Externally Funded Projects
German Research Foundation (DFG)
International Research Cooperation: University of Zurich and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology / Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
- New Technologies in the Tundra: High-Tech Equipment, Perception of Space and Spatial Orientation of Nomadic and Settled Populations of the Russian Arctic (E8) – 2008 - 2012
Director: Günther Schlee, advisor: Joachim Otto Habeck.
Researcher: Kirill Istomin, project consultant Florian Stammler
The project description of Projekt E8 can also be found on the website of the SFB 586 'Differenz und Integration'.
- Between Loss of Power and Market Integration: Central Asian Nomads in Colonial Times (D5) – 2008 - 2012
Directors: Jürgen Paul and Günther Schlee, Researcher: Wolfgang Holzwarth.
The project description of Projekt D5 can be found on the website of the SFB 586 'Difference and Integration'.
Max Planck Society (MPG)
The Research School is designed as an interdisciplinary research network connecting four Max Planck Institutes and two universities. The contributing partners include the following: the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i.Br., where the central administration of the Research School is based; the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg; the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt/Main; the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale. The cooperating universities are the Albert-Ludwigs-University, in Freiburg i.Br. and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht
Deputy Spokesperson (2014-2019)
Max Planck Institut for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging)
The Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) is a virtual institute for the advancement of research on the causes, patterns, processes, and consequences of aging. It is part of the broad activities carried out by the Max Planck Society in this field. Within this Network, Prof. Schlee supervises the PhD research of Ogato Ambaye on The issue of aging in Ethiopia. the case of Sidama. Postdoctoral research is done by Andrea Nicolas on Feasting and the politics of age: Tulama-Oromo Gadaa organisation and Anita Poser on Bosmun Konzepte des Alterns im Wandel (Ramu-Fluss, Papua-Neuguinea).
Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagenstiftung)
- "Travelling Models in Conflict Management. A comparative research and network building project in six African countries (Chad, Ethiopia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sudan) (2006-2009 und 2009-2011)“
Günther Schlee is one of 6 German country partners in this project. It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung).
- Friendship and Kinship: On the difference and relevance of two systems of social relationships. The case of the Fulbe societies of northern Cameroon and northern Benin. This research is part of a comparative project “Freundschaft und Verwandtschaft” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2002–2005).
Projects funded by the European Union
- DIASPEACE (2008 – 2010)
Diasporas for Peace: Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings. Case studies from the Horn of Africa.
- KASS (2004-2008)
An interdisciplinary project with an anthropological agenda funded by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme (2004-2008)
- MARIE CURIE SocAnth (2006–2010)
Marie Curie SocAnth is an international PhD programme promoting anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe. Marie Curie Host Fellowships for Early Stage Research Training (EST) funded by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme (2006–2010).