the conference // March 30-31 2023
The international conference aims to discuss new biographic approaches to research and storytelling – as a part of decolonial practice for ethnographic museums.
Want to re-read our Call for Papers? You can find it here.
the project //
The conference is a result of the research project “Wilhelm Joest and the Intimacies of Colonial Collecting”:
the German ethnographer (1852-1897) was the founding collector of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne.
Museumsgesellschaft RJM e.V., from the bequest of the late L. Th. v. Rautenstrauch (2019-2020)
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (2020-2023)
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (2023)
Museumsgesellschaft RJM e.V. (2023)
the books //
The project has resulted in two books that may serve as expressions of the conference’s “researching” and “storytelling” approach: a biography and a critically commented edition of six of Joest’s texts.
Carl Deußen, Anne Haeming (Hgg.):
“Von Santa Cruz nach Indien durch die Ethnologie. Fragmente des Forschungsreisenden Wilhelm Joest”
(Matthes & Seitz, 05/2023)