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Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Sondra Hausner

Masterclass Final web neuExtended application deadline: 31 May 2019

MA- and doctoral students can apply for the Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Sondra Hausner (Oxford) until 31 May:

"Conversations with classic theorists"
25 to 27 June 2019, Frankfurt a.M.

Prof. Dr. Sondra Hausner is guest of the Ad.E.Jensen Memorial Lecture 2019 at the Frobenius Institute.
Applications to Holger Jebens: Jebens[at]

About the Masterclass

About the Ad.E.Jensen Memorial Lecture 2019

Events in May 2019

Following events will take place in May 2019 as part of the exhibition "Frobenius - The Art of Science" (4 March to 14 July 2019) at the Giersch Museum of the Goethe University in Frankfurt:

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 4.00pm
3D movie
"The final passage"
Cinema of the German Film Museum
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Thursday, 9 May, 7.00pm
Dr. Reena Perschke, Prehistoric Archaeologist, Berlin:
"Between Science and Ideology: The Rock Art Researcher Erika Trautmann (1897-1968)" (held in German)
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Saturday, 11 May, 7.00pm to Sunday, 12 May, 2.00am
Night of the Museums programme
"An African Night in Frankfurt"
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Ad.E. Jensen Memorial Lecture 2019

Final Poster Hausner 2019 webProf. Sondra Hausner (Oxford) is our guest of this year's Ad.E. Jensen Memorial Lecture:

"A genealogy of method: anthropology's ancestors and the meaning of culture"


June 3rd (opening lecture), June 17th, June 24th, July 1st

Time and place:
mondays, 4.15pm - 5.45pm; Campus Westend, Casino building, room 1.811

All lectures are open to the public and in English.
We welcome a short notice for attending the opening lecture and reception on June 3rd via email (frobenius[at] by May 10th 2019.

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Obituary for Negasso Gidada

negaso gidadaObituary to the death of Negasso Gidada (1943-2019), former president of Ethiopia (1995-2001) and doctoral student at the Frobenius Institute under Eike Haberland.

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Rock art on exhibition at Centre Pompidou

Two large format rock art copies from the Frobenius institute's archives are currently on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
They are included in the exhibition "Préhistoire, une énigme moderne" open to public from May 8th through September 16th, 2019.

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Exhibition: "Frobenius - The Art of Science"

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"Frobenius - The Art of Science" is the exhibition on display at the Museum Giersch
of Goethe-University Frankfurt from March 24th through July 14th 2019.

The exhibiton is testimony to the work and biographies of the talented draughtswomen and draughtsmen who accompanied Leo Frobenius (1873–1938) on his anthropological expeditions to Africa, Indonesia, South America, Australia as well as Northern and Southern Europe. During these expeditons, these draughtswomen and draughtsmen produced painted copies of prehistoric rock art. Along with ethnographic drawings, oil paintings, and photographs, these paintings and documents of both artistic as well as scientific value comprise the Frobenius Institute's distinctive archives.

The exhibition shows the anthropologist Leo Frobenius and his research within the historical context of the early 20th century. It puts the spotlight on his hitherto littleknown expedition team, particularly on the women who were responsible for the great majority of the images. Works by Paul Klee, Willi Baumeister, and Wols show how these rock art copies inspired modern art in Europe.

Further information:
Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität

Funding: Stiftung Giersch, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Ernst von Siemens Kulturstiftung, Frobenius-Gesellschaft, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Stadt Frankfurt a.M.

Job opening: PhD position in Archaeology

Ausschreibung Projekt Gestrich enThe project "Archaeological Networks on the Middle Niger" currently has a job opening for a PhD position in Archaeology, available from May 1st 2019.

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