Establishment of “Max-Cam”

Establishment of “Max-Cam”

August 01, 2017

A new collaboration between the Max Planck Society and the University of Cambridge started in July 2017.

The Max Planck Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy and Social Change (informally “Max-Cam”), an innovative, co-funded collaboration between the Max Planck Society and the University of Cambridge, has been formally established as of 1 July 2017. Directed by Chris Hann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale), James Laidlaw and Joel Robbins (Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University), and Peter van der Veer (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen), the Centre is dedicated to pursuing fresh ethnographic research in fields of urgent concern to humanity today. Postdoctoral positions will be advertised shortly and the Centre will be officially inaugurated in early 2018 in Cambridge.