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20.12.2023 Six Days – Eight African films
15.12.2023 Cluster Calendar and its submissions
04.12.2023 Thokozani Mhlambi: An Archive of Feelings
01.12.2023 The 2023/24 cohort of Cluster Fellows has arrived in Bayreuth
01.12.2023 The inaugural Moi University International Conference
31.10.2023 "Spatialities" conference
22.07.2023 Report- 35th Swahili Colloquium 2023: Mashujaa! ReCONFIGuring Swahili Studies
10.07.2023 Tribute to Prof. Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo
23.05.2023 Raharimanana's works illuminate Bayreuth's city center during the summer
01.05.2023 Cluster Chronicles with Jean Luc Raharimanana
27.04.2023 Heritage Workshop - Bayreuth (18-19 January 2023)
09.03.2023 Statement on the condoning of racism at the Frankfurt Research Center of Global Islam
09.03.2023 Statement on the condoning of racism at the Frankfurt Research Center of Global Islam
09.03.2023 Statement on the dismissal of Mohamedou Ould Slahi as curator of the African Book Festival
09.03.2023 "Infrastructuring (Im)Mobilities," Moi University
27.02.2023 Prof. Alber awarded research grant
18.01.2023 The pre-death bequest of Gerd Spittler
16.01.2023 Interview with fellow Dr. Anthony Okeregbe
18.11.2022 Thinking and doing intersectionality in/from Africa
10.11.2022 2022-11-10 Interview with Prof. Dr. Dhruv Raina
25.10.2022 “A Source of Hope” - Cluster Project Works on Proposed Solutions in the Fight against Human Rights Violations in Africa
24.10.2022 Report on the visit of the delegation of the Federal Republic of Somalia
22.09.2022 Trauer um Ijeoma Loren Uche-Okeke
13.07.2022 Call for Images - Africa: Visions and Time
13.07.2022 Photographic Call "African Spaces"
06.07.2022 Impressions from the annual Cluster Conference on "Medialities"
01.07.2022 Panels
15.06.2022 Cluster Project “Travelling Knowledge” in Athens
14.06.2022 Workshop report: "The Education Alibi in Africa: Towards a critical critically reflexive perspective on the paradoxes of schooling in Africa"
25.05.2022 Let the rhythm move you - Aly Keita in Concert
25.05.2022 Acknowledgement for the contributions to the round table "Decolonial Feminisms"
20.05.2022 Multimedia installation "To Be King" by Christine Dixie at Iwalewahaus
19.05.2022 BIGSAS honorary doctorate for the West African sociologist and women's rights activist Fatou Sow
13.05.2022 ​Bembé do Mercado – Celebrating the abolishment of slavery in Santo Amaro Brazil
10.05.2022 Week of workshops of the five Cluster Centres marks the Half-time at the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence
25.03.2022 Workshop report: Value Chains and security apparatus: On the links between economic and security policy in international order
25.03.2022 To Be King – Christine Dixie
18.03.2022 "The Cluster gives me international visibility for our research"
09.03.2022 Professor Kenneth Kaunda Oluoch (1961-2022): An Obituary
04.03.2022 Statement on the war in Ukraine and the treatment of Africans trying to flee the country
01.02.2022 Research Project and seminar series "The Changing African Idea of Africa and the Future of African Studies"
31.01.2022 Ways of Knowing Africa – the Cluster’s third New Year Lecture
27.01.2022 Public online panel discussion: “With the Help of God(s)? Religious Actors and Sustainable Development in Africa”
24.01.2022 An Atlantic Adventure: Brazilian Film Series in Perspective
17.12.2021 Lecture Musicale by Raharimanana
13.12.2021 Online portal "Collections from colonial contexts" launched
13.12.2021 Images "African Icons" selected
03.12.2021 School without Racism - A Step in the Right Direction
01.12.2021 Cinema Africa 2021 – A tribute to the Indian Ocean
30.11.2021 Narrating Relations: Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize for Literature
29.11.2021 Intermedial Indian Ocean: Creating relational worlds: film, photography and beyond
26.11.2021 The cloth that speaks – Leso workshop with Mshai Mwangola
25.11.2021 Photo exhibition: Goa/Mozambique - Crossed Glances
18.11.2021 Thoko Kaime: Inaugural Lecture and African Law Week
08.11.2021 The new cohort of Cluster fellows have arrived at University of Bayreuth
14.10.2021 Cluster members part of newly founded Humboldt research hubs
12.10.2021 The 2021 Cluster Conference in moving pictures
06.10.2021 A journey to the Indian Ocean – Cinema Africa 2021
05.10.2021 DGSKA honours dissertation of social anthropologist Sabrina Maurus
