Inauguration of the extension building
June 09, 2017
Ready for use after two years of construction
The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s new building houses the department “Law & Anthropology”. Construction started in May 2015, and the department’s director, Prof. Dr Marie-Claire Foblets, and her colleagues were able to move into the building in December 2016. The landscaping around the building will be finished in June 2017. Designed by the architects Kister, Scheithauer and Gross, who also planned the institute’s first extension building in 2001, the three-storey building has a total floor area of 650 square meters and provides 20 new offices, 40 workplaces and a large seminar room. The building costs totalled approximately 4 million euros.
“We are very happy that we can now enlarge our team”, Marie-Claire Foblets says. “This building will provide an appropriate setting for the development of the department “Law & Anthropology”, making the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology even more attractive to scholars from all over the world.”
Speakers at the inauguration will include Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Angela D. Friederici, vice-president of the Max Planck Society, and Prof. Dr Dr Gunnar Berg, vice president of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.
Date: Thursday, 15 June 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Advokatenweg 36, 06114 Halle (Saale)
Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Marie-Claire Foblets
Managing director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Angela D. Friederici, vice president, Max Planck Society; Prof. Dr Dr Gunnar Berg, vice president, Leopoldina, German National Academy of Sciences; Prof. Dr Christian Tietje, Faculty of Law, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; Prof. Dr Burkhard Schnepel, managing director, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Prof. Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens, Université de Montréal; Prof. César Arjona Sebastià, ESADE, Universitat Ramon Llull – URL; Prof. Jorge Armando Guevara Gil, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP; Prof. Mark Goodale, Université de Lausanne – UniL, Dr. ldo Shahar, University of Haifa
Metaphysicians of Blues, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
The inauguration party will start at 6:45 p.m. and take place in and around the new building.
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