Head of Project

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

Coordination and Researchers

Lale Yalçın-Heckmann
Lale Yalçın-Heckmann
Coordinator REALEURASIA
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 221
Sylvia Terpe
Sylvia Terpe
Research Fellow
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 232
Matthijs Krul
Matthijs Krul
Research Fellow
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 248

PhD Candidates

Sudeshna Chaki
Sudeshna Chaki
Ph.D Candidate
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 242
Ceren Deniz
Ceren Deniz
Ph.D Candidate
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 244
Lizhou Hao
Lizhou Hao
Ph.D Candidate
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 241
Laura Hornig
Laura Hornig
Ph.D Candidate
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 247
Luca Szücs
Luca Szücs
Ph.D Candidate
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 243
Daria Tereshina
Daria Tereshina
Ph.D Candidate
Phone: +49 (0) 345 29 27 245

REALEURASIA (ERC Grant)

Realising Eurasia:
Civilisation and Moral Economy in the 21st Century

Research Locations

1 - Anne Erita Venasen Berta, PhD Candidate<br />2 - Sylvia Terpe, Senior Research Fellow<br />3 - Luca Szücs, PhD Candidate<br />4 - Daria Tereshina, PhD Candidate<br />5 - Ceren Deniz, PhD Candidate<br />6 - Sudeshna Chaki, PhD Candidate<br />7 - Laura Hornig, PhD Candidate<br />8 - Lizhou Hao, PhD Candidate Zoom Image
1 - Anne Erita Venasen Berta, PhD Candidate
2 - Sylvia Terpe, Senior Research Fellow
3 - Luca Szücs, PhD Candidate
4 - Daria Tereshina, PhD Candidate
5 - Ceren Deniz, PhD Candidate
6 - Sudeshna Chaki, PhD Candidate
7 - Laura Hornig, PhD Candidate
8 - Lizhou Hao, PhD Candidate [less]

Field research pictures

REALEURASIA

The research group and the point of departure

The project “Realising Eurasia: civilisation and moral economy in the 21st century” (REALEURASIA) was launched on 1st July 2014. After a year of preparation, the 7 Ph.D. students spent the academic year 2015-6 carrying out field research in various cities across Eurasia. Eurasia is understood in the classical sense of global historians as the super-continent which embraces the whole of Europe and the whole of Asia. In addition to core funding provided by the European Research Council (ERC Grant Agreement n.340854), two Ph.D. projects in Western, Northern and Central Europe are supported by the MPI.

This comparative project is primarily rooted in the theories and methods of economic anthropology, but it also sets out to renew links to historical sociology and adjacent fields. The framework is "civilisation" in the universal spirit of Marcel Mauss, with Eurasia-specific inflections drawn primarily from Max Weber’s work on the “world religions”. The research team will synthesise the concepts of moral economy (Thompson) and Wirtschaftsethik (Weber) and operationalise them at multiple levels within the civilisational frame. The project combines detailed ethnographic investigations of family businesses, in towns selected to ensure structural comparability, with attention to the embeddedness of economy in religion, polity, and society as they have evolved together in the longue durée of the Eurasian past.

Current Working Papers

Other project and project-relevant publications.

Researchers and guests at the REALEURASIA Conference 2015 Zoom Image
Researchers and guests at the REALEURASIA Conference 2015

 
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