14.09.2021 Call for Photographic Contributions
25.08.2021 Cluster Project “Travelling Knowledge” at World Congress
11.08.2021 Editorial Board of the Africa Multiple Book Series Now Constituted
09.08.2021 Cluster Conference "Africa*n Relations: Modalities Reflected"
03.08.2021 Digital Workshop: Fielding the Field
21.07.2021 Elnathan John: Cluster Modalities
14.07.2021 The University of Bayreuth awards BIGSAS Honorary Doctorate to Professor Fatou Sow
09.07.2021 ​Elnathan John: TAPPING AND SASHAYING 
06.07.2021 New lecture series in honour of late Okwui Enwezor premieres at Cluster Conference
06.07.2021 Cluster publishes Africa Multiple connects 3: COVID-19 and (Im)mobilities in West Africa
28.06.2021 Cluster Chronicles with Elnathan John
25.06.2021 Interview with Artist Fellow Btihal Remli: “Fellowship is an exciting opportunity”
22.06.2021 Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Announces New Book Series
25.05.2021 UNESCO Conference: "Integrating the General History of Africa into School Curriculum"
17.05.2021 Obituary Jamil M. Abun-Nasr (1932-2021)
17.05.2021 “All time is tea time”: The Prospects and Challenges of the Global Tea Industry
11.05.2021 A Requiem to Allyship
10.05.2021 The DAAD Guest Professorship ‘African Economic History’ at the University of Bayreuth (2021-2023)
07.05.2021 Workshop: “Multifaceted Relations: Africa-Asia”
29.04.2021 New Junior Research Group compares West African policies on monetary and financial dependencies
28.04.2021 Cluster develops Survey Tool for Interdisciplinary research
24.04.2021 The second Working Paper of the Cluster’s series “Africa Multiple connects” deals with Questions of Diasporas
23.04.2021 ​AfriKaleidoskop: New round for the online film and discussion series
23.04.2021 Cluster project scrutinizes links between migration and conflict in Ituri, DR Congo
18.04.2021 RecAf Spring School 2021 “in” Bayreuth
09.04.2021 Lecture Series of the Universities of Bayreuth and Regensburg: "Globalization and Nationalisms Historical Perspectives on a Complex Relationship"
08.04.2021 Bayreuth International Summer School (BISS) 2021 - with courses in African Studies
01.04.2021 Afrikaleidoskop - "Afro.Deutschland"
30.03.2021 Cluster receives "Gratitude Sculpture” from Dr. Faraj Remmo
26.03.2021 “Africa*n Relations: Modalities Reflected” – Cluster conference to take place in July
26.03.2021 Junior Research Group on post-truth politics in Africa led by Joschka Philipps
22.03.2021 Remembering the victims of the transatlantic slave trade
22.03.2021 International Docorate Program (IDP): “Business and Human Rights: Governance Challenges in a Complex World”
22.03.2021 Condolences on the Passing of Professor Omar Egesah
18.03.2021 La F/francophonie in Africa: history and current challenges
13.03.2021 Celebrating African poetry
11.03.2021 Lagos ACC invites four scholars as visiting fellows
03.03.2021 Prof. Dr. Grace Musila joins the Cluster as new Advisory Board member
24.02.2021 Four Junior Research Groups enrich the Cluster's multifaceted agenda
23.02.2021 DjumbaiALA team obtains BMBF grant for early-career researchers
22.02.2021 "Child labour retards economic growth" - Interview with Dr. Raymond Frempong
19.02.2021 Cluster establishes new lecture series in honour of late Okwui Enwezor
18.02.2021 Dr. Oumarou Boukari: International Mother Language – a transversal perspective
11.02.2021 Gil Ndi-Shang "The Radio"
08.02.2021 New gardens for the Sahara: Social Anthropologist from Bayreuth leads sustainable agriculture project in Chad
03.02.2021 New podcast series on African Mobilities
02.02.2021 MuDAIMA project: Understanding the entanglements of the African integration processes
02.02.2021 Interview with Fellow Dr. R. Benedito Ferrão
01.02.2021 “The chair aims to cross-fertilize and inform epistemic changes across disciplines” – Interview with Prof. Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni
15.01.2021 Cluster’s Co-Spokesperson Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler delivers New Year Lecture
17.12.2020 Cluster research project "Making a Living: Learning trajectories towards the ability to earn a livelihood"
16.12.2020 "Les Fellows sont des ambassadeurs ayant une double mission" – Entretien avec Prof. Dr. Miampika Moundele
16.12.2020 „We must make better use of the expertise from Bayreuth in Berlin!”: Member of German Bundestag Thomas Hacker visits the Cluster of Excellence
