Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

The Anthropology of Europe

Module L6098

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Anthropology is generally thought to be the study of non-European societies, but actually has a long and significant history of research on societies within Europe. This course examines this Europeanist tradition, focusing particularly on how anthropologists have tried to understand the socio-cultural transformations of Europe since the Second World War. The guiding theme is an exploration of the relationship between macro and micro levels of analysis in our understanding of European society: what are the relationships between Europe and its constituent regions; nation-states; communities? How do broader trends within European society and politics impact upon the everyday life of Europeans today?

Module learning outcomes

To demonstrate a systematic understanding of the major transformations of European societies since WW2, and anthropological approaches to them.

To be able to construct and present arguments about European culture and society in both written and verbal form, using theoretical and empirical data.

To be able to critically analyse and assess anthropological approaches to the anthropology of Europe.

To demonstrate the particular role of anthropology within the analysis of European society, and of the place of Europeanist anthropology within the discipline as a whole.

Essay (4000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterWorkshop3 hours11111011111

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Dr Jon Mitchell


Dr Evan Killick

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Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Miss Susan Chater

Assess convenor

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