• Frobenius Research Award 20202

    This year's Frobenius Research Award for an excellent dissertation in the field of social and cultural anthropology goes to Dr. des. Lene Faust and her thesis titled "Im Namen der Toten. Eine ethnografische Studie über die faschistische Nachkriegsszene in Rom" (In the name of the dead: an ethnographic study on the post-war fascist scene in Rome), submitted to the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Reception 2020

    We invite you to join us on October 14, 2020 for our reception on occasion of the 72nd Frankfurt Book Fair, which you can attend online this year.

    We will present the Frobenius Research Award 2020 and introduce the latest publications by members of the Frobenius Institute and the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt.

  • Workshop "Conceptualising Religious Infrastructures"

    The online workshop "Conceptualising Religious Infrastructures", organised by Yanti Hölzchen (Frobenius-Institute) and Benjamin Kirby (University of Leeds), will take place on September 24th, 2020.


    Brochure with abstracts

    To participate, please send an email to: b.j.kirby[at]


  • Introduction to the exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME"

    A short presentation gives an introduction to our current exhibition "BAXXE ፤ HOME" in the Museum Bautzen and its conceptualisation. In addition to photos by the Ethiopian photographer Maheder Haileselassie, taken in the Gedeo region in southern Ethiopia, the exhibition also shows photographs of students from Gedeo as well as archive material from the Frobenius Institute.

  • Library opened with restrictions

    The Leo Frobenius Library of Cultural Anthropology has resumed its opening hours with restrictions:Tue–Thu: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only lending and return of media is possible. Please send us your loan requests in advance by email.  We will inform you as soon as the media are ready for collection: ausleihe[at]