History of Anthropology and Ethnology
History of Science
Han F. Vermeulen
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Five years of research experience in the anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa. Thirty years of research experience in the history and theory of social and cultural anthropology from the eighteenth century on. Expertise includes library and archival research, organizational work, more than sixty scholarly articles, three book-length studies, and seven edited volumes.
*Thyssen-Stipendiat at the Franckeschen Stiftungen zu Halle, 2013
*Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, 2011-2012
* Wiedemann-Stipendiat at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, 2010
*Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology / Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Halle (Saale), 2006-2007
*Research Fellow, Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leiden, 1997-2003
*Visiting Scholar, Research School CNWS, University of Leiden, 1996-1997
*Research Fellow (AiO), Research School CNWS, Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Leiden, 1991-1995
*DAAD Stipendiat, Bonn, for three months of research in Germany in 1991 as well as in 1992
*Research Assistant, Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Leiden University, 1990-91
Doctoraat (Ph.D.) degree, Social Sciences, University of Leiden (November 12, 2008). Dissertation title: “Early History of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment: Anthropological Discourse in Europe and Asia, 1710-1808”
Doctoraal (M.A.) degree, Cultural Anthropology, University of Leiden, September 18, 1989
Candidaats (B.A.) degree, Cultural Anthropology, University of Leiden, April 21, 1975
Dutch (native), English, German, French (active)
2013 Thyssen-Stipendiat der Franckeschen Stiftungen, Halle, for research into the history of anthropology and ethnology in Halle during the Late Enlightenment
2011-2012 Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, for research into the history of anthropology and ethnology in the eighteenth and nineteenth century
2006-2009 Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, for research into the history of ethnography and ethnology in the Russian Empire
2003-2006 Theory and epistemology of anthropology, ethnology and ethnography during the long eighteenth century, especially in Germany, Russia, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, 1697-1815.
1997-2002 Inventory and analysis of the scholarly legacy and libraries of Prof. Dr. G.W. Locher (1908-1997), Prof. Dr. P.E. de Josselin de Jong (1922-1999), Prof. Mr. F.D. Holleman (1887-1958) and Prof. Dr. J.F. Holleman (1915-2001).
1990-1996 Doctoral research on the early history of ethnological studies in Germany, Russia Austria-Hungary, and Switzerland, resulting in articles and a doctoral thesis.
1988-1989 Migration and social change in NW Tunisia: La cité forestière de Tebeiniya.
1984-1988 The history of ethnography and ethnology in Germany, resulting in MA thesis "The Formation of Ethnology (Völkerkunde), c.1770 in Götttingen"
1980-1984 History of socio-cultural anthropology in the Netherlands, in the context of colonial civil servants training programs and Oriental scholarship.
1976-1979 Fieldwork in the Khumir Mountains (Khroumirie), Tunisia (three months) and additional library research on anthropology of North-Africa and the Middle-East.
1973-1974 Fieldwork in Drenthe, The Netherlands (four weeks)
EDITORIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES
2013 Convenor of Workshop “History of Anthropology/Geschichte der Ethnologie,” German Anthropological Society (DGV) in Mainz, October 4
2012 Convenor of Workshop “History of Anthropology and Ethnology in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century,” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, March 27
2008 Convenor of Seminar "Historians and Anthropologists on the History of Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Perspectives", Leiden, 12-13 November 2008
2007 - Chair of Arbeitsgruppe "Geschichte der Ethnologie/History of Anthropology" of the German Anthropological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde)
2006 - Editor of the website www.historyofanthropology.eu
2004-2006 Editor of Jan Pouwer, Gender, Social Formation and the Ritual Cycle in West Papua: A Configurational Comparative Analysis of two South-Coast New-Guinea Cultures, Kamoro-Asmat. Ms. 154 pp. ill. Publ. KITLV Press, 2010
2002-2004 Editor, with J.C. Heesterman, B.G. Shrestha and Sj.M. Zanen, of A.W. van den Hoek (1951-2001), Caturmāsa: Celebrations of Death in Kathmandu, Nepal (posthumous publication). Leiden: CNWS Publications, 2004
2001-2004 Research for and editorial assistance of Gregory Forth (Univer¬si¬ty of Alberta, Canada) for the English translation of a colonial report by Louis Fontijne, Grondvo¬ogden van Kelimado (Flores, 1940). Leiden: KILTV Press, 2004.
