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M.A. Kerstin Pannhorst


Function

Research Associate (Zentralarchiv)

Institution

Zentralarchiv

Contact

k.pannhorst[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Focus | Responsibilities | Projects

  • Provenance Research in the project "Traces of the 'Boxer War' in German Museum Collections – a joint approach" funded by the German Lost Art Foundation
    https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/museum-fuer-asiatische-kunst/collection-research/research/traces-of-the-boxer-war/
  • Interdisciplinary history of museums and collecting with a History of Science focus, looking especially at collecting in East Asia and in colonial contexts

Vita

Since 11/2021 Researcher at the central archive in the project "Traces of the 'Boxer War' in German Museum Collections – a joint approach" funded by the German Lost Art Foundation
Since 2016 PhD ("Insects as a Global Commodity: Collecting Specimens in Early 20th-century Taiwan") at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, simultaneously 2017-2021 Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
9/2016 until 8/2017 Fellowship for doctoral candidates at the Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan
9/2013 until 9/2015 Researcher in the project "objects of knowledge" at the Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) in Berlin
12/2010 until 11/2012 Trainee in the exhibition department of the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann
10/2009 until 8/2010 International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan (DAAD fellowship / Huayu Enrichment Scholarship)
3/2009 until 9/2009 Researcher for the exhibition "Schiller's Skull. Physiognomy of an Obsession" (Schiller Museum Weimar) at the Institute of Anthropology of the Universität Freiburg, in cooperation with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar
10/2007 until 8/2009 Freelance museum guide at the Uniseum Freiburg
10/2001 until 3/2009 Studies (M.A.) of Historical Antropology, Biology and Linguistics at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg
9/2004 until 5/2005 Studies of Linguistic Anthropology and Chinese at the Université de Montréal, Canada (Baden-Württemberg-Fellowship)

Publications

  • Pannhorst, Kerstin: "Insekten als Ressource", in: Allemeyer, Marie Luisa ; Baur, Joachim; Vogel, Christian (Hrsg.): Räume des Wissens. Die Basisausstellung im Forum Wissen, Göttingen 2022, S. 186-189.
  • Pannhorst, Kerstin: Zirkulieren: "Hans Sauter und der Wert von Insekten", in: Heumann, I.: Güttler, N. (Hrsg.): Sammlungsökonomien, Berlin 2016, S. 71-93.
  • Pannhorst, Kerstin: "Verpacken, Verkaufen, Verschenken: Entomologische Praktiken zwischen Formosa und Berlin 1902-1914", in: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 39/3 (2016), S. 230–244.
  • Hermannstädter, Anita; Heumann, Ina; Pannhorst, Kerstin (Hrsg.): Wissensdinge: Geschichten aus dem Naturkundemuseum. Berlin 2015: Nicolai (2. erweiterte Auflage: Berlin 2020: Reimer).
  • Hermannstädter, Anita; Heumann, Ina; Pannhorst, Kerstin: "Fisch und Wissensding. Zur Bedeutung naturkundlicher Objekte", in: Ibid. (Eds.): Wissensdinge. Geschichten aus dem Naturkundemuseum, Berlin 2015: Nicolai (2. erweiterte Ausgabe: Berlin 2020: Reimer), pp.10-25.
  • Auffermann, Bärbel; Pannhorst, Kerstin (Hrsg.): Wie Menschen Affen Sehen, Mettmann 2012.

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