University of Heidelberg

Dr. Florian Besch

Dr. Florian Besch Dr. Florian Besch
Research Fellow


  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Abteilung Ethnologie, Südasien-Institut der Universität Heidelberg



Laufende Forschungsprojekte

Das laufende Forschungsprojekt von Florian Besch beschäftigt sich mit der Transformation und Modernisierung von tibetischer Medizin in Indien und Europa.


  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Medical Anthropology der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde e.V.
  • Program "Societies & Medicines in South Asia" am French Institute of Pondicherry
  • Forschungsgemeinschaft der internationalen NGO Nomad RSI
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Conferences and external lectures

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Latest publications
Occasional Paper Series

Heidelberg Ethnology

Richard Fox

All papers viewable here.


Becoming like money: Proximity and the social aesthetics of “moneyness”

Jens M. Zickgraf

HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 7(1), 303–326.


Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets: Medicine and Martial Arts in South India

Roman Sieler

For further information, please see here.


Patient Agency Revisited: "Healing the Hidden" in South India.

Roman Sieler

Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28: 323-341.

Special edition

Modern Asian Studies

Volume 48 - Issue 05 - September 2014

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Collected edition

Asymmetrical Conversations

Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries

Epistemologies of Healing, Vol. 14, edited by Harish Naraindas, Johannes Quack, and William S. Sax, New York 2014.
At the UB: click here.


The anthropology of neoliberal India: An introduction.

Daniel Münster and Christian Strümpell

The politics of dispossession in an Odishan steel town

Christian Strümpell

Both in Contributions to Indian Sociology 48 (Feb. 2014).


Ritual Healing and Mental Health in India.

William Sax

Transcult Psychiatry (Feb. 2014).

Ethnology in Heidelberg