Spotlight on… Jonathan Skinner

Position: Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Jonathan completed his PhD in Social Anthropology in 1997 at the University of St Andrews, focusing on colonial relations on the British overseas territory Montserrat. He was there whilst the 1995 volcano crisis started and has looked at risk, tourism regeneration and development work Read More…

The trickster’s burden: carpet sellers and the manufacture of authenticity in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, our speaker is Patricia Scalco from the University of Helsinki, who is sharing her research with carpet sellers in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar. Come and join us on Thursday, March 21st at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract  The oldest and largest covered market in Read More…

Death by proxy: Breaking new ground with leisure and death and The Rolling Stones

By Jonathan Skinner © University Press of Colorado blog – reproduced with permission. My new volume with Adam Kaul, Leisure and Death, is a mortality tour led predominantly by anthropologists. We give examples from around the world of tourists and travellers, academics, leisure seekers, and lovers and their deliberate and/or accidental relationships with death. These Read More…