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African Studies Rhine-Main!

Find out more about the activities of researchers working in Africa at Goethe University Frankfurt, the University Mainz and the TU Darmstadt.

In December 2015, the three universities of the Rhine-Main area founded a university alliance. The page africanstudies-rheinmain.de is part of it. The initiative aims at connecting the research on Africa at all three locations, coordinating the spectrum of research and developing new collaborative research projects.

On these pages, you will find more information on the institutions participating in African Research Rhine-Main, on the research projects as well as on current events, lectures and partners in Africa.




Africa related study programs

Frankfurt: Bachelor in Empirical Linguistics with a focus on African Languages

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Mainz: Social Anthroplogy - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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Mainz: Social Anthropolgy - Master of Arts (M.A.)

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Mainz: M.A. Linguistics with focus on African Languages

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Frankfurt: African Studies (Master of Arts)

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Collections and Archives

Sondersammelgebiet Afrika

Sondersammelgebiet Afrika südlich der Sahara

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Jahn Bibliothek Mainz

Jahn-Bibliothek für Afrikanische Literaturen

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AMA new

Archiv für die Musik Afrikas (AMA)

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Archive des Frobeniusinstituts

Archive des Frobenius-Instituts

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koloniales Bildarchiv

Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft

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Ethnographische Studiensammlung Mainz

Ethnografische Studiensammlung

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Humaethologisches Filmarchiv

Humanethologisches Filmarchiv

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Westafrika Herbar


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Ägyptologische Studiensammlung

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New EU project TU Darmstadt: A Global History of Technology, 1850 – 2000

In October, 2017, a new research project will commence: “A Global History of Technology, 1850-2000” (www.global-hot.eu). Project leader is Professor Mikael Hård at Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt). The five-year undertaking is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Its main task is to investigate the fate of technology Continue reading

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