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Obituary for Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Köpping
| ||The South Asia Institute is united in grief of Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Köpping, who died unexpectedly in Berlin on 17 June 2017 at the age of 77. After several guest professorships in Aachen and Mainz, Köpping held a professorship in Ethnology at Heidelberg University from 1991 to 2005. |Prior to the founding of the Institute of Ethnology, in which he was decisively involved, Prof. Köpping worked at the South Asia Institute from 1991-1996. After his retirement, he lived in Berlin and worked as a guest professor at Goldsmith College in London until 2007.
Heidelberg University loses with Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Köpping a highly respected scholar, original researcher and inspiring teacher. He has shaped the Institute for Ethnology in Heidelberg and has gained a great reputation, especially through the successful interdisciplinary networking.
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03 Jul 2017