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Carsten   Wergin

Assistant Professor
Transcultural Studies
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Germany)

Carsten Wergin (Dr. phil.) is an environmental anthropologist and Research Group Leader in Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University, Germany. He received his PhD from the University of Bremen in 2007. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Graduate School Society and Culture in Motion, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow of the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales (Australia). Since October 2014, he leads the research group “The Transcultural Heritage of Northwest Australia, Dynamics and Resistances”, funded by the German Excellence Initiative. He teaches anthropology and transcultural studies at undergraduate and honours level and supervises postgraduate research students and PhD candidates.
Dr. Wergin has published widely on music, tourism and heritage as well as general theoretical aspects of anthropology and transcultural studies research in Australia and elsewhere. He is co-editor of the volume Musical Performance and the Changing City (with Fabian Holt, Routledge 2013) and the Special Issue Materialities of Tourism (with Stephen Muecke, Tourist Studies 2014). His current research concentrates on aspects related to socioecological transformations triggered by tourism, heritage and the resources sector. This has resulted in a number of contributions to major journals, such as Australian Humanities Review, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, and Journal of Cultural Economy.
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Precolonial Australia
First and Early contacts
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20th century
21st century

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