Chris Hann

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

Chris Hann

Curriculum Vitae

Personal

born 4th August 1953 , in Cardiff, Wales; British citizen; married with two children (b. 1983 and 1985).

Present Positions

Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle
Honorary Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury, University of Leipzig, and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Education and Career

1964-70
Croesyceiliog Grammar School, Cwmbrân

1971-74
Jesus College, Oxford University

1974
BA Oxon (First Class Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics

1974-79
Social Science Research Council Studentship; subsumes in 1975-77 two years of fieldwork in Hungary, supported by British Council Exchange Scholarship)

1975
Certificate in Social Anthropology, Cambridge University

1979
PhD Cantab (thesis title: ‘The socio-economic structure of a community on the Great Hungarian Plain’)

1979-80
Language Editor, New Hungarian Quarterly, Budapest

1980-84
Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

1984-92
Assistant Lecturer, later Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences and Social Anthropology

1986-91
Tutor for Advanced Students, Corpus Christi College

1992-9
Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury (subsuming 3 years as Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences)

1997-9
Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

1999-
Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

2012-
Sprecher, International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia (ANARCHIE)

2013-17
Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo (0.2)

Fieldwork

Hungary, 1975-77 and intermittently thereafter;
Poland, 1978-81,1988,1990,1994-2000, intermittent;
Turkey, 1982-3, 1988, 1992-3, 1999, 2003;
China (Xinjiang), 1986, 1996, 2005, 2006-7, 2009

Professional Bodies

Royal Anthropological Institute
Association of Social Anthropologists
British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
European Association of Social Anthropologists
German Anthropological Association

Editorial Board

Journal:
European Journal of Sociology 1999-2016

Book Series:
Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia (LIT Verlag)
Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy (Berghahn)

Encyclopedia:
Wiley-Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
(Associate Editor with responsibility for Economic Anthropology)

Awards, Prizes

1971-4
Welsh Foundation Scholarship, Jesus College, Oxford

1974-5 and 1977-9
SSRC Postgraduate Studentships

1975
Lazard Scholarship, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

1975-7
British Council Hungarian Exchange Scholarship

1991
Royal Anthropological Institute, Curl Prize Essay

1997-9
Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

1999-
Honorary Professor, University of Kent at Canterbury

2000-
Honorary Professor, University of Leipzig

2000-
Honorary Professor, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

2005-
Honorary Member, Hungarian Ethnological Society

2005-11
Member, Kommission für Sozialanthropologie der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

2007-
Fellow of the World Academy of Rusyn Culture

2008-
Ordentliches Mitglied, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

2013-4
Fellow, Institut d'Études Avancées, Nantes

2015
Royal Anthropological Institute, Rivers Memorial Medal

Research Grants

‘Social and organizational aspects of new agricultural specialisation in Turkey’ 1982-4, (ESRC)
Follow-up study in Northeast Turkey, 1988, (ESRC)
‘Culture and economy among the Laz’, 1991-3, (ESRC)
‘Narratives, beliefs and values in Chinese Turkestan’, British Academy major research grant, 1993-4.
‘The historical and contemporary anthropology of Chinese Turkestan’ (ESRC) research grant, 1994-7 (with Dr. I. Bellér-Hann)
‘The politics of religious identity: the Greek Catholics of Central Europe’, 1995-7 (ESRC)
‘Kinship and Social Security in Europe’ 2003-2008 (EU, with Günther Schlee)
‘Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Bulgaria and Poland’ 2004-2007 (Volkswagen Foundation)
‘The Catholic Church and Religious Pluralism in Poland and Lithuania’ 2007-2010 (Volkswagen Foundation)
‘Realising Eurasia. Civilisation and Moral Economy in the Twenty-First Century’, (European Research Council, 7th Framework Programme, Advanced Grant)

Academic-related Activities

Supervising and Examining:
Extensive experience supervising and examining doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften in various disciplines; the countries investigated include Azerbaijan, Bosnia (two), Bulgaria (three), China (three), Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany (two), Ghana, Greece, Hungary (three), Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland (two), Romania, Russia (three), Slovakia, Spain (two), Tajikistan, Turkey (four), Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam (two).

Economic and Social Research Council:
From 1989: member of the ‘Society and Politics’ group; steering committee for the ‘East-West Initiative’, and ‘Vienna Centre’ review body; examiner in coursework and research studentship competitions; also consultancy work on 'thematic priorities'; for ESRC in both its coursework and research studentship competitions; also consultancy work on ‘thematic priorities’; 1998: member of commissioning panel for ‘One Europe or Many?’ initiative; 2006: panel to select new Centres of Excellence in Area Studies; 2009-2010: mid-term review of these centres (consultancy).

Advisory Board Membership:
2000-2010
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas, Leipzig

2000-2003
Collegium Budapest

2000-2005
Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School, Ljubljana

2004-2010
Institut für Sozialanthropologie der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

2008-2016
Institut für donauschwäbische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Tübingen

2011-2016
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Reviewer of grant applications (selection):
German Research Council; numerous German Foundations (Volkswagen, Thyssen, Gerda Henkel etc); ESRC (Britain); National Science Foundation; EU; National Research Councils in Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Poland; Wenner Gren Foundation

 
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