Tag: Matthias Teeuwen

Writing your thesis – some tips and tricks

standplaatswereld , April 30th, 2021


Over the course of my studies I have received a lot of advice on how to best go about writing my thesis. In this blog, I have curated…


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Anthropology and religion at the Vrije Universiteit – a short history

standplaatswereld , April 15th, 2021


By Matthias Teeuwen The Vrije Universiteit originally had a strong confessional commitment to the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and I have always wondered how anthropology meshed with…


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Is kennis van de Nederlandse antropologische traditie nog wel relevant voor hedendaagse antropologen?

standplaatswereld , June 4th, 2020


VINCENT DE ROOIJ Historici verdedigen de relevantie van hun discipline vaak door te beweren dat kennis van het verleden nodig is om het heden te begrijpen en beter…


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Naar een antropologie van Nederland

standplaatswereld , May 21st, 2020


DOOR TOON VAN MEIJL De vraag naar de staat van de Nederlandse antropologie en eventuele veranderingen die zich daarin hebben voltrokken is interessant. In het buitenland wordt mij…


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Waar is de Nederlandse antropologie heen?

standplaatswereld , May 6th, 2020


DOOR MATTHIAS TEEUWEN Vergeleken met de heftige discussies over de staat van de Nederlandse antropologie die in de jaren ’80 gevoerd werden is het de afgelopen 20 jaar…


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Hope or Resignation: the Future of Anthropology

standplaatswereld , June 19th, 2019


By Matthias Teeuwen Standing at the end of my Master’s, the topic of this year’s anthropology day particularly spoke to me: Futures. What can I expect of the…


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What is troubling anthropology?

standplaatswereld , May 23rd, 2018


By Matthias Teeuwen            Inspired by Paul Stoller’s 2017 blog ‘Doing Anthropology In Troubled Times’, the goal of this year’s ‘Dag van de Antropologie’ (Annual Anthropology Day) was to reflect…


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Online Open Research – A collaborative approach

standplaatswereld , December 22nd, 2017


By Matthias Teeuwen  –   Some time ago I wrote a blog about the possibilities emerging technologies offer to the practice of qualitative research. Back then, I wrote that…


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The Anthropology of Mortality: Notes on the Amsterdam Anthropology Lecture Series (AALS)

standplaatswereld , May 18th, 2017


‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ by Damien Hirst, photo by bloggers.it By Matthias Teeuwen                      We had the pleasure to listen to prof. Mi…


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The dilemma’s of public anthropology. Notes on the Amsterdam Anthropology Lecture Series (AALS)

standplaatswereld , May 9th, 2017


What is the role of the university in the public square? By Matthias Teeuwen            On Earth Day last Saturday thousands of scientists in hundreds of cities worldwide took…


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Aesthetics or Ethnography? Notes on the Amsterdam Anthropology Lecture Series (AALS)

standplaatswereld , March 29th, 2017


Photography by Omar, one of Termeer’s respondents By Matthias Teeuwen            When one thinks of a Muslim artist in the Netherlands one naturally thinks of someone who, with his…


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Why is Anthropology so Critical?

standplaatswereld , March 10th, 2017


Portrait of Giambattista Vico by Francesco Solimena By Matthias Teeuwen            I want to thank Ton Salman for his insightful take on the question…


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Thin Description? Notes on the Amsterdam Anthropology Lecture Series (AALS)

standplaatswereld , February 20th, 2017


Dr Paolo Favero giving his AALS lecture at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam By Matthias Teeuwen    Last AALS lecture was an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Paolo Favero…


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Another Answer to the Question “What is Anthropology?”

standplaatswereld , December 11th, 2016


Photo by David Barnas on Flickr By Matthias Teeuwen            As a student of cultural anthropology you are invariably confronted with the question: what is anthropology? It can briefly…


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Rereading Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Ethnographer”

standplaatswereld , November 29th, 2016


Jorge Luis Borges 1951, by Grete Stern By Matthias Teeuwen        I have read “The Ethnographer” and “Dr. Brodie’s Report” without thinking much of it. Sure, I had…


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