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A conference titled “Buddhism in the Anthropocene” will take place on 14 and 15 July at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (MPI). Using case studies, anthropologists and scholars of ...

Climate change and how it is affecting coastal regions, the effects of the war in Ukraine in Halle, and patterns of international terrorism: three MPI researchers take on current and pressing topics ...

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Ethnographers before Malinowski: pioneers of anthropological fieldwork
Across the waves: strategies of belonging in Indian Ocean island societies
Wine is our bread. Labour and value in Moldovan winemaking
African political systems revisited: changing perspectives on statehood and power
Law and migration in a changing world
The Oxford handbook of law and anthropology
Normativity and diversity in family law: lessons from comparative law
The Taiji government and the rise of the warrior state: the formation of the Qing Imperial Constitution
Die Rechte indigener Völker im Menschenrechtssystem: Normen, Institutionen und gesellschaftliche Auswirkungen
Managing firms and families: work and values in a Russian city
After corporate paternalism. Material renovation and social change in times of ruination
Building on borrowed time: rising seas and failing infrastructure in Semarang

News from the Media Archive


Spot On | Hanna Nieber – Astronomy in Africa

Spot On | Hanna Nieber – Astronomy in Africa

Video
On the Establishment of a Scientific Discipline in Madagascar
Wissenschaft im Gespräch: Wahrheit – Was kann man noch glauben?

Wissenschaft im Gespräch: Wahrheit – Was kann man noch glauben?

Podcast
Live recording from May 25, 2022 for replay: „Wissenschaft im Gespräch: Wahrheit – Was kann man noch glauben?“ With Carolin Görzig in German language.
Spot On | Mathias Krabbe – Loan Crisis in Poland

Spot On | Mathias Krabbe – Loan Crisis in Poland

Video
About Swiss Franc Mortgage Borrowers in Poland
Spot On | Shilla Lee – Rural societies in Japan

Spot On | Shilla Lee – Rural societies in Japan

Video
About rural revitalization movements in Tamba-Sasayama
Spot On | Stefan Millar – The Role of States in Refugee Camps

Spot On | Stefan Millar – The Role of States in Refugee Camps

Video
How states shape the political structure of refugee camps
Spot On | Julia Morris – Offshored Border Enforcement

Spot On | Julia Morris – Ausgelagerte Grenzüberwachung

Video
Wie westliche Regierungen die Grenzüberwachung auslagern
Book Chat – Monks, Money and Morality

Book Chat – Monks, Money and Morality

Video
In this video Jovan Maud talks with the editors of the book Monks, Money and Morality: Christoph Brumann, Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko and Beata Świtek.
Spot On | Christoph Brumann – UNESCO World Heritage

Spot On | Christoph Brumann – UNESCO World Heritage

Video
The idea of World Heritage and the power of nation states
Spot On | Hassan Hussein Kochore – Age Counting in Kenya

Spot On | Hassan Hussein Kochore – Age Counting in Kenya

Video
On different models of counting age in northern Kenya
Who lives on the streets?

Who lives on the streets?

Podcast
Luisa Schneider in a detektor.fm podcast on homelessness
Spot On – State Intervention in Ethiopia

Spot On – State Intervention in Ethiopia

Video
Yohannes Yitbarek Ejigu conducts research about the politics of “development” in Southern Ethiopia. In this video he looks at recent conflicts between the Hamar agro-pastoral communities and the district administration.
Spot On – Three Minutes of Anthropology with Pablo Ampuero Ruiz

Spot On – Three Minutes of Anthropology with Pablo Ampuero Ruiz

Video
In this video Pablo Ampuero Ruiz talks about his anthropological research among domestic migrant workers in Southern China.
Length: 3 minutes
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