“So, what can you do with Anthropology?”
This is a question you either have heard or will inevitably hear in your experience as an Anthropology student. Ultimately, there are many misconceptions about Anthropology and what can be done with it; we intend to challenge some of those misconceptions by exploring the diverse nature of this discipline and its relevance to current issues.
We are two undergraduate students studying Anthropology at Durham University (one of us is joint Archaeology and Anthropology) with interests that collectively span several different branches of the discipline. While we do not, nor do we pretend to have all the answers, we have started this blog as a creative platform for us to share and apply theories, ideas and knowledge we have learned from our course to real-life topics we are interested in. Of course, this blog will never fully cover the scope of Anthropology. Why? Well, imagine Anthropology as a bit like a spider’s web, but far from a nice neat one. It more resembles a giant cobweb that has been developing for the entirety of human history, worked on by billions of spiders. That’s probably why one of our lovely lecturers (Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti) said that our lectures would create ‘informed critical confusion’. Anyway, we hope you enjoy reading and feel free to add your own thoughts!
– Haylie and Sabrina