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The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. As such, Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

The total award of up to $10,000 includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellowship winners are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies. Smith Fellows are also eligible to apply for conference and research support.

In order to apply to the Smith Fellowship, please click the “Apply Now” button on the website (see below) and complete the online application.

The application includes:

A 1-2 page cover letter explaining:

Your graduate school career to date,

Your research and your research interests,

Your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy, and

What you hope to get out of the program.

A current resume/CV

If you have any questions, please email

Graduate Student Programs is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline to apply to the Smith Fellowship is March 15, 2015.

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Autumn 2014

Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a revolution whose echoes can still be heard in myths and rituals around the world. These talks are a general introduction to anthropology, including the latest findings from genetics, biology, primatology, cave painting research and archaeology. There is plenty of time for questions, discussion and socialising.


Sep 23: What does it mean to be human? An introduction to anthropologyChris Knight

Sep 30: Claude Lévi-Strauss: The science of myths and fairy tales – Chris Knight

Oct 7: Africa, hunger and big business: How ‘development’ aids the corporate takeover of food – Chris Walker

Oct 14: Did women once rule the world? A new look at the myth of matriarchyChris Knight

Oct 21: The stars and the stones: An introduction to archaeoastronomy – Fabio Silva

Oct 28: Out of Africa or Multiregional Evolution for modern humans – why is there still a debate? – Chris Stringer

Nov 4: The problem of economics. Homo economicus and human science – William Dixon

Nov 11: The Golden Bough: Yesterday and today Robert Fraser

Nov 18: British Pakistani women and the menopause – Mwenza Blell

Nov 25: ‘Woman’s Biggest Husband Is the Moon’: How hunter-gatherers maintain social equalityJerome Lewis

Dec 2: How language evolved from singingJerome Lewis

Dec 9: Spirits of the Forest: a workshop on African polyphonic singing – Ingrid Lewis

Dec 16: A Christmas fairy tale: ‘The shoes that were danced to pieces’ – Chris Knight


All events held at the Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Rd., NW1 1HB (Euston).

Talks are free but small donations welcome.

More Info: For updates on meetings and anthropology news, follow us on @radicalanthro and Facebook


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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon:

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ Academia:

Glenn Rikowski @ ResearchGate:

Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas:

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