Film Evening: 30th of Jan., 7 pm @ the Institute


Guys! Our next film event is about to go down tomorrow at 7 pm at the Institute. This time we’re going to show you the awesome Korean movie “Old Boy”. If you haven’t had the chance to watch it yet please make sure to drop by. As always, we will provide some drinks and snacks.


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Ethnographic Fieldschool in Indonesia: 23rd of June – 1st of August

People! The Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta offers students of anthropology from the University of Heidelberg and Münster the chance to partake in a special training course. This is the second run and it will be focussed on “Human-Environment Relations and Religious Life in an Indonesian Palm Oil Area”. Participants will first be partaking in a preparatory seminar at GMU in Yogya and then be heading to West Kalimantan (some of you might know it as Borneo) to practice what they’ve learned. Find attached a pdf-file with some additional information. If you’re interested please contact Dr. Schneider asap (the deadline for contacting her  is the 31st of January). The costs for this trip will be around 2000€.

Fieldschool Kalimantan

“Estamira”: Jan. 22, 4 pm @ the Institute

Next week you have the opportunity to watch the award winning documentary “Estamira” at the institute. Here’s a short summary:

Estamira is a 2005 documentary about a 63 years old woman who believes her mission is to unveil the truth. It shows her particular way of interpreting the outside world, her own inner world and her history. She has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, but portraits a different version of what is science. During the period while the movie was produced she lived in a large waste disposal, which covers more than a million square meters, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the director of the movie, Marcos Prado, ‘for her, the true waste is the failed values in which society lives’. The film Estamira won, in total, 33 awards, nationally and internationally!

Guest Lecture: 15th of Jan, 4 pm @ the Institute

Morning folks,

the new year starts with an interesting guest lecture by Dr. Ismael Moya of the “Centre national de la recherche scientifique” in Paris. The lectures topic is: “Gender and the City: Ritual, Kinship and Exchange in Dakar (Senegal)” and is part of the Institute’s colloquium. Make sure you don’t miss this one! 🙂