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New Publication

of the book "The Politics of Making Kinship" by the editors Erdmute Alber, David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher and Tatjana Thelen. This publication argues for a joint analysis of kinship and politics.  ...more

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New Podcast: "Cluster Conversations"

Dr. Lamine Doumbia is talking to Prof. Dr. Andrea Behrends about his work regarding land governance in West Africa. Check it out now.   ...more

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Welcome to the Anthropology Lecture Series

We would like to invite you to follow our lectures. Live in the Iwalewahaus or via Zoom.  ...more

New study program: M.A. Social and Cultural Anthropology

The M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology is a research-focused master’s program which offers students an advanced orientation in socio-cultural anthropology and guides them through an ethnographic research project.  ...more

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Cultural Anthropology

In today's world of global entanglements, the main task of anthropology is the understanding of human behaviour in its complexity. An insight into the multiplicity of lifeworlds forms the starting point of our analysis of social and cultural diversity.  ...more

The University of Bayreuth has one of the largest departments for anthropological teaching and research in Germany. Our anthropology department places particular emphasis on research on and around the African continent, and we benefit from the university-wide strength in African Studies - an interdisciplinary Africa research network made up of over 40 faculty members makes Bayreuth one of Europe’s most important sites for teaching and research related to the continent. This focus doesn’t exclude other possibilities, however: teaching and research within Anthropology focus on a wide range of research areas.

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