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Research Colloquium

  • Within the research colloquium guests of the department, lecturers, and advanced students present their current research.
  • The research colloquium takes place on Tuesdays, 14.15-15.45
  • The venue is S 125, GW I (and hybrid via Zoom)
  • Please contact gabriele.sommer@uni-bayreuth.de for further details and to recieve the current programme
  • See Former Research Colloquia



winter term 2023/2024
Tuesdays, 14.15-15.45h

venue: S 125, GW I (and hybrid via Zoom)



General kick-off meetings – no presentations yet


Dr. Mimboabe Bakpa (MC en Linguistique, Doyen de la Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Université de Kara, Togo): “The challenges for the success of mother tongue teaching in Togo”


Prof. Dr. Oladele O. Layiwola (Performance and Cultural Studies, Institute of African Studies, Ibadan, Nigeria): “Culture, identity, and philosophy in selected African modernities”


Brady Blackburn (Research Associate, Literatures of African Languages, UBT): “The Origin of a LINGO in Ghana and the Importance of Play in Language Arts Education”


Getting into a dialogue on “Language Learning” – discussion group


Muhammad Salah Abdulaziz (MA AVVA): “The Loss of the Individual: Perspectives on Sudanese Contemporary Art”


Getting into a dialogue on “Reading the Ocean” – discussion group


Guest lecture: time slot and title of presentation: tbc


Dr. Claudia Gebauer (Academic coordinator of the afriZert study programme, UBT): “afriZert and module M 3 (lectures, themes, languages)”


Maryline Chepngetich (Moi University Eldoret, Kenya, and RecAf research fellow, UBT): “Experiencing and Responding to Trauma: Witnessing, Rightless and Avenging Traumatized Bodies in East African Fiction”

26-12-23 02-01-24

Christmas Break


Abel Alechenu (MA AVVA): “Inclusivity in arts and art spaces in Lagos, Nigeria”; Jubilian Ngaruwa (MA AVVA): “How does the oral tradition of documentation in most African indigenous communities offer a unique perspective that cannot be fully captured in thesis writing”


Mohammed Elhennawi (MA AVVA): “Luminous Symphony: Unveiling the Artistry of Light Painting”


Cansu Aksoyer (MA AVVA); title still tba; Daniel Adoko (MA AVVA): “The Metaphorical Connotations of Animals in the Akan Society”


Feedback meeting / Vollversammlung: BA/MA AVVA students & lecturers


Monika Rohmer (JF BIGSAS, African and Afrophone Philosophy, UBT): “Experimental Linguistics” (time slot/title: still tbc)

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