Prof. Antje Boetius is an expert of marine biogeochemistry. Her studies include the exploration of Arctic deep-sea life under the ice, as well as the long-term observation of the effects of global warming on polar ecosystems.
Anthropology and sociology of culture, music, art and media. Ethnography of complex institutions. Interdisciplinarity. New media and digitization. Specialisms include: media and cultural production, cultural politics and cultural institutions (high cultural, museums, media organizations). Post-Bourdieuian social theory. Post-Adornian critical theory. Anthropological theory. Mediation theories. Ethnography. Modernism and postmodernism in music and art; art-science. Music and technology, music and digitization. Music, sound and space. Theories of the avant-garde. Intellectual property, authorship, and creativity. Media and cultural policy and media regulation; public service broadcasting; television.
Cultural production, cultural politics and cultural institutions (high cultural, museums and media organizations).
Post-Bourdieuian social theory.
Post-Adornian critical theory.
Sociology and anthropology of music and art; modernism and postmodernism in music and art; art-science.
Music and technology, music and digitization.
Music, sound and space.
Theories of the avant-garde.
Intellectual property, authorship, and creativity.
Media and cultural policy and media regulation; public service broadcasting; television, including documentary, drama, news and current affairs.
Digitization and new media.
Gambling in Europe, international horseracing, use of participant observation to study gambling environments including betting shops, racecourses, casinos
Social and political histories of gambling regulation
New religions, occultism, area studies, symbol research
Development of revolutions and social movements
Dynamics of the history of religion
Encrypted ideas in figures and symbols
The cultural history of the early modern period to the present
Countries: Germany, France, Great Britain, USA and Canada
Palaeoanthropology, Human Evolution, Neanderthals, Palaeolithic Archaeology, Morphometry and 3D Visualization
She is specialized in Neanderthal evolution, modern human origins and the application of 3-D geometric morphometric methods to paleoanthropology but also working on primate and human evolution; evolutionary theory; evolution of primate and human life-history; the relationship of morphological variability to population history and the environment; and Paleolithic archaeology. She has conducted fieldwork in Europe and Africa, and recently directed paleoanthropological fieldwork in Greece and Tanzania.
Her research was named one of the top 10 scientific discoveries of the year 2007 by TIME magazine for demonstrating the African origin of all modern humans. In 2010 she was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her contributions to Paleoanthropology.
Anthropology and comparative study of contemporary societies
Anthropology of gender and kinship in new forms of family life (France, Europe, North America)
Stepfamilies, adoptive families and "pluri-parenthood"
Fatherhood after divorce
Gender and money in contemporary families
Anthropology of politics; ethnography of the state; governance and sovereignty; law and legal anthropology; bureaucracy and administration; borders and borderlands; conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction; post-war environments; remnants, ruins, remains; public movements and the public sphere; affect and subjectivity; materiality and tangibility; spatiality and geography; documentary practices and technologies; knowledge practices; anthropological and social/political theory; secularism and Islamism; the anthropology of the Middle East and southeastern Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, post-Ottoman societies
doctor - patient relations
stem cell research
stem cell therapies
social studies of science
international heath governance
harmonisation of regulation
Physical Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Human Osteology, European Prehistory
Prehistoric Balkans, Neolithisation, Fertility, Paleoobsteric, Paleopediatry, Prehistoric Cooperative Breeding, Ancient births, mothers and babies.
My research in the field of prehistoric bioarchaeology combines standard anthropological methods and the application of state-of-the art techniques through the wide network of scientific collaboration. Bioarchaeology investigates human past, however I am motivated to transform it as a discipline which will employ the huge potential of ancient skeletal heritage in the study of biological phenomena relevant to modern people – e.g. the study of fertility and foetal development. Ancient skeletal remains await on this new horizon as a vast unread library and as valuable biological heritage of ancient humans. If we change the way we perceive and study our biological heritage, and shift the focus of study from reconstructing the past to resolving current biological issues, our research may lead to new knowledge of utmost significance for present humanity.
Medicinal plants, Non-timber forest products, Ritual plants, Plants for women's health and child care, indigenous peoples, traditional agriculture, Trans-Atlantic slavery, West Africa, the Guianas, Dutch Caribbean