Featured Publications

All Publications by year

Below you can find a list of publications (2015–2023) by CARMAH researchers which can, for the most part, be downloaded either as a pdf or via an external link. Please note that some external links may require you to register access via the providing platform.


Digitales Bildkuratieren

Christoph Bareither, Katharina Geis, Sarah Ullrich, Sharon Macdonald, Elke Greifeneder, Vera Hillebrand (2023). In: Kohle, H.; H. Locher (hrsg.), Reihe Begriffe des digitalen Bildes. Hildesheim; München.


Sexuality. Naomi Wizig Art Collection

Hannes Hacke (2022). In: Margareta von Oswald; Tinius, Jonas (eds.), Awkward Archives. Ethnographic drafts for a modular curriculum. pp. 189–224, Berlin: Archive Books.

Anthropocenic Objects. Collecting Practices for the Age of Humans

Sturm, Ulrike, Elisabeth Heyne, Elisa Herrmann, Bergit Arends, Anna-Lisa Dieter, Eric Dorfman, Frank Drauschke, Tahani Nadim et al. 2022. ‘Anthropocenic Objects. Collecting Practices for the Age of Humans’. Research Ideas and Outcomes 8 (July): e89446. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.8.e89446.

Animals as Objects?

Nadim, Tahani and Ina Heumann (eds) (2022) Animals as Objects? Online Publication. Berlin: Museum für Naturkunde

“Rückkehr nach Hause oder ´Repatriierung´? Beweggründe für die Migration bei Holocausüberlebenden in Belarus nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: Eine vergleichende Betrachtung”

Magdalena Waligórska and Ina Sorkina (2022). In: Münchner Beiträge zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur, Heft 1/2022, pp. 65-82.

Smell, History, and Heritage

William Tullett, Inger Leemans, Hsuan Hsu, Stephanie Weismann, Cecilia Bembibre, Melanie A Kiechle, Duane Jethro, Anna Chen, Xuelei Huang, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Mark Bradley (2022). In: The American Historical Review, Volume 127, Issue 1, March 2022, p. 261–309.



Duane Jethro (2021). In: Hilary Callan (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley Online.

All the Data Creatures

Tahani Nadim (2021). In: Gonzalez-Polledo, E.J. and S. Posocco (eds.), Bioinformation Worlds and Futures. pp. 20-35. London: Routledge.

Holes of Plenty

Alice von Bieberstein (2021), in: Waste 33 (2), pp. 74-91.


Tahani Nadim (2021) In: Uncertain Archives. Critical Keywords for Big Data, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D'Ignazio and Kristin Veel (eds.). pp. 125-133. London: The MIT Press.

Seven modes of museum forgetting

Sharon Macdonald (2021). In Iris Edenheiser, Elisabeth Tietmeyer & Susanne Boersma (eds) What’s Missing? Collecting and Exhibiting Europe, pp.234-40. Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz; Reimer Verlag. Also published in Arbeit am Gedächtnis/ Transforming Archives. Berlin: Akademie der Künste.


System Box (Tray) with Wasp

Tahani Nadim (2020). In: BOXES: a Field Guide. Edited by Susanne Bauer, Martina Schlünder, Maria Rentetzi, pp 109-123, Mattering Press, free to download at https://www.matteringpress.org/books/boxes

Heritage Futures

Rodney Harrison, Caitlin DeSilvey, Cornelius Holtorf, Sharon Macdonald, Nadia Bartolini, Esther Breithoff, Harald Fredheim, Antony Lyons, Sarah May, Jennie Morgan and Sefryn Penrose. Free to download at https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/125035.

Data Flow

Tahani Nadim (2020). Contribution to the Anthropocene River Journey project.

Across Anthropology. An Introduction.

Margareta von Oswald and Jonas Tinius (2020). In: id. (eds.). Across Anthropology. Troubling Colonial Legacies, Museums, and the Curatorial. pp. 17-42. Leuven: Leuven University Press. Open Access.


Researching Ethnographic Museums in Europe

Sharon Macdonald (2019). In: Edenheiser, Iris and Larissa Förster (eds.): Museumsethnologie – Eine Einführung. Theorien – Debatten – Praktiken. Berlin: Dieter Reimer Verlag: pp. 360-70.

