Anne Dippel | About
Anne Dippel is a socio-cultural anthropologist and historian.
socio-cultural anthropology, media theory, fieldwork, literary ethnography, high-energy physics, CERN
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Dr. Anne Dippel

Socio-cultural anthropologist, historian

Short Biography


Anne Dippel is a socio-cultural anthropologist and historian. She attended the Collegium Leibnitianum in Tübingen, and studied History, Cultural Studies and European Ethnology in London and Berlin. In 2015 she published her book Dichten und Denken in Österreich. Eine literarische Ethnographie at Turia+Kant, which is based on two and a half years of field work in Vienna. In 2013 she completed her doctorate in European Ethnology (Humboldt-University Berlin) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Friedrich A. Kittler (†), and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba respectively. Apart from being a researcher and lecturer at the department of European Ethnology / Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Anne is a researcher at the Cluster of Excellence: Image – Knowledge – Design at Humboldt-University Berlin, where she is a member of the “Experimental Systems” research work group, bridging the gap between physics and cultural sciences. She is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Advanced Study in Media Cultures of Computer Simulations (mecs) at Leuphana University Lüneburg and an associated member of the CERN collaboration. Her most current research focuses on the epistemic practices and anthropological conditions of knowledge production about time and space in experiment and experience of physical research.


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Affiliations and Memberships


Lecturer and Researcher, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (European Ethnology and Socio-Cultal Anthropology)

Researcher, Humboldt University Berlin (Cluster of Excellence: Image – Knowledge – Design)

Visiting Researcher, Leuphana University (Institute for the Advanced Studies on Media Cultures of Computer-Simulations, mecs)

Associated Member of Centre Européen de la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN)

Member of the German Association of Anthropology and the Commission for Digitisation of the Everyday (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde)

Member of at the Cluster of Excellence: Image – Knowledge – Design

Research Interest Areas


Cosmologies of space and time, High-Energy Physics, CERN Experiment, Processes of digitisation and ludification, Construction and formation of collective identities, Anthropology of language and media, Multi-ethnic societies and cultural transfer



Press article in Jenapolis about the project Ethnography meets Ludology. On the Playful Paths to Knowledge (Ethnographie trifft Ludologie. Auf spielerischen Wegen zu Wissen).

Research fellow profile at mecs, 2014