17.06.2021 - 19.06.2021 Prof. Dr. Ina Dietzsch, Sabine Eggmann, Cosima Wiemer, Janina Schwarz, Nicole Groothuis (Institut für Europäische Ethnologie/Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Marburg a.L./Deutschland)

Das Institut für Europäische Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft der Universität Marburg baut derzeit einen Forschungsschwerpunkt zum Thema Wasser auf. Die Tagung wird dazu einen Auftakt bilden. Sie soll eine Möglichkeit bieten, diejenigen zu vernetzen, die im Feld dieser neuen Aktualität des Themas Wasser kulturwissenschaftlich, künstlerisch und/oder kulturanthropologisch forschen.

Rez. von Ragna Boden, Berlin

Malaysia shares Cold War experiences with other Southeast Asian states, naturally with some specifics.* A former colony with British-instigated massive labour immigration from China and India to meet economic priorities in tin mining and rubber plantation, Malaya’s/Malaysia’s history was characterized by ethnic questions as well as disputes concerning the expansion to North Borneo.


The Yearbook of Transnational History is dedicated to disseminating pioneering research in the field of transnational history. This fourth volume is focused to the theme of exile. Authors from across the historical discipline provide insights into central aspects of research into the phenomenon of exile in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Von Nataša Jagdhuhn

In its very conception, the museum as an institution functions as a symbol and social lever for the consolidation of the Eurocentric idea of “universal knowledge” production, while concurrently serving the purpose of “civilizing” the “Other”. With the liberation of African countries from colonial grip following World War II, and especially in the 1960s and 1970s, debates around decolonizing museums gained importance among the newly established international circles of museum professionals.

Conference Reports
07.10.2020 - 09.10.2020 Bettina Brockmeyer (Hamburg/Erlangen); Rebekka Habermas (Göttingen); Ulrike Lindner (Cologne); Auswärtiges Amt; Gerda Henkel Foundation
Von Tristan Oestermann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf / Ana Carolina Schveitzer, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The murder of George Floyd not only sparked demonstrations in the United States and Europe but also fanned the flames of an already ongoing debate about colonialism. Therefore, the conference, which was postponed and then digitized due to Covid-19, had very good timing.[1] It aimed at, as Bettina Brockmeyer put it, bringing together research, arts, and civil society in analyzing colonial memory in Germany as well as in the rest of Europe and, importantly, the Global South.

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024, University of Erfurt