Departmental Colloquium Series – Winter Semester 2023/24

Decolonizing Anthropology
Eine selbstkritische Standortbestimmung in Forschung und Lehre //
A self-critical appraisal of the current state of research and teaching

The lecture series is a digital joint event of social and cultural anthropological institutes in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany and will be screened online into our seminar room. After listening to the online-presentations for the first half of the session, we will switch off the screen and Arne Harms and Thomas Stodulka will moderate our in-house discussion.

You can find an overview by clicking here. You'll also find the upcoming events in our calendar.
The lectures start at 6 p.m. sharp.

Link to all sessions:

Lectures in the winter term 2023/24

For the master schedule click here

October 16th 2023 at 6 p.m., Ursula Rao, Martin Zillinger, Anna Lisa Ramella & Michi Knecht | Halle/Köln/Bremen

November 2nd 2023 at 6 p.m., Screening of the film “The measures of men”/ “Der vermessene Mensch”

November 9th 2023 at 6 p.m., Lars Kraume (director)
Discussion of the film “Measures of Men“/ “Der vermessene Mensch”

December 14th 2023 at 6 p.m., Antony Pattathu, Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo & June Rubis | Tübingen/HU Berlin/Building Initiatives in Indigenous Heritage and ICCA
Critical Research Ethics as Decolonial Praxis – Current Debates?

January 11th 2024 at 6 p.m., Mirco Göpfert with students | Frankfurt/Main
Rassismus in der Wissenschaft

January 25th 2024 at 6 p.m., Magnus Gielge & AG Intersektionale Diskriminierung und Rassismus | Wien
Anti/Rassismus in der Lehre. Von Studierenden des IKSA Wien kuratierte Session

February 1st 2024 at 6 p.m., Dominik Mattes with students | FU Berlin
Decolonizing Anthropology? Students’ perspectives from Berlin

Lectures in the summer term 2023

For the master schedule click here

May 10th 2023 at 4 p.m., Dr. Jonathan Ngeh and Dr. Michaela Pelican (University of Cologne, Global South Studies Center)
“Strange alliances and dis/connections in the fight against trafficking in person: the context of migration from Cameroon to the Gulf states”

May 24th 2023 at 4 p.m., Dr. Sarah Kunz (University of Essex, Centre for Migration Studies)
“Expatriate: Following a Migration Category”

June 12th 2023 at 6 p.m., Prof. Dr. Janis H. Jenkins (UC San Diego)
“Theorizing Mental Illness as Extraordinary Conditions: Intimate and Social Spheres of Experience”

June 13th 2023 at 6 p.m., Prof. Dr. Thomas Csordas (UC San Diego)
“Hammering the Devil with Prayer”

June 28th 2023 at 4 p.m., Dr. Boubacar Haidara (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies)
''Rethinking the notion of "intercommunal conflict" in central Mali''

July 5th 2023 at 4 p.m., Dr. des. Helmar Kurz (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
"Epistemologies of Care: Experiences in Brazil and Beyond"

Lectures in the winter term 2022/23

For the master schedule click here

November 16th 2022 at 4 p.m., Dr. Lamine Doumbia (University Bayreuth)
“Land Governance and airport’ infrastructures in Senegal: Ethnography of social spatial reconfiguration, and belonging”

November 30th 2022 at 4 p.m., Dr. Jan Beek (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz) - cancelled
“Towards an Anthropology of Defrauding”

December 14th 2022 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Didier Fassin (Collège de France, Institute for Advanced Study) - cancelled
“Rewriting a history of police violence. An experimentation in ethnography”

January 11th 2023 at 4 p.m., Dr. Lisa Harms (Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster)
“Faith in Courts: Human Rights Advocacy and the Transnational Regulation of Religion”

January 25th 2023 at 4 p.m., Friedemann Yi-Neumann M.A. (Georg-August-Univerity Göttingen)
“On the Materiality of (Forced) Migration (MatMig). Ethnographic and Museum Insights of a Collaborative Research Project”

