Berlin Anthropology Seminars

Summer semester 2023, on Wednesdays, 4-6 pm (c.t.) in the FU Seminar Center @FU_Berlin and online on Webex; first session on 3 May with Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner (IfSKA FU Berlin)

Berlin Anthropology Seminars, summer semester 2023

The Berlin Anthropology Seminar series constitutes a joint initiative by anthropologists from the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at FU Berlin, ZMO, and Ethnologisches Museum. It intends to shape and cultivate an inclusive platform and open regular meeting point for exchange and discussion on current research by Berlin-based anthropologists. Please spread the word among colleagues, junior or senior, who may be interested. For further questions contact m.oschwald[ at ]

Organizers: Paola Ivanov, Claudia Liebelt, and Kai Kresse.

We start at 4.15 pm in the FU seminar centre, Otto-von Simson-Str. 26, 14195 Berlin, room L116 and online in our Webex room:

meeting ID: 2731 960 1442, password: BASsummer23

Programme Summer 23

May 3: Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner (IfSKA FU Berlin) I Alleged Jewish Life in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Secret ethnography, ethnography of a secret

May 17: Prof. Insa Nolte (University of Birmingham) I African Christianity and the appropriation of Islam: Imagining the Yoruba nation, 1850s-1920s

May 31: Prof. Thomas Stodulka (IfSKA FU Berlin) I Tasting the Soil and Sensing the Future: Localizing pedagogies of resistance in Timor-Leste's Permaculture Youth Camps

June 14:  Prof. Robert Launay (Northwestern University) I Genealogies of Black Islam

June 28: Prof. Rosalie Stolz (IfSKA FU Berlin) I Pioneering concrete in northern Laos

July 12 - Book Launch: Prof. Claudia Liebelt (IfSKA FU Berlin) I Istanbul Appearances: Beauty and the Making of Middle Class Femininities (Syracuse UP, April 2023)