African Studies

Credits and Disclaimer

Institute of African Studies of the University of Bayreuth
D-95440 Bayreuth
Telefon: +49 921 55-5161
Telefax: +49 921 55-5102


The Institute of African Studies is represented by its executive director Prof. Dr. Dymitr Ibriszimow.


Editorial Responsibility

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Wanitzek
University of Bayreuth
D-95440 Bayreuth
Telefon: +49 921 55-2809
Telefax: +49 921 55-2933


Dr. Manfred von Roncador
University of Bayreuth
D-95440 Bayreuth
Telefon: +49 921 55-3550
Telefax: +49 921 55-3627



If you have any comments on the content of the Homepage, communications regarding coming events, or technical problems, the Webmasters (E-Mail: will be glad to help.
The Webmasters are currently Johannes Döveling, Malte Giebel and Christian Steier.


Graphic material

The entire used graphic material is copyrighted and may not be copied, stored or passed on.
All illustrations of works of art originate from Iwalewa-House and are used with friendly permission of the artists.
The following photographers provide photos to the IAS:
Dr. Marianne Lauerer
Prof. Dr. Herbert Popp
Silvana Rezende
Heike von Roncador
Nadine Siegert
Prof. Dr. Gerd Spittler
Yannick Tylle
Dr. Ulf Vierke
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Wanitzek
Dr. Tobias Wendl



Christian Steier took over the technical development and programming of the Participating Scholars database, the Visitors database, the Publications database, the Research Projects database, and the database of Ph.D. and Habilitation Theses. Malte Giebel and Christian Steier care for maintenance of the databases.



Dr. Ruth Schubert translates the homepage into English.



At the time of linking this Homepage to external sites the editors were satisfied that the external sites contained no illegal contents. The Institute of African Studies of the University of Bayreuth disclaims responsiblity for third-party Internet sites to which its Homepage is linked if any illegal contents are added to such external sites after creation of the links.

Where users of the Homepage are able to enter contributions to discussion forums or similar facilities, they will bear responsibility for the content of their contributions. The Institute of African Studies will immediately remove any illegal contents as soon as these are brought to its attention.

The contents of this Homepage have been prepared with great care. Nevertheless the Institute of African Studies cannot accept liability for the accuracy, relevance or timeliness of the information it contains.