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Remoteness & Connectivity - Highland Asia
in the World

Martin Saxer, Alessandro Rippa, Carolin Maertens

Remoteness & Connectivity: Highland Asia in the World is a five-year research project (2015-2020) funded by the European Research Council and carried out by a team of researchers at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich. Our terrain of inquiry are the highland areas between the Pamirian Knot and the eastern slopes of the Himalayas; our overarching aim is to gain a better comparative understanding of these areas and their significance in the world.

In our talk from November 2nd 2015 (see: YouTube video), we introduce ourselves with our individual backgrounds and research interests, present our starting hypothesis, and give an overview of the research activities being carried out and the events planned in the context of the project. We also give an outline of the two methodological approaches we are developing – co-itinerant ethnography and an archeology of the contemporary – and propose potential areas of collaboration with staff and students at LMU.

"Remoteness & Connectivity: Highland Asia in the World” funded by an ERC Starting Grant (2015-2020). With Martin Saxer, Alessandro Rippa and Carolin Maertens.

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