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The Human Sciences BA degree course considers humans as a biological, social and cultural species, and provides a challenging alternative to some of the more traditional courses offered at Oxford.
The degree offers an inter-disciplinary academic training that enables students to study humans from the contrasting perspectives of the biological and social sciences and to make connections between them.
Underlying Human Sciences is a recognition that it is important to build bridges between the various human sciences at a time when advances in genetics, evolutionary biology and the social sciences need to be applied to the problems of a rapidly changing world.
Teaching for the Human Sciences degree is provided by a number of departments of the University, including Anthropology, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology and Zoology. Hence, while the Institute of Human Sciences has few staff of its own, it draws on the experience and expertise of academics from a wide range of disciplines. This is reflected in the links to personal web-pages that can be accessed via our ‘Fellows’ link.
The Institute of Human Sciences is based at The Pauling Centre 58a Banbury Road. It is administered through the School of Anthropology, within the Social Sciences division.
On Thursday 5 March, Daniela Sieff gave a talk to the RSA on her new book 'How to Understand and Heal Emotional Trauma...'
The Institute of Human Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Bob Hiorns and Wilma Crowther Prizes...
Dr Andy Gosler has been awarded an AHRC grant to develop the Ethno-ornithology World Archive...
Dr Chris Morton has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the project 'A visual economy of 19th-century photography from southern Africa'
This 12-month study will examine the visual economy of 19th-century ethnographic photographs of southern...More >
Clare Harris to speak at the 'Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands’ conference in India
On Friday 6 March 2015 Professor Clare Harris will be speaking on ‘Photography in the Contact Zone’...More >
Human Sciences Seminars
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