Externally funded projects

Current externally funded projects

The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia
Emmy Noether Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2016-2021)
Contact: Dominik Müller ()

Realising Eurasia (REALEURASIA)
Civilisation and moral economy in the 21st century.

Project funded by the European Research Council in the Seventh Framework Programme (ERC Advanced Grant) (2014–2019)
Contact: Chris Hann ()

The Institutional Canopy of Conservation (I-CAN)
Governance and Environmentality in East Africa

Participation in a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) (2014–2021)
Contact: ()

Completed externally funded projects

Law in search of legitimacy.

Participation in a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of Ottawa, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013–2018)
Contact: Marie-Claire Foblets ()

Migration and the Transformation of German Administrative Law
An ethnographic study of state-migrant interactions in administrative courts.

Project funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (2015–2017)
Contact: Larissa Vetters ()

A comparative study of identity dynamics and of the regulation of religion.

Participation in a project funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Insight Grants (2012–2017)
Contact: Marie-Claire Foblets ()

Ethnic Differentiation, Interethnic Relations and Conflict in Central Asia
The case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

D-A-CH-Project funded by the by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (2012–2016)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Participation in a project funded by the International Research Acceleration Program (IRAP), University of Ottawa (2012–2014)
Contact: Marie-Claire Foblets (foblets@eth.mpg.de)

Transitional Justice in Protracted Conflict
Local and diaspora conceptions of retributive and restorative justice between shari’a, customary and human rights law in Somalia and Ethiopia’s Somali Region.

Project funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) (2011–2013)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Historical and anthropological perspectives.

Joint Program funded by DAAD (Germany) and CRUP (Portugal) (2011–2012)
Contact: Patrice Ladwig

Local State and Social Security in Rural Hungary, Romania, and Serbia
Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2008–2012)
Contact: Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (kbenda@eth.mpg.de)

New Technologies in the Tundra
High-tech equipment, perception of space and spatial orientation of nomadic and settled populations of the Russian Arctic.

Project E8 in the Collaborative Research Centre “Difference and Integration” (SFB 586), supported by the German Research Foundation (2008–2012)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Between Loss of Power and Market Integration
Central Asian nomads in colonial times.

Project D5 in the Collaborative Research Centre “Difference and Integration” (SFB 586), supported by the German Research Foundation (2008–2012)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Diasporas for Peace (DIASPEACE)
Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings. Case studies from the Horn of Africa.

Participation in a project funded by the European Union's Sevenths Framework Programme (2008–2011)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

The Catholic Church and Religious Pluralism in Lithuania and Poland
An anthropological study of public and private meanings of religion in postsocialist society.

Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2007–2010)
Contact: Chris Hann (hann@eth.mpg.de)

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).

Participation in a project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2006–2011)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de) and Jacqueline Knörr (knoerr@eth.mpg.de)

European Partnership for Qualitative Research Training (SocAnth)
Marie Curie Host Fellowships for Early Stage Research Training (EST)
funded by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme (2006–2010)
Contact: Bettina Mann (mann@eth.mpg.de)

The Politics of Customary Law
Courts of elders (aqsaqals) in Kyrgyzstan.

Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2006–2008)
Contact: Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (kbenda@eth.mpg.de)

Orientation in, Perception and Utilisation of Space on the Edge of the Arctic
Nomads and sedentary people in Northwest Siberia.

Project B6 in the Collaborative Research Centre “Difference and Integration” (SFB 586), supported by the German Research Foundation (2004–2008)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Kinship and Social Security (KASS)
Project funded by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme (2004–2008)
Contact: Patrick Heady (heady@eth.mpg.de)

Political, Economic and Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Poland and Bulgaria
An anthropological study.

Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2003–2006)
Contact: Chris Hann (hann@eth.mpg.de)

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 was part of a comparative project “Freundschaft und Verwandtschaft” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2002–2005)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)
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