Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection

Presentations/ Workshops/Panels

2017

  • 2/2017
    "Managing common land: Customary land use in Southern Ethiopia in a globalizing world."

    Presentation at workshop: Land Ownership and Conflict in a Global Context: Transfer, Adaptation and Translation of Normative Systems. Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, February 20-22, 2017.

  • 2016

  • 6/2016
    "Lands of the Future. Pastoralism in a globalizing world."

    Presentation at workshop: Drylands in Central Asia and Beyond: Insights and Innovations. Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Central Asian Seminar.

  • 5/2016
    "Investors as Neighbours - A story of becoming in the extractive sector."

    Presentation at: IASC Regional European Conference: Commons in a "Glocal" World: Global Connections and Local Responses. University of Bern, May 10, 2016 - May 13, 2016.

  • 5/2016
    "Lands of the future - Means and ends of pastoralism in a globalizing world."

    Panel organization with Nikolaus Schareika, in cooperation with the Commission on Nomadic Peoples at: IUAES - Inter Congress: World Anthropologies and privatization of knowledge: engaging anthropology in public. Dubrovnik, May 4-9, 2016.

  • 1/2016
    "Whose prize for which price? Insights into investments in Southern Ethiopia."

    Lecture at the Seminar: Economics in Africa. Institute for African Studies, Leipzig University, January 18, 2016

  • 2015

  • 12/2015
    "Finding an unexpected prize. Oil exploration firms and local communities as global neighbours."

    Presentation and Panel Discussion at: Horn of Africa Seminar. Challenges ahead: the hydro-agricultural transformation of Ethiopia's lower Omo Valley. University of Oxford, African Studies Centre, Oxford, December 1, 2015.

  • 11/2015
    "Every story counts - listening to global neighbours. Anthropological approaches to face exclusion of refugees in Germany."

    Presentation (with Markus Virgil Höhne, Laura Breuer und Nikolaus Mezger) at: Werkstatt. Contingencies of Integration in Northern Germany. Ethnographic notes on the situation of refugees in Scharnebeck. Max-Planck-Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle Saale, November 24, 2015.

  • 10/2015
    "The tension between speed and slowness. The conflict potential of rapid development in the Ethiopian peripheries."

    Presentation at: Violence and dynamic change in eastern Africa: A workshop on trends, dynamics and conditions of violence in the region. Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Centre for Human Rights Policy Studies (CRIPS), Nairobi, October 12.-13.2015

  • 10/2015
    "Global Neighbours. Encounters of local populations with oil firms in Southern Ethiopia."

    Presentation on Expert Panel: Extractives Development and Violence in Eastern Africa. Rift Valley Forum, Nairobi, October 13, 2015.

  • 9/2015
    "Globalizing environment in the lowlands of Southern Ethiopia. Terra Nullius, home, sacred space, grabbed land, commodity or resource?"

    Presentation at Interdisciplinary Workshop: Large-Scale Land Acquisitions between Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Rural Development. University of Freiburg , Arnold-Bergstraesser Institute Freiburg, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University Bern, Institute of Geography, University Bern, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern, November 17, 2015.

  • 8/2015
    "Power, Peripheries and Land: Development across the last frontiers of Ethiopia."

    Panel Organization at: 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies ICES. "Ethiopia - Diversity and Interconnections through Space and Time" Warsaw, August 24-28, 2015

  • 8/2015
    "The Global Neighbourhood Concept - an Anthropological Approach to Divergent Positions on Development across the Last Ethiopian Frontiers."

    Presentation at: 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies ICES. "Ethiopia - Diversity and Interconnections through Space and Time" Warsaw, August 24-28, 2015

  • 7/2015
    "Globalizing environments in the lowlands of Southern Ethiopia. Terra nullius, home, sacred space, grabbed land, commodity or resource?"

    Presentation at: 6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS): Collective Mobilisations in Africa. Contestation, resistance, revolt. Paris, July 8-10, 2015.

  • 6/2015
    "Backgrounds of the refugee Crisis - Somalia."

    Information event at: Community assembly (with Markus Höhne). Scharnebeck, Germany, June 16, 2015

  • 6/2015
    "Politics and Practices of Gender: empirical and theoretical reflections in ethnographic research."

