Prior to fieldwork, Mr. Venz spent a year at the IKIP in Bandung studying Indonesian philology and, on the basis of four-months fieldwork, wrote an M.A. thesis in 2003 on the Benua's concept of person (Das Menschenbild, der Tod und das Jenseits bei den Benua'-Idaatn in Ost-Kalimantan [Concept of Person, Death and the Beyond among the Benua'-Idaatn of East Kalimantan]). Since 2004, he has been a Ph.D. candidate at the Albert-Ludwigs Universitat of Freiburg, Germany, working under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Stefan Seitz and Prof. Dr. Lothar Kaser; Prof. Dr. Bernd Nothofer and Dr. Horst Cain are also providing support.
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|Title Annotation:||KALIMANTAN NEWS|
|Publication:||Borneo Research Bulletin|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2005|
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