Mary Douglas Memorial Lectures

The Mary Douglas Memorial Lecture is an annual event held in memory of Dame Mary Douglas. The lecture is sponsored by the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, the Department of Anthropology at UCL, the Royal Anthropological Institute, and St Anne’s College, Oxford.


The 2014 lecture, 'Irreconcilable Conflicts? Civil Wars from the Perspective of an Institutional Theory of Culture' was presented by Professor Paul Richards, Njala University (Sierra Leone).

A video recording of this lecture can be found here> (scroll to bottom of page)


The 2015 lecture, 'The Societalization of Social Problems: Recent Social Crises and the Civil Sphere' was presented by Professor Jeffrey C. Alexander, Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University.

An audio recording of this lecture can be found here>


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