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CfP: Masterclass with Sondra Hausner

Masterclass Final web neuSondra Hausner is this year's guest of the Ad.E.Jensen-Memorial Lectures:
"A genealogy of method: anthropology's ancestors and the meaning of culture"

In tandem with her lecture series, a masterclass titeld "Conversations with classic theorists", held by Sondra Hausner, gives young researchers the opportunity to present their work and discuss it with her. We invite young researchers (Master and PhD students) to apply.

About the masterclass

Application deadline: April 30th, 2019

Applications to be addressed to:
Holger Jebens (Jebens[at]

About the Ad.E.Jensen-Memorial Lecture 2019

Exhibition: "Frobenius - The Art of Science"

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"Frobenius - The Art of Science" is the exhibition on display at the Museum Giersch
of Goethe-University Frankfurt from March 24th through July 14th 2019.

The exhibiton is testimony to the work and biographies of the talented draughtswomen and draughtsmen who accompanied Leo Frobenius (1873–1938) on his anthropological expeditions to Africa, Indonesia, South America, Australia as well as Northern and Southern Europe. During these expeditons, these draughtswomen and draughtsmen produced painted copies of prehistoric rock art. Along with ethnographic drawings, oil paintings, and photographs, these paintings and documents of both artistic as well as scientific value comprise the Frobenius Institute's distinctive archives.

The exhibition shows the anthropologist Leo Frobenius and his research within the historical context of the early 20th century. It puts the spotlight on his hitherto littleknown expedition team, particularly on the women who were responsible for the great majority of the images. Works by Paul Klee, Willi Baumeister, and Wols show how these rock art copies inspired modern art in Europe.

Further information:
Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität

Funding: Stiftung Giersch, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Ernst von Siemens Kulturstiftung, Frobenius-Gesellschaft, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Stadt Frankfurt a.M.

Workshop "Contested millets in in Africa and Asia: past and present"

Hirse Workshop CoverFrom March 28th to 29th 2019, the members of the Frankfurt-Groningen Millets Network meet in Groningen (Netherlands) for their workshop "Contested millets in in Africa and Asia: past and present". Together with invited scholars of anthropology, archaeology, botany, history and linguistics they deepen their discussions of marginalisation processes of millet and their sociocultural meanings from prehistory to present.

Workshop programme

Read more about the Frankfurt-Groningen Millets Network

Job opening: PhD position in Archaeology

Ausschreibung Projekt Gestrich enThe project "Archaeological Networks on the Middle Niger" currently has a job opening for a PhD position in Archaeology, available from May 1st 2019.

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