Social Anthropology at Manchester
Social Anthropology involves the study of social and cultural diversity across the world. Founded in 1949, the Manchester School developed a high international profile for innovative research, particularly in relation to late colonial Africa. Since then our interests have diversified both thematically and geographically and today cover most of the globe. We are particularly known for the study of politics and economics; borders, space and place; new technologies; visual culture and museums. We have an unequalled reputation for ethnographic film-making, photography and sound. We also have many interdisciplinary links, notably with colleagues in development studies, history, archaeology and drama.