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Hannah Spahn. Foto: Thomas Roese.

America between slavery and democracy – Hannah Spahn researches nineteenth-century African American literature

An equestrian statue divided the US in the summer of 2017. It is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and depicts General Robert E. Lee, commander of... more

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 15th 2017

October, 15th – Osogbo We spent the night at Nike's guest house at the outskirts of the town Osogbo. The owner of it is the lovely artist who we met... more
Osun-Osogbo-Hain. Foto: Valerie Pobloth/Isabel Dückert.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 14th 2017

October, 14th – Ibadan „Spirituality is not about race, it is about soul.“ Priestess Doyin about her mother Susanne Wenger. Today is a very... more
Im Museum of National Unity (MNU). Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 13th 2017

October, 13th – Ibadan Today we explore the history and culture of Nigeria and visit the Museum of National Unity (MNU) in Ibadan, which exhibits an... more
Der „German Circle“. Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 12th 2017

October, 12th – Ibadan Today we have another day at the university. At 10am we have an appointment in the office of the German teacher Lanre „Larry“... more
Tanzeinlage auf der Yorùbá-Party. Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 11th 2017

October, 11th – Ibadan Today we meet the students of the Linguistics Department and we are really looking forward to mingling with our colleagues!... more
Ibadan. Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 10th 2017

October, 10th – Ibadan After a couple of days, the campus starts to feel a bit like home. Slowly but steadily we know our way around and develop our... more
Beobachtungen am Straßenrand. Foto: Isabel Dückert/Valerie Pobloth.

Up on the road: online Diary Nigeria – October, 7th 2017

October, 7th Lagos, Nigeria – Ibadan, Nigeria Ready to drive to our main destination, we are meeting Professor Dr. Igboanusi a friend and colleague... more
Das australische Outback. Foto: Julia Gebhardt/Pixelio

Borders of the Unknown – Ludwig Leichhardt from Brandenburg on Expeditions through Australia

Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt was born in 1813 in Trebatsch, Brandenburg. At the age of 35, he disappeared during an expedition through the hot... more
Foto: Karla Fritze

Grassfielder’s Guide to the English Language – Working on a Dictionary of West African English

English is an international language; in most countries, you can get by with “world English”. However, in many regions of the world, English is no... more