February 1st 2023 at 4 p.m., Dr. Nandagopal R. Menon (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
"The Point of Death: Religious Conversion and the Self in South India"

Lectures in the summer term 2022

July 13th 2022, at 4p.m., Dr. Iain Walker (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Halle)
Creating self and other: discourses of inclusion and exclusion on Mayotte

June 29th 2022 at 4 p.m., Dr. Nadine Rossol (University of Essex)
Police History in Germany: New Perspectives and Old Challenges

May 30th 2022 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Jean Comaroff (Harvard University)
“Vigilantism” and the Paradox of Popular Sovereignty in South Africa

April 20th 2022 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Bettina E. Schmidt (University of Wales)
Non-ordinary Experiences and COVID-19. Initial findings of a new research on spiritual experiences during the pandemic

Lectures in the winter term 2021/22
List of lectures in the winter semester 2021/22

02.02.20 at 4 p.m., Saiba Varma
The Anthropologist as (Im)Moral Subject? Research Ethics and the Afterlife of The Occupied Clinic

26.01.2022 at 4 p.m., Frauke Mörike
Human-Computer Interaction and Anthropological Expertise: Exploring common fields in research and praxis

03.11.2021 at 4 p.m., Dr. Dominique Santos
Speaking with The Sea: Divination and Identity in South Africa

12.01.2021 at 16 p.n., Prince Kani/Jana Eiting
Film: “Deutschlandfiction”

Lectures in the summer term 2021
List of Lectures in the summer semester 2021

23.06.2021 at 16 p.m., Karim Zafer
Unaccompanied minor and youth refugees making a family and a future

09.06.2021 at 16 p.m.,, Prof. Scott M. Youngstedt
Traditional Healing in Niamey, Niger

07.07.2021 at 16 p.m., Prof. Susan Rasmussen
Loneliness and Travel in Tuareg and Anthropological Perspective: Challenges and Insights in the Study of Emotions in Cultural Encounters

14.07.2021 at 16 p.m., Prof. Roberto Beneduce
Refugees and postcolony: foreign frontiers of truth and future

Lectures in the winter term 2020/21
List of Lecturers in the winter term 2020/21

16.12.2020 um 16 Uhr, Dr. Christian Holst
Muslim traders, Songhay warriors and the Arma – The social destruction of the Middle Niger Bend from 1549 to 1660

13.01.2021 um 16 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Ocobock
(University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)
#Gocutmyhusband: Age, Masculinity, and the Politics of Foreskin in Kenya

27.01.2021 um 16Uhr Prof. Dr. Ursula Mense-Petermann
(Bielefeld University, Faculty of Sociology)
Transnational Labour Markets: The Case of the Meat Industry

3.02.2021 um 16 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Martin Zillinger
(University of Cologne, Department of Social- and Cultural Anthropology)
Iconoclastic Gestures, Heritage and Restitution. Rethinking Past and Future of Ethnographic Collections


Lectures in the winter term 2019/20
List of Lecturers in the winter term 2019/20

13.12.2019 um 16 Uhr, Dr. Sushrut Jadhav
(UCL, London)
The Brahmin on the C-ouch! Caste identity distress and thread baring psychotherapy

27.11.2019 um 16 Uhr, Dr. Patrick Desplat
(Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)
Aspirations, Mistrust and the Politics of Silence in Coastal Madagascar

13.11.2019 um 16 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Ute Luig
(FU Berlin)
Memories in a postconflict society: 40 years after the revolution in Cambodia

16.10.2019 um 16 Uhr, Dr. Julia Koch
(Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)
Male na male - Ever again (test screening)


Lectures in the Summer Term 2019

26.06.2019 4-6pm, Dr. Markus Schleiter
(WWU Münster)
Producing Indigeneity in India – Colonial Ethnography, Media Infrastructures, and Romance Through the Lens of a Santali Music Video

19.06.2019 4-6pm, Prof. Dr. Frank Heidemann
(Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)
'The Seamen from Minicoy (Maliku), South-West India' Pioneers of early globalisation

