DFG Priority Programme “Entangled Africa”

Intra-African relations between rain forest and Mediterranean, ca. 6000 – 500 BP

The DFG Priority Programme “Entangled Africa: Inner African relations between the rainforest and the Mediterranean, around 6000 – 500 years ago” (SPP 2143) was established by the Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in April 2017 for a period of 6 years.

The aim of the programme is to explore intra-African relations and networks of the last 6,000 years up to the beginning of the colonial period. The focus is on the transfer of objects and knowledge as well as the mobility of people and the mechanisms and motivations behind these processes. In close cooperation with our African partner institutions, we try to critically question national research traditions and European perspectives and to develop new perspectives for joint archaeological research in Africa.

At Frankfurt University and the Frobenius Institute there are four subprojects:

   Teilprojekte im DFG Schwerpunktprogramm 2143: Entangeld Africa:

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