16.12.2020 Prof. Dr. Michael Steppat speaks in Moscow on “The Excellence Strategy: Cutting-Edge Research in Germany?”
14.12.2020 New Year Lecture 2021 held by Cluster’s Co-Spokesperson Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler
14.12.2020 Congratulations on the University Medal, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Wanitzek!
13.12.2020 The Cluster launches App “African Alphabets of the Bayreuth Cluster” (AABC)
13.12.2020 “Not so long ago Europe was the continent from where people fled” – an Interview with Jochen Lingelbach
10.12.2020 Personalia: A note from former fellow Dr. S.N. Nyeck
04.12.2020 Interview with Dr. Christine Vogt-William: "Change in the making"
04.12.2020 Great response for the Cluster’s call for artist fellowships
30.11.2020 The Cognitive Empire in Africa: Knowledge, Consciousness, and Epistemic Freedom
10.11.2020 Intersectionality course by Cluster PI goes into another round
10.11.2020 BATATA – Bioeconomy as societal change in Tanzania
05.11.2020 Everyone’s human rights – A series of debates on human rights in Africa
30.10.2020 Interview with Dr. Eleanor Higgs, fellow of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence
30.10.2020 The Cluster publishes “Africa Multiple connects” – a series of working papers
13.10.2020 (++Postponed due to current Corona regulations++) Cinema Africa 2020 – Tuesday is “Cinema Africa Day”
05.10.2020 Selection Process for the Junior Research Groups
03.08.2020 The Cluster’s Literature Festival 2020
31.07.2020 Interview with Ulrike Bergermann
08.07.2020 Interview mit Prof. Dr. Stefan Ouma und Dr. Christine Vogt-William zum Thema Rassismus
06.07.2020 On Racism – An Interview with Prof. Dr. Stefan Ouma and Dr. Christine Vogt-William
29.06.2020 The Cluster’s Stance on Racism and Black Lives Matter
20.06.2020 The Lack of Self-Awareness
18.06.2020 We do not bother on/about who did not come
18.06.2020 Fellow Dr Taofik Olasunkanmi Adesanmi: “The Cluster offers me a formidably promising platform for connection and interpersonal relationship"
28.05.2020 Prof. Dr. Iris Clemens: Learning in virtual environments as a pedagogical and social challenge
25.05.2020 Léwòz a kowona-la - Corona song by Max Diakok
20.05.2020 “Corona Phobia” in Benin: Between Research, Social Dynamic and Sanitary Challenge
14.05.2020 Statement on Achille Mbembe and the Debate over Anti-Semitism
13.05.2020 Vice-Dean Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber demands more female voices in political consulting
30.04.2020 Fellow Portrait Dr. Susanne Mohr: “I am looking forward to stimulating discussions with like-minded colleagues from various disciplines”