1998-2002 Convenor of three sessions "Geschiedenis en theorie van de antropologie en ontwikkelingssociologie" during the VCA/SNWS anniversary conference "Eigenheid en samenwerking: honderd jaar antropologie in Nederland", held in Amsterdam, 18-19 December 1998, including three panels with thirty-two papers, continued by a follow-up session in Utrecht on 5 March 1999. Main editor of the thirty-seven papers that were published in Han Vermeulen and Jean Kommers (eds.) Tales from Academia: History of Anthropology in the Netherlands [1770-2000]. 2 vols. Nijmegen/Saarbrücken, December 2002.
1998-1999 Convenor of the International Conference "Evaluating Visual Ethnography: Research, Analysis, Representation, and Culture" – In Honour of Dr. Dirk J. Nijland, held in Leiden, 21-24 September 1999 (with drs. Erik de Maaker, drs. Metje Postma, drs. Steef Meyknecht and Selena van Apeldoorn). The results were published in Metje Postma and Peter Ian Crawford (eds.) Reflecting Visual Ethnography: Using the Camera in Anthropological Research. Leiden/Højberg (CNWS Publications 145). Book plus DVD, 2006.
1996-1997 Convenor of four sessions during "Alumnidag Culturele Antropologie en Sociologie der Niet-Westerse Samenlevingen (1956-1996)" in Leiden, 14 December 1996 (with A. de Groot, dr. J.P.M. van den Breemer, and prof.dr. H.J.M. Claessen). Main editor of 24 chapters published in H.J.M. Claessen & H.F. Vermeulen (eds.), Veertig jaren onderweg. Leiden: Dswo Press, 1997.
1993-1996 Editor of the anniversary conference papers of Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara (Delft 1989). Fourteen chapters and an introduction were published in: Reimar Schefold & Han F. Vermeulen (eds.) Treasure Hunting? Collectors and Collections of Indonesian Artefacts. Leiden: CNWS Publications, 2002.
1993-1994 Convenor of two sessions on "Geschichte der Ethnologie" for the biannual conference of the German Ethnological Society (DGV) in Leipzig, 3-8 October 1993 (with Dr. Hans-Jürgen Hildebrandt, Mainz, and Lothar Pützstück, MA, Köln), resulting in the establishment of the network "Geschichte der Ethnologie" as an Arbeitsgruppe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde. Seventeen papers were presented, some were published separately.
1992-1994 Convenor of three sessions on "The History of European Anthropology" during the second biannual conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) in Prague, 29-30 August 1992 (with Prof.dr. Richard Jerábek, Brno and Dr. Arturo Alvarez Roldán, Granada), resulting in the establishment of the History of European Anthropology Network (HEAN), a network within the EASA. Fourteen of the eighteen papers were published in: Han F. Vermeulen & Arturo Alvarez Roldán (eds.) Fieldwork and Footnotes: Studies in the History of European Anthropology. London: Routledge, 1995.
1991-1993 Convenor of the workshop "Geschichte der Ethnologie" for the biannual conference of the German Ethnological Society (DGV) in München, October 1991. Seven papers were edited by me and published in: Matthias S. Laubscher & B. Turner (eds.) Völkerkunde Tagung 1991, Band 1: Systematische Völkerkunde. München: Akademischer Verlag, 1994, pp. 321-406.
1988-1991 Convenor of anniversary symposium marking the 12th lustrum of the student debating club "Interfacultair Ethnologisch Dispuut W.D.O." in Leiden, 5 November 1988. Editor of six papers introduction published in: H.F. Vermeulen (ed.) Recente ontwik¬kelingen in de Leidse antropologie. Leiden, 1991.
CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS
Presentation of over 70 papers at seminars and conferences in Germany, Austria, the UK, Portugal, Czech Republic, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Russia, and the USA.
Dr. Han F. Vermeulen
Historian of Science
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
D-06114 Halle (Saale)