Social Anthropology and find out more. The Discover Social Anthropology day offers invaluable insights into the study of social and cultural diversity across the world.
This day caters both for students with some knowledge of anthropology and those who know little but are curious. Our prime focus is on world cultures, but those who study Social Anthropology have a wide range of academic backgrounds and interests. As well as touching on politics, economics, law, kinship and religion, for example, social anthropology also focuses on language, images, aesthetics, dance, the body, music, ritual and more. In fact, social anthropologists are interested in all the diverse, creative and destructive things that human beings get up to.
Through a range of interactive sessions including talks, workshops, film, discussion and a tour, participants will gain hands-on experience of this fascinating subject area and how it is taught at Manchester. Participants will work with social anthropologists who are currently carrying out research in different parts of the world and who teach the subject at Manchester, and there will be plenty of opportunities during the day to put your questions to staff and current students.
This event also includes a special parallel continuing professional development activity for attending teachers who would like to find out more about the subject and what resources, support and materials are available to them.
Please note that this programme is subject to change.
Arrival and refreshments – meet staff and students
|10.30am||Welcome and introduction – What is Social Anthropology?|
|10.45am||Film and discussion|
|1pm||Choice of workshops|
|2.15pm||Overview of degree programme|
|2.30pm||Career prospects talk|
|2.45am||Quesion-and-answer session with Social Anthropology students|
|3pm–3.15pm||Feedback and close|