Christoph Antweiler
Christoph Antweiler

University of Bonn
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA)
Department of Southeast Asian Studies
Nassestraße 2
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / (0)228 / 73 9740
christoph.antweiler@uni-bonn.de


Current Position

  • Vice Director of the Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA)
  • Professor for Southeast Asian Studies

Research

Christoph Antweiler focuses on dependent economic and personal relations pertaining to work in Southeast Asia. Work relations, for example in Indonesia, tend to be subdivided into several steps involving several people between the customer and the contractor. If someone wants to build a house, he hires one individual as a contractor who then organizes the building team and large parts of the building planning and implementation. In doing this, he often uses relatives or people dependent on him or who owe him from earlier dependent relations. This creates a chain of patron-client relations often involving semi-free work relations.

14 monographs, 8 edited volumes, 115 academic papers. Circa 15 invited talks and lectures, 18 dissertations as main supervisor (since 2005).

Education

  • 1996                          Habilitation and Venia Legendi in General Cultural Anthropology
  • 1987                          Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology
  • 1975–1983              Diploma Studies in Geology and Palaeontology, University of Cologne, Germany

Academic Positions

  • 2008–present          Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1996                          Professor for Cultural Anthropology and Director of Institute, University of Trier, Germany
  • 1990–1995              Research Associate, Institute of Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne, Germany; two years as Managing Assistant

Offers

  • 2004                          Professor C4 for Southeast Asia Studies, University of Passau, Germany

Scholarships and Awards

  • 1991–1994              Scholarship of the Thyssen Foundation for Postdoctoral Qualification (Habilitation)

Participation in Centers and Collaborative Projects

  • 2006–2008              Spokesperson of the DFG Cluster of Excellence "Gesellschaftliche Abhängigkeiten und soziale Netzwerke: Historische Forschungen und Gegenwartsanalysen zu
                                       Chancen und Risiken einer sozialen Beziehungsform" ["Social Dependencies and Social Networks: Historical Research and Current Analysis on the Opportunities
                                       and Risks of a Social Form of Relationship"], University of Mainz and Trier, Germany

Additional Academic Activities

  • 2010–present          Member of the Advisory Board "Präsentationen der außereuropäischen Sammlungen im Humboldt-Forum" ["Presentations of the Non-European Collections of the
                                       Humboldt Forum"], Humboldt-Forum, Berlin, Germany
  •                                    Member of Academia Europaea, London, UK

Third-Party Funding

  • Erasmus+ research and exchange project entitled "Fostering Multi-lateral Knowledge Networks of Transdisciplinary Studies to Tackle Global challenges"
    (begun 2016 and running for 3 years, approximately 1 million €)

Selected Publications

  • 2016. Our Common Denominator. Human Universals Revisited. New York: Berghahn.

  • 2012. Inclusive Humanism. Anthropological Basics for a Realistic Cosmopolitanism. Reflections on (In) Humanity 4. Göttingen: V&R unipress.

  • 2012. “Kulturwissenschaft jenseits modischer Extreme. Ethnologie als Kulturanthropologie.” In Was ist Kulturwissenschaft? Zehn Antworten aus den “Kleinen Fächern”, edited by Stephan Conermann, 47–91. Bielefeld: transcript.

  • 2011. Mensch und Weltkultur. Für einen realistischen Kosmopolitismus im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures – Humanism in the Age of Globalization 10. Bielefeld: transcript.

  •  2011. “Interkulturalität in Südostasien – Migration als Motor der Genese von Kulturräumen.” In Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kulturwissenschaft. Grundbegriffe, Wissenschaftsdisziplinen, Kulturräume, edited by Christoph Barmeyer, Petia Genkova, and Jörg Scheffer, 499–518. Passau: Karl Stutz.

  •  2009. Was ist den Menschen gemeinsam? Über Kultur und Kulturen. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

  •  2007. Grundpositionen interkultureller Ethnologie. Interkulturelle Bibliothek 79. Nordhausen: Verlag Traugott Bautz.

  • 2003. Ethnologie lesen. Ein Führer durch den Bücher-Dschungel. Arbeitsbücher - Kulturwissenschaft 1. Munster: LIT-Verlag.

  • 2000. Urbane Rationalität. Eine stadtethnologische Studie zu Ujung Pandang (Makassar), Indonesien. Kölner ethnologische Mitteilungen 12. Berlin: Reimer.

  • 1998. “Ethnologie als gesellschaftlich relevante Humanwissenschaft. Systematisierung praxisorientierter Richtungen und eine Position.” Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 123(2): 215–255.

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