    Presentation (with Anita Schroven and Roberta Zavoretti) at: Werkstatt Max-Planck-Institute of Social Anthropology. Halle Saale, June 30, 2015.

  • 2014

  • 12/2014
    "Anthropologists and the Global Land Grab in Eastern Africa: Research and Advocacy."

    Panel Organization with John Galaty at: American Anthropological Association 113th Annual Meeting. Producing Anthropology. Washington DC, December 3-7, 2014

  • 12/2014
    "The Global Neighbourhood Concept - An anthropological approach to investment and large-scale land acquisition in developing countries."

    Presentation at: American Anthropological Association 113th Annual Meeting. Producing Anthropology. Washington DC, December 3-7, 2014.

  • 11/2014
    "The tale of the Elephant and the Honey Pot. A Fable in Arbore language"
    (with Sirba Gabbert). Presentation at Storytelling in languages of the world. Grundschule am Weinbergsweg, Elementary School, Adendorf, Germany, November 20, 2014.

  • 7/2014
    "Whose Hunger is it? Food Shortage, Waste of Food and Responsibility in a Global Neighbourhood"

    Presentation at Realschule I Nordenham, Germany

  • 6/2014
    "Globalizing Environments in the Lowlands of Southern Ethiopia."

    Presentation at the Conference: Negotiating Concepts of Nature and Future in Africa. Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany June 19-21, 2014

  • 6/2014
    "Lands of the Future - Pastoralism, Land and Investment in Africa."

    Panel Organisation (with Shauna LaTosky) at the conference: Future Africa, African Studies Association in Germany (VAD). University of Bayreuth, Germany, June 11-14, 2014

  • 6/2014
    "The Lands of the Future Research Network. Changing Land uses on Agropastoral Territories in Eastern Africa."

    Introduction (with Shauna LaTosky) at the conference: Future Africa, African Studies Association in Germany (VAD). University of Bayreuth, Germany, June 11-14, 2014.

  • 3/2014
    "The Lands of the Future Research Network"

    Presentation at: Symposium. Reconfiguring Landscapes and Bio-cultural Frontiers. British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya March 21-22.

  • 2013

  • 5/2013
    "Changing identifications, changing alliances and changing territories."

    Presentation at Conference: Pastoralism and Border Management Policies. Organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Djibouti, May 8-9, 2013.

  • 4/2013
    "The Global Neighbourhood Concept. A Chance for Cooperative Development"

    Presentation at the Conference: Large Scale Agricultural Investments in Pastoral Lowlands of the Horn of Africa: Implications for Minority Rights and Pastoral Conflicts. IPSS (Institute for Peace and Security Studies), Addis Ababa University, 26-27 April 2013.

  • 2012

  • 10/2012
    "Cultural Neighborhood in Ethiopia - An Introduction"

    Presentation (with Sophia Thubauville) at: 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies ICES. Movements in Ethiopia / Ethiopia in Movement. Dire Dawa, Ethiopia 29 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2012.

  • 10/2012
    "Concepts of Cultural Neighborhood"

    Panel Organisation (with Sophia Thubauville) at: 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies ICES. Movements in Ethiopia / Ethiopia in Movement. Dire Dawa, Ethiopia 29 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2012.

  • 2010

  • 12/2010
    "Deciding Peace - A Normative Turn from War to Peace among the Arbore of Southern Ethiopia"

    Presentation at conference: Norms in Conflict: 2nd International Graduate Conference of the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders". December 3-5, 2010, Frankfurt, Germany.

  • 8/2010
    "Innovative Mothers - Radical Daughters: Agency among Arbore Women (Southern Ethiopia)"

    Presentation: 11th EASA Biennial Conference. Crisis and Imagination. Maynooth, August 24-27, 2010.

  • 8/2010
    "Gender and Identification in Patrilinear Societies"

    Panel organization (with Sophia Thubauville) at: 11th EASA Biennial Conference. Crisis and Imagination. Maynooth, August 24-27, 2010.

  • 2009

  • 9/2009
    "The killer's song in the quest for peace. Reflections about peace among
    the Arbore of Southern Ethiopia"

    Presentation at: 17th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies ICES. November 1- 5, 2009, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

  • 7/2009
    "Instigation of violence by women in Arbore, a historical perspective"

    Presentation at Bayreuth University, Germany.

