Roland Hardenberg

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Current Positions: Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Director of the Frobenius Institute, Frankfurt am Main & Deputy Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1070) “Resource Cultures”, Tübingen.

Research Interests: Anthropology of Religion; Ritual Economy; Political Organization; “New Kinship”; Economy; Social Theory; South Asia & Central Asia.

Education:

Since 2017 Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Director of the Frobenius Institute, Frankfurt am Main & Deputy Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1070) “Resource Cultures”, Tübingen
2009-2017 Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Tübingen & Deputy Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1070) “Resource Cultures”, Tübingen
2006 Social Post-doc thesis (“Habilitation”) at the Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster
1989 PhD thesis at the Free University of Berlin, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences
1991 Master (Magister) in Social and Cultural Anthropology, History and Political Sciences at the Free University of Berlin, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences

Relevant Publications:

  • 2017   Approaching Ritual Economy: Socio-Cosmic Fields in Globalized Contexts. Tübingen: SFB 1070 Publications.
  • forthcoming   Resource Turn: Eine kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektive aus Ressouren (with M. Bartelheim & J. Staecker), in A. Windler (Hrsg.), Perspektiven einer ökonomischen Archäologie.
  • 2012   Collective, communicative and cultural memories: examples of local historiography from Northern Kyrgyzstan, Central Asian Survey (special issue: Local History as an Identity Discipline) 31/3: 265-276.
  • 2011   The Renewal of Jagannatha’s Body. Ritual and Society in Coastal Orissa. New Delhi: Manak Publications
  • 2010    The Efficacy of Funeral Rituals in Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Ritual Studies 24/1: 29-43.
  • 2010   Berger, P.; R. Hardenberg; E. Kattner & M. Prager (eds.). An Anthropology of Values: Essays in honour of Georg Pfeffer. New Delhi: Pearson/Longman.
  • 2009   Categories of Relatedness: Rituals as a Form of Classification in a Middle Indian Society. Contributions to Indian Sociology 43/1 61-87.

Other: Field research in South Asia (Odisha & Gujarat) and Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan).