Anthropology in/of Australia Past and Present

im Rahmen der Lecture Series
Introduction to Australian Studies:
(Trans-)Disciplinary Perspectives

Dr. Carsten Wergin

20 Juni 2017, University of Cologne

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The Trouble with Representation: Australian Indigenous World(view)s and the "White Magic" of Modernity

Dr. Carsten Wergin

06 April 2017, University of Western Australia

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Curtin Indigenous Research Network Lecture Series

Heritage, Transculturality and Collections: New Research from Germany and the Kimberley,

30 March 2017, Curtin University, Perth

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International Workshop:

"Refugee transfers in the Euro- Arab Mediterranean zone:
Tying the past with the present
Towards a transregional and transhistorical understanding in times of crises"

(10-12 April 2017 Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon)

organized by

Dr. Jenny Oesterle (Research Group "Protection in Periods of Political and Religious Expansion) in cooperation with Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury (Lebanese American
University, Byblos) and the Arab German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Collaborations of Biocultural Hope: Community Science Against Industrialisation in Northwest Australia


Dr. Carsten Wergin

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Expansion und Aktivitäten des Mercedarier-Ordens im Andenraum des 16. Jahrhunderts

Dr. Maret Keller

Anden Diss - Keller

​(Dissertationsschrift Universität Heidelberg 2013), URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-heidok-187295


Dancehall und Homophobie
Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf die Geschichte und Kultur Jamaikas
Patrick HelberDancehall

​05/2015, 304 Seiten, kart.
ISBN 978-3-8376-3109-8

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Materialities of Tourism
Special Issue of Tourist Studies (2014, 14/3)Guest-editors Stephen Muecke and Carsten Wergin




Wintersemester 2016/2017





This seminar will introduce students to contemporary research on ecology and the environment through the disciplinary lenses of Anthropology, History and Human Geography. The seminar will interrogate the specific contribution the humanities might make to fields of knowledge and concern overdetermined by representational modes of Science. Environmental humanities are motivated by the felt need to overcome the modernist dualisms of Nature and Culture, Epistemology and Ontology, as well as Capitalism and Environment. Instead EH seek a renewed understanding of human lifeworlds as embedded in other-than-human worlds of life. Human-nature relations are reconceptualized in terms of co-production, relationality, co-evolution and symbiogenesis.

The course will be structured in a participatory seminar part with the four instructors from the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (Collet, Dame), the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in Global Context" (Münster), and the Institute for Transcultural Studies (Wergin). The second part of the course will consist of invited lectures by scholars working in the field of environmental humanities.




  • Active participation
  • Short essays
  • Term paper


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