Institute of Anthropology

News and Events

Throughout the academic year we organize a range of events and other offers to students, interested scholars and other audiences.

, 14:00 20:00 Information event

Opening events for new Master students (M.A.)

Welcome by the Institute of Anthropology. You will get to know your professor and lecturers, as well as your fellow students. You will receive information about what to expect at the beginning and during your studies.
There will also be room to ask questions regarding your studies and the…

Information event

Opening event for new Bachelor students (B.A.)

Welcome by the Institute of Anthropology. You will get to know your professor and lecturers, as well as our student committee. You will receive information about what to expect during your studies.
There will also be room to ask general questions regarding your studies. For individual and open…

You are kindly invited

Invitation to the Public Defense of the Dissertation of Christoph Graf

You are kindly invited to the public defense of the dissertation of Christoph Graf.


The topic of the thesis is:

„Devotion in the Making:  An Ethnography of the Veneration of La Santa Muerte in Los Angeles”

  • Time: 16 October 2023, 2:00 pm
  • Location: Schillerstr. 6, Room M203




, 18:15 19:45 Annual lecture series

Decolonizing Anthropology. A self-critical appraisal of the current state of…

Digital Lecture Series in the winter semester 2023/24

The digital lecture series is a cooperation of the institutes of Social- and Cultural Anthropology in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and will take place online via Webex. The lecture is aimed at students of all qualification levels (BA, MA students, PhD students) as well as researchers and…

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Contested Ecologies

In the Summer term of 2023, the Institute of Anthropology and African Studies host the Lecture Series "Contested Ecologies". You can find all Dates and Information here .

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Studying Anthropology

Our bachelor students acquire in-depth knowledge of anthropological debates, regional expertise and analytical competencies that are pertinent to a range of national and international related fields. For those interested in further advancing their skills we offer an international master’s programme.

Durch eine Glasscheibe fotografiert sieht man Studierende einer Präsentation folgen

Teaching and learning in the current term

Our classes in the current term are available on Almaweb.

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Zahlreiche Menschen stehen am Strand und richten ihren Blick auf eine kleine Insel mit einer großen Statue
Seminarszene mit Bildpräsentation und Studierenden, die zuhören
Zwei Mädchen fahren in einer Fußgängerzone Fahrrad und schauen sich die Stadt an

Research at the institute

The Institute of Anthropology offers leading studies in anthropology and invests in future oriented research. Our publications include topics such as technology, environments, entrepreneurship, memory and health. We place considerable focus on research related to the anthropology of globalization.

Eine Frau scannt ihren Daumenabdruck an einem Gerät, das von einer kniendem Mann gehalten wird
Über einen Pfahl laufen viele elektrische Kabel
Hände halten ein Smartphone
Zwei Personen begutachten Funde in einer Grube
Kleine Mosaiksteine in hellen Farben sind regelmäßig und kreisförmig angeordnet

About us

Lecturers at our institute strive for creating synergies between teaching and research. Learn more about the research profiles and teaching activities of academic staff.

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Our academic staff engage in research and publish on current topics in anthropology, such as globalization, health, war and peace, migration, entrepreneurship and the financialisation of land.

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How to reach us

The institute is located in the centre of Leipzig and can be reached easily by public transport.

Kontakt: Institut

Institut für Ethnologie

Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37220
Fax: +49 341 97-37229