The Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne invites applications for a position of Doctoral Researcher (m/f) starting no later than November 1st, 2017 with a weekly working time of 19.92 hours (50% position).
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WiSe 2016/17: Projekt "Vernetzte Alltagswelten"

Schule, Alltag, Ethnologie am Beispiel Schokolade

Studierende der Lehrämter und der Ethnologie begleiten als ExpertInnen Schulklassen bei der Vorbereitung und Durchführung von ethnografischen Erkundungen. Eine Kooperation der Ethnologie mit dem Zentrum für LehrerInnenbildung. | Weitere Infos (PDF)

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Research Program “Ethnography on the Doorstep and Abroad” 

The Research program “Ethnography on the Doorstep and Abroad” <Ethnographie vor der Haustür und in der Welt> is offered by the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology in cooperation with the Institute of Oriental Studies, Division Islam Studies. By participating in the program, students will deal with the topic “Geflüchtete in und um Köln" in the context of a fieldwork-project, whilst working in interdisciplinary research teams.   

Project coordination:
Prof. Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf, Jun.-Prof. Michaela Pelican

Project outline (pdf, German only) | Poster (DIN A 4, pdf) 

Preliminary discussion: Thu, 11/2/2016, 5.45-7.15 p.m., room 4.017 ("Videoraum", main building)

Further information can be found at the project´s website >

Podcast project now available online

We are glad to inform you that the podcast project "Research, Action and Art" has just been released!

Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Research Class "World Heritage"

Since winter term 16/17, students of cultural and social anthropology are invited to participate in the interdisciplinary research class "UNESCO World Heritage - global, national and local perspectives in theory and practice. Opening up a professional field for cultural scientists". Further information [German] >

Reakkreditierung der Studiengänge

Zum WiSe 2015/16 wurden alle BA/MA-Studiengänge der Philosophischen Fakultät, und somit auch die des Instituts für Ethnologie, reakkreditiert, d.h. es gibt neue Studien- bzw. Prüfungsordnungen (PO). Für Informationen zur Übertragung von Studienleistungen, Wechselmodalitäten und vorläufigen Modulhandbüchern bitte hier klicken >

Fieldwork-Project in Nambia 2015/16

Starting with an regional introductory course in summer semester 2015, advanced BA-students as well as MA-students of C&S Anthropology are offered the opportunity to take part in a fieldwork-project in Nambia. The fieldwork period will probably take place in March and April 2016.   

Projectcoordinator: Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig | Further information (in German) >

Course Guidance

You can obtain information on subject-specific course guidance, obligatory freshmen counselling and the Student Advisory and Counselling Centre here

Information for Freshmen and Prospective Students

You are interested in bachelor studies in Cultural and Social Anthropology? Or: you wish to take your master’s degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology here with us in Cologne? You can find further details on the degree programmes, along with additional information to help you get started on your studies at Cologne University (e.g. application dates, deadlines & modalities; admission, enrolment, etc.), under 

Current Course Catalogues

Subject-Specific KLIPS Consultation Hours

  • Recognition of external achievements in KLIPS (these must be confirmed in advance with a sealaffixed by the subject advisors;see Subject Guidance)
  • Subsequent recording and adjustment of achievements in KLIPS (requires submission of original certificates)

Consultation hours:
Monday–Wednesday from 12.00 to 14.00 (Monika Böck, Room 6.104, Office/Secretariat of the Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology)
Tel. +49 221 470-2274; e-mail:

Subject guidance is not provided! For this, please contact the subject advisors of the individual study programmes (see Subject Guidance)