05.06.2019 4-6pm, Dr. Sharon Gabie
(Rhodes University, Grahamstown)
Reclaiming Indigeneity: Disrupting and Unsettling the Legacy of Categorisation and Naming in Southern Africa

22.05.2019 4-6pm, Dr. Uroš Kovač
(University Cologne)
"The Precarity of Masculinity: Football, Pentecostalism, and Transnational Aspirations in Cameroon"

08.05.2019 4-6pm, Dr. Patrick Desplat
(Georg-August-University, Göttingen)
"Dreads of Betrayal. Envy and Secrecy among Youth in Urban Madagascar"

24.04.2019 4-6pm, Prof. Dr. Abdul Shaban
(Tata Institute of Social Sciences)
"Impact of Digital Technologies and Industries on Creative Industries and its Geographies in India"

Lectures in the Winter Semester 2018/19

List of Lecturers in the Winter Semester 2018/19

16.01.2019 4-6pm, Prof. Dr. Sonia Alberti
(Universidade Estadual de Rio de Janeiro)
"Ethnopsychiatry and Psychoanalysis"

19.12.2018 4-6pm, Dr. Souleymane Diallo
(WWU Münster)
"'Let’s clean up our house' Muslim Militants as Political Entrepreneurs in Contemporary Northern Mali"

05.12.2018 4-6pm, Helmar Kurz M.A.
(WWU Münster)
"Voices of Good Sense – Aesthetics of Healing in Brazilian Spiritism"

21.11.2018 4-6pm, Pablo Holwitt M.A.
(WWU Münster)
"The art of accommodation – Negotiating urban renewal in Mumbai’s city centre"

07.11.2018 4-6pm, Dr. Madhuja Mukherjee
(Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
"Little Cinema Cultures: The high and low end of contemporary regional cinema"

24.10.2018 4-6pm, Joseba Estevez M.A.
(WWU Münster)
"The Lanten manuscripts: Intergenerational ritual transmission and the dynamics
of knowledge reproduction among the Lanten - Yao Mun - in northern Laos"

Lectures in the Summer Semester 2018

List of Lecturers in the Summer Semester 2018

20.06.2018 um 18 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Sahana Udapa
(LM University Munich)
"Situated speech: Anthropology’s unique lens to online aggression"

06.06.2018 at 6pm, Prof. Dr. Ursula Rao
(University of Leipzig)
The Truth of the Error: Making Identity and Security through Biometric Discrimination in India

16.05.2018 at 6pm, Prof. Dr. Bettina Schmidt
(University of Wales and Trinity Saint David)
Spirit Possession and Wellbeing: An Anthropological Study about Religious Experience in Brazil

02.05.2018 at 6pm, Judith Scheele
(ZMO Berlin)
Partible Sovereignties: Mining and Taxation in Northern Chad

Lectures in the Winter Semester 2017/18

List of Lecturers in the Winter Semester 2017/18

30.01.2018 at 4pm, Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé
(University of Bremen)
Violence and ethnographic film

16.01.2018 at 4pm, Dr. Astrid Windus
(WWU Münster)
Anthropological perspectives on the religious history of the Andes: the case of Carabuco (Bolivia, 17th century)

19.12.2017 at 4pm, Dr. Thorsten Gieser
(University of Koblenz)
The Beauties of Hunting: a 'tandem film' format for an audiovisual/sensory ethnography

05.12.2017 at 4pm, Souleymane Diallo
(University of Cologne)
“The Truth is that we are not Tuareg” Exile, Memory, and the Making of Bellah-Iklan Community in Niger

07.11.2017 at 4pm, Thomas Stodulka
(Free University of Berlin)
Yogyakarta Street Careers – Feelings of Belonging and Dealing with Sticky Stigma


24.10.2017 at 4pm, Svetlana Kryuchkova and Sarah Haßelmann
(German Red Cross - Regional Branch of Westphalia-Lippe)
Migration work in a social welfare organization as a possible sphere of activity for social anthropologists

