Seligman, Charles Gabriel (1873-1940)
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British anthropologist who participated in the 1898 Torres Straits Expedition, and later continued to do fieldwork in Melanesia, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), and Sudan. He taught at the London School of Economics along with Bronislaw Malinowski and Edvard Westermarck. Seligman's important African fieldwork (in 1909-12 and 1921-22) inaugerated the British anthropological tradition of African studies, most prominently carried forth by his student E. E. Evans-Pritchard, whose classical studies were likewise from Nilotic Sudan.

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