Bronislaw Malinowski sat in a tent working. Another man is sat outside the tent looking in.


Bronislaw Malinowski, LSE and Colonialism


Our new Library exhibition will explore the influential anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski during his time at LSE. Malinowski first arrived at the School in 1910, a few years later he was working on islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea researching for what would be his most famous work, Argonauts of the Western Pacific. The book was released in 1922 and this exhibition marks the centenary of its publication.

Links between Malinowski’s visions for anthropological study and colonialism and his controversial diaries are also explored in the Library’s Michaelmas Term exhibition which will open next week.

A poster advertising Culture Contact: Bronislaw Malinowski, LSE and Colonialism, an exhibition running at LSE Library 11 October until 23 January 2023.

How to find us

The exhibition is being held in the Library Gallery by the entrance to the Lionel Robbins Building. Find us on Google Maps.

Opening times

The exhibition is open from 11 October until 23 January 2023. 

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm

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