Lectures in the Summer Semester 2017

List of Lecturers in the Summer Semester 2017

12.07.2017 at 4pm, Dr. Patricia C. Henderson
(Rhodes University, South Africa)
Dancing Cloth as a membrane of the imagination in the art work of Mary Sibande

14.06.2017 at 4pm, Prof. Dr. Ioannis Manos
(University of Macedonia)
Dancing on the Border in Northern Greece: Politics of Identity and Culture in Southeast Europe

12.05.2017 at 2pm - 4:30 pm, Dr. Sushrut Jadhav and Dr. Sengupta Samrat 
(University College London and Broadmoor Hospital)
Workshop on introduction to The Bloomsbury Cultural Formulation Interview

03.05.2017 at 4-6 p.m., Roland Stefani und Vivien Münstermann 
(Kompetenzzentrum für Integration, Warendorf)
Vorstellung des Kommunalen Integrationszentrums des Kreises Warendorf

26.04.2017 at 4 p.m., Natalie Gies-Powroznik M.A.
(University of Münster und University of Bochum)
‘Integrating’ refugees into the community: On local challenges, diverging expectations, and everyday struggles

Lectures in the Winter Semester 2016/17

List of Lecturers in the Winter Semester 2016/17

26.10.2016 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Uwe Schimank
(University of Bremen)
Small investors on the financial market: Coping with hypercomplexity

30.11.2016 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Denis Monnerie
(University of Straßburg)
Small investors on the financial market: Coping with hypercomplexity

11.01.2017 at 4 p.m., Dr. Thorsten Gieser
(University of Koblenz)
A Hunter's Sense of Landscape: A Phenomenological Approach to Sensory Anthropology and Anthropological Filming

18.01.2017 at 4 p.m., Dr. Stefan Leins
(University of Zürich/Switzerland)
Making Sense of the Market: Valuation Practices, Anticipatory Knowledge, and Narrative Skills among Financial Analysts

25.01.2017 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Bošković
(University of Belgrad/Serbia)
Rationality in Anthropology

08.02.2017 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Vesna Godina
(University of Maribor/Slowenia)
Why Sahlins' analysis of non-European economics is important for understanding of Slovenian post-socialism

Lectures in the Summer Semester 2016

10. Mai 2016 um 18 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Abdul Shaban
(Tiss University Mumbai)
Urban Space and Religious Minorities: A Case of Mumbai City

Lectures in the Winter Semester 2015/16

List of Lecturers in the Winter Semester 2015/16

10. Feb. 2016 at 4 p.m, Dr. Elisabeth Tauber
(Universität Bozen)
Sinti thinking the world - ethnographic reflections on gendered cosmoeconomies

3. Feb. 2016 at 4 p.m, Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik
(Universität Erfurt)
Andaman in Muslim Cultural Memory. The case of Fazl-e Haqq Khairabadi

13. Jan. 2016 at 4 p.m, Dr. Serena Bindi,
(Universität Paris)
Growing up in the Indian Himalayas. Healing rituals for a new adolescence.


12. Jan. 2016 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Jens Kreinath
(University Wichita, USA)
Saint Veneration at Shared Pilgrimage Sites in Hatay: Considering Some Analytical Concepts and Theoretical Approaches for Comparative Analysis

16. Dec. 2015 at 4 p.m., Maria Tiimon
(Pacific Outreach Officer for the Edmund Rice Centre, Sydney)
Sea Level Rise in the Pacific. The impact of climate change on low-lying atolls and a local perspective on the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

09. Dec. 2015 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Pieter ter Keurs
(Universität Leiden, Wissenschaftlicher Direktor des niederländischen National-Museums der Antiquitäten, Niederlande)
The Influx of Things

11. Nov. 2015 at 4 p.m., Jun.-Prof. Dr. Laila Prager
(Universität Hamburg, ehemalige Dozentin am Institut für Ethnologie, Münster)
Museums, Heritage Villages, and Cultural Festivals as Markers of National Identity in the UAE

