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Edward Stevenson: Counting the costs of large dams for communities dependent on flood recession agriculture

Stevenson 25 11 19Am Montag, den 25. November, im Kolloquium zu laufenden Forschungsarbeiten:

Edward Stevenson (Durham): "Counting the costs of large dams for communities dependent on flood recession agriculture. Lessons from Ethiopia's Omo valley"

16.15 Uhr - 17.45 Uhr Seminarhaus, Raum SH 0.107 Campus Westend

Programmheft mit Abstracts
Gesamtübersicht der Vorträge

Our yearbook 2018/19

frob jahrbuch2019 coverWe introduce our yearbook in which we present our research activities, our archives, our exhibitions and much more in retrospect from 2018 to summer 2019 - we hope you enjoy reading it!

PDF Yearbook 2018/19
(German only)

Exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME" in Addis Ababa

Baxxe Home PosterWhat does "home" mean? And how is "home" realized?

This is the central question of the photo exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME" by Ethiopian photographer Maheder Haileselassie, on display from 21 November 2019 at the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in cooperation with the Frobenius Institute.

The exhibition contrasts photographs from the Frobenius Institute's archives documenting the early expeditions to the Gedeo region (Ethiopia) in the 1930s to 1950s with contemporary works by young Ethiopians. The exhibition is the result of a photo workshop with six young Ethiopians in Gedeo given by Maheder Haileselassie, and builds on earlier exhibition collaborations between the Frobenius Institute and the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa.

Exhibition brochure

Natalie Lang receives Research Award 2019

Forschungsfrderungspreis Natalie LangWhich role can religion play in the context of migration?
This is the question that Natalie Lang unfolds in her dissertation "Source of Pride: Hindu Religion in La Réunion", for which she was awarded the Frobenius Institute's Research Award on 19 October.

The Commission acknowledges the work's high level of methodological and reflexive standards as well as Natalie Lang's scientific potential. She completed her doctorate at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, since July 2019 she is a Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore.

The Research Award is announced annually for an outstanding dissertation in social and cultural anthropology during the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is endowed with 3,000 euros and is funded by the Frobenius Society and the Hahn-Hissink Frobenius Foundation.

Find out more about the Research Award

Press release 21 October (German)

CfP: Ethnology, Prehistory and Politics from the Late 19th Century to the Interwar Period

Call for Papers
Conference "Ethnology, Prehistory and Politics from the Late 19th Century to the Interwar Period"
25 - 27 May 2020, Paris

Applications by 4 Nov 2019 to anthropos.programme[at]
with a contribution proposal (summary, max. 500 words), short biography (max. 80 words) in German or French

More information

Call for Proposals: Winter School on Performing Religion

Winter School on Performing Religion: Theory and Practice
17 – 21 February 2020, Delhi (India)
organised by Frobenius Institute, University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Advanced Master students (MA/M.Phil), students with a Master degree (MA/M.Phil) and early PhDs can apply,
deadline for applications: 15 December 2019

Further information on the pages of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Ad.E. Memorial Lecture online

D800E 20190603 024 twkAll lectures held by Prof. Sondra Hausner as part of her lecture series "A Genealogy of Method. Anthropology's Ancestors and the Meaning of Culture" (June 2019) are available online on YouTube on YouTube.

Impressions of this year's Ad.E. Memorial Lecture and further information can be accessed here.


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