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Rubie Watson opens international workshop on ‘Chinese Patriarchy’

June 20, 2013
On June 26th (18:00–19:00), Rubie Watson (Harvard University) will deliver a keynote lecture to launch an international workshop on ‘Chinese Patriarchy’ organized by Stevan Harrell (University of Washington) and Gonçalo Santos (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology). more

A Fulbe Documentation by Günther Schlee goes Online

May 17, 2013
This documentation gives insights into earlier research on ethnicity, migration and interethnic relations with special focus on Fulbe in Sudan and Ethiopia. more

Chris Hann holds lectutre in Wrocław

May 06, 2013
On 8th May 2013 and at invitation of the Willy Brandt center of the University of Wrocław Chris Hann will hold a lecture on “Ernest Gellner and Karl Polanyi: complementary philosophies of history and common limitations“ as part of the “Elias Lectures” series. more

Public Markets in Vietnam

April 23, 2013
On 12 April 2013 the Research Group ‘Traders, Markets, and the State in Vietnam’ held a workshop in cooperation with the Institute of Anthropology of the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi. more

International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment receives grant

April 08, 2013
The International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment received a grant of nearly € 1.5 million from the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. more

Franz von Benda-Beckmann, 1941 to 2013

January 09, 2013
Professor Emeritus Franz von Benda-Beckmann has passed away. The members of the MPI for Social Anthropology express their profound sorrow at the death of an accomplished scholar and revered colleague. more

Chris Hann holds “Stirling Lecture” in Canterbury

December 07, 2012
On 27th November, Chris Hann gave the “2012 Stirling Lecture” at the University of Kent at Canterbury more

Launch of the “Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia”

November 12, 2012
The Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the MPI for Social Anthropology (Prof. Günther Schlee) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich (Prof. Peter Finke) launch a new “Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia” more

Joseph Long is awarded the J.B. Donne Essay Prize

November 09, 2012
Joseph Long, Research Fellow at the Siberian Studies Centre, has been awarded the J.B. Donne Essay Prize on the Anthropology of Art of the Royal Anthropological Institute more

World Heritage as Focus of Anthropological Research

October 19, 2012
An international workshop on "World Heritage on the Ground: ethnographic perspectives" focused on fieldwork-centered questions of UNESCO World Heritage more
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