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Completed research project

Title / Titel Morphology of the shamanic drum
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Original title / Originaltitel Morphologie der Schamanentrommel
Summary / Zusammenfassung Exhibition project on the morphological transformations of an elementary type of drum, prevalent in shamanic societies from Lappland to the Bering Strait and from Siberia to the Himalayas. These morphological changes from one society to the next are accompanied by changes in the functions of the shaman, by changes in cosmological ideas, and by changes in the myths relating the origin of the shaman's most important tools.

The research continues with a closer look to the drums and related data of the Limbu, the Lepcha, the tibetan nga chen.
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Keywords / Suchbegriffe Exhibition, Shamanism, Drum, Material Culture
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Dr. M. Oppitz (Project Leader)  
P. Blöchlinger  
M. Kienast  
W. Trinkler  
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Universität Zürich (position pursuing an academic career), Others
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Various Ethnographic Museums in Europe and Siberia
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jan 1995 to Dec 2009