Prof. Dr. Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo as panelist at United Nations Session

Prof. Dr. Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo was a panelist at the United Nations 67th Session on Narcotics Drugs in Vienna on March 19, 2024.

Still aus Sedat Akdoğan’s Videotrilogie About Dry Land and Soft Clouds, 2021

The events organized by the BNCL are now online!

Alle BNCL Veranstaltungen finden Dienstags von 18:15-19:45 in der Rotunde des Cartesiums an der Universität Bremen statt.

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W2-Professur, tenured, for the field Anthropology and Cultural Research, Culture in Practice and Transfer

W2-Professur, tenured, for the field Anthropology and Cultural Research, Culture in Practice an Transfer - Public Anthropology, at IfEK – Institut für Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Bremen. Application deadline: 02.05.2024.

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GASCA: Statement on Academic Freedom in Germany

The Board of the German Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology is concerned about the state of academic freedom and freedom of expression for researchers in Germany.

Poster für den Vortrag von John Holloway

John Holloway: Hoffnung in hoffnungslosen Zeiten

Vortrag am Dienstag, 30.01.2024, 18:00-20:00 c.t. in der Rotunde/Cartesium, Universität Bremen

Die MATS Module für das kommende Semester zur Übersicht

Bei Rückfragen bitte bei melden.


December 13, 2023, 18:30: The Bremen NatureCultures Lab invites all of those interested to an evening of reading and conversation.

Workshop "Engaging with Data - Ideologies, Methods and Challenges"

December 15, 2023, 1 – 5 p.m. (CET). Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research. Open to advanced BA, MA students, PhDs and Postdocs.

Beekeeping in the End Times

November 22: Film Screening and Book Reading with Dr. Larisa Jašarević

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Every Thursday: Decolonizing Anthropology: Digital Lectures and Discussion

A self-critical appraisal of the current state of research and teaching. Collaborative lecture series by anthropological institutes in CH, A und D. Thursdays 6.15 – 7.45 pm on Webex.

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Study Visit "Decentering the Museum: Resist! - Repair! - Restitute! - Reimagine!"

A critical examination of colonial collections and museum practices in German museums by students from Bremen, Cape Town, and Cologne.

Lwandele Migrant Labour Museum in Capetown

Elephants in the Room: Autumn/Spring School on post/colonial memory politics

Parts of the DFG Research Training Group Contradiction Studies and students of the MA Transcultural Studies participated in the Autumn/Spring School Elephants in the Room: Situating Post/Colonial Histories and Imaginaries in Cape Town and Johannesburg from September 7-22, 2023.


Ein Format, bei dem Wissenschaft in Kneipen und Bars in Bremen und Bremerhaven zugänglich gemacht wird. Mit Dr. Margrit E. Kaufmann | Schirin Al-Madani | Monique Rosenberger | Nora Gambihler | Juliana Lux | Dr. Ferdaouss Adda | Klara Pechtel Am 19.10.2023 um 20:30 im Gondi, Bremen.

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Job offer: (Senior) Researcher - Critical Diversity and (Anti)Racism

We are looking for a junior researcher (f/m/d) with the potential to develop an ethnographic-collaborative research and teaching profile addressing social and global inequality, shaped by public anthropology practices, with a focus on critical diversity and (anti)racism research.

Summer party

IfEK Summerparty "Keep it simple and let's have a party!"

Invitation to IfEK summerparty for students and members of the institute.

Decolonizing Anthropology: Race, Emotions and Transformative Potentials

with Antony Pattathu (Universität Tübingen), 11. 07.2023 18:15-20:00 pm Cartesium Uni Bremen (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5).

SECURITY AND JUSTICE BEYOND STATE AND POLICE - Abolitionist Perspectives on and from Rojava.

Sunday 09th of July – 11am to 4pm (UTC+2), Bremen University – GW2 B2880 & Zoom

On the Moral Fetishism of the Cosmopolitan Left and its Consequences

with Ghassan Hage; 04.07. 2023, 18.15-20 pm Cartesium Uni Bremen (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5)

Antrittsvorlesung – Toward an Anthropology of the Ocean Floor

with Andrea Muehlebach (Universität Bremen)

Book Launch. Blackness as Universal Claim (University of California Press, 2022)

with Damani Patridge (University of Michigan)

Solidarity as a Practice of Anti-Discrimination

"It is not enough to oppose discrimination. We need anti-discrimination." (paraphrased from Angela Davis)

The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany

13.06, 18.15-20 Uhr, Cartesium Uni Bremen (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5)

“The innovation of Rastafari dancehall music in isiXhosa language in Cape Town”

Special IfEK- lecture, 15.6.2023, 4 pm, SFG 1040 with Prof. Dr. Tuomas Järvenpää, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu

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Martin Gruber reviews "Sharing the Camera"

Review of the book "Sharing the Camera. A Guide to Collaborative Ethnographic Filmmaking", Sean Kingston

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Institut Colloquium: The (Un)Democratic Disease: Changing Epistemologies, Plastic Bodies, and the Other in Dementia Care

On Tuesday 2.5. there will be an exciting lecture by Annette Leibing (Université de Montreal and HWK Delmenhorst) as part of the Institute Colloquium.

All events will take place from 18:15 - 20:00, either in the Rotunde, Cartesium building, of the University of Bremen (always hybrid) or online.…

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Announcement: Institute Colloquium in SoSe 23

There are exciting lectures and events for you at the Institute Colloquium this summer semester! You can download the program as a PDF here. 

All events take place from 18:15 - 20:00, either in the Rotunde, Cartesium Building, of the University of Bremen (always hybrid) or online. Those who would…

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Artikel: Forschen zwischen Küche und Computer

Backen und Programmieren haben mehr gemeinsam, als man denkt, sagt Jan Dittrich, Doktorand am Institut für Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft. Denn in beiden Bereichen lernen viele Menschen autodidaktisch mithilfe von Anleitungen. In seiner Forschung untersucht er, wie sie dabei vorgehen. Zum Artikel…

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Das Institut für Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft für das Projekt “Datenpolitiken und Autoritarismus: Digitale Verflechtungen und demokratische (Un-)Möglichkeiten“

(Dr. Nurhak Polat, im Rahmen des Bremen-Fonds „Gesellschaft und Individuum im digitalen Wandel -…

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Ethnogeeks sucht neues studentisches Team: Hilfskraftjob!

Für das Team ethnogeeks im Bachelorstudiengang Kulturwissenschaft ( suchen wir studentische Hilfskräfte / E-Tutor*innen für das Sommersemester 2023!

Ethnogeeks beraten und unterstützen Studierenden, vor allem die Studienanfänger*innen, bei verschiedenen…

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Ausschreibung: Planspieltutor*innen gesucht!


Ihre Aufgabe als Tutor*in: Das Modul 3 „Kultur und Wirtschaft“ setzt sich aus einer Vorlesung, sechs begleitenden Seminaren und einem E-Tutorium zusammen. In dem Modul werden die Zusammenhänge von Kultur, Wirtschaft, Politik,…

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Announcement: new boasblog "Undoing Race and Racism"

The multimedia internet platform boasblogs launches "Undoing Race and Racism" on February 21, 2023.

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Invitation to a "last-minute" Zoom Info Call

Wednesday, 1st of February 2023 / 15:00

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The Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research presents: Jens Adam (University of Bremen) and Sabine Hess (Universität Göttingen)

Colloquium (31.1. / 18:15-19:45)

Bremen Days of Ethnografic Film 2023

Tuesday 24.1. - Thursday 26.1.

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The Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research presents: Minh Nguyen (University of Bielefeld)

Colloquium (17.1. / 18:15-19:45)

The Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research presents: Maka Suarez and Jorge Nuñez

Colloquium (10.1. / 18:15)

The Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the Universität Bremen presents Xenia Cherkaev

Gleaning for Communism: The Soviet Socialist Household in Theory and Practice

The Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the Universität Bremen presents Bernd Kasparek

Hotspots als Intensive Zone der Europäisierung: Genealogische und Ethnographische Beobachtungen zur Regierung der Migration

Reading Workshop

The Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research at the University of Bremen is offering a Reading-Workshop on the 7th of June, 18:15 bis 20:00 (online). All welcome!

Come join us in Bremen for a Masters in Transcultural Studies! Application deadline: June 15.2022!

The Geopolitics of Small Things

A Panel Discussion Featuring Anna Balazs, University of Sheffield / Julia Buyskykh and Tina Polek, Center for Applied Anthropology, Kyiv / Andrew Graan, University of Helsinki

Summer Semester 2022 Colloquium

The programme for the IfEK Colloquium summer semester 2022 is now online!

Continuation of the event series Diversity @ Uni Bremen in the summer semester 2022 on the focus "Social Origin & Educational (In)Equity".

The public events, to which we cordially invite you, deal with classist inequalities in the university context. They ask about mechanisms of action, effects and possible counter-strategies.

Clandestine Publics got invited to the FUSION Festival!

We got invited to the FUSION Festival. A group of up to 3 students will take the ideas of the course to the FUSION (June 29-July 3). This includes tickets and backstage access.

University of Bremen collaborates with Off-University and the New University in Exile Consortium

Course in summer semester 2022: "Decolonizing and Deconstructing the MENA/SWANA" is also open for students in BA Cultural Research and MA Transcultural Studies, General Studies


The MA programme Transculutral Studies has been evaluated successfully by the System Accreditation organized by University of Bremen and has been officially prolongued until September 2029.

Ethnography as Counter-Investigation?

Book presentation and discussion with Didier Fassin: Death of a Traveller. A Counter-Investigation. Polity 2021. |Thursday, 10 February 2022, 4-6 pm (online)


Tidal Cities: Contested Speculative Futures Of Urban Shorelines

Tuesday 07.12.2021 | 06:15pm - 7:45pm CET | online via Zoom | Talk by Johannes Herbeck and Rapti Siriwardane-de Zoysa as part of the series "The Sea Is Rising And So Are We"

Cara New Daggett

Energy: A Geo-Theology Of Work

Tuesday 14.12.2021 | 06:15pm - 07:45pm CET | online via Zoom | Talk by Cara New Daggett as part of the series "The Sea Is Rising And So Are We"

Heath Cabot

Solidarity, Contradiction, and Care in Athens

Lecture of the series „Eine Uni – Ein Buch“ | 09.12.2021 | 06:15 pm | Zoom

Frederike Oberheim

Frederike Oberheim & Amanda Harvey-Sanchez: Reports From The Frontline Of Climate Activism

Tuesday 16.11.2021 | 18:15 - 19:45 CET | online via Zoom


Planetary Healthy Publics: Who Is This 'We' And What Can They Do?

Tuesday 02.11.2021 | 18:15 - 19:45 | online via Zoom | Talk by Steve Hinchliffe as part of the series "The Sea Is Rising And So Are We"


Young International Scholars Autumn Research School

Rethinking Extractivist Capitalism


"The Sea is Rising and so are we?"

"The Sea Is Rising and So Are We" stellt die globale Umweltkrise ins Zentrum der sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Debatte. Wie ist diese Krise aus sozialer, kultureller, politischer und geographischer Perpektive zu verstehen und welche Rolle können die Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften spielen…


University of Bremen collaborates with Off-University

Course in WiSe 2021/2022: "Conflicts and Struggles for Peace" is also open for students in BA Cultural Research and MA Transcultural Studies, General Studies