Lectures in the Summer Semester 2015

List of lectures in the Summer Semester 2015

08. July 2015 at 4 p.m., Dr. Sarbeswar Sahoo
(Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi – Guest Professor in Summer Term 2015 at the Institute of Ethnology)
Understanding Anti-Christian Violence in India

01. July 2015 at 4 p.m., Christoph Schlatjan
(Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Streetart in Mumbai

24. Juni 2015 at 4 p.m., Dr. Henrike Donner
(Oxford Brookes University)
Property, urban restructuring and the reordering of middle-class family life in Kolkata, India

23. Juni 2015 at 2 p.m., Prof. Dr. Abdul Shaban
(Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Tuljapur and Osmanabad, Maharashtra/India)
Hindu-Muslim Communal Violence in India

10. June 2015 at 4 p.m, Kirsten Jäger, M.A.
(Institute of Ethnology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
The return of the Sultan Jailolo: Legitimizing 'traditional' polities in contemporary Indonesia

03. June 2015 at 4 p.m., Nasima Selim, MD
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Provincializing Berlin: Genealogy of Sufismus/Sufitum and a Minority History of Sufi Berlin

20. May 2015 at 4 p.m., Anja Rebolj, M.A.
(Institute of Ethnology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Transformations of Regional Identity in Slovenia

13. May 2015 at 4 p.m., Dr. Sabine Luning
(Universiteit Leiden)
Rubbish at the Border: A Minefield of Conservation Politics at the Lawa River, Suriname/French Guiana. (Sabine Luning and Marjo de Theije)

06. May 2015 at 4 p.m., Omar Kasmani, M.A.
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Between [Dis-]guise and [Dis-]orientation: The Case of a female Fakir

29. April 2015 at 4 p.m., Steffen Köhn, M.A.
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Blurred Borders. Ethnographic film in the transnational present

Lectures in the Winter Semester 2014/15

List of total lectures in the winter semester 2014/15

4. February 2015 at 4 p.m., Freya Morigerowsky, M.A.
(Universität zu Köln)
Between video recording and participant observation: anthropological research among linguists

28. January 2015 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Denis Monnerie
(Université de Strasbourg)
What do exchange ceremonies do?

21. January 2015 at 4 p.m., Lecture Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth, M.A. 
(Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Unani (Graeco-Islamic) Medicine and Muslim Identity in Contemporary India: Changing Medical Practices between State Secularism and Islamization

14. January 2014 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Patrick Eisenlohr
(University Göttingen)
Media activism and urban citizenship among Twelver Shi´i Muslims in Mumbai

17. December 2014 at 4 p.m., Dr. Jens Kreinath
(Wichita State University)
Meeting of Civilisations in Hatay (Antioch) and the Antakya Choir of Civilisations: Academic and Musical Initiatives for Arranging Interreligious Relations in Southern Turkey

3. December 2014 at 4 p.m., Dr. Martin Radermacher
(Seminar für Allgemeine Religionswissenschaft, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
“Heal through movement, worship and the Word of God” – On the notion of healing in contemporary evangelical fitness programs

12. November 2014 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Bošković
(Professor of Anthropology, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade; Head of the Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research)
Identities and Uncertainties: Anthropology in Belgrade

5. November 2014 at 4 p.m., Dr. Karin Polit
(Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; WS 14/15 Visiting Professor WWU Münster)
Hierarchy, Ritual and Intangible Heritage in the Garhwal Himalayas, North India

29. October 2014 at 4 p.m., Joseba Estévez, M.A.
(Institute of Ethnology, WWU Münster)
The Lanten Shamans´Academy: Continuity and Change in the Highlands of Northern Laos

Lectures in the Summer Semester 2014

List of total lectures in the summer semester 2014 updated June 6th 2014

09.07.2014 at 4 p.m., Dr. Joop de Jong
(Maastricht University)
Challenges to create synergy between global mental health and cultural psychiatry