  • 2008

  • 10/2008
    "The killer's song in the quest for peace: reflections about peace
    among the Arbore of Southern Ethiopia."

    Presentation at the conference: European awareness of Sustainability in Africa: Issues of Pastoralism. Leuphana University. Lüneburg, Germany

  • 4/2008
    " 'Who owns little is called rich' - Anthropological Perspectives on Concepts of
    Development, Evolutionism and Cultural Relativism."

    Presentation at Elisabeth Gymnasium, Halle, Germany

  • 4/2008
    "Anthropologist."

    Presentation on Girl's Day, Elisabeth Gymnasium, Halle,Germany

  • 2007

  • 12/2007
    " 'Luba- Our most powerful' - Insights into the genealogical system of the Arbore."

    Workshop organization at the South Omo Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia

  • 12/2007
    "Perspectives on War and Peace in South Omo."

    Workshop organization with participants from Arbore, Hamar, Konso, Wata and Tsamai in Arbore, Ethiopia.

  • 7/2007
    " 'How we let go war'- Women's perspectives on War and Peace in Arbore- Southern Ethiopia"

    Presentation (with Ginno Ballo): 16th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies ICES. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

  • 2006

  • 05/2006
    "Antelope skin and Giraffe tail - Objects of the Exhibition: Ethiopia and Germany."

    Presentation (with Ginno Ballo), Grassi Museum for Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

  • 05/2006
    "Blood Feud and Trees of Peace - Cultural identity of the Arbore of Southern Ethiopia between their tradition of warfare and the present mediation for peace"

    Presentation SFB 295, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany.

  • 2005

  • 5/2005
    "Geographical and Historical Backgrounds of the Film 'Bury the Spear' by Alula Pankhurst and Ivo Strecker"

    Presentation (with Ginno Ballo), Anthropological Film Festival, Anthropological Museum, Berlin, Germany.

  • 01/2005
    "Music Research and the Role of the South Omo Museum and Research Center in Jinka, Southern Ethiopia for Integrative Research in Ethiopia"

    Presentation at UNESCO Paris, France

  • 2004

  • 12/2004
    "People, Sounds, Places - A musical walk through Arbore, Southern Ethiopia."

    Presentation at Grassi Museum for Anthropology Leipzig, Germany.

  • 10/2004
    "Brothers and Allies - First insight into Karmet - Arbore relationships."

    Workshop organization at South Omo Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia

  • 09/2004
    "Geographical and Historical Backgrounds of the Film 'Bury the Spear' by Alula Pankhurst and Ivo Strecker."

    Presentation (with Ginno Ballo) Ethiopian Days, Mannheim, Germany

  • 07/2004
    "Praise and Dismissal in Arbore Songs - Research about Music, Aesthetics and Cultural Contact in Southern Ethiopia."

    Presentationa (with Ginno Ballo), Mainz University, Germany.

  • 2003

  • 7/2003
    "Arbore Soundscape - Remapping Arbore through Music."

    Presentation (with Ginno Ballo): 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies ICES. Asia-Africa-Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany.

  • 05/2003
    "About the Present Project Work at the South Omo Research Museum and Research Center- Dealing with Crisis in Cultural Neighbourhood. An integrated aid project in Arbore."

    Presentation (with Susanne Epple), SFB 295 Mainz University, Germany

  • 01/2003
    "Music from Arbore."

    (with Ginno Ballo), Radio feature, "Meridian 13", Radio Multikulti Berlin, Germany.

  • 2002
  • 10/2002
    "The Pride and Social Worthiness of Women in South Omo."

    Organization of the annual intercultural workshop at the South Omo Research Center (with Susanne Epple), SORC Jinka, Ethiopia.

  • 05/2002
    "Arbore Soundscape or Stumbling into a new Chapter."

    Presentation at the "Meeting Horn of Africa", Institute for Political Science, Hamburg University, Germany.

  • 2001
  • 09/2001
    "Convergence and Divergence - The Diversity of Material Culture in South Omo."

    Organization of the annual intercultural workshop at the South Omo Research Center: (with Susanne Epple), SORC Jinka, Ethiopia