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TitleNadel; Siegfried (1903-1956); anthropologist
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Admin Biographical HistorySiegfried Nadel, 1903-1956, was born in Vienna. His early studies were in philosophy, psychology and music, but he later turned to anthropology. In 1932, he was granted a fellowship by the International Institute of African Languages and Culture. He became a postgraduate student of the London School of Economics Department of Anthropology. In 1938, he was appointed as Government Anthropologist in the Sudan, to investigate the Nuba tribes. From 1942 to 1945, he served in the British Military Administration in Eritrea and, in 1945, he became Secretary for Native Affairs to the British Military Administration in Tripolitania. In 1946, he became Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at LSE and, in 1948, he became Reader in Anthropology at Durham. In 1950, he was appointed Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University.
DescriptionFieldwork notes from Nadel's Nupe and Nuba studies; diaries and papers from his time in Ethiopia and Eritrea; material relating to Nadel's lectures and papers, including draft articles, correspondence and offprints; and photographs from Nadel's expeditions.
Access StatusMainly open; some items closed
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