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Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology



We like to set a sign in these days of turmoil and to express our solidarity with our colleagues, friends and the whole population of Ukraine and all other parts of the world, which are at war right now.

We want to appeal to all rulers and potentates to finally understand that in our modern times with global challenges - which can only be solved by all human beings staying and acting united to keep our plant habitable - territorial claims are even less timely than ever before.

Let us all join forces and capabilities to make the world a place worth living for all.

Solidarity With Ukraine




Dear Students of Social and Cultural Anthropology (SCA),

The University of Cologne expects that  face-to-face teaching will be possible throughout the winter semester 2022/23. The precondition for this is, of course, that this is permitted by the pandemic situation and the legal requirements.

In addition, alternative scenarios are being prepared so that, should it be necessary, we can react flexibly to the respective situation and thereby realise as much face-to-face teaching as possible.

In case of pandemic restrictions, however, there will be no hybrid forms of teaching (i.e. classromm teaching with parallel online streaming) in S&C Anthropology, but instead either face-to-face with limited participation or online teaching.

Download Course Catalogue Winter 2022/23 (last update: 22.9.2022)


In addition, please note:

If, due to the sequence of in-person and digital courses, you are in need of lounges and workstations to bridge gaps in the schedule or to participate in digital events that take place immediately before or after face-to-face courses,you can find an overview of the available rooms on the Corona information page:


In view of the current dynamic development of the infection situation, the UoC will regularly review the existing restrictions and appropriate adjustments and measures will be communicated via the central website


We would like to ask you to check it regularly, preferably daily.


More information:

Fakulty of Arts: Information in regard to corona virus (in German)

Service restrictions of USB due to the corona virus

Information of the examination office PhilF on "Examination procedures and Corona" in German only.

The library is open again and can be used without booking an appointment.


The Department and the Department's Library is on holiday from Thursday, 22 Dec. 2022, to Friday, 06. January 2023.


Opening hours during the winter semester (10th Oct till 2th Feb 2023)

Monday 9 - 19 h

Thuesday 14 - 19 Uh

Wednesday 14 - 19 Uh

Thursdays 9 - 19 h

Friday closed!


Opening hours during the semester break (6th February till 31th March 2023)

Mondays to Thursdays 9 - 16 h

Friday closed!



The Institute and the Institute Library will be closed from Thursday, 16 February 2023, to Tuesday, 21 February 2023.

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