Key Activities

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is composed of a vibrant community, comprising a diverse tapestry of individuals, professors, researchers and students united by their passion for understanding and shaping our world.  They come together in their wish to convey this knowledge to the wider public, at the Graduate Institute, but beyond it's physical walls too.

The following section is an overview of our community’s key activities.


ANSO CONVERSATIONS is a space for scholars to share work-in-progress and research findings of relevance to contemporary anthropology and sociology. We accommodate diverse formats, from classic paper presentations to multi-modal content as well as inverted panels on previously circulated texts. The seminars are open to the public and held on Tuesdays from 16h15 to 17h30.



Allegra Lab

Anthropology for Radical Optimism

War-Torn Ecologies: Resistant Worlds is curated by Odessa Warren, Umut Yildirim, Reem Shadid (Beirut Art Center), Siegrun Salmanian and Angelina Radaković (The Mosaic Rooms).

The programme will open at The Mosaic Rooms 27-29 June and resume at Beirut Art Centre in September 2024.

The Mosaic Rooms