Dr. Ulf Vierke

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-4501 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-4602 (fax)

Email: ulf.vierke@uni-bayreuth.de


Research Interests

material culture, African arts, popular culture, photography, curatorial studies and disability studies

Geographical Area

East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), lusophone Africa (Angola and Mozambique)

 

Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Greven, Katharina

Das Archiv als konstruierte Heimat – Die ‘Fantasie Afrika’ der beiden Kunstpatrone Ulli und Georgina Beier

Bounakoff, Pierre-Nicolas

Curators vs Humanitarians: a Kenyan Artist's Dilemma

Böllinger, Sarah

Visuelle Repräsentation von Behinderung in der Mittelschicht Nairobis

Maia Schellenberg née Maia da Silva,  Dandara

Wax Prints: Fashion and Visual Agency in Brazil and Nigeria

Peters-Klaphake,  Katrin

Manifestations of modernism in art collections from the Makerere School of Fine Arts environment

Opper,  Alexander

Undoing the undoings of the Johannesburg Art Gallery: For the museum yet to become

Naumann,  Lena

New Sacred Art- Das Gesamtwerk Susanne Wengers im Kontext der nigerianischen Moderne


Academic Vita

since 2010

Director of Iwalewa House, University of Bayreuth

since 2007

Director of DEVA (the digital archive of African studies), University of Bayreuth

2004-2009

Assistