Current Research Projects
International Research Training Group "Temporalities of Future"
Freie Universität Berlin, El Colegio de México, Universität Potsdam, Universidad Autónoma de México, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schütze (Chair), Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke (Chair)
May 01, 2019 — Nov 30, 2023
The International Research Training Group (IRTG) ‘Temporalities of Future’ aims to offer a new perspective on the study of temporalities of the future in the social and cultural sciences. In close collaboration with colleagues from different disciplines, we seek to contribute to the growing ...
Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (Mecila)
Freie Universität Berlin (coordination), Universität zu Köln, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Universidade de São Paulo, Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento, El Colegio de México, Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales
Principal Investigators, at FU: Prof. Dr. Sérgio Costa , Prof. Dr. Susanne Klengel , Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schütze .
Apr 01, 2020 — Mar 31, 2026
The Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (Mecila) is one of five international centres for advanced studies in the humanities and social sciences financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with local institutions and ...
Shared Soundscapes: Music Revivals and Identity Politics in Peru
Freie Universität Berlin und Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kummels (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Gisela Canepa Koch (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
Mar 01, 2021 — Feb 28, 2024
This collaborative research project explores the shared soundscapes that emerge when actors such as the Peruvian state, archives, anthropologists, and local communities negotiate music and dance traditions in the context of cultural heritage or identity politics. The interest of the communities of ...
Contemporary Witnesses to Cultural Contact: New research and interpretive approaches to the material heritage of the indigenous people of the Amazon (Upper Rio Negro)
Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Bonn und Philipps Universität Marburg
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kummels (Freie Universität Berlin), Dr. Michael Kraus (Universität Bonn), Prof. Dr. Ernst Halbmayer (Philipp Universität Marburg)
Jan 01, 2014 — Dec 31, 2014
Between 1903 and 1905, the German ethnologist Theodor Koch-Grünberg made a journey along the Upper Río Negro between Brazil and Colombia. The collection of 1,298 "objects" that he acquired, among others, in in communities of the Kotiria and Wira poná for the Ethnological Museum Berlin, formed ...
Forced Migration and Organized Violence. A Comparative Study in Europe and the Americas
Freie Universität und Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schütze (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Aug 01, 2019 — Jul 31, 2022
Forced Migration and Organized Violence (ForMOVE) is a joint research project between the Faculty of Social Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Institute for Latin American Studies (LAI) at Freie Universität Berlin. It will run from summer 2019 to summer 2022. The DFG funded project ...
Investigation of intercultural communication spaces in ancient Peru using the example of the Formative Period settlement of the Cayán settlement chamber
Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kummels, Prof. Dr. Karoline Noack
Jan 01, 2009 — Dec 31, 2010
The exceptional location of the Quebrada Orcón-Pacaybama at the intersection of the cultural-historical development of Central Andean pre-Hispanic history creates the prerequisite for the elaboration of a chronologically differentiating concept of the economic and socio-cultural spatial ...
Soccer as a Space of Belonging: Amateur Soccer Teams of Latin American Migrants in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schütze
Oct 01, 2018 — Jan 31, 2022
The DFG project "Football as a Space of Belonging: Amateur Football Teams of Latin American Migrants in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo" investigated the emergence of spaces of belonging in the context of migration and amateur soccer. This was examined ethnographically using the example of amateur ...
The Affective Production of 'Home': Patron Festival Videos in the Transnational Context of Mexico/USA
Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kummels
Feb 01, 2015 — Jan 31, 2019
The Area of Ancient American Studies/Cultural Anthropology of the Institute for Latin American Studies participated in the DFG Collaborative Research Center "Affective Societies - Dynamics of Living Together in Moving Worlds" with the subproject A05 "The Affective Production of 'Home': Patronage ...