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Susanne Epple: Negotiating Law in Ethiopia - chances and challenges of legal pluralism

Kolloquium 2018 19 Poster Epple 17.12Next presentation in our lecture series on ongoing research projects:

Susanne Epple (Frankfurt a.M.):
"Negotiating Law in Ethiopia:
Chances and challenges of legal pluralism"

Monday, December 17th
4.15pm - 5.45pm
room: IG 251, Campus Westend (IG-Farben-building)

Leo Frobenius' work "Das unbekannte Afrika" online!

Leo Frobenius' work "Das unbekannte Afrika", published in 1923 by C.H.Beck (Munich), is available online!
The digitalisation was provided by the Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Music collection presented to the African Music Archives (AMA) at Mainz University

  Musiksammlung Nov. 2018


Photo: Thomas Hartmann

The Frobenius-Institute presented its music collection of African popular music to the African Music Archives (AMA), located at Mainz University's Department of Anthropology and African Studies.

The collection alone counts a total of 481 audio carriers (16 shellac-records, 30 vinyl-records, 115 CDs and 320 cassettes). It is a valuable contribution to the AMA, and is a further testimony to the AMA's unique role as a public archive of African popular music in the German-speaking and European countries.    Press statement of Mainz University

Advisory Board Meeting in November

Wissenschaftlicher Beiratstreffen 7.11.18On November 7th, the Advisory Board of the Frobenius Institute held their annual meeting. We are greatful for each member's time and the fruitful discussion we had on the activities and topical foci of the Frobenius Institute.

Lecture series on ongoing projects

Kolloquium 2018 19 Programmheft 1Throughout the winter term 2018/19 the Frobenius Institute hosts a lecture series on ongoing research projects. International scholars from all over the world present their research, covering a broad range of research topics.

Event details:

Mondays, 4.15 pm - 5.45 pm
start: Oct. 22nd, 2018
IG Farben building, room 251, Campus Westend


Programme brochure with abstracts

"Views - landscapes - engraved rocks": photo exhibition in Valcamonica, Italy

Italien Locandina SGUARDI PAESAGGI ROCCE INCISE. DEFFrom August 2nd through November 4th 2018 photographs from the Frobenius-Institute's photo archives are on display at three locations in Valcamonica, Italy.
The photgraphs portray draftsmen and draftswomen at work, producing copies of the Valcamonica's famous rock art, during travels initated by Leo Frobenius in the years 1935, 1936 and 1937.

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