We are among the largest departments in the UK and our research interests are correspondingly diverse.
Our teaching is research-led and international in its orientation. Our research is opening up the discipline into new and urgent terrains.
We have an active and inclusive research environment in which collaborative research practices and individual research trajectories thrive.
Find out more about the whole team: the academic staff and their research interests, PhD students and their thesis subjects, and the professional services colleagues who keep it all in working order.
You can find us in the Chrystal Macmillan Building in George Square - right at the heart of the central campus.
The Social Anthropology Society
The Social Anthropology Society looks to combine academic and social events to bring people together and make a lovely, welcoming community for those interested in anthropology!
The Edinburgh Anthropology Showcase
Read our newsletter that highlights recent research from staff and students in the subject area of social anthropology.
Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA)
EdCMA is a world leading academic unit dedicated to the anthropological study of the body, health, and medicine.
Publishing for Academics - Event Series
Come and meet an exciting range of external speakers involved in writing and publishing academic material incuding books, journal articles and monographs.
Social Anthropology Seminar Series Spring 2023
Full programme of weekly seminars for Semester 2 2022/23.