3 sentences on the institute
The ABI is one of Germany’s major research centers in the domain of both comparative area studies and transregional studies. As an independent, non-profit research institution, the institute cooperates with the University of Freiburg. The Institute was founded in 1960 and goes back to Arnold Bergstraesser, at that time Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Freiburg.
Young social science researchers working on Africa are invited to submit their papers for the EUCOR Cross-border workshop series.
University of Freiburg and Arnold Bergstraesser Institute establish „Africa Centre für Transregional Research“ (ACT).
The Lord Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, visited his Freiburg counterpart Martin Horn and the University of Freiburg, where he also met Andreas Mehler.
After a successful evaluation by the BMBF, the "Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa" is entering the second funding period.
Events / Dates
22th January 2020, 6:30 p.m.: Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, TU Berlin: Zurück in die Zukunft. Die Restitution afrikanischer Kulturgüter aus historischer Sicht. Haus zu Lieben Hand, Löwenstraße 16
2nd lecture: 30th January 2020, paper by Giulia Scotto "Postcolonial Logistics: ENI’s African Empire", discussant: Carola Fricke
The working papers of the MIASA International Fellow Groups #1 "Migration, Mobility and Forced Displacement" are now available for download.
Alke Jenss recently published an article on "Global flows and everyday violence in urban space: The port-city of Buenaventura, Colombia" at Political Geography.