Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Seminar für Ethnologie

Reichardtsraße 11
06114 Halle

Bianca Bernig

phone: (0345) 55-24191

Reichardtsraße 11
06114 Halle

Cornelia Heimann

phone: (0345) 55-24201

Reichardtstraße 11
06114 Halle

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sind geänderte Öffnungszeiten:
Montag - Donnerstag
9.00 Uhr - 12.00 Uhr
Freitag - geschlossen
Öffnungszeiten Sekretariat
Montag - Freitag 8.30 - 11.00 Uhr
Dienstag und Donnerstag 13.30 - 15.00 Uhr
zusätzliche Sprechzeiten für Fragen
zu Modulbescheinigungen und Löwenportal:
Montag 9.00 - 11.00 Uhr
Donnerstag 13.00 - 15.00 Uhr

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Current issues

Summer term 2023 - Reform of the Study Programme

The teaching programme for the winter term of 2023/24 is now online! The document also informs you about the upcoming reform of the Social Anthropology study programmes. You can finde more information about the reform here.

Überführung der Studierendenschaft in die neuen StPO.pdf (136.1 KB)  vom 16.02.2023

KVV_EthnologieWiSe23-24-final-02.pdf (467.5 KB)  vom 26.09.2023

Ringvorlesung - Prof. Zenker

Ringvorlesung - Prof. Zenker

Ringvorlesung - Prof. Zenker

Olaf Zenker's lecture on Anton Wilhelm Amo at the University of Halle

As part of the lecture series "Erinnerung in Komplexität. Weltgedächtnis  und Solidarität“ ("Memory in Complexity. World Consciousness/Memory and  Solidarity“), Professor Olaf Zenker recently gave a German-medium  lecture on Anton Wilhelm Amo at the University of Halle, entitled  "Vergessen, Erinnern, Erweitern: Anton Wilhelm Amo an der Universität  Halle“. Watch the recording here   .

Christiane Schürkmann’s talk: “Undergrounds of Disposal: Sociogeological Processes in Nuclear Waste Management”.

Dear colleagues,

we hereby we invite you to the upcoming ETROD session on Thursday 22nd February 2024, 4:00 pm sharp, CET.

We are looking forward to Christiane Schürkmann’s talk: Undergrounds of Disposal: Sociogeological Processes in Nuclear Waste Management.

Abstract:Referring  to the case of nuclear waste management the presentation asks how  societies relate to their undergrounds in order to develop permanent  repositories to store their produced toxic objects. In this way,  undergrounds are addressed as ‘bedrocks of hope’ by scientists,  politicians, and the public with regard to their potential of isolating  radionuclides in the long run. Based on a perspective located at the  interface between Environmental Sociology and Science and Technology  Studies the presentation suggests to investigate sociogeological  relations in the context of such long-term projects in their  processuality.

About the speaker:Christiane  Schürkmann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sociology  at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Since 2023 she is  also head of the DFG-funded project Undergrounds of Disposal / Untergründe der Entsorgung.

To prepare the discussion please find a recent paper by Christiane here    and attached.

In the session an input by Christiane will be followed by a moderated discussion between you and Christiane.

To join us online, please use the following link:   Meeting-ID: 650 2098 8539Kenncode: 639066

We are looking forward to the discussion!

Neue wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Seminar für Ethnologie

Das Seminar für Ethnologie begrüßt Dr. Edda Willamowski, die am 01. Februar 2024 ihre Stelle als wissenschaftliche Postdoc-Mitarbeiterin im Arbeitsbereich von Prof. Dr. Anita von Poser angetreten hat. Ein herzliches Willkommen an unserem Institut!

New Special Issue on "Collaborations and Contestations in Publicly Engaged Anthropologies"

The special issue "Collaborations and Contestations in Publicly Engaged  Anthropologies", edited by our professors Olaf Zenker and Asta Vonderau, has just been published in the journal Public Anthropologist. In addition to the editors’ open-access introductory contribution, it brings together a total of 7 articles (including one by Anna-Lena Wolf) that deal with the potentials and pitfalls of collaborative research in the context of publicly engaged anthropology in a variety of ways using  diverse case studies. This special issue is based on the eponymous  conference, which was held in Halle in January 2022 as the kick-off event of the DFG network "Public Anthropology"    and brings together representatives of both German anthropologies - social and cultural anthropology and European ethnology. Click here    for the special issue.

Forschungsbasierter Masterstudiengang Ethnologie / Social and Cultural Anthropology

MA Social and Cultural Anthropology Halle

MA Social and Cultural Anthropology Halle

MA Social and Cultural Anthropology Halle

Der zweisprachige Masterstudiengang MA Ethnologie 120 beinhaltet neben dem sozial- und kulturtheoretisch fundierten Studium auch die angeleitete Konzeption und Durchführung eines individuellen empirischen Forschungsprojekts weltweit. Beispiele studentischer Masterforschungsfelder gibt es hier.

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