africa.cont and the city of Lisbon present a cultural organization that offers a platform to African artists. In spring 2009, the special emphasis is on "African Screens – New Cinemas from Africa". German cooperation partners are the Goethe Institute, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) and DEVA.
- ArtAfrica, Centro de Estudos Comparatistas - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Since 2001 ArtAfrica has been building a database on painters and plastic artists in Africa's lusophone countries, containing biographical information and images. Through DEVA, research results from the Bayreuth project "Media-Art and the Dynamic of Contemporary Art Worlds in Johannesburg and Luanda" can be linked with the ArtAfrica databases.
- Photographic Archive Foto Marburg
The Philipps University Marburg houses the German Documentation Centre for Art History - "Foto Marburg" Photographic Archive, a national and international research and service centre. "Foto Marburg" contains approximately 1.7 million photographs and is one of the largest of its kind for European art and architecture. In cooperation with DEVA, it will in future include the field of contemporary African art.
- Connecting@Africa, database of the African Studies Centre, Leiden, NL
Connecting Africa started in 2003 as a pilot project of the African Studies Centre, Leiden. Like DEVA, its aim is to make available research results and materials in the field of African studies. The ASC is an independent institution joined to the University of Leiden, devoted to research on Africa in the social sciences. Its aim is to promote a better understanding of African society and its historical, present and future development.
- Digitafrica, Promotion of Cultural Heritage in Digital Formats
- Frobeniusinstitut, Frankfurt/Main
The approximately 37,000 items – drawings and photographs – in the pictorial archive have been progressively digitized since 2006.
- Goethe Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
Exhibitions and documentations on contemporary African photographers are the main area of cooperation with the Goethe Institute in Nairobi.
- Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
The universities in Eldoret and Bayreuth have carried out joint research projects for more than twenty years. The School of Arts & Social Sciences was founded in 1987 as an addition to Moi University, which until then had been restricted to science and technology. In cooperation with DEVA, all dissertations and theses will now be digitized and made accessible for future research.
- University library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, special collection ("Sondersammelgebiet") Africa south of Sahara
Besides valuable books and journals on and from Africa, the University of Frankfurt's special section on "Africa south of the Sahara" also includes a large collection of photographs. It is planned to establish a comprehensive information system on Africa in cooperation with DEVA.
- Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Benin – Faculté des Lettres & Arts & Scienes Humaines, Département d'Histoire & d'Archéologie
There has been a cooperation agreement between the Universities of Abomey-Calavi and Bayreuth since 1982. During his recent visit for research purposes, Prof. Adande, an art historian, offered to provide DEVA with several thousand transparencies relating to contemporary African art.
- University of Fort Hare, South Africa – Music Department
The University of Fort Hare is home to the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre (NAHECS), as well as the Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre. Their popular culture and music collections will be linked with the corresponding Bayreuth research material and collections.
Projects at Bayreuth University
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