Lecture Series "Bureaucratization" in the Summer Term 2018

Bureaucratization final


In the coming summer term, the lecture series at the Insitute of Anthropology and the Institute of African Studies addresses the subject of bureaucratization. We are looking forward to welcoming Amade M'Charek from the University of Amsterdam and many other international researchers. The lectures take place Tuesday from 5-7 pm in lecture hall 4, in the auditorium building in Universitätsstrasse 3. The program is available for download HERE


Lecture by John Comaroff 31.01.2018



Crime, Sovereignity, and the State: On the Metaphysics of Global Dis/Order
Prof. John Comaroff (Harvard University)

Lecture, 31.01.2018, 5.15 pm, HS 12, University of Leipzig

Prof. John Comaroff will give a public lecture as part of the lecture series hosted by the SFB 1199. He is Professor of African and African-American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University. Guests are welcome!




Lecture by Andrea Witcomb (Australia) 16.01.2018

Vortrag Witcomb


The representation of cultural diversity in Australian museums is well known for its focus on the contributions to Australia by post-war migrants.

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"Temples and Texts" - Lecture by Adam Hardy 07.11.2017

The lecture will take place at 07.11.2017 17pm in Schillerstraße 6, room S 102. Guests are welcome! To find out more about the lecture please click here.


Indology Lecture Series in the Winter Term 17/18

The Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies hosts a lecture series in the winter term 2017/2018. The program and further information are available for download HERE. The lectures take place on Tuesdays, 5-7 o'clock, in Schillerstraße 6, room S-102. Guests are welcome!



The MA Anthropology is a two year program with a strong research orientation. During their first two semesters students learn advanced theory and method, train their academic skills (writing of research proposal, advanced essay writing in the style of a journal article, etc.) and deepen their regional expertise (students can chose from African Studies, Oriental Studies, India/Tibet/Mongolian Studies, China Studies of Japan Studies). During the third semester, students conduct research for their master thesis or an internship. The last term is devoted to writing the MA thesis (apprix. 30,000 words). Classes are taught in English and German. Core courses are offered in English. Electives might be taught in English or German. Please consult about language requirements before enrolling.

Application deadline for enrollment in October 2018 is 1 May 2018.

Entry exams are held in the beginning of June 2018.

Please find more detailed information here.

Master Of Arts Anthropology 2016: New Handbook Available


A revised handbook provides useful information on the international Master of Arts Anthropology. The document is available for download HERE





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