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Professor Alan Barnard FBA

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About this Fellow

Comparative ethnography of southern Africa; contemporary hunter-gatherers; the history of anthropology; the social anthropology of human origins, especially the co-evolution of language and kinship

Website: http://www.san.ed.ac.uk/staff/barnard_alan

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa, University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Emeritus Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa, University of Edinburgh, 2016 - 1970

Publications

Anthropology and the Bushman 2007

1970

Social Anthropology and Human Origins 2011

1970

Genesis of Symbolic Thought 2012

1970

Language in Prehistory 2016

1970

Research Practices in the Study of Kinship 1984

1970

A Nharo Wordlist, with Notes on Grammar 1985

1970

History and Theory in Anthropology 2000

1970

Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples 1992

1970

Kalahari Bushmen (children's book) 1993

1970

Social Anthropology: A Concise Introduction for Students 2000

1970

Los pueblos cazadores recolectores: Tres conferencias dictadas en Argentina / The Hunter-Gatherer Peoples: Three Lectures Presented in Argentina 2001

1970

Social Anthropology: Investigating Human Social Life 2006 (2nd edn)

1970

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Professor Michael Goodchild

The representation and analysis of phenomena distributed in space and time, especially the space of the Earth's surface; the application of geographic information systems to research in the social sciences and humanities.

Professor Philippe Descola

The ethnology of Amazonian Indians, especially of their use and perception of the environment; the comparative anthropology of the relations between nature and society

Professor Susan Owens

Environmental governance: relations between land use planning, environment & sustainability; policy processes in modern democracies, especially the role of knowledge, ideas & advice in policy formation & change.

Professor Felix Driver

Historical geography of British empire & exploration, eighteenth to twentieth centuries; histories of collecting, visual culture & geographical knowledge