About the network

The network is pursuing three goals with its activities: First, it aims to trace the highly diverse approaches and practices in the field of Public Anthropology in the historical context of the anthropological disciplines. Second, it strives to establish an internationally connected Community of Practice in the field of Public Anthropology in Germany, reflecting the practices and conditions of public-oriented scientific research and work. Finally, the network seeks to establish sustainable cooperative structures between European and non-European Social and Cultural Anthropology, in which scholars from both disciplines work together on social challenges based on their ethnographic expertise(s), strengthening the exchange with existing networks such as the Working Group Public Anthropology within the German Anthropological Association, the DGEKW-Commission Europeanization_Globalization: Ethnographies of the Political, as well as with other researchers from Germany and abroad.