In the coming summer term, the lecture series at the Insitute of Anthropology and the Institute of African Studies addresses the subject of commodification. Climate finance, state rationing, and the commercialization of healing are just three of the themes we are going to engage with. We are looking forward to welcoming Peter Geschiere from the University of Amsterdam and many other international researchers. The lectures take place from 5-7 in lecture hall 4, in the auditorium building in Universitätsstrasse 3. The program is available for download HERE.
For students in the MA Anthropology program, we offer an accompanying seminar in the summer term, Mondays 11-13, to prepare and deepen the series' contents. Individual sessions are going to be held together with students of African Studies. Please find further information in our teaching schedule. Interested BA students please contact
As part of the project "Somalis in Germany: A baseline study",
are recruiting five students of social anthropology for a research internship as well as five Somali research assistants. Please find a detailed description of the project and application prochedures HERE.
The Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies hosts a lecture series in the summer term. The program and further information are available for download HERE. The lectures take place on Tuesdays, 5-7 o'clock, in Schillerstraße 6, room S102. Everyone is 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 2016 is 1 May 2016.
Entry exams are held in the beginning of June 2016.
The pictures which form the banner of the Homepage are contributions made by our students and Doctoral candidates who have agreed to share their ethnographic experiences with us. By clicking on the respective images, you can access brief descriptions that characterize the pictures in their social and cultural context and sketch the context of their creation. We thank the conscientious contributors!