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Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology



Opening hours during the winter term (9th October 2023 till 2nd February 2024):

Monday to Thursday 9 - 19 h
Friday closed!


ATTENTION: in the winter semester 2023/24 the "60 Minutes in Ethnography, Theory, Anthropology" will take place Wednesdays (14-15h) on several dates in the library. There will be limited workstations available during this time  but borrowing and returning items will be possible. The exact dates can be found here.

Dear students, dear colleagues,

we are pleased that you are part of our department, and we are excited to design together the topics of our study programme, the future of our subject and our departmental culture.

You are all cordially invited to attend the Department's Roundtable held twice a semester to discuss the present and future of our subject and our Department: 8.11.23 and 10.1.24, 17-18h each.

As well, we look forward to celebrating with you on St. Nicholas Day and New Year's Day by clinking glasses and exchanging ideas: 6.12.23, 10.1.24, both from 18h.

Your feedback on strengths and weaknesses of our Department is highly appreciated at any time. The Department's Managing Directors (Prof. M. Pelican, Prof. M. Zillinger), Dr. Jonathan DeVore (Akademischer Rat), the Student Association and the AG Antidiskriminierung are open to your suggestions and complaints.


Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, Managing Director, WiSe 23/24: https://ethnologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/pelican

Prof. Dr. Martin Zillinger, Managing Directors, WiSe 23/24: https://ethnologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/zillinger

Dr. Jonathan DeVore, akademischer Rat: https://ethnologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/devore

Fachschaft Ethnologie: https://www.instagram.com/fs_ethnologie_uni_koeln/?hl=en

AG Antidiskriminierung: https://ethnologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/antidiskriminierung


Begrüßung und Veranstaltungshinweise zum WiSe 2023/24: DoSCA Newsletter vom 9.10.2023


Call for Application - deadline: December 15, 2023

DAAD Global Climate and Environment Centre 'Future African Savannas' (AFAS) is inviting applications for funds for fieldwork in Côte d’Ivoire on the topic of climate change adaptation and biodiversity loss in savannas

The funding covers the flight and  a three-month stipend for the fieldwork. During the fieldwork and thesis-writing, you will be supported by Prof. Michael Bollig and Dr. Gerda Kuiper (UoC), together with relevant partners in Côte d’Ivoire.

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