Director

Chris Hann
Chris Hann
Director
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 201

'Urban Anthropology'

Christoph Brumann
Christoph Brumann
Head of Research Group
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 204

'The Political and Economic Anthropology of Southeast Asia'

Kirsten Endres
Kirsten Endres
Head of Research Group
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 212

REALEURASIA

Lale Yalçın-Heckmann
Lale Yalçın-Heckmann
Coordinator REALEURASIA
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 221

Secretaries

Anke Meyer
Secretary to Director
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 200
Berit Westwood
Department Secretary
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 203
Michaela Rittmeyer
Department Secretary
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 205

Upcoming Events

Moral Economies: Work, Values and Economic Ethics

Organisers: Chris Hann, Matthijs Krul, Sylvia Terpe, Lale Yalçın-Heckmann
ERC Research Group ‘Realising Eurasia’ (MPI for Social Anthropology)

Date: 6-9 December, 2017

Venue: Wittenberg at Stiftung Leucorea, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Goody Lecture

Goody Lectures

Sylvia J. Yanagisako

Stanford University

Date: June 28, 2018, 18:00

IMPRS ANARCHIE

The International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia is a Ph.D programme organized jointly with the disciplines of archaeology and history at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

IMPRS ANARCHIE

The International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia is a Ph.D programme organized jointly with the disciplines of archaeology and history at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Department 'Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia'

In its first years (1999-2005) this department concentrated its research on postsocialist property relations. This phase was followed by a project on citizenship in the Caucasus and by a series of studies of religion after socialism (until 2010). Themes and spatial boundaries have been progressively expanded to include China and Vietnam (since 2006) and Japan (since 2009). Recent work in economic anthropology has enlarged the frame with projects in S. Asia and Egypt. Current research into „financialization“ (from 2015) extends from Spain to China.

The programmes of the Department are all organized within the optic of „Eurasia“. Since 2009 fieldwork-based research been supplemented by projects in historical anthropology. A concept of Eurasia also forms the frame for our interdisciplinary International Max Planck Research School „Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia“ (from 2012) and for the ERC Project „Realising Eurasia: Civilization and Moral Economy in the 21st Century“ (2014-2019).

The year 2017 brought two significant new initiatives: a collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, and the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University, „Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy and Social Change“ („Max-Cam“); and a network to strengthen anthropological research in the Visegrád states, „V4Net“.


Current Research Groups, V4 Network, Max-Cam Centre

Project funded by the European Research Council in the Seventh Framework Programme (ERC Advanced Grant) (2014-2019)

Realising Eurasia:
Civilisation and Moral Economy in the 21st Century

Project funded by the European Research Council in the Seventh Framework Programme (ERC Advanced Grant) (2014-2019)

Historical Anthropology in Eurasia
Economic Anthropology
Urban Anthropology
The Political and Economic Anthropology of Southeast Asia
Visegrád Anthropologists' Network (V4 Net)

Completed Projects

2013-2017   

Patriarchy and Familism in Time and Space: the comparative study of co-residence across Eurasia (final report)

2011-2016

The Global Political Economy of Cultural Heritage (final report)

2011-2016

Traders, Markets, and the State in Vietnam (final report)

2006-2016

Social Support and Kinship in China and Vietnam (final report)

2003-2010 

Religion, Identity, Postsocialism (final report)

2003-2008

Caucasian Boundaries and Citizenship from Below (final report)

2000-2005

Property Relations (final report)

Recent Publications

Latest Thinking

Publication Series

Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia (LIT-Verlag, Berlin-Münster-Wien-Zürich-London)

Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy (Berghahn Books)

 
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