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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

Courses for the 2022 summer semester

You can find the latest information on courses for the summer semester here. Please check regularly if there are any changes  ...more

Russia's war against Ukraine

The department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Anthropology in Africa and Epistemologies of the Global South joins the DGSKA's and EASA's statements on condemning the Russian war against Ukraine. We urge the EU and German government to equally help everyone affected by war.  ...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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