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Workshop “Orality and Cinema in Kenya”

On 5-7 September 2022, the Workshop “Orality and Cinema in Kenya: the Practice of Film DJs and Audiences” took place in Naivasha, Kenya, as part of the Thyssen-project of CEDITRAA member Matthias Krings, with Claudia Böhme (Uni Trier) and Solomon Waliaula (JGU) as co-conveners...

Keynote Lecture by Prof. Dr. Martin Kretschmer

On 21 September, 2022, 4:30-6.00 p.m., Prof. Dr. Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow)  will give a public lecture on “Copyright and Non-Use” in the context of the expert workshop “Copyright, CARE and African Music Archives” at Mainz University. Abstract: ...

Workshop “Copyright, CARE and African Music Archives”

On 21 and 22 September 2022, CEDITRAA member Ute Röschenthaler and affiliate Hauke Dorsch act as co-convenors of an international workshop entitled “Copyright, CARE and African Music Archives: Tensions between Artists’ Interests and the Repatriation of Music” in Mainz. The...

The Future of Cinema Lies in Africa

CEDITRAA researchers Vinzenz Hediger and Sonia Campanini have been interviewed for the current edition of Forschung Frankfurt, a special issue on Africa research. Below is an English translation of the interview conducted by Pia Barth (Goethe University Frankfurt). Striking Continuity...

Workshop “Popular Music Production and Regulation Online”

From 14 to 15 July 2022, Alexander Peukert, associated CEDITRAA member, Goethe University Frankfurt, and CEDITRAA member Ute Röschenthaler organise an interdisciplinary workshop “Comparative Perspectives on Popular Music Production and Regulation Online”. The workshop brings together international scholars to discuss...

CEDITRAA fellow Dr. Patrick Oloko at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz 

Dr. Patrick Oloko is the first CEDITRAA fellow at the department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Oloko is a well-known scholar of Literature and Cultural Studies at the department of English, University of Lagos, Nigeria.  For the duration of one month, he works on new expressions of popular...

Meeting CEDITRAA research partners in Kinshasa

During a joint field trip to Kinshasa, DR Congo, Nico Nassenstein and Artemis Saleh met current research partners and strengthened their relationships with Congolese researchers, cultural workers, and local contacts.   On 18 March 2021, the researchers were able to share...

VAD Conference Panel: Reciprocal perspectives

Matthias Krings and Izuu Nwankwọ will host a double session panel with the title “Reciprocal perspectives: jocular anthropology and characterisations of the ‘other’ in African and European popular arts” at this year’s VAD conference in Freiburg, organised by the Association...