29.04.2020 #LockdownVoices: Cluster of Excellence creates new facebook hashtag
27.04.2020 Cluster intensifies research related cooperation with its international network partners
26.04.2020 Workshop: “Data and Theoretical Perspectives on Colonial Letters”
24.04.2020 Mozambican artist Nuno Silas: "My ideas explore the timeless and different problems of the human condition"
23.04.2020 Arts meet Science: From Plastic to Microplastic
23.04.2020 Imagine The Scenery - an essay by Nigerian artist Aderemi Adegbite (Lagos)
23.04.2020 New online lecture series on “African Literature”
22.04.2020 The Cluster welcomes Professor Ndlovu-Gatsheni
21.04.2020 Cluster Activities Cancelled until 20 April 2020
06.04.2020 Expert from the University of Bayreuth: “Society must learn to live with coronavirus.”
03.04.2020 Africa-researcher on the current handling of the corona-virus pandemic on the continent
16.03.2020 Reconfiguring Mobility Struggles – reflections on a workshop that was not
24.02.2020 Talking moral talks with Dr. Joe Spencer-Bennett
21.02.2020 Reconfiguring African Studies Workshop at Kenyan Moi University
20.02.2020 The Activities of the Postdoc Working Group “Shakespearean Pasts, African Futurities: Entanglements of Memory, Temporalities and Knowledge(s)”
19.02.2020 International Conference “Frontiers in Digital African Research”
19.02.2020 Symposium Intersectionality
19.02.2020 Fellow Portrait: Dr. Melina C. Kalfelis
14.02.2020 „On Worlds and Artworks” mirrors work of the Research Section "Arts and Aesthetics"
14.02.2020 Workshop "SKAnning Space from Africa: Seeing and Becoming"
11.02.2020 Cinema Africa presented AfriKaleidoskop – a film night at a historic movie theater
04.02.2020 Afrika@School: Teaching children about Africa
04.02.2020 Cluster of Excellence’s PI founds new Master's Program
03.02.2020 Art meets Science: „From Plastic to Microplastic”
27.01.2020 Stellungnahme des Instituts für Afrikastudien und des Exzellenzclusters Africa Multiple der Universität Bayreuth
20.01.2020 New Year Lecture: Figuring out How to Reconfigure African Studies
16.01.2020 Conference “Africa challenges” is calling for papers
14.12.2019 International Conference: “African Studies and land questions in Africa”
13.12.2019 International Postdoctoral Working Groups: Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies calls for proposals
12.12.2019 Research group project scrutinizes refugee camps
11.12.2019 BIGSAS issues a call for PhD-scholarships for women from the African continent
28.11.2019 International Conference Frontiers in African Digital Research
26.11.2019 A cinematographic journey across the African continent: Cinema Africa in Bayreuth
22.11.2019 Panel Discussion: Racism and the New Right in German Contexts
06.11.2019 BIGSAS Journalist Award 2019 celebrates outstanding reporting on Africa in German speaking media
05.11.2019 Interdisciplinary conversations – the cluster’s kick-off conference debated important questions of African Studies today
01.11.2019 Concert at the Margravial Opera House
29.10.2019 Call for Papers: “Intersectionality: Theory, Approach, Activism”
29.10.2019 “Cinema Africa” celebrates its twelfth edition
29.10.2019 Official signing of agreements with ACC
24.10.2019 Cluster’s Principal Investigator founds new course of studies
23.10.2019 The Fragmentation of religious Authority in Muslim Africa. An International Workshop
21.10.2019 The new call is out – the process for the fellowships of 2020/21 has begun
21.10.2019 World Music in Fusion – An evening at the Margravial Opera House
21.10.2019 “Fellows enrich the work of the Cluster in multiple ways”
21.10.2019 Cluster’s first scholar to be featured on LATEST THINKING
25.09.2019 Panel discussion “How to do intersectionality?”
25.09.2019 Workshop “Un-doing post-colonial knowledges. Perspectives from academia-arts-activism” taking place in Bayreuth and Leipzig
23.09.2019 FAVT Kampala: Africa Multiple in style
20.09.2019 20th DOCTORAL SCHOOL “FACTORY OF IDEAS” took place in Bahia
20.09.2019 BIGSAS Journalist Award 2019
17.09.2019 The Intersectionality and Critical Diversity Literacy (ICDL) Lecture / Workshop Series – an AMC Measure by the Gender and Diversity Office.
13.09.2019 Cluster of Excellence will offer three research formats in the upcoming academic year
23.08.2019 International Conference: The Cluster of Excellence welcomes its network partners in Bayreuth
02.08.2019 African Cluster Centres visit University of Bayreuth to define cooperation goals
28.07.2019 “FAVT: FUTURE AFRICA VISIONS IN TIME” brings exhibition to Kampala, Uganda
23.07.2019 Cluster of Excellence launches new Fellowship program for the academic year 2019/20
15.07.2019 Climate, Migration and Racism – the 9th BIGSAS Literature Festival focuses on main topics of crises
(13.08.2022) Minister of State Claudia Roth visited the Cluster of Excellence

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