Dr Barbara Bodenhorn

Engaging with Inuit communities

01 Jan 2009

At first glance, reasons for researching locations as different as the Arctic and Mexico are not self-evident. But comparison is at the core of Social Anthropology and, for Dr Barbara Bodenhorn, a dual focus on these remarkably different environments is shaping a cross-cultural exchange programme between young members of three indigenous communities.

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Odessa placard celebrating diversity

Cosmopolitan cities of Eurasia

01 May 2008

Research on the changing face of Eurasian cities - formerly famous for cosmopolitanism and now crossroads of migration - hopes to provide an understanding of their new social make-up.

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Recent Mural painting at Samding Monastery, Tibet

When a woman becomes a religious dynasty

01 May 2008

A rare Tibetan manuscript - a treasure that had remained hidden for centuries - set in motion a journey by Hildegard Diemberger that was to bring alive the still-unfolding story of a 15th-century Tibetan princess.

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Members of the European Legal Development Project

Finding fault

01 Feb 2008

A multicentre project led by the Faculty of Law has reached its conclusion, having studied over a century's worth of European legal changes relating to liability.

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Justice is (NOT) blind

Diagnosing crime, dispensing justice

01 Sep 2007

Finding the best routes to predicting, preventing and atoning for crime is a thorny issue. Experimental criminologists such as Lawrence Sherman, recently appointed as the fourth Wolfson Professor at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology, see randomised field trials as the shortest path to discovering the answers.

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Revitalising research in Africa

01 Sep 2007

Following recent funding from the Leverhulme Trust, a new programme of academic exchange kicks off in October in the Centre of African Studies, as the first of five groups of Africa-based academics arrive in Cambridge to embark on a six-month period of research.

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White-headed Capuchin

Monkey business

01 Jun 2007

Ground-breaking discoveries by two Cambridge researchers have placed monkey behaviour closer to humans than had previously been thought. Dr Antonio Moura and Paco Bertolani, both in the Department of Biological Anthropology, have uncovered previously unseen behaviour that could have implications for understanding human evolution.

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Camp Fire

A strange way to share food

01 Apr 2007

Close scrutiny of the ancient remains of our ancestors’ meals gives us some sense of the development and rationale behind our strange food-sharing behaviour.

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