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Wednesdays at 9:30 AM, CHL anthropology hosts seminars in the Coombs Building, in Seminar Room A. To view details of these and other events, visit CHL anthropology events and ANU anthropology events pages.

CHL anthropology is a world leader in the social anthropology of Asia and the Pacific. We have a distinguished program of research, publication and postgraduate training. On-going research interests of academic staff and graduate scholars are focused on mainland and island Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southwest Pacific and immigrant Australia.

Anthropology is distinctive among the social sciences and humanities for its grounding in ethnographic fieldwork. Experienced in face-to-face field investigations, departmental staff and Phd Research Scholars develop unique insights into social practice and processes in the wider region while contributing to anthropological theory. Anthropology, CHL, attracts postgraduate scholars from all over the world, including many from Asian and Pacific countries. Our staff are frequently sought out by government agencies, the media and private sector, for their knowledge and expertise. We regularly host visiting scholars from around the world, and our alumni include many of the world's leading scholars of the region.

Updated:  20 February 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language /Page Contact:  CHL webmaster