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.
The Gero Erdmann Prize is awarded for dissertations that are based on a comparative approach and the consideration of area studies.
Lewis Turner argues for a new approach in EU migration and refugee policy towards a meaningful solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees.
In the framework of the research project "Authoritarian Urbanism" two researchers from Brazil and Turkey are currently working at the ABI.
New Blog Entry: A decolonial and historicised approach on the Zapatista Movement from Mariana Mora
Events / Dates
¿Por qué está resurgiendo una ola de violencia de tanta magnitud en el Caribe Colombiano? / Why is violence returning to the Colombian Caribbean with such force?
Miércoles 4 de noviembre de 2020, 10:00 am (Bogotá), Wednesday 4th November, 2020 4pm (Freiburg)
Este evento se llevará a cabo en español / This event will take place in Spanish.
The ALMA Research Series is Freiburg’s interdisciplinary colloquium on social transformations in Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The lectures take place four times during term in digital space.
As part of the ALMA Research Series digital in the winter semester, the sociologist Uyi Benjamin Edegbe presents his paper "Transnational Migrants Remittances and Social Development in Benin City, Nigeria", Julia Tischler (history) will discuss it.
Linda Oucho is Executive Director at the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an anthropologist and researcher on migration. In her lecture she will focus on the impact of the Corona crisis on migration in Kenya.
This working paper presents the experiences of four individual researchers who introspect on issues of insiderness, outsiderness and privilege in academia. Those researchers are from different regions of the world and with different positionalities, who carry out research in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. All of them are currently based at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute.
Out now: Africa Yearbook 2019 with two African and two ABI editors.
is the title of the recently published article by Wazi Apoh (University of Ghana) and Andreas Mehler on a new discourse on restitution and repatriation.