Accepted paper:

A princess in South America

Author:

Beatrice Kümin (Ethnographic Museum, Zurich)

Paper short abstract:

It was very uncommon for a lady of the late 19th century to be interested in academic fields and it was even more extraordinary for them to carry out ethnographic expeditions. The German Princess Therese of Bayern did not care about that and travelled in 1898 to South America.

Paper long abstract:

It was very uncommon for a lady of the late 19th century to be interested in academic fields and it was even more extraordinary to do ethnographic expeditions. The German Princess Therese of Bayern (1850-1925) travelled for that purpose (incognito and with only three servants) in 1898 to South America. The Princess and her fieldwork give an interesting example for «female anthropology» in various regards, which shall be explored in this paper.

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Early European women anthropologists