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The Australian National University


The Australian National University is Australia's centre for research and training in the discipline of Anthropology. The research and training activities program that operates across campus, bringing together anthropologists from several main and other locations on campus is called the Anthropology Higher Degree Research (HDR) Academic Network. This is its website and you can check here for general information, forthcoming events, announcements, research profiles and more.

The Anthropology HDR Network represents one of the largest concentrations of expertise in anthropology anywhere, and over a hundred PhD students are engaged in exciting, long-term ethnographic research and critical social thinking in its graduate program.  The breadth of undergraduate and postgraduate education and research is correspondingly large, with concentrations in cultural, biological, and forensic anthropology and interdisciplinary linkages and programs in:

  • Gender studies
  • Asia-Pacific Modernities
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Development studies
  • Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Ethnographic Film and Visual Anthropology
  • Resource Management in Asia-Pacific
  • Pacific studies and more

Principal locations that enrol postgraduate research students in Anthropology are listed under `Locations', to the left, this page.

Postgraduate Induction Guide

You can download the Induction Guide 2014 to the Anthropology Graduate Research Field for post-graduate students: Anthropology Field Guide 2015 (353 KB PDF).

Updated: 23 January 2015/ Responsible Officer:  CASS External Relations / Page Contact:  CASS External Relations