staden01A group of students at the Department of Ethnology in Münster has founded an open online-magazine for culture and society called For their first edition they have chosen „Cannibalism“ as the number one topic. Besides a general introduction „Kannibalismus – Tod eines Mythos“ to the subject, there is a very interesting article about Anthropologist Beth Conklin and her perspective on cannibalism („Das traurige Maiskorn – oder Kannibalismus aus Mitleid„) and a short entry on the Kuru disease in Papua
staden02New Guinea („Lachend in den Tod: Kuru – BSE der Kannibalen„).
Most of all I enjoyed the pages about the German adventurer Hans Staden („Den Menschenfressern entkommen!„) who was one of the first to describe cannibalism among the Tupinambá and whose work should be one of the main sources for the Dutch during their intervention in Brazil, an interesting episode in South American history I wrote about just two weeks ago. A Review of Nigel Barley’s The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut
staden03(1983) and an Interview on Intercultural Competence completes this first edition.
Working within the editorial staff of Ethnologik, the student magazine of the Department of Ethnology and African Studies in Munich, in the past, I am very grateful for this engagement within the wider community of anthropological students. The ones who took over the work at our institute are about to present not only their second edition but also a completely revised and restructured website soon.

So stay tuned and be curious about what is to come!

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