South African historian Prof. Dr. Shamil Jeppie from the University of Cape Town has been focussing his research activities on the Timbuktu manuscripts since 2008. The Director of the Institute for Humanities in Africaand Head of the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project explains in our General Interview the scientific basis on which the manuscripts are analysed, the overall goals of the project and what fascinates him personally about the unique sources of African history.
Academic Project ManagerDr. Shamil Jeppie Project MembersSusana Molins LliterasDr. Mauro Nobili
Rifqah KahnHassen Muhammed KawoAbubakar Sadiq AbdulkadirShabnam Parker
Overall Planning Teams
Gisela Graichen und Peter Prestel