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.

News

New postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Anthropology

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Pre-Doc Award granted to MA candidate in Anthropology

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Ursula Rao is New Director of the MPI for Social Anthropology and Honorary Professor in Leipzig

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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 winter term 2020

Information on our classes in winter term will be available on Almaweb from early September onwards. Students can approach the contents of individual classes on our teaching platform moodle.

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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
Ein Feld wird mit fahrbaren Vorrichtungen beregnet
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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Staff

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.

Institut für Ethnologie

Institutsgebäude
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

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