02.07.2014 date t.b.a. at 4 p.m., Dr. Rubina Jasani
(University of Manchester)
‘If I did not pray, the jinn would press me down even further’: ethnic and cultural determinants of help seeking among ethnic minorities in Britain

18.06.2014 at 4 p.m., Dr. Katharina Schneider
(Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
Fish Trading in Batang: Some Observations

04.06.2014 at 4 p.m., Dr. Almut Schneider
(Westfälische Wilhelms-Univesität Münster, Institut für Ethnologie)
Vines, women and ritual knowledge - some thoughts about exteriority in Tambul (Highland Papua New Guinea)

21.05.2014 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. William Sax
(Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
The Cultural Epidemiology of Ghosts: an interdisciplinary experiment

07.05.2014 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Josephus Platenkamp
(Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institute of Ethnology)
Strangers, the State, and the Self in Germany

25.06.2014 The guest-lecture of Prof. Dr. Malik will be postponed to 25th of June 2014, 4 p.m.
(University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Topic to be announced

23.04.2014 at 4 p.m., Prof. Abdul Shaban
(Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Private Cities and Emerging Form of Urbanism in India

16.04.2014 at 4 p.m., Lea Schulte-Droesch, M.A.
(Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Making place through ritual - Land, environment and region among the Santal of Middle India

Lectures in the Winter Semester 2013/2014

List of total lectures in the winter semester 2013/14

29.01.2014 at 4 p.m., Prof. Dr. Roman Loimeier
(Institut für Ethnologie/Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Göttingen)
Muslimische Gesellschaften in Afrika und das Problem der binären Konstruktion von Gesellschaft

25.01.2014 um 14:00 Uhr, Dr. Ali Kemal Gün
(LVR Klinik Köln)
Interkulturelle Missverständnisse in der Psychotherapie

15.01.2014 at 16:15 Uhr, Dr. Ismaël Moya
(Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris)
Gender and the City Ritual, Kinship and Exchange in Dakar (Senegal)

18.12.2013 at 16:00 Uhr, Dr. Willem Vogelsang
(International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden)
A cultural advisor with the Dutch and American military forces in southern Afghanistan, 2008-2010

11.12.2013 at 16:00 Uhr, Sanderien Verstappen
(Ph.D. candidate, Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam)
Making a safe place: Transnationalism of Charotar Sunni Vohra Muslims in central Gujarat (India) and the United Kingdom

04.12.2013 at 16:00 Uhr, Mag. Marion Linska, MSc
(Psychotherapeutin, Coach and Supervisorin, Linz)
The field: An emotional affair. Überlegungen zur Einbeziehung von Selbstempathie, Emotion und Selbstreflexion in die qualitative Forschung anhand phänomenologischer Methoden der Existenzanalyse

27.11.2013 at 16:00 Uhr, Heike Timmen, MA
(SprInt Wuppertal)
"Nur die Hälfte verstehen, ist nicht genug!" Sprach- und Integrationsmittlung als innovativer
Beitrag zu einer gelingenden interkulturellen Kommunikation?

30.10.2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Tulasi Srinivas
(Emerson College Boston, MA - Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies):
"Temple publics, change and the future: Towards a theory of the new"

24.10.2013, 10 – 12 Uhr, Dr. Roy Jordaan
"Mission to Mataram: VOC court journeys in Java as a source of socio-cultural information"

23.10.2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Prof. Dr. em. Anke Niehof
(Wageningen University, Department of Social Sciences – Sociology of Consumers and Households):
"Sociological and anthropological perspectives on HIV and AIDS in Africa"

Lectures in the Summer Semester 2013:

03. 07. 2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Frembgen (Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München):
"The Iconic Presence of the Qalandar: Aesthetics of Devotion in the Cult of the Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan"

19. 06. 2013, 16-18 Uhr Gurvinder S. Kalra, MD, DPM, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, M.G.M. Medical College & Hospital, M.G.M. University of Health Sciences Campus
"Understanding the Hijra Identity through Bollywood Cinema"

