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Prof. Dr. Frank Heidemann

Prof. Dr. Frank Heidemann

Professor

Areas of research and interest

Visual Anthropology, Social Aesthetics, Anthropology of the Senses, Postcolonial Studies, Political Anthropology, Anthropological Theory.

Regional Interest: South India (especially Tamil Nadu, Nilgiris), Andaman Islands, Sri Lanka

Contact

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Ethnologie
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München
Raum 024

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9623
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602

Office hours:
On Tuesdays 3 - 4 pm

Further Information

New Publications:

Ethnologie
Eine Einführung
The Modern Anthropology
of India
Asian Ethnology Manifestations
of History
Ethnologie. Eine Einführung

Stuttgart: V&R

2011

Price: 22,90 €

Modern Anthropology of India

London & NY: Routledge

2013

Price: $42.84

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Nanzan Institute for
Religion & Culture
2014

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Primus Books

New Delhi, 2016

Price: $ 59.95

Video Program:

Der lange Schatten von Kultur

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14 Episodes of the series are available through the Bavarian Radio and TV Media Center

 

 International Conferences:


Academic Appointments and other Professionel Experiences

  • 1997 Professor, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich

  • 1997 Habilitation, Free University Berlin

  • 1993-1997 Assistant Professor, Free University Berlin

  • 1990-1993 Research Fellow (Funded by German Research Foundation), LMU Munich

  • 1989-1990 Research Fellow (Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation), Tokyo

  • 1988-1989 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (DAAD), Madras, Fieldwork in Nilgiris

  • 1988 Defence of Doctoral Thesis, University of Göttingen

  • 1982-1984, 1985,1986 Fieldwork in Tamil Nadu


Teachings and Research Appointments / Scholarships

  • Australian National University, Canberra 2012, 2016
  • Harvard University, Cambridge 2011, 2016
  • University of Barcelona 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Venice International University 2003, 2004, 2013
  • University of Bhubaneswar 2004
  • Tokyo University 2000, 2016
  • University of Pondicherry 2000
  • University of Madras 1988-1989, 1997, 2006, 2009
  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 1989-1990
  • University of Copenhagen 1997, 1998
  • University of Peruja 1996
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu 1992, 1996, 2003

Scholarly Appointments and Academic Services (Selection)

  • Graduate School “Postcolonial Studies”, Director, 2003-2005
  • Department for Culture and Ancient Studies, Director, 2007-2010
  • German Council of Science and Humanities, Member of Working Group “Research on Scientic Collections” 2008-2011
  • South Asia Institute (Heidelberg), Academic Advisory Board, Speaker, since 2008
  • Ethnographic Filmfestival “Freiburger Filmforum”, Selection Committee 2000-2003
  • Munich Ethnographic Filmfestival, Co-Founder, Selection Committee since 2002
  • Permanent Working Group “Visual Anthropology”, German Ethnographic Association, Speaker 2004-2013

 


Research

  • Since 1982 – Ongoing Fieldwork in South India (Tamil Nadu, Nilgiri) on Politics, Caste-System, Migration, Ritual and Religion
  • Since 2011 – Fieldwork in the Andaman Islands on the Sri Lanka Repatriates
  • Member of the DFG Focus Program Disputed Centers. Construction and Transformation of Socio-Cultural Identities in the Indian state of Orissa, 2001-2004
  • Member of the DFG Research Group on Cultural Performance of Foreignness, 2003 - 2006
  • Since 2005, several Research Projects (DFG) about the Society of the Nilgiri Region
  • Head of the Project "The Kurumba Languages of the Nilgiris in South India" in the framework of the special program: "Documentation of Endangered Languages", from the Volkswagen’s Foundation (since 2009-2014)
  • "Migration and Place-making in the Post-Colonial Settler Society of the Andaman Islands, India" (DFG HE 2034/19-1; 2011-2014)
  • "Market, Community and Money in India. Conversations and Money Traffics in the Badaga "(DFG HE 2034 / 23-1; 2012-2015)
  • "Participating Perception through Multisensory Evocation" (DFG 2034/25-1; 2013-2016)
  • "Repatriates and Refugees from Sri Lanka to India" (DAAD together with Abhijit Dasgupta, Delhi University)

 


Publications

List of Publications (300 KB)