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The Global South Studies Center (GSSC) Cologne was established at the University of Cologne in 2014 as part of the German Excellence Initiative. It brings together research expertise within the University of Cologne in relation to Africa, Asia and Latin America and promotes interdisciplinary cooperation with leading researchers in Germany and abroad. The member scientists conduct research into social, economic, political and cultural change in the countries of the Global South. Disciplines linked into the network include Geography, Social and Cultural Anthropology, History, Sociolinguistics, Latin American History, Romance Philology, Southeast Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Modern Chinese Studies and African Studies.
"How to move on with Humboldt’s "legacy"? Re-thinking ethnographic collections"
The Humboldt Forum, which is currently being built in the middle of Berlin within the walls of the reconstructed Prussian Berlin Palace and will be hosting the collections of the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin from 2018, has become a focal point for debates on the future of ethnographic collections in Germany.
This blog wishes to invite to a broader discussion – both within Social and Cultural Anthropology as well as between Social and Cultural Anthropology and its neighboring disciplines – about the Humboldt Forum and about the future of ethnographic collections in the German-speaking countries in general.
New contributions every Tuesday!