Colloquium winterterm 2020/21

Our colloquium on ongoing research starts on November 30, 2020. In winter 2020/21, our speakers present research undergone, among others, in West Africa, Ethiopia and India.

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The colloquium invites international scholars of cultural anthropology and related disciplines to present their ongoing research. The colloquium serves the discursive, dialogical and critical acquisition of knowledge. The personal encounter in the colloquium is also intended to enable the establishment or strengthening of scientific cooperations.

From January 2021, the colloquium takes place exclusively 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.

Participation online via zoom:
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Updated information on:

Programme brochure with abstracts

Mondays, 4.15 pm - 5.45 pm (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris), PEG 1.G 168 (Campus Westend)
Start: November 30, 2020 (weekly up to and including February 8, 2021)

Nov. 30, 2020
Akin Ogundiran (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
More than a city-state: Ifẹ̀ empire and the Yorùbá project, AD 1200-1420

Dec. 7, 2020
Julian Sommerschuh (University of Cologne, Department of Philosophy)
Value pluralism and cultural change: A view from Southern Ethiopia

Dec. 14, 2020
Jörg Haustein (University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity)
Embodying the spirit(s): Spirit beliefs and Pentecostal demonology in Ethiopia

Jan. 11, 2021
Samuel Wilby (London School of Economics and Political Science)
A burning issue: Labour, land and life among highland swidden cultivators in Odisha, India

Jan. 18, 2021
Daniel Mains (University of Oklahoma, Honors College)
Under construction: Struggles over governance, labor, and technology in urban Ethiopia

Jan. 25, 2021
Markus Schindlbeck (Former Ethnological Museum / National Museums in Berlin)
On the tracks of Meinhard Schuster in South America and New Guinea. Experience with the processing of foreign research notes

Feb. 1, 2021
Odile Goerg (Université de Paris-CESSMA)
Why study cinema in West Africa? Going to the movies as a social and political act

8 Feb. 2021
Laura de Harde (University of Pretoria / University of the Witwatersrand)
Awakening the archive of Elizabeth Goodall