05. 06. 2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi
(Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, New York):
"Naming and Omission: Proverbs, Prayer and Possession in Suburban Gujarat"

29. 05. 2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Dr. Johannes Quack (The lecture turns out unfortunately.)
(Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main):
"Formal, Informal, Formed, and (Ill-)Informed Consent: Ethical Challanges in Hospital Ethnographies"

15. 05. 2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Dr. Kristine Krause
(Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen):
"Abusua in London: Practicing Family and Creating Relatedness in Therapy Networks around a Ghanaian Pub"

24. 04. 2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger
(Institut für Ethnologie, Freie Universität Berlin):
Religion and the Formation of “Unequal subjects” in an Urban Educational Market: Christian and Muslim Schooling in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The lecture given by Professor had to unfortunately be canceled.
17. 04. 2013, 16 – 18 Uhr, Ekkehard Schröder
(Editor in chief of Curare Journal of Medical Anthropology and vice-chairman of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin AGEM e.V.):
"Georges Devereux, Eine Übersicht über sein Leben und Werk als Wanderer zwischen Orten und Diskursen."

Lectures in the Winter Semester 2012/13

14.11.2012, 14-16 Uhr, Schlossplatz 2, Raum S2, Prof. Dr. Frank Heidemann
(Institut für Ethnologie München) Thema:
"Soziale Ästhetik als neue Perspektive für die Ethnologie"

14.11.2012, 18 – 20 Uhr, Studtstraße 21, Raum STU 105 (2.10) Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber (Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Bayreuth): Im Dickicht der Geschwisterbeziehungen - eine Fallgeschichte aus Nordbenin

16.01.2013, 18 – 20 Uhr, Studtstraße 21, Raum STU 105 (2.10) Prof. Dr. Annette Hornbacher (Institut für Ethnologie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg): Ortschaften des globalen Hinduismus: Balinesische Pilger auf der Suche - wonach?

30. 01.2013, 18 – 20 Uhr, Studtstraße 21, Raum STU 105 (2.10) Prof. Dr. Matthias Krings (Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): Kinoerzählen in Afrika: Skizze eines Forschungsfeldes

19.04.2012 Here you can find a listing of our guest lectures in the summer semester of 2012

03.11.2011, 14.00 Uhr, Room SCH 100.3:
"Ethnologie und Nationalsozialismus in Frankreich. Der Antisemitismus in Leben und Werk von George Alexis Montandon (1879 -1944) - ein Ethnologe, Prähistoriker, Anthropologe und Paläoanthropologe,
à la dérive´ (Knobel 1988)"

Prof. Dr. A. Fiedermutz

20.04.2011, 2pm – 4pm, Room STU 102 (2.4):
De-centering anthropology: Three East European traditions in context: Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.
Dr. Aleksandar Bošković
Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade and University of Belgrade

27.04.2011, 2pm – 4pm, Room STU 102 (2.4)
The tale of Rama and Sita in Java
Prof. Dr. Willem van der Molen
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Carribean Studies, Leiden

04.05.2011, 14 – 16 Uhr, Raum STU 102 (2.4)
The impact of modernity on the oral traditions in Nias
Pastor Johannes Hämmerle
OFMCap, Nias, Indonesia

11.05.2011, 2pm – 4pm, Room STU 102 (2.4)
Resurrection of Javanese pre-Islamic concepts of power in modern Indonesia
Jiri Jakl MA
University of Queensland, Australia

23.05.2011, 6pm – 8pm, Room STU 105 (2.10)
Enacting the mountains: Ethnographic remarks on an anthropology of environment
Anja Wagner, M.A.
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

20.06.2011, 6pm – 8pm, Room STU 105 (2.10)
Die lokale Aneignung der Depression in Kerala, Südindien
Dr. Claudia Lang
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

04.07.2011, 6pm – 8pm, Room STU 105 (2.10)
Relatedness as transcendence: on the renewed debate over the meaning of kinship
Prof. Prof. Dr. Robert Parkin
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford