Dr. Almut Schneider

Academic Staff

almut.schneider (at) em.uni-frankfurt.de

Thematic and regional research foci
 

Human-environment and human-animal relations, concepts of person and land, Value- und idea-systems, Theories of ritual and exchange, Kinship and new kinship, Pacific (in particular Melanesia), Austronesian region, Europe (in particular the alpine region)


Education
 

2011 PhD Thesis (Social Anthropology) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris (« Life that comes from elsewhere; Growth, exchanges and rituals in the Papua-New Guinea Highlands »)
1997 MPhil (Social Anthropology) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
1996 MA (Social Anthropology, Ancient History, Philosophy) at the FU Berlin

Teaching
 

2013–2016 Senior lecturer, Institute for Ethnology, Münster University
2011–2013 Lecturer, Institute for Ethnology, Heidelberg University
Since 2001 Teaching at Free University Berlin, Münster University, Heidelberg University, Free University Bolzano

Fieldwork

2012–2016 and 2019

South Tyrol (4 months pilot research with high altitude farmers; 6 months)

2013

Papua New Guinea (Highland and Massim region; 2 months)

2006

Papua New Guinea (in collaboration with M.Strathern), comparative research in Kuk and Tambul (2 months)

1998–1999

Fieldwork in Highland Papua New Guinea (Tambul; 18 months)

1997

Papua New Guinea (pilot research in the Highland region; 3 months)


Publications

In press

with J. Platenkamp (eds.), Integrating Others – Perspectives from Elsewhere, Palgrave Macmillan.

In press

“Placing the newcomer – staying with the Gawigl of Highland Papua New Guinea”, in: Platenkamp and Schneider (eds.) Integrating Others – Perspectives from Elsewhere, Palgrave Macmillan

2017

“Parler des ‘raisons’ dans la société Gawigl”, in: David Gibeault und Stéphane Vibert (Hg.) Autorité et pouvoir en perspective comparative, Textes en hommage à Daniel de Coppet, Paris: Presses de l’Inalco.

2017

La vie qui vient de loin; croissance, échanges et rituel dans les Hautes Terres de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Berlin : Lit (Studies in Social and Ritual Morphology) (xiii, 332 pages).

2016

“ ‘Making the Spirit’ - The Potential of Knowledge from Elsewhere” in: Prager, Laila; Michael Prager und Guido Sprenger (Hg.), Parts and Wholes – Essays on Social Morphology, Cosmology, and Exchange in Honour of J.D.M. Platenkamp, Münster: Lit. (413-421).

2015

Reviw: Smith, Michael French: A Faraway, Familiar Place. An Anthropologist returns to Papua New Guinea. Honolulu: University of Hawai’I Press 2013. In Anthropos 110 (2); 658-9.

2011

with M. Strathern, “Obligations in Relationships, A Western Highlands Case Study”, Publications of the National Research Institute, Occasional paper No. 3,: Port Moresby.

2011

“L’amour est-il un concept pertinent dans les Hautes-Terres de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée?” Online-Publikation auf der Webseite des Réseau Asie (4e Congrès) http://www.reseau-asie.com/userfiles/file/E06_schneider_amour_papouasienvleguinee.pdf

2010

“The Distinction of Sex and Generation in Gawigl Relationship Terminology”, in: Peter Berger, Roland Hardenberg, Ellen Kattner und Michael Prager (Hg.) The Anthropology of Values: Essays in Honour of Georg Pfeffer, New Delhi: Pearson-Longman (59-76).

2007

Papous, Texte zum Bildband von Eric Lafforgue, Paris: Kubik (160 pages, in french).

2007

“Aspects de l’espace-temps dans un rituel des Gawigl (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)”, Online-Publikation auf der Webseite des Réseau Asie (3e Congrès) http://www.firsturl.de/sGhe7yL

1998

Entry ”Melpa”, in: Dictionnaire des peuples. Sociétés d’Afrique, d’Amérique, d’Asie et d’Océanie, Paris: Larousse (2 pages).

Unpubl. manuscript

1997 Le 'cycle cultural' du moka, une société qui 'plante' afin de danser: Les Melpa dans les Hautes Terres de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. MPhil. (90 pages)

Unpubl. manuscript

1996 Geburt und Tod bei den Melpa im Hochland von Papua Neuguinea. Master-Thesis (104 pages)