Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi


Vid Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi bedrivs utbildning och forskning om många av de komplexa sammanhang som präglar dagens globaliserade värld.

Public talk: "Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo's Urban Worlds"

Anthropologist Filip De Boeck will present Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds (London: Autograph ABP, 2016), a book that he published in collaboration with renowned photographer and artist Sammy Baloji.

Professor De Boeck’s current theoretical interests include youth and the politics of culture, urban infrastructure, and the transformation of private and public space in the urban context in Africa. He has published extensively on these topics. He has also curated three international exhibitions and released one documentary film.

May 3 at 13.15-15.00, Hall IX, University Main Building
Arranged by the Department of Cultural Anthropology & Ethnology and Forum For Africa Studies. More information:

Musiketnologi - elva repliker om en vetenskap

Hur värderar man en förhållandevis ung vetenskap? Hur förstås dess nyss timade historia? Hur uppfattas dess aktuella läge? Och hur kan dess framtid anas? 
Frågor som dessa ventilerades den 25-26 oktober 2016, när ett 30-tal forskare från Danmark, Sverige och Finland samlades för ett symposium i Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademiens lokaler i Uppsala. Vetenskapen som behandlades var musiketnologi. Boken innehåller merparten av de inlägg som hölls under symposiet. Den har redigerats av Owe Ronström och Gunnar Ternhag, professor i etnologi vid Uppsala universitet respektive i musikvetenskap vid Stockholms universitet.
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Master's Program in Cultural Anthropology

The MA in Cultural Anthropology is an international degree program taught in English. Our program is set in an international environment with approximately half of the students in the program originating from outside Sweden. This rich diversity contributes to the vitality of the educational experience. Classrooms are small and group work often follows lectures to engage actively in the readings and related topics. 

You will find more information about the master's program here:

Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference

The 34th Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference takes place in Uppsala on June 12-15, 2018. The conference theme is "What Matters - Accounting for Culture in a Post Factual World". 

In Uppsala 2018 you are invited to reflect upon the empirical sides of our craft: the matter, the case, the object. What is it and how do we work to make it sufficient, and sustainable? How do we present it in its own right, describe it, scrutinise it, return to it, underpin with it? How does our material interact with and strengthens our goals, be it our specific message or our scholarly status?

You will find more information in the conference website: 

Mining and Society

Elisa Maria Lopez is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology and environmental anthropologist. Her dissertation explores the sociocultural impacts of iron mining and urban displacement in Kiruna, Sweden. She uses a Tumblr blog to share her anthropological interests to the public. The blog is dedicated to the documentation and dissemination of information about the social, cultural, political, and ecological role of mines and minerals around the world. To learn more, visit Elisa's blog on: