Social- och kulturantropologi

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The fundamental goal of anthropological research is to examine micro-level social life as well as global-level phenomena from a comparative point of view, thereby continuously expanding the boundaries of the researcher’s previous competence.

 In the teaching of anthropology at the University of Helsinki a strong emphasis is placed on the tradition of fieldwork research through which modern anthropology is connected to the central questions and issues of sciences concerned with culture, society and human behaviour. The early stages of anthropological studies focus on research traditions and the philosophical and theoretical questions which have been asked throughout the history of the discipline. The purpose of this part of the programme is to ensure that every student becomes acquainted with the research fields of modern anthropology, its research methods and ethnographic studies across the globe.

The study of anthropology at the University of Helsinki comprises three academic degrees. The Bachelor of Social Science typically takes three years with a total of at least 180 ECTS; this includes introductory and intermediate courses in social and cultural anthropology and an additional 50-60 ECTS in minor subjects. The Master of Social Science degree comprises 120 ECTS of advanced studies, ethnographic fieldwork and a written thesis based on empirical findings; it is expected to take approximately two years. The most important element of the Doctoral degree is approximately one year of fieldwork resulting in a supervised dissertation, with an additional 50 ECTS of coursework or supervised literature reports connected with the candidate’s ethnographic sphere of inquiry. This should take approximately four years.

A major part of the expertise accruing from anthropological studies is the competence to work in a wide range of different fields and professional environments, along with the ability to come up with solutions to unpredictable problems in any situation. In addition to finding positions in diverse research initiatives, anthropologists are employed in international organizations and government administration, as cultural experts in the corporate world and have found niches in fields such as journalism and other communication media. Anthropologists are required as teachers both in universities and other educational institutions, and are in particular demand in non-government organizations, museums and welfare bodies.

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Projekt 2003 2023

Publikationer 1991 2020

Running for success: Marathon boom and middle class bodies in Estonia

Gross, T., 2020, (!!Accepted/In press) I : East European Politics & Societies. xx, x, s. xx-xx

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Differentiated citizenship, displacement, and materiality in state–citizen relations in Ahmedabad

Salmi, J. J., maj 2019, Jyväskylä: Jyväskylän yliopisto. 237 s.

Forskningsoutput: AvhandlingDoktorsavhandlingMonografi

Öppen tillgång

Dwelling in Political Landscapes: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives

Lounela, A. (red.), Berglund, E. K. (red.) & Kallinen, T. P. (red.), 2019, Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. 293 s. (Studia Fennica Anthropologica; vol. 2019, nr. 4)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportAntologi eller special utgåvaVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Editorial

Green, S. & Laviolette, P., maj 2019, I : Social Anthropology. 27, 2, s. 137-139 3 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragLedareVetenskaplig

Editorial

Green, S. & Laviolette, P., feb 2019, I : Social Anthropology. 27, 1, s. 3-5 3 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragLedareVetenskaplig

Aktiviteter 1992 2024

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Dayabati Roy (Besökande forskare)
24 jun 2024

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Fringe Orientalisms

Timo Kaartinen (Talare: Presentation)
6 maj 20197 maj 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

International Migration (Tidskrift)

Annastiina Kallius (Referentgranskare)
2019 → …

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

AES/ALLA/ABA spring conference

Mari Valdur (Talare: Presentation)
16 mar 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Member of the entrance exam committee (Society and Change BA Program)

Toomas Gross (Deltagare)
2019 → …

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperAnnan

Priser

Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize (USA)

Tuulikki Pietilä (!!Recipient), 20 nov 2009

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Fellow of Association of Social Anthropology

Jukka Siikala (!!Recipient), 2008

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Grant for postgraduate research

Sonja Trifuljesko (!!Recipient), 1 maj 2015

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Travel grant

Sonja Trifuljesko (!!Recipient), 29 maj 2015

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Press / media

Kännykkä vapautti Jantan miniät

Sirpa Tenhunen

15/05/2018

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Kun mobiiliteknologia tuli kylään

Sirpa Tenhunen

04/04/2018

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

Haastattelu Yliopistolehdessä

Sirpa Tenhunen

02/03/2018

1 mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media