Top left, Armenian doll and Muchona; top middle left, At top the bookcase; lower middle left, African montage; bottom left, anthropology books. Top right, Myatrushka; middle right, more books; bottom right, (modern reproduction) Greek vases.
(Copyright, 2012 Nic Carlyle. All rights reserved.)
(Copyright 2012, Nic Carlyle. All rights reserved.)


I promise you all that when I update my website again, I will begin this section in earnest.

Until then, enjoy this assemblage of objects.  The two items on the top left probably encapsulate my anthropological interests to date.  Firstly, there is a doll in Armenian dress, and represents the two studies on the London Armenian diaspora completed as part of various academic course requirements. 

Likewise there is an African bronze, representing my dissertation topic of reassessing African witchcraft discourse.   The bronze I have named Muchona, after Victor Turner's poignant portrayal of a Zambian nganda (witch-doctor) - see Turner'sThe Forest of Symbols,  Chapter six, if you want to read the account.

I have included a link to a page on the Falun Gong, a group I was obliged to have an interest in from 1999 to 2004. I wrote a large document (c. 86,000 words) that summarised various aspects that improtant to the matters in hand, called Revolution of the Wheel. Someday, someone might be interested, once the Chinese authorities are no longer so interested.

Otherwise, you will have to content yourself with accessing the OUAMEAS website at or follow Anthropological Connections on Twitter (as AnthroSoc and OUAMEAS).     But I promise you, this anthropology section is one area I'm hoping to build upon.

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