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Tom Bratrud: "Fire on the Island"

Bratrud 16 12 19Am Montag, den 16. Dezember, im Kolloquium zu laufenden Forschungsarbeiten:

Tom Bratrud (Oslo):
"Fire on the Island. Fear, hope and a Christian revival movement in Vanuatu"

6.15 Uhr - 17.45 Uhr
Seminarhaus, Raum SH 0.107
Campus Westend

Programmheft mit Abstracts
Gesamtübersicht der Vorträge

Call for Abstracts: Summer Symposium 2020

2020 CfP Symposium A4 ebFrom May 29th - 30th 2020, the Frobenius Institute will host its 3rd Summer Symposium!

We invite students (MA) and young scholars (PhD candidates, Post-Docs) to present their ongoing or planned research projects. We accept proposals for:

  • oral presentations
  • poster presentations
  • film screenings

Application deadline: January 31st 2020

Further information here (German)

Our yearbook 2018/19

frob jahrbuch2019 coverWe introduce our yearbook in which we present our research activities, our archives, our exhibitions and much more in retrospect from 2018 to summer 2019 - we hope you enjoy reading it!


PDF Yearbook 2018/19
(German only)

Exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME" in Addis Ababa

Baxxe Home PosterWhat does "home" mean? And how is "home" realized?

This is the central question of the photo exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME" by Ethiopian photographer Maheder Haileselassie, on display from 21 November 2019 at the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in cooperation with the Frobenius Institute.

The exhibition contrasts photographs from the Frobenius Institute's archives documenting the early expeditions to the Gedeo region (Ethiopia) in the 1930s to 1950s with contemporary works by young Ethiopians. The exhibition is the result of a photo workshop with six young Ethiopians in Gedeo given by Maheder Haileselassie, and builds on earlier exhibition collaborations between the Frobenius Institute and the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa.

Exhibition brochure

Natalie Lang receives Research Award 2019

Forschungsfrderungspreis Natalie LangWhich role can religion play in the context of migration?
This is the question that Natalie Lang unfolds in her dissertation "Source of Pride: Hindu Religion in La Réunion", for which she was awarded the Frobenius Institute's Research Award on 19 October.

The Commission acknowledges the work's high level of methodological and reflexive standards as well as Natalie Lang's scientific potential. She completed her doctorate at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, since July 2019 she is a Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore.

The Research Award is announced annually for an outstanding dissertation in social and cultural anthropology during the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is endowed with 3,000 euros and is funded by the Frobenius Society and the Hahn-Hissink Frobenius Foundation.

Find out more about the Research Award

Press release 21 October (German)

Call for Proposals: Winter School on Performing Religion

Winter School on Performing Religion: Theory and Practice
17 – 21 February 2020, Delhi (India)
organised by Frobenius Institute, University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Advanced Master students (MA/M.Phil), students with a Master degree (MA/M.Phil) and early PhDs can apply,
deadline for applications: 15 December 2019

Further information on the pages of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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