Monthly Archives: October 2012

We are teaching again (September – December)

Arctic Studies Program ASPB1104 Peoples, Culture and Identities of the Arctic Anna Stammler-Gossmann (September – October) The concept of indigeneity: From definitions to norms and to identity (object of international law; between transnational and local; who is indigenous?) North … Continue reading

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Singing the Nganasan bear dance song in Hamburg.

On the first week of October the Institut für Finnougristik/Uralistik of HamburgUniversity (Germany) held the 4th International Conference on Samoyedology. It was nice to see many familiar and well known Russian, Hungarian and German linguists who do their research on … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between science and religion? Thoughts about indigenous knowledge systems

Several of our anthropology research team members just came from a lecture by Prof Sandra Harding from UCLA on different science and knowledge systems, which was really inspiring. It was part of an Indigenous Knowledge Systems Workshop here at the … Continue reading

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