Papers and Talks

  • ‘You have to call the right name – Operation Joshua meets Cosmology and Catholicism at Lake Chambri', presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, 13-16.02.19, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • ‘Encountering Nature – Christianity, spirits and environmental change at Lake Chambri’, presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, 13-16.02.19, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • 'Lost in Space – Nyaura music, politics of place, and the voyager recordings', presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, 13-16.02.19, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • '(UN)BESTÄNDIGKEIT - Rückfragen im Feld. Gespräche am Sepik über Objekte in Göttingen', Institutskolloquium 20.12.2018, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goettingen, Germany.

  • 'The Gender of God’s Gifts – dividual personhood, spirits and the statue of Mother Mary in a Sepik society (Papua New Guinea)' presented at the ‘Art, Materiality and Representation’ conference, Royal Anthropological Institute, The Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas of the British Museum and the Department of Anthropology at SOAS, Panel ‘Art and Personhood in the Historical Moment: Rethinking Alfred Gell and Marilyn Strathern’ British Museum/SOAS 1st-3rd June 2018, London, Great Britain.

  • 'Geister Anrufen', presented at the International Museum Day at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 13.05.2018, Goettingen, Germany.

  • 'The Thomas Souls Ministry: Charismatic Catholicism and Spirit Possessions in a Sepik Community (Papua New Guinea)', presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania 31.01.-03.02.2018, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • 'The life of the dead in a Sepik community', presented at the European Society for Oceanists 2017 Conference, 29.06.-02.07.2017, in Munich, Germany.

  • 'Calling the Dead: Spirits, mobile phones and the talk of God in a Sepik community', Institutskolloquium, 08.06.2017, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Göttingen, Germany.

  • 'The (re-)appropriation of Spirit Beings: Spirits of the Dead and Spirits of God in a Sepik Community', presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, February 7–12. 2017, Līhuʻe, Hawaiʻi.

Publications

  • Falck, Christiane 2019. The Thomas Souls Ministry - Onto-praxis, Dividualism, and Charismatic Catholicism at Lake Chambri, Papua New Guinea. Oceania DOI:10.1002/ocea.5215.

  • Falck, Christiane 2018. The Temporality and Materiality of Life and Death in a Sepik Village, in: Sophie Hooge Seebach and Rane Willerslev (eds.), Mirrors of Passing: Unlocking the Mysteries of Death, Materiality, and Time, Berghahn: New York, Oxford, 233-249.

  • Falck, Christiane 2018. The (Re-)Appropriation of Spirit Beings - Spirits of the Dead and Spirits of God in a Sepik Community, Oceania 88(1): 107-126.

  • Falck, Christiane 2016. Calling the Dead - Spirits, Mobile Phones, and the Talk of God in a Sepik Community (Papua New Guinea), PhD Thesis. Aarhus University and James Cook University: Aarhus and Cairns.

  • Falck, Christiane 2014. Livets Materialitet og Immaterialitet - Relationen mellem mennesker og ander i Sepik-regionen i en sociokulturel forandringskontekst. Religion 4: 8-16.


Access dissertation here: 'Calling the Dead: Spirits, Mobile Phones and the Talk of God in a Sepik Community (Papua New Guinea)'