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Dr. Paola von Wyss-Giacosa


Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Pelikanstrasse 40
CH-8001 Zürich

E-mail: von_wyss-giacosa@bluewin.ch


Biography

Studied cultural anthropology, art history and European folk literature; 1996-1999 researcher at the Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zurich; since 1997 lecturer, researcher and guest curator at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich; 2005-2008 curator Briner and Kern Museum, Winterthur; 2006 PhD University of Zurich; 2007-2010 Post-doctoral position at the University Research Priority Program Asia and Europe; 2014 Fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt; 2015 acting junior professor for the chair of entangled history at the University of Erfurt.
Research associate at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, Erfurt, and at the URPP Asia and Europe; member of the Research Center Gotha; member of the editorial board of Cromohs, Cyber Review of Modern Historiography; member of the board of the Foundation for the Art of the 19th Century.

Research Topics

Media and religion
Travel literature of the early modern period
Book illustration
European reception of Asian religions
Material culture and religion
Indian and Indonesian textiles
History of religion
Museum studies

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