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    Opening hours in week from 21th to 27th May 2018 (Pentecost holidays)

    Monday (Whitmonday): Closed
    Tuesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Friday: Closed


    Bettina Schmidt will speak in our institute's colloquium on Wednesday 16th of May, 6-8p.m.

    Prof. Dr. Bettina Schmidt from the University of Wales and Trinity Saint David will give a lecture about "Spirit Possession and Wellbeing: An Anthropological Study about Religious Experience in Brazil". For the abstract and further information please click here. And you can download the complete list of speakers here.

    Everybody is welcome!


    The MA and PhD colloquium of the MA in Social Anthropology takes place every Wednesday from 14:00 – 18:00, starting 6th June 2018.

    Research currently being undertaken by MA and PhD students at the Institute of Ethnology is presented for discussion in the colloquium, which is led by PD Dr. Thomas Zitelmann.

    All students currently planning their own field research or theses are encouraged to attend sessions, and participation in the colloquium is an obligatory part of module 8 for students of the MA in Social Anthropology. Please contact PD Dr. Zitelmann by e-mail: zitel@zedat.fu-berlin.de.


    Bettina Schmidt will speak in our institute's colloquium on Wednesday 16th of May, 6-8p.m.

    Prof. Dr. Bettina Schmidt from the University of Wales and Trinity Saint David will give a lecture about "Spirit Possession and Wellbeing:
    An Anthropological Study about Religious Experience in Brazil"
    . For the abstract and further information please click here. And you can download the complete list of speakers here.

    Everybody is welcome!


    MA Social Anthropology: QISPOS-Registration for the Summer Semester 2018

    The registration period for examinations is open from 23. April 2018 to 19. June 2018. Informations for every Module you can finde here:

    Master all modules

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Schleiter.


    There are places left for Erasmus!

    For the Semester 2018/19 Erasmus places. For further information click here.


    Prof. Platenkamp's books for interested students

    Prof. Platenkamp donated a large number of books to the institute and students can look through them in the student council room (basement kitchen) and take books, which they like, home.


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