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Univ.-Prof.DDr. Monika Leisch-Kiesl | 02/24/2016 | 1270 Views | Presentations

Westafrikanische Kunst im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert.
Kulturelle Aneignung und musealer Umgang in Europa

Elfter Vortrag der Ringvorlesung "Global Art History"

In ihrem Beitrag fokussiert Melanie Ulz Aneignungsstrategien von klassischer afrikanischer Kunst aus dem 19. Jahrhundert im musealen Kontext Europas. Die Frage nach dem Umgang mit den durchaus…

Westafrikanische Kunst im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. 
Kulturelle Aneignung und musealer Umgang in Europa
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Georgios Chatzoudis | 04/14/2015 | 1626 Views | Interviews

"Mali lebt in Armut, aber nicht in Elend"

Interview mit Charlotte Wiedemann über Land und Gesellschaft in Mali

Mali geriet in den vergangenen Jahren zweimal in den Fokus der Weltöffentlichkeit - im Zusammenhang mit dem Krieg im Norden des Landes und in Folge dessen, als gut 300.000 alte Handschriften aus…

"Mali lebt in Armut, aber nicht in Elend"
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/08/2015 | 2166 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 7: General Interview with Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara

In the general interview scientific project manager Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara talks about how he organized the rescue operation and his experience of it. He is now concerned with restoring and…

General Interview with Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 04/01/2015 | 1999 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 6: The Berlin Conference

The international strategy meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin brings together all the partners involved in the manuscript rescue measures in Timbuktu to discuss the next steps. The aim at the…

The Berlin Conference
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/25/2015 | 1529 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 5: Future Prospects

It is only after proper restoration, reassembly of tiny fragments of text and stabilization of the extremely thin pages of goatskin or camel skin that the manuscripts will be able to be…

Future Prospects
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Georgios Chatzoudis | 03/24/2015 | 3012 Views | Interviews

"Der Islam als Wesensmerkmal staatlicher Zugehörigkeit"

Interview mit Stephanie Zehnle über ihre Dissertation zum vorkolonialen Afrika

Staatlichkeit in Afrika wird nach wie vor oft als ein Phänomen betrachtet, das erst mit der kolonialen Eroberung des Kontinents durch Europäer einsetzte und im Zuge der anschließenden…

"Der Islam als Wesensmerkmal staatlicher Zugehörigkeit"
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/18/2015 | 1730 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 4: Africa's Memory

Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara is preparing a small exhibition in his archive for the Luxembourgian Development Aid Minister, in order to point up the most pressing problems with the rescued manuscripts…

Africa's Memory
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/11/2015 | 1788 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 3: Knowledge Transfer

Many of the manuscripts rescued from Timbuktu are damaged, soiled and in more than a few cases entire pages have been destroyed by termites. Following initial cleaning the documents are properly…

Knowledge Transfer
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 03/04/2015 | 1734 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 2: First Aid

There are almost 1,000 kilometres separating Timbuktu from the capital city of Bamako in Mali, West Africa. This huge distance covers two climate zones: In the oasis city of Timbuktu, where the…

First Aid
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 02/25/2015 | 6014 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Episode 1: A Journey into the Unknown

Roughly three years ago insurgents attacked the north of the West African state of Mali and captured the oasis city of Timbuktu. During the fighting not only were several world renowned mausoleums…

A Journey into the Unknown
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 01/24/2015 | 20531 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Saving the Timbuktu Manuscripts

Reise ins Ungewisse

Project leadership:
Dr. Abdel Kader Haïdara
Prof. Dr. Michael Friedrich
Location:
Bamako
Info:

The research project
As early as the 12th century CE, the city of Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa, was an important trading town and, as a junction of several key trading routes, evolved as of the 14th century at the latest into an important centre for the entire African continent. In the 15th century Timbuktu moreover became a renowned academic centre, attracting numerous scholars from the Islamic Maghreb and sub-Saharan regions. The city’s great importance over the centuries is reflected in…