This long-term project was established in 2009 and investigates methodological and epistemological foundations of current socio-cultural anthropology within its transnational contexts of globalization. This
includes explorations in the history and in current diversities of ethnographic fieldwork, elaborations in anthropological comparison as well contributions to re-assessing crucial concepts in our fields (e.g. on diversity, civilization, multiple history) and how they relate to an engaged, epistemological pluralism.

See, e.g. the contribution in Lowe and Schnegg, eds., Comparing Cultures, coming soon.

Project leader:
Andre Gingrich

2009 -