Zum Auftakt: Shifting Grounds

Larissa Förster and Iris Edenheiser (2019). In: Edenheiser, Iris and Larissa Förster (eds.): Museumsethnologie – Eine Einführung. Theorien – Debatten – Praktiken. Berlin: Dieter Reimer Verlag: pp. 13-27.


Jonas Tinius (2019). In: Post-Otherness Wedding / Unsustainable Privileges. Galerie Wedding – Space for Contemporary Art Berlin, edited by Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Bielefeld / New York: Kerber, pp. 177–181.

Wie Museen vergessen. Sieben Weisen

Sharon Macdonald (2019). In: 'Vergessen. Warum wir nicht alles erinnern.' Alley, Jasmin and Wettengl, Kurt (eds.), pp. 182 - 187; 214. Historisches Museum Frankfurt: Michael Imhof Verlag.


The Influencing Machine

Nadim, T. and Wagner, N. (eds.) 2018. The Influencing Machine. Berlin: nGbK. ISBN 978-3-938515-74-7. 320 pages.

(The end of) labour

Nadim, T. 2018. (The end of) labour. In Nadim, T. and Wagner, N. (eds.) The Influencing Machine. Berlin: nGbK


Jonas Tinius (2018). In: CARMAH. Eds. Otherwise: Rethinking Museums and Heritage. Berlin: CARMAH, pp. 40–54.

From the brothers Humboldt to Jacques Chirac and back…

Margareta von Oswald, Felicity Bodenstein & Callum Fisher (2018): A report from the three-day workshop 'Exchanging perspectives: anthropologies, museum collections and colonial legacies between Paris and Berlin' (June 6-8, 2018) held at CARMAH and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. In: Blog - Wie weiter mit Humboldts Erbe? Ethnographische Sammlungen neu denken.

(Per)former de nouvelles institutions artistiques: autorité et travail créatif au Theater an der Ruhr

Jonas Tinius (2018). In: Troupes, compagnies, collectifs dans les arts vivants: organisations du travail, processus de création et conjonctures’, edited by Bérénice Hamidi-Kim and Séverine Ruset-Penketh. Paris: Édition L’Entretemps, pp. 407–420.


Claire Lambe, Susan Ossman and Katarzyna Puzon (2018), An Exhibition by Claire Lambe and Susan Ossman at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. San Francisco: Blurb Books.

Otherwise. Rethinking Museums and Heritage

CARMAH Research Paper # 1, 2018.

Friends with books

Nadim, T. 2018. Friends with books. In Moore, S. (ed.) The Commons and Care. Manchester: Mattering Press. pp 26-33.


Sharon Macdonald (2018), in H.Callan (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Anthropology, Wiley-Blackwell.

The Long Way Home. Zur Biografie rückgeführter Objekte/Subjekte

Larissa Förster (2018), in: Greub, Thierry and Martin Roussel (eds.): Figurationen des Portraits. Wilhelm Fink: Paderborn

Haunting seedy connections

Nadim, T. 2018. Haunting seedy connections. In Lury, C., Fensham, R., Heller-Nicholas, A., Lammes, S., Last, A., Michael, M. and Uprichard, E. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Abingdon and New York: Routledge. pp 239-247.


Engaging Anthropological Legacies

Henrietta Lidchi, Sharon Macdonald & Margareta von Oswald (eds.) (2017), special section of Museum Worlds: Advances in Research 5.

Objects/Subjects in Exile

Wayne Modest, Margareta von Oswald and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung(2017), in: L'Internationale Online (ed.): Thread 'Decolonising Practices'.


‘Heritage Futures’

Harrison, R., N. Bartolini, C. DeSilvey, C. Holtorf, A. Lyons, Macdonald, S., Morgan, J. and S. Penrose (2016), in: Archaeology International, No. 19: pp. 68-72.

The charitable relation (Foreword)

Jonas Tinius (2016), in: Rustamova, Gyunel (ed.): Art as a Medium for Action. Exhibition catalogue, curated by Cinthia Willaman. London: Langham Press, pp. 4–6.


How things matter: stories from Nuremberg

Sharon Macdonald (2015), in: Braun, Karl, Dieterich, Claus-Marco and Angela Treiber (eds.): Materialisierung von Kultur: Diskurse, Dinge, Praktiken. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann Verlag.


Sharon Macdonald (2015): Heritage Futures Website.