Short Portrait: Kurt Tauchmann

Kurt Tauchmann
Kurt Tauchmann

Tauchmann was born in 1939.

He studied Ethnology, Malayology, Slawic Studies and Geography in Cologne (with Petri). His dissertation Die Religion der Minahasa in Nordost Celebes was completed in 1967. Afterwards, he worked as assistant in the Cologne department and also as counsellor to the UNESCO in Paris. In 1973 he habilitated.

From 1981-82 he organized an exhibition on the Igorot/Phillipines.

Tauchmann became professor for Cultural Anthropology in Cologne.
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[text by Dieter Haller based on BAA; photo shows Tauchmann in 1977, by courtesy of Ulla Johansen)

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