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Seit dem Ausbruch der Corona-Pandemie geben wir uns nicht mehr die Hand. Was verändert sich dadurch im sozialen Leben und woher kommt diese Geste der Begrüßung überhaupt? Ursula Rao beantwortet in diesem Beitrag des ZDF Fragen nach den Ursprüngen, der Bedeutung und der Zukunft des Händeschüttelns. more

In April 2020 Ursula Rao joined the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle as Director of the new Department ‘Anthropology of Politics and Governance’ and will lead the department full time from 1 September 2020 onwards. She came from Leipzig University, where she has headed the Department of Anthropology for the last eight years.
Biao Xiang also accepted a directorship at the Max Planck Institute in April 2020. Xiang will head the new Department ‘Anthropology of Economic Experimentation’. During the transition from his position as Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford, he will initially join the MPI on a part-time basis. Starting in September 2021 he will head his department full-time. more

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