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Soumaila Coulibaly (MA)

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Doctoral Researcher in the Markadugu Project


Soumaila Coulibaly’s research interests lie in the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the West African Sahel, especially of his native Mali. He has a long-standing engagement and experience with heritage management, within governmental and non-governmental structures. His current research focuses on oral tradition, history and identity in the region of Segu, Mali. Within the Markadugu Project, he works with an interdisciplinary approach to the African past, combining written and oral sources, and archaeological evidence.


Professional History
2012 – 2016     Attaché de Recherche in History and Archaeology, Direction Nationale du Patrimoine Culturel, Mali
2010 – 2012     Regional officer for cultural development, Tombouctou Region, Mali-EU Economic and Social Development of Culture Support Program (PADESC)
2008         Intern, Service Patrimoine de la Région des Pays de la Loire, Nantes
2004 – 2010    Administrator of Arts and Culture, Direction Nationale du Patrimoine Culturel, Mali    
2003         Teacher of History and Geography, Lycée Prospère Kamara, Bamako


Educational Background
2007-2009     MA in Cultural Heritage Management, Université Senghor, Alexandria
2001-2003    Secondary Teaching Diploma, History and Geography, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Bamako
1999-2001    Maîtrise, History and Archaeology, Bamako University
1998-1999    Licence, History and Archaeology, Bamako University
1996-1998    General University Studies Diploma (DEUG), History and Archaeology, Bamako University