Exhibition award "Ausgezeichnet Ausgestellt"

Einladung Marschner 2020 geschnittenThe exhibition "Frobenius - the Art of Science", on display from March 24 to July 14, 2019 at the Museum Giersch of Goethe University Frankfurt, is shortlisted for the "Ausgezeichnet Ausgestellt" award of the Dr. Marschner Foundation. The prize, endowed with 25,000 Euro, is aimed at all non-profit or public sponsorship institutions in Frankfurt am Main and Offenbach and is awarded annually. From the submitted applications, projects that stand out for their substantial curatorial achievement and whose implementation is aimed at both a broad public as well as at a specialist audience are selected for the prize.

In addition to "Frobenius - The Art of Research", six other exhibition projects have been nominated. The award ceremony will take place on 18 March 2020 in the Literaturhaus Frankfurt.

About the exhibition
Press release of the Dr. Marschner Foundation (German language)

Photo exhibition "Soltan Meydan"

Probe Basim Ghomorlou PlakatFrom February 6, 2020, the photo exhibition "Soltan Meydan" by Iranian photographer Basim Ghomorlou is on display at the Frobenius Institute. The exhibition shows black and white photos with impressions of everyday life in Soltan Meydan, a village in the province of Razavi-Khorasan in northeastern Iran.

"Soltan Meydan" is part of our gallery at the Frobenius Institute, established in 2018. Among others, photos by visual anthropologist Christer Lindberg and exhibits from the "L'Avant et l'ailleurs. Leo Frobenius et l'art Africain"-exhibition at the research centre of the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris) have been on display.

Exhibition flyer

Website of Basim Ghomorlou



Our yearbook 2018/19

frob jahrbuch2019 coverWe introduce our yearbook in which we present our research activities, our archives, our exhibitions and much more in retrospect from 2018 to summer 2019 - we hope you enjoy reading it!

PDF Yearbook 2018/19 (German only)

Exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME" in Addis Ababa

Baxxe Home PosterWhat does "home" mean? And how is "home" realized?

This is the central question of the photo exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME" by Ethiopian photographer Maheder Haileselassie, on display from 21 November 2019 at the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in cooperation with the Frobenius Institute.

The exhibition contrasts photographs from the Frobenius Institute's archives documenting the early expeditions to the Gedeo region (Ethiopia) in the 1930s to 1950s with contemporary works by young Ethiopians. The exhibition is the result of a photo workshop with six young Ethiopians in Gedeo given by Maheder Haileselassie, and builds on earlier exhibition collaborations between the Frobenius Institute and the Goethe-Institut Addis Ababa.

Exhibition brochure

Latest Publications


Cover Lavant et lailleursGEORGET, Jean-Louis, Philippe GROSOS & Richard KUBA (2020):
L’avant et l’ailleurs. Comparatisme, ethnologie et préhistoire. Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf.

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65 paideuma umsch65 front page 001Paideuma. Zeitschrift für Kulturantropologische Forschung. 65 (2019) 

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Jebens nicht alles verstehen COVERJEBENS, Holger (2019): Nicht alles Verstehen. Wege und Umwege in der deutschen Ethnologie. Berlin: Reimer

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Afrique encDIAWARA, Mamadou & Ute Röschenthaler  (2019): Normes Etatiques et pratiques locales en Afrique Subsaharienne. Entre afrondement et accomodement. Paris: Édition Manucius.

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Cover HnschHÄNSCH, Valerie (2019): Vertreibung und Widerstand im sudanesischen Niltal: Ein Staudammprojekt und der Versuch zu bleiben (Studien zur Kulturkunde, 134). Berlin: Reimer.

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