Panel: “Decentering Imperial Memory: Imperial Biographies and Indigenous Agencies”

Richard Kuba, Frobenius Institut

Richard Kuba is senior research fellow at the Frobenius Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt and curator of the Institute’s pictorial and rock art archive. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Bayreuth University and has conducted extensive fieldwork in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso. His research focuses on pre-colonial history and the European encounter with Africa. He has published Wasangari und Wangara (Lit 1996) and edited several volumes including Histoire du peuplement et relations interethniques au Burkina Faso (Karthala 2003), Land and the politics of belonging in West Africa (Brill 2005) and Nigeria 100 years ago (Frobenius Institute 2011). He has curated a number of exhibitions among them “Art of Prehistoric Times. Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Collection” 2016 in Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (catalogue: Kunst der Vorzeit, Prestel) and 2017 “Frobenius. El mundo des Arte rupestre” in Museo Nacional di Anthropología in Mexico City.

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(photo: private)