£2bn cost of mental ill health ‘parallel pandemic’
We’ve contributed to a report which shows that the negative effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health was largest and most prolonged in the North of England.
Durham Anthropology Postgraduate Conference: Divided - Review
On 27th April 2022, students and staff participated in an exciting day of presentations and discussions at the Calman Learning Centre – the Postgraduate Conference, in what promised to be the department’s flagship event of the year.
Give bidi cigarette rollers a voice to find new jobs, researchers say
India’s bidi cigarette workers need to be at the heart of discussions about finding alternatives to working in the tobacco industry, according to a new study.
Fairy Tales 'Explained': Prof. Jamie Tehrani features in Netflix series
Prof. Jamie Tehrani from our Anthropology department features in the Netflix series 'Explained'.
Congratulations to our summer 2021 Anthropology graduates!
The Anthropology Department would like to congratulate each and every one of our 2021 graduates on their degree results.
New Sleep Training Article featuring Prof. Helen Ball
"The Promise and Peril of a High-Priced Sleep Trainer" - Professor Helen Ball features in a new article on sleep training featured in the New Yorker
The impact of Covid-19 on mothers working in UK Higher Education Institutions
Durham University's Mothers and Mothers-to-be Network (MAMS) has launched a research report: "The impact of Covid-19 on mothers working in UK Higher Education Institutions". The research was led by Anthropology's Fire Kovarovic and other members of the MAMS network from across the university including Michelle Dixon (RIS), Nicole Westmarland and Kirsten Hall (both from Sociology).
In memoriam: Dr Iain Edgar 1948 - 2021
The Anthropology Department at Durham is sorry to announce the death of Dr Iain Edgar, a dearly loved colleague and friend.
Prof. Jo Setchell features in 'Not a Pet Episode 2: Primates'
Professor Jo Setchell, from Durham Anthropology features in episode two of the series 'Not a Pet: Primates'. The series, produced by WaterBear, looks at the illegal wildlife pet trade, and the role social media plays in the parading and trading of exotic animals online.
'Out of Thin Air: Running wisdom and magic from above the clouds in Ethiopia' Book Launch
We were delighted to host the launch of Dr Michael Crawley's new book 'Out of Thin Air: Running wisdom and magic from above the clouds in Ethiopia', yesterday in the Anthropology Department.
COP26 Universities Network: Transition to post-carbon economy must be inclusive
A group of academic experts, including Durham University Anthropology's Professor Simone Abram, calls for more attention to the justice implications of the transition to a post-carbon economy.
#BalanceforBetter: A royal celebration of Women, Peace and Security
Two of our leading researchers celebrated International Women’s Day at an event in Buckingham Palace to mark 20 years of Women, Peace and Security. Dr Catherine Turner, from Law, and Professor Nayanika Mookherjee, from Anthropology, are seeking to speed up gender balance and raise women’s voices in the area of international peace and security.