University of Heidelberg

Department for Anthropology


Voßstraße 2,
building 4130, 2nd floor
D-69115 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 6221 54-15230

Opening Hours Secretary's Office:

Tue - Thu, 12:00 - 16:00
Mon + Fri, by appointment only

Due to the current situation all office Hours are irregular
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Journey to Heidelberg city centre

By car to Heidelberg from the Autobahn

Leave the Autobahn towards main station, pass main station heading towards Heidelberg castle, then follow Kurfürstenanlage to Adenauerplatz. Having passed Adenauerplatz, go straight on into Gaisbergtunnel. Cars can be parked in the centre´s parking decks.

Public transport from the main station

Bus line 32 to Uniplatz, bus line 34 to Bismarckplatz and change to bus line 31, alternativly busses BRN 735 and BRN 755 to the congress centre and take a six minutes walk to the University Square (Uniplatz).

Directions to CATS

Coming from the autobahn

Go straight on at the end of the Autobahn following Bergheimer Straße until the hospital can be seen on the left. You may cross the railroads or park your car on the right side of the street and walk to the hospital.

Coming from Neckargemünd

Go along the southern shore of the Neckar, then follow Neckarstaden towards Zentrum and Bismarckplatz. Having passed Bismarckplatz, turn right into Bergheimer Straße where you will find the hospital on the right.

By local public transport

Take busses and cablecar to Bismarckplatz.

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Recent Publications

Patriots in Kala Pani:
Writing Subaltern Resistance into the National Memory

Dr. Philipp Zehmisch



Unani Medicine in the Making:
Practices and Respresentations in 21st-century

Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth



Reviving “A forgotten Sunna:” Hijamah (cupping therapy), prophetic medicine, and the re-Islamization of Unani medicine in contemporary India

Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth

Online article


2018. "We are like the river water, always flowing" : some urban nomads of Delhi. In: Soziale Ästhetik, Atmosphäre, Medialität

Prof. Dr. William Sax

UB Heidelberg

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

Click here to view the contents.

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).