Anthropology (BA, BSc, Postgraduate Diploma)

- Single honours Anthropology 
- Single honours Social Anthropology 
- Joint honours Anthropology 
- Post Graduate Diploma in Anthropology

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

 

Handbook

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 12:00pm

Induction

Postgraduate Diploma in Anthropology Induction with Subject Coordinator Dr Jason Danely

G.303, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 3:15pm

Induction

Welcome and Induction for all Anthropology Undergraduate Students with Student Support Coordinator, Mandy Archer

 G.117, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet and Greet with your lecturers.

For all Anthropolgy Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma Students

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students.

Refreshments will be available.

G.117, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Anthropology subject meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all Undergraduate Anthropology students with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinators Dr Ross Wignall and Dr Thomas Chambers

There are 2 subject meetings slots, at 10.00 and at 11.00. You do not need to attend both meetings, just choose the one you prefer.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first.

Please note; Post graduate Diploma students do not need to attend this meeting

G.538, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

11:00am - 12:00pm

Anthropology subject meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all Undergraduate Anthropology students with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinators Dr Ross Wignall and Dr Thomas Chambers

There are 2 subject meetings slots, at 10.00 and at 11.00. You do not need to attend both meetings, just choose the one you prefer.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first.

Please note; Post graduate Diploma students do not need to attend this meeting

G.538, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

For undergraduate and PG diploma students

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser 

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your student Information and to your student profile to find their name and contact details.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

General Drop in Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators with any issues or questions you might have now that induction week is ending.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details
Student Support Coordinator Mandy Archer marcher@brookes.ac.uk
Subject Coordinators (undergraduate)

Dr Ross Wignall

Dr Thomas Chambers

rwignall@brookes.ac.uk

tchambers@brookes.ac.uk

Subject Coordinator (p/g Diploma) Dr Jason Danely jdanely@brookes.ac.uk
Interim Programme Lead Prof Simon Underdown sunderdown@brookes.ac.uk
Programme Administrator Lauren Hall lhall@brookes.ac.uk
Academic Liaison Librarian Ashley Cushman acushman@brookes.ac.uk
     

Academic Adviser meetings

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September.  If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.

Academic Adviser

Alternative Meeting Date/Time

Room

Dr Susan Cheyne

Tuesday 20th September (week 0) 2:00 to 4:00pm

Gibbs  G207

 Prof Jeremy Mcclancy

Monday 26th Sept (week 1) 10:00 to 12:00

Gibbs  415b

 Prof Vincent Nijman

Tuesday 27th Sept (week 1) 11:00 to 12:00

Gibbs  G407
Dr. Sam Smith Week 2: Sam will email you with details when he returns from his field trip.  

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used on the course for the compulsory modules in Semesters 1 and 2.  There is no expectation for you to buy any of the books, they are all available in our library.

For Semester 2 optional modules, once you have chosen them at the end of week 0 you can contact the module leaders if you would like details of the core reading. 

For Joint Honours students, you will find your reading lists for your other subject on their new students web page.

Anthropology Single Honours

Semester 1 Modules Recommended Core Text

ANTH4003

Introduction to Social Anthropology

Eriksen, T.H. (2015). Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4th edn. London: Pluto

ANTH4002

Deep History

Scarre, C. (ed.) (2013). Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies. 3rd edn. London: Thames & Hudson

ANTH4007

Becoming an Anthropologist

Underdown, S (2018) 30-Second Anthropology: The 50 most important ideas in the study of being human, each explained in half a minute. London: Quarto

ANTH4005

Family, Kinship, and Society

Carsten, J. (2004). After Kinship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Semester 2 Modules

Recommended Core Text

ANTH4001

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Boyd, R., & Silk, J.B., (2014). How Humans Evolved. London: W.W. Norton & Co.: 7th Edition

ANTH4006

Primate Societies

STRIER, KB (2017). Primate Behavioral Ecology. 5th edition. Allyn and Bacon. Boston

Social Anthropology Single Honours

Semester 1 Modules

Recommended Core Text

ANTH4003 

Introduction to Social Anthropology

Eriksen, T.H. (2015). Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4th edn. London: Pluto

ANTH4002 

Deep History

Scarre, C. (ed.) (2013). Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies. 3rd edn. London: Thames & Hudson

ANTH4007 

Becoming an Anthropologist

Underdown, S (2018) 30-Second Anthropology: The 50 most important ideas in the study of being human, each explained in half a minute. London: Quarto

ANTH4005 

Family, Kinship, and Society

Carsten, J. (2004). After Kinship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

ANTH4001 

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Boyd, R., & Silk, J.B., (2014). How Humans Evolved. London: W.W. Norton & Co.: 7th Edition

ANTH4004 - Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture

Hendry, J. (2013). Understanding Japanese Society. 4th edn. Abingdon: Routledge

Anthropology Joint Honours

Semester 1 Modules

Recommended Core Text

ANTH4003

Introduction to Social Anthropology

Eriksen, T.H. (2015). Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4th edn. London: Pluto

ANTH4002

Deep History

Scarre, C. (ed.) (2013). Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies. 3rd edn. London: Thames & Hudson

Semester 2 Modules

Recommended Core Text

ANTH4001

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Boyd, R., & Silk, J.B., (2014). How Humans Evolved. London: W.W. Norton & Co.: 7th Edition