Author: Barney Harris

  • How to Run a Brothel

    How to Run a Brothel

    On Tuesday Feb 14, 18:30 GMT Chris Knight will run a ‘thought experiment’ on early human kinship, sex and economics: ‘How to Run a Brothel’ — very romantic for Valentine’s Day! This workshop was developed at University of East London when our Ph.D student Ana Lopes was doing action research to help set up a…

  • The Music returns to Kai-as

    The Music returns to Kai-as

    We are thrilled to be hosting Prof Sian Sullivan at Radical Anthropology on Tues Feb 7, 6:30pm

  • Radical Anthropology Summer talks 2024:

    Language, art, music and culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. These talks are a general introduction to social and biological anthropology, ranging over fields as diverse as hunter-gatherer studies, mythology,…

  • Vivek Venkataraman

    Dr. Vivek Venkataraman is a biological anthropologist at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on the ecology and energetics of human foraging strategies. His main ethnographic fieldwork is conducted among the Orang Asli populations of Peninsular Malaysia. He is the co-director of the Orang Asli Health and Lifeways Project (

  • Helen Cornish

    Dr Helen Cornish is an anthropologist at Goldsmiths College interested in the practices and politics of history-making and how these are navigated through official and informal sources, including the imagination. My research has focused on how modern witches and Wiccans in the UK have navigated challenges to claims about the past, and one key site has been…

  • Richard Jones

    Associate Professor of Landscape History, University of Leicester.

  • Paul Powlesland

    Paul Powlesland is a rights of Nature and climate activist, barrister and River guardian.

  • Raj Puri

    Raj Puri is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Anthropology, University of Kent, Director of the Centre for Biocultural Diversity and Course Convenor of MSc Ethnobotany

  • Louise Raw

    Louise Raw is an activist historian; and thinks all historians should be.

  • Sian Sullivan

    Prof Sian Sullivan an environmental anthropologist, cultural geographer and political ecologist concerned to better understand diversity in cultural understandings and representations of the natural world, amidst concern over climate change and species decline. She is particularly interested in intersections and frictions between cultural, natural history and economic values as these relate to beyond-human natures.