Programme of AFRICA DAYS 2021,

30-31 October 2021,

Ernst Abbe Campus FSU Jena, Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8, 07743 Jena

Theme: German Colonial Period in West Africa (Day 1) +
Africa Related Topics (Day 2)


Day 1 (30.10.2021: 10.00-17.00)

8.45-10.00: Registration under observation of Covid 3G rules
Conference Part I: German Colonial Period in West Africa
Opening ceremony (10.00-10.45)
Opening words from the chairperson of ANSOLE e.V. PD Dr. Daniel A.M. Egbe
Presentation and moderation of Day 1 by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin S. Fischer, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Words of greeting by the President of Friedrich-Schiller-University (FSU) Jena, Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal
Words of greetings by the Director of JenaKultur Jonas Zipf
Musical contribution
10.45-11.15 Prof. Dr. Henry Kam Kah, University of Buea: German Colonial Period in Cameroon
11.15-11.45. Paul Taku Bisong, FSU Jena: The Batanga Expedition in German – ‘Kamerun’ (1887): The Role of the first ‘Kolonialzoologe’ – Bernhard Weissenborn.
11.45-12.15. Prof. Dr. Stephen Fomin, University of Buea: Slavery and Colonialism
12.15-12.45 Konrad Erben: Colonial sources of German racism- Racism as source of German colonialism
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-14.30. Dr. Katja Kaiser, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: The colonial context of collection in natural history museums
14.30-15.00 Dr. Urs Lindner, University of Erfurt: Colonial heritage in Thuringia
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-16.00 Prof. Dr. Kim Siebenhühner, Vice-President of FSU Jena: The scientific office of coordination on the colonial heritage in Thuringia
16.00-16.30 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin S. Fischer, FSU Jena: The impact and discussion on the Jena Declaration of 2019
16.30 Open Discussion
Parallel events
African market
Stand for ANSOLE e.V.
Reading corner (ISD Thüringen)
Photo exhibition (in cooperation with Lichtbildarena)
Children Programme
Offer for the breaks
Coffee and Tea from Africa, Ethiopian Coffee ceremony (3 Euro) water and juices and cookies.
Lunch: food from Cameroon & Nigeria

Gala Evening (30.10.2021: 19.00-24.00)
18.00-19.00: Registraion under observation of 3 G rules
19.00-19.30: Various short opening speeches (Daniel Egbe, Konrad Erben, Doudou, Michael Sia, Rea Mauersberger, Jonas Zipf, Martin Fischer, Sylvain Wouatong)
19.30-21.00: Food (from Benin Republic, Cameroon, Cote d`Ivoire, Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago) & Drinks (to be purchased)
20.00-24.00: Various musical contributions
21.30-22.30: Fashion Parade
22.30-24.00: Dancing


Day 2 (31.10.2021: 10.00-17.00)

Conference Part II (Hybrid)
10.00-10.15: Welcome addresses by Prof Martin S. Fischer and Daniel Egbe
10.15-11.00: Prof. Reinhold Lang (JKU Linz Austria): Green Deal Africa-Europe
11.00-11.30 PD Dr.Maryse Nsangou Njikam, Kulturattaché Botschaft Kameruns in Berlin: The Bamoun People in Cameroon before and after German Colonialism
11.30-12.00: Prof. Dr. Daniel A. M. Egbe Energieinstitut der Johannes Kepler University Linz: Global Citizenship: An Opinion
12.00-13.00: Brunch
13.00-13.20: Mesfin Mulugeta, FSU Jena: Path Dependency or Departure? Reflection on the New Pan-Africanism
13.20-13.40: Dr. Bismarck Appiah, University of Freiburg: Racial bias in biomedical research
13.40-14.00: Jacob Amuah,TU Ilmenau: The promotion of national unity Post-colonialism in Ghana
14.00-14.20: Pascal Ongossi Assamba, FSU Jena: Cameroon: A German romantic invention?
14.20-14.40: Brian Formukong, TU Ilmenau: Media Bias and Retelling the African Story
14.40-16.00: General Debate on Agenda 63 (The Africa We Want) moderated by Jacqueline Muthumbi
16.00-1700: Closing remarks and Farewell Meal

Parallel events similar to Day 1

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