University of Heidelberg

Department for Anthropology


Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
D-69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 (0) 62 21 - 54 89 31
Fax: +49 (0) 62 21 - 54 88 98

Opening Hours Secretary's Office:

Mo. - Fr., 12:00 - 16:00

Journey to Heidelberg

By car to Heidelberg

Change from the autobahn A5 from South/North at the highway junction Heidelberg or from the autobahn A 6 from South/North at the highway junction Mannheim to the A 656 towards Heidelberg.

By train to Heidelberg

Heidelberg is connected with the intercity network of the German Rail. The German Rail provides information about the railway connections.

Directions to the Neuenheimer Feld

Coming from the autobahn

Turn left at the end of the autobahn to the surgery, cross the Neckar on the Ernst-Walz-Brücke and then turn left to the single departments.

Coming from Neckargemünd

Follow the Uferstraße on the right riverside, turn into the Posseltstraße, then head straight on towards the Jahnstraße or turn right into the Berlinerstraße and left to the single departments.

By local public transport

  • Stop Pädagogische Hochschule: bus lines 31 (from Bismarckplatz) or 32 (from Hauptbahnhof)
  • Stop Technologiepark: tramlines 21 and 24
  • Stop Bunsengymnasium West: bus line 721
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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

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).

Ethnology in Heidelberg