Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte

Skill Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch
Anthropology of skill
Aug 2008 to Dec 2025
Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch / Dr. Ingo Nentwig †
Dr. Marc Winter / Susanne Maner †

Cai Yuanpei specialised library for the cultural anthropology of China
Aug 2008 to Jan 2025

Dr. Martina Wernsdörfer

Chinese Miao textiles

Apr 2018 to Jan 2022


Dr. Maike Powroznik / Dr. Henriette Stierlin

Ayoreo bee and honey knowledge, Bolivia

Apr 2019 to Nov 2021

Four girls carrying water in India. Foto: Tom Maisey 2006

Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch / Prof. Dr. Francesca Bray /
Dr. Lyn Schumaker

Toilet Innovations – Social-anthropological and historical aspects of a universal need, its technologies, social impacts and trajectories of local and global modernisation

Aug 2015 to Aug 2020


Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch / Anette Mertens

Chinese celadon ceramic

Aug 2018 to Nov 2020


Thomas Kaiser

Audio documents as artefacs? About the necessity of complementing ethnographic collections with immaterial heritage

Jan 2013 to July 2020


Rebekka Sutter / Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch

Tilling with Knives and Planting with Fire: Socio-technical Transformations and Senses of Place of Steep-slope Cultivation Communities in Yunnan (PR of China) in Times of Climate Change

Dec 2015 to July 2020

Guangxi Nationalities University

Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch / Dr. Ingo Nentwig †

Guangxi Anthropology – A Case of Modern Local Chinese Anthropology

Aug 2010 to Dec 2019



Katharina W. Haslwanter

Dutch New Guinea in flux: colonialism and cultural change, material culture and
representation through the prism of Heinrich Harrer’s 1962 expedition

Sep 2012 to Dez 2016

Successful aging

Francesca Rickli

Successful ageing – for all? An Anthropological Study on the Understanding of Excluding Aged People with Disabilities from Positive Ageing Paradigms

Sep 2014 to Jul 2017

Christof Thurnherr
The Working Body in Ethnographic Film
May 2009 to Dec 2018
Gitte Beckmann / Herbert Muyinda / David Kyaddondo
Disability and Technology in Uganda from Local and Global Perspectives
Aug 2010 to Dez 2017
Gitte Beckmann
Competent Citizens: Transitions of Deaf Persons in Northern Uganda
Jun 2009 to Jul 2016
Members of a grassroots disabled people's organization in Kampala. Foto: Raphael Schwere, 2011.

Marie Schuler

Disability, Displacement, and Technology - Unfolding Dynamics of Vulnerability Categories among People with Physical Disabilities in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Feb 2014 to Feb 2017