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Juerg   Wassmann

Professor emeritus
Institute of Anthropology,
Heidelberg University (Germany)
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I speak in the following language(s): German, English, French, Italian, Pijin

Member of
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
First and Early contacts
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
Tok Pisin
  • PhD Research (1972 to 1974)
    song to the flying fox — Swiss National Fundation
    song cycles, 120 hours length, that describe the creation of today's world and social order
  • Field Research (1986 to 2009)
    multitemporal research among the Yupno (PNG) — Swiss National Fundation, Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, University of Heidelberg
    concepts of time and space, personhood, counting system, dreams, classification, interdisciplinary approach
  • Field Research (1993 to 1996)
    Concepts of time and space in Bali, Indonesia ia — Swiss National Fundation
    geocentric concept of time and space, interdisciplinary work with developmental psychologist Pierre R. Dasen, Geneva
  • Academic Position (1995 to 2009)
    Head of Department, Full Professor — Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg
    Director of the newly fund institute of anthropology, University of Heidelberg, teaching, research, administration
  • Collaborative Project (1995 to 1995)
    Films about Initation, Sepik — Internationales Filminstitut, Göttingen
    editing of film material about male initiations among the Iatmul people, Sepik (PNG), together with film maker Hermann Schlenker
  • Collaborative Project (2007 to 2011)
    University exchange programme — German Academic Exchange Service
    Developing and implementation of an anthropology curriculum, academic exchange between staff of the Divine Word University, Madang, PNG, and Institute of Anthropology, Heidelberg University, Germany
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