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.
Rosa Lehmann highly recommends an article that draws attention to "gendered geographies of elimination" using the example of the indigenous Epera.
Dana El-Kurd and Benjamin Schuetze discuss their book publications in the current newsletter of the American Political Science Association (APSA).
In July the German-Namibian Commission for Extracurricular Lesson Materials Relating to Colonialism and Genocide met at the ABI for the first time.
Stefan Rother has read an article that provides a more nuanced view of the attributions of the Philipines in case studies of labor migration research.
Events / Dates
The VAD conference 2022 in Freiburg will focus on the theme “Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives” and will address processes of co-production of knowledge as well as the mutual questioning of different ways of thinking.
In the three-part EUCOR workshop series, young researchers exchange ideas with leading scholars across disciplines on the state as a central concept for the study of power, domination and socio-political change.
“Why are we allowing these people from shit-hole countries come here?” (D.J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America).
Anti-Black sentiments have always been part of the linguistics map of the Americas for over 600 years. In the lecture, Onookome Okome will briefly investigate the cultural history of this linguistic violence. To do this, he will also draw on the works of three major European authors, which will allow him to show patterns in the use of linguistic violence against black bodies in historical and political perspective.
Franzisca Zanker together with Khangelani Moyo and Kalyango Ronald Sebba recently published an article on the political responses to refugees from Uganda and South Africa during the first 6 months of the Corona pandemic.
Wazi Apoh und Andreas Mehler schreiben in der aktuellen Ausgabe von WeltTrends über die schwierige Restitutionsdebatte und die Wahrnehmung der Stimmen der Herkunftsländer der Objekte.