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Every winter term, the Frobenius Institute invites international scholars of cultural anthropology and related disciplines to present their current research projects in its colloquium on ongoing research. The colloquium is characterized by its diversity of topics, regional contexts and disciplines, and serves the discursive, dialogical and critical acquisition of knowledge. The personal encounter in the colloquium is intended to enable and strengthen scientific cooperations.


Colloquium in winter term 2022/23

Programme brochure with abstracts

Kolloquium 2020 21 broschre cover

From October 2022, the colloquium will be held in presence (Campus Westend) or online via Zoom. We reserve the right to make changes according to the regulations under the pandemic. Therefore,  please always consult the current information on our homepage.

In Presence:
Campus Westend, Goethe University
Room SH 5.104

Mondays, 4.15 pm - 5.45 pm (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris)
Start: October 17, 2022 (weekly up to and including February 06, 2022)

Patrick Bahners
Eigentum ist Diebstahl?
Bénédicte Savoy und die deutschen Museen

Louise Bechtold
The substances of distant intimacies: Handling social relations through material objects in a Kyrgyz village

Erhard Schüttpelz

Sahlins, Graeber und die "Theory of Value“

Jan Jansen
Teaming up with termites: Appraising the termites’ contributions to earth technologies in West Africa


Felix Uhl
“A jiboia não para”, the boa does not stop: Ayahuasca as a relational resource for the Huni Kuin of the Jordão river

Samuel Williams
Morals of the market: Negotiating value pluralism in Istanbul's nightlife scene

Stephan Dudeck
Das ob-gurische Bärenfest, ein sibirischer Ritualkomplex zwischen Paternalismus, Extraktivismus und Perspektivismus

Matthias Harbeck
Tätigkeiten und Angebote des FID Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie
François Mairesse
The changing role of the museum around the world
Gabriele Franke
Geschichten aus der Steinzeit. Frankfurter Felsbildforschung in Namibia

Kim Glück, Kelemework Tafere Reda, Sophia Thubauville
On the saf(v)e side: informal economic associations in the Ethiopian diaspora

Aissatou Mbodj-Pouye
Broadcasting history at Radio Rurale de Kayes (1980s-2000s): radiophonic genres, cultural brokerage, and the transformation of knowledge in Mali

Sabrina Maurus
Schooling Dilemmas – Conflicts over Education, Children and Agro-Pastoralism on Ethiopia’s Southwestern Frontier


Campus Westend
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
IG-Farbenhaus, Erd- und Untergeschoss Q5 und V5
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Preceding Colloquiums

Brochure Colloquium 2021/22  –  Colloquium presentation partly on YouTube

Brochure Colloquium 2020/21  –  Colloquium presentation on YouTube

Brochure Colloquium 2019/20

Brochure Colloquium 2018/19

Brochure Colloquium 2017/18