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Ethnographic Collection of the University of Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany
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The Ethnographic Collection of the University of Goettingen is one of the most significant Teaching and Research collections in the German-speaking sphere. Its beginnings reach back into the time of the Enlightenment. Thanks is due to the Goettingen nature researcher J.F. Blumenbach, whose initiative in the second half of the 18th century led to the procurement of cultural artifacts from the South Seas (Cook/Forster collection) and the arctic polar region (Baron von Asch collection). These two unique old collections form the emphasis of Goettingen's Ethnological Collection and substantiate its international reputation. The extensive collection of 17000 Ethnographica from the past, shown in their entirety, allow us to take a look at the cultural and artistic creations of a plethora of non-European ethnicities. Today the Ethnographic Collection is part of the Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology of the University of Goettingen. In Goettingen, the geographical key areas of study - in terms of teaching, research and collection - are Oceania, Southeast Asia and Africa. The Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology engages contemporary international discussion and research as it takes a critical look at major socio-political issues and problem areas relevant to present times. Research projects are devised to investigate, among other things, the various articulations of cultural continuity, discontinuity, diversity, difference and identity in selected post-colonial societies within these key areas. Students are offered classes on a variety of regions in the Indo-Pacific and in Africa that enable them to obtain comparative perspectives on cultural similarities and differences in ecological, social, political and religious questions.

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Address
Theaterplatz 15 
City
Göttingen
Country
Germany 
Website
http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/28822.html
Contributor
Ethnographic Collection of the Georg-August University Goettingen 

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  • Headband uhikana
    France; French Polynesia
    AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century
    Ethnographic Collection of the University of Göttingen
  • Skis
    Russia; Siberia
    AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century
    Ethnographic Collection of the University of Göttingen
  • Pendant tuinga
    Tonga
    AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century
    Ethnographic Collection of the University of Göttingen

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