"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The 2012 Conference on Anthropology & Sustainability in Asia will be held in Asia’s ‘City of Angels’: Bangkok, Thailand. CASA 2012 will provide a three-day interdisciplinary platform for scholars, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, students, and practitioners. Set in the heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok provides the ideal backdrop for a conference that will draw researchers and scholars from around Asia to discuss the importance of anthropology in regards to the CASA 2012 theme: Anthropological Perspectives on Holistic Sustainability.