WESTPHAL-HELLBUSCH, Sigrid

WESTPHAL-HELLBUSCH, Sigrid. Rendsburg 10.6.1915 — Oldenburg 1.2.1984. German Anthropologist. Professor in Berlin. Grew up in Berlin. From 1935 studied Anthropology, Geography and Psychology at Berlin. Ph.D. 1940. Then worked at Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde. PD 1946 Berlin (Humboldt University), in 1951-53 Professor there. Moved to West Berlin, she was PD,…

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SINGER, Milton Borah

SINGER, Milton Borah. Poland 15.7.1912 — N.Y. 5.12.1994, when 82. U.S. Anthropologist of India. Born in a Jewish family in Poland, soon emigrated to the U.S.A. From 1920 in Detroite, 1921 naturalized. Studies of psychology (B.A. 1934) and philosophy (M.A. 1936) ant University of Texas in Austin. Ph.D. 1940 Chicago…

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SELIGMANN, Brenda Zara

SELIGMANN, Brenda Zara (née Salaman). 1883 — 1965. British Anthropologist. Daughter of Myer and Sarah Salaman, studied pre-medical biology at Bedford College in London. Married 1907 —> Charles Gabriel S., with whom she then collaborated, but also became known as independent scholar. Together with her husband she acquired large collection…

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SCHRÖDER, Dominik

SCHRÖDER, Dominik. Eiweiler, Saarland 4.9.1910 — Ibid. 25.12.1974. German Catholic Missionary and Anthropologist in China. Worked in North-West China in 1938-49, mainly among Monguors. Then active in Anthropos Institute in Fribourg. Ph.D. 1951. In 1960-69 Professor of Ethnology at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, now conducted fieldwork among Puyuma people…

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SCHMIDT, Heinrich Wilhelm Arnold

SCHMIDT, Heinrich Wilhelm Arnold. Hörde near Dortmund 16.2.1868 — Fribourg 10.2.1953. Father. Famous German Anthropologist and Linguist in Austria and Switzerland. From 1883 educated in the Netherlands, in 1890 joined S.V.D., 1892 ordained priest. In 1893-95 studied theology and Oriental languages at Berlin and Vienna. From 1895 taught ethnology and…

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SCHMIDT, Erich Friedrich

SCHMIDT, Erich Friedrich. Baden-Baden 13.9.1897 — Santa Barbara CAL 3.10.1964. German Archaeologist in the U.S.A. Lost early his father, he had military education and served in WW I. Wounded in 1916 he spent four years in Russian camp of war prisoners. Back in Germany he started studies at Berlin, but in…

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RADCLIFFE-BROWN, Alfred Reginald

RADCLIFFE-BROWN, Alfred Reginald (born A. R. Brown). Birmingham 17.1.1881 — London 24.10.1955. English Anthropologist. Son of Alfred Brown (d.1886), a manufacturer’s clerk, and Hannah Brown (née Radcliffe). Educated in Birmingham and Cambridge (Trinity College: B.A. 1905, M.A. 1909). Anthropological field-work in the Andamans in 1906-08 and Western Australia 1910-12. No further…

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MANDELBAUM, David Goodman

MANDELBAUM, David Goodman. Chicago 22.8.1911 — Berkeley 19.4.1987. U.S, Anthropologist. Studies at Northwestern University (B.A. 1932). Ph.D. 1936 Yale, under E. Sapir. After a short time at University of Minnesota in war service in South-East Asia. From 1946 Associate Professor, then Professor and chairman of Anthropology Dept. at University of…

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MCGOVERN, William Montgomery

MCGOVERN, William Montgomery. New York 28.12.1897 — Evanston Ill. 12.12.1964. U.S.Anthropologist and Journalist. Professor in Evanston. Son of Janet Blair (née Montgomery) and Felix Daniel McGovern. Grew up in Japan, then studied at Sorbonne and Berlin. D.Phil. 1922 Oxford (Christ Church). Taught Chinese at S.O.A.S. From c. 1927 Assistant Curator…

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SELIGMANN, Charles Gabriel

SELIGMANN, Charles Gabriel. London 24.12.1873 — 19.1.1940. British Anthropologist. Originally a physician, soon interested in anthropology. Son of Herman S., a wine merchant, and Olivian Mendez da Costa, educated at St.Paul’s school. Studied pathology in London, physician 1897 Interested in tropical diseases joined 1898 an anthropological expedition to New Guinea…

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