Michael Harbsmeier

Michael Harbsmeier, born 1951 in West Germany, emigrated to Denmark in 1970 to learn Danish and study anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. After quite a number of different fellowships and teaching jobs in anthropology and history at the universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Florence, Bergen, and Odense he came to Roskilde University in early 2000. His main research interests and many publications have do to with the history and prehistory of anthropology and ethnography, the development of travel literature in early modern Europe and in various traditions outside of Europe, questions of literacy and more generally the role of (images of) other cultures for the construction of social identities in our own and other societies in the past and in the present. http://www.ruc.dk/hist/ansatte/vip/Harbsmeier/

13 January 2013