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Matteo Benussi: Halal infrastructure in Muslim Russia

Benussi 21 10 19Monday 21 Oct marks the opening of our colloquium in the winterterm 2019/20:

Matteo Benussi (Venice/Berkeley):
"Halal infrastructure in Muslim Russia: the materiality of everyday asceticism"

4.15pm - 5.45pm
Seminarhaus, room SH 0.107
Campus Westend

Colloquium brochure with abstracts
Overview of all lectures

Reception on occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Bcherregal korrigiert19 October 2019, 6pm
Guest House Frauenlobstraße

The Frobenius Institute cordially invites you to its annual reception on occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair:
The Frobenius Research Award will be presented during this event, and the staff of both the Frobenius Institute and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe University will introduce their recent publications.

Registration until October 1: frobenius[at]

Gästehaus Frauenlobstraße
Frauenlobstraße 1
60487 Frankfurt am Main

Ad.E. Memorial Lecture online

D800E 20190603 024 twkAll lectures held by Prof. Sondra Hausner as part of her lecture series "A Genealogy of Method. Anthropology's Ancestors and the Meaning of Culture" (June 2019) are available online on YouTube on YouTube.

Impressions of this year's Ad.E. Memorial Lecture and further information can be accessed here.


Celebrated loans at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

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The current exhibition "Préhistoire, une énigme moderne" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris includes two loans from the Frobenius Institute. The exhibition focuses on the close connection between prehistoric art and modernism.

In the most important morning news programme on French television, instead of showing works of by Picasso, Mirò or Klee, artists whose work is also shown in the exhibition, it was the two large-format copies of rock paintings made during Leo Frobenius' expedition to what is today's Zimbabwe in 1929 that were highlighted.

Anthropology library renamed

Umbenennung Ethnologische Bibliothek Leo FrobeniusThe Frobenius Institute's library carries a new name:
"Leo Frobenius Library of Cultural Anthropology"

With a total of 131,311 volumes (as of the end of 2018), the library is the most important specialised library for social and cultural anthropology in the German-speaking world. It bears the collections of the Frobenius Institute, the Department of Social and Cultural Antropology of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main as well as the valuable old collections of the Weltkulturenmuseum of the City of Frankfurt. Outstanding collections are the large old collection (more than 30,000 volumes), almost 500 current journals and series, the collection of book and journal articles, a map collection (1,740) and a film collection (more than 2,000 DVDs).

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