Open-access anthropology for education and public policy

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology (CEA) published by Cambridge’s Department of Social Anthropology is an online, open-access and peer-reviewed encyclopedia of social anthropology. It aims to increase the impact of anthropology in the public sphere through secondary and higher education and teaching, government training, and the charity sector.

Launched online in November 2017, it grew in just three years from 17 to 56 entries and attracted a total of 186,266 readers from 214 countries and has featured in syllabi at higher education institutions in the UK, Argentina, Egypt, Mongolia, USA and Norway, among others.

Entries have been promoted in outreach education by the Royal Anthropological Institute (2018-9), and the CEA has been incorporated into education and training at the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.