Thilo C. Schadeberg
Thilo C. Schadeberg is a professor of African Linguistics / Bantu Linguistics at Leiden University. He holds the research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and is about to start writing a new reference grammar of Kiswahili. His host in Bayreuth is Gudrun Miehe. During the years 2004-2007 he expects to visit Bayreuth for a total of between 6 and 12 months, consulting Swahili specialists at Bayreuth University and profiting from specific, Swahili-oriented workshops and conferences. From March to April 2004, he was a visitor at the Liyongo Workshop, concerned with ancient poetic traditions surrounding the legendary Swahili hero. From May to June 2004, he will attend the annual Swahili Colloquium, which brings together Swahili scholars from East Africa and many European countries.
NAB III/1, 2004, p. 11