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Florian Besch, Dr.

Contact information

Heidelberg University
South Asia Institute
Department of Anthropology
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
Heidelberg, Germany 69120

+49 (0) 6221 54 548798

About Florian Besch

2006/2007 Research Associate, Department for Anthropology South Asia Institute
2002-2006 Promotion at Heidelberg University on „Tibetan Medicine Off the Roads:  Modernizing the Work of the Amchi in Spiti”
2001 Magister Artium (M.A.)      
1994 - 2001 University of Goettingen  (Anthropology, Indology and Tibetiligy)
1992 - 1994 University of Goettingen (Humanmedizin) 

Curriculum vitae


Selected publications

2003, 2007. with I. Guérin, Monetarization of Tibetan medicine as a social construction: A chronological ethnography of village-based development activities. In: L. Pordié (ed.), Exploring Tibetan Medicine in Contemporary Context. Perspectives in Social Sciences.

2003‚ 2007. Making a Medical Living: On the Monetisation of Tibetan Medicine in Spiti. In: M. Schrempf (ed.), Soundings in Tibetan Medicine. Historical and Anthropological Perspectives. Proceedings of the 10th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (PIATS), Oxford Sept. 06-12 2003. Leiden: Brill Publishers.“