Axel Michaels, Margareta Pavaloi (Eds.)
The Scholar’s Choice
Lieblingsstücke Heidelberger Wissenschaftler aus dem Völkerkundemuseum der von Portheim-Stiftung. Eine Ausstellung anlässlich der Eröffnung des Centrums für Asienwissenschaften und Transkulturelle Studien (CATS)
This volume, which emerged from an exhibition of the same name, comprises seventeen objects from the Ethnological Museum of the von Portheim Foundation in Heidelberg that address various themes of life: love, disguise by masks or jewellery, religion, music, food, measurement and weighing, books, weapons, travel, domination, death. The objects were selected as their favourite pieces by Heidelberg scholars associated with the Centre for Asian Studies and Transcultural Studies, which opened in 2019.
Axel Michaels is Senior Professor of Classical Indology at the South Asia Institute and the Heidelberg Centre for Asian Studies and Transcultural Studies. His research interests include the culture and history of Nepal.
Margareta Pavaloi is an ethnologist and director of the Ethnological Museum of the J. & E. von Portheim Foundation, Heidelberg.