Das Programm des Institutskolloquiums im Sommersemester 2018 ist nun online!

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Summer School for Anthropologists

The Off The Beaten Track summer field school is held annually on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Gozo, Malta, enjoys year-round sunshine and is home to numerous natural and cultural treasures.

The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now – with 20 editions over the past 11 years – the longest standing anthropology field school in the world.

The program offers a unique opportunity to acquire some ‚in the field‘ experience. The islands present a balance of past and present: rural Mediterranean traditions intersect with foreign influence in small fishing villages. At the crossroads of maritime routes between Europe, Africa and Asia, Malta has always been strategically important. Many cultures have contributed to Maltese and Gozitan culture. Foreign influences can be seen for example in the Maltese language- a fusion of Arabic, Italian and six more languages.

Today, Maltese people also speak English. This facilitates our work, as foreign researchers. Possible topics for field research abound, especially within anthropology of food, tourism, ethnic relations, architecture, and religion.

The Summer School offers both budding Anthropologists and more advanced scholars a valuable opportunity to study the peoples of an island with 7,000 years of history.

The Malta Summer School international faculty and staff help connect students and locals. They facilitate and monitor the progress of each project, and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research.

For more information, use the navigation bar on the left. This website does not contain any photos of the projects. But if you want to have a peek, feel free to visit our Facebook page.

Dates:

Session 1: June 5 – June 24, 2018
Session 2: July 2 – July 21, 2018
Session 3: July 29 – August 17, 2018

 

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Erinnerung: Heute Vortrag von Laurence Marshall Carucci

Heute spricht Professor Laurence Marshall Carucci um 18 Uhr im Hörsaal der Ethnologie zum Thema ‚Local Histories, International Politics, and Environmental Justice: A Marshall Islands Case Study of Global Entanglements and Displacement‘ (Vortragssprache: Englisch,  18-20 Uhr, Hörsaal, Institut für Ethnologie)

Laurence Marshall Carucci forscht seit langer Zeit mit Marshall Islanders von Enewetak/Ujelang, die aufgrund der Atomwaffentests der USA nach dem 2. Weltkrieg displatziert wurden.

Carucci is a social and cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. University of Chicago) who specializes in the study of the Pacific Islands and is a noted authority on cultural concerns and social life of residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Dr. Carucci’s contributions to the discipline have focused on issues of symbolic power in the domains of historical and cultural self-fashioning. Dr. Carucci maintains an ongoing research agenda, having spent over five years in residence in the Marshall Islands since 1976. In addition to his lengthy tenure at MSU, Dr. Carucci has been a professor at the Wesleyan University and the University of South Carolina.

Urban Food Plus Summer School on “Building and Sharing Knowledge in Urban Agriculture” at University of Goettingen

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Between the 21st and 23rd of June 2017, University of Goettingen hosted the fourth annual Summer School of the BMBF-funded project UrbanFoodPlus (UFP). Close to 50 participants came together at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Conference Centre at the Observatory for three intensive days of presentations, workshops, discussions and planning sessions. The summer school facilitated exchange between German and African researchers based in Germany and the project’s African and international partners.
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Vortragsankündigung: Local Histories, International Politics, and Environmental Justice

Wir laden alle Interessierten herzlich ein, am 04. Juli zu dem Vortrag von Prof. Laurence Marshall Carucci zu kommen. Laurence Marshall Carucci ist Professor für Anthropology an der Montana State University und ein Spezialist für die pazifische Inselwelt. Bei uns wird er einen Vortrag zum Thema ‚Local Histories, International Politics, and Environmental Justice: A Marshall Island Case Study of Global Entanglements and Displacement‘ halten (18-20 Uhr, Hörsaal, Institut für Ethnologie).

Laurence Carucci is a social and cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. University of Chicago) who specializes in the study of the Pacific Islands and is a noted authority on cultural concerns and social life of residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Dr. Carucci’s contributions to the discipline have focused on issues of symbolic power in the domains of historical and cultural self-fashioning. Dr. Carucci maintains an ongoing research agenda, having spent over five years in residence in the Marshall Islands since 1976. In addition to his lengthy tenure at MSU, Dr. Carucci has been a professor at the Wesleyan University and the University of South Carolina.

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Vortrag: Globale Nachbarschaft – Chance oder Utopie?

Am 18.05. stellt Dr. Echi Christina Gabbert Aspekte ihrer Forschung zu Investitionen und Landnutzung in Südäthiopien im Rahmen unseres Institutskolloquiums (16:15 Uhr, Hörsaal) vor.

Echi Gabbert ist Afrikanistin mit einem Fokus auf Südäthiopien. Sie hat am Max-Planck-Institut in Halle/Saale über Aushandlungsprozesse von Krieg und Frieden in Südäthiopien promoviert. Ihre Dissertation ‚Deciding Peace. Knowledge about war and peace among the Arbore of southern Ethiopia‘ hat eine Auszeichnung der Frobenius-Gesellschaft erhalten. Thematisch beschäftigt sich Echi Gabbert auch mit globalen Märkten und wandelnder Landnutzung vor allem in agro-pastoralen Gebieten, Mensch- Umwelt Beziehungen, sowie Materieller Kultur und Musik. An unserem Institut ist sie als Akademische Rätin angestellt und arbeitet eng mit der Professur von Nikolaus Schareika zusammen. Gegenwärtig forscht sie in ihrem Postdoc-Projekt zum Thema ‚Globale Nachbarschaft, Landnutzung und Investition in Ostafrika‘ und koordiniert das Forschungsnetzwerk ‚Lands of the Future‘.

Studierende mit Interesse an ethnologischen Lebensläufen und  Feldforschung sind insbesondere zum Vortrag eingeladen.