It is with great pleasure that we draw your attention to the following livestream (only German), which will enable you to follow this year's award of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, among others, to Dr Hanza Diman live on Friday, 30.09.22 from 11 am.
Dr Hanza Diman is an Alumnus of the University of Bayreuth (UBT) and a former Junior Fellow of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS). He earned his Master’s degree and his PhD in African History at UBT.
He receives this award for his tireless work in communicating knowledge about the African continent in Germany: he is, for example, founding member and former chairmen of Model African Union e.V. Bayreuth as well as coordinator of the project Afrika@School.
Welcome to the Institute for African Studies (IAS)
The regional research focus on Africa was established when the University of Bayreuth was founded in 1975. Today, under the name “African Studies”, it comprises the entirety of the Africa-related research and training activities carried out by Bayreuth scholars from forty different subject areas including cultural studies, linguistics, economics, law, geosciences, biosciences, and engineering. All Africa-related activities at the University of Bayreuth are coordinated by the Institute of African Studies.
Since 2019, the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies" has been the new flagship of the IAS. The cluster sees itself as a transformative space for the systematic further development of African studies through innovative transdisciplinary research together with strong partner universities in Africa. ... more
In the Iwalewahaus, founded in 1981, contemporary African culture is documented, researched, and taught. One focus is on modern African art and music, everyday culture, and media. …more