Launch of the ‘Centre for Anthropological Studies of Central Asia’04.07.2013
The Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Prof. Günther Schlee) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich (Prof. Peter Finke) start a new cooperation with the launch of the ‘Halle-Zurich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia’. The new center builds on a long-standing collaboration and pursues to strengthen joint research efforts with a regional focus. The first joint project on “Ethnic Differentiation, Interethnic Relations and Conflict in Central Asia: The Case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan” has been awarded funding by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the German Science Foundation (DFG). The project will be conducted in further cooperation with Prof. Alessandro Monsutti (Geneva) and Prof. Jürgen Paul (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg).