African Diversities Colloquium

African Diversities Colloquium

All meetings take place from 16:30 to 18:00, at Hermann-Föge-Weg 12.


The African Diversities Colloquium provides an interdisciplinary forum for the critical engagement of research which intersects with the theme of African diversities, broadly conceived. The Colloquium seeks to forge a community of scholars of Africa from across a number of institutions, including the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Göttingen, other departments of the University of Göttingen, and beyond. We welcome participants and presenters from a range of academic backgrounds, including anthropology, geography, history, migration studies, and political science. Bi-monthly meetings discuss pre-circulated works-in-progress, research papers, presented by doctoral students, post-docs, faculty members, and invited guest speakers. All papers and discussions are in English.


Monday 27 October
Dr. Léonie S. Newhouse
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Monday 10 November
Dr. Naluwembe Binaisa
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Monday 24 November
Mark Geraghty
Doctoral Fellow, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Monday 8 December
Dr. Elena Gadjanova
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Monday 12 January
Dr Julia Vorhölter
Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection, Georg-August-University Göttingen

Monday 26 January
Peter Kankonde Bukasa
Doctoral Fellow, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Monday 9 February
Prof. Dr. Rebekka Habermas
Chair of Modern History, Department of Medieval and Modern History, Georg-August-University Göttingen