Short Portrait: Eno Beuchelt

Eno Beuchelt
Eno Beuchelt

Eno Beuchelt was born in 1929. After attending school he took up his studies of Economics, Anthropology and Psychology. Throughout the following years he not only studied in Cologne and Bonn but also in Paris. Beuchelt graduated with a PhD thesis in Anthropology.

In 1957 and 1958 Beuchelt did field research in the western part of Sudan. Since 1961 he was appointed professor for Anthropology in Seoul, Korea. He also did fieldwork there. Furthermore, Beuchelt did anthropological research in southern Europe.

In 1962 he took up an assistant position at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University in Cologne. He conducted further field researches, this time leading him to Guinea and Burundi.

Moreover, Beuchelt began to work on his habilitation thesis in Psychology. After completing it he was appointed «Professor fur Völkerpsychologie» at the Cologne University.

Between 1985 and 1989 Beuchelt was treasurer of the German Anthropological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde, DGV). He died in 1990.

(Photo thanks to Ekkehard Schröder, 15.09.2015, Text based on BAA Prof. Riese; photo source:


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