The House of Yob
Family History as a Family Enterprise

The pursuit of scholarship within the family unit is a rarity – not only at the Wissenschaftskolleg. The members of this year’s focus group “Family History and Social Change in West Africa” have been brought together not only by dint of their shared ethnological interest in today’s West African societies; it just so happens that Carola Lentz, Isidore Lobnibe and Stanislas Meda Bemile are all members of the same family, thus lending their research a unique dynamic. The journalist Manuela Lenzen recounts her meeting with the three of them. ...

Anthropology of Music Master Class in combination with the Anthropology of Music Lecture Series

June 27 to 30, 2018

We proudly announce the first edition of our “Anthropology of Music Lecture Series and Master Class”. It is part of a new initiative to further strengthen and expand the focus on music at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies (ifeas), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. Combining a public lecture series held by one of the field’s most established representative with a Master Class designed for young researchers to present their works, this new format provides a unique opportunity to discuss ongoing research and reflect on the current state of anthropological engagements with music and sound.

Sehen und Hören - to be translated