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Legal historian Prof. Dr. Heiner Lück elected Chair of the Board of Trustees

November 16, 2017
Advisory body of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology convenes for the first time more

Campus Talks with Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee: How terrorists are made

November 13, 2017
The German ARD TV show Campus Talks hosted Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee, Director of the Department ‘Integration and Conflict’. He talked on the stage of the Volksbühne in Berlin about the challenges anthropologists have to face during their fieldwork and the ethical standards they are supposed to meet. A written version of his talk was accepted for publication by the German “Journal für Religionsphilosophie”. more

Panel discussion – Loss of home and displacement: global causes

November 07, 2017
The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 on the topic of flight and displacement. Titled “Wohin? Was passiert, wenn Menschen ihre Lebensgrundlage verlieren”, the event, which will take place in German, will feature short presentations of ethnographic case studies by seven researchers, followed by a discussion in which they will take questions from the audience. The event is open to the public but registration is requested. To register, please e-mail forum@gv.mpg.de or call 089 2108-1668. more

Cooperative project ANARCHIE begins its fourth cycle

October 25, 2017
Joint doctoral school of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Martin Luther University Halle more

Money and Monasteries – a workshop report

October 20, 2017
On 21–22 September 2017, the workshop "Sangha Economies: Temple Organisation and Exchanges in Contemporary Buddhism" was held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. Organisers Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko, Christoph Brumann and Beata Świtek, part of the research group "Buddhist Temple Economies in Urban Asia" since 2015, brought together fifteen international speakers from as far apart as Canada and Japan. David Gellner, professor at the University of Oxford and doyen of anthropological research on Buddhism, commented on all papers. This was the first conference to discuss the results of long-term ethnographic field research on the economic life of Buddhist temples, asking how Buddhist monks, nuns, priests, and priestesses deal with money, profit, and capitalism. more

Bureaucratization of Islam – a short reflection on the workshop

October 16, 2017
The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology hosted a workshop entitled ‘Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives’ on 7 and 8 September 2017. more

Visegrád Anthropologists’ Network

October 13, 2017
Inaugural meeting at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology more

Managing enlightenment

September 14, 2017
Conference at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology on the economic activities of Buddhist monasteries more

"Right" and "wrong" beliefs: states as arbiters of religious doctrine

September 01, 2017
Conference at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology on the bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia more

"Before Boas" by Han F. Vermeulen awarded the ICAS Book Prize 2017

August 17, 2017
Han F. Vermeulen, research associate and historian of anthropology at the Department 'Integration and Conflict' of the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, has received another award for his book Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment. The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) has honoured him with the ICAS Book Prize 2017 in the category "English Language Edition – Social Sciences" during a plenary ceremony in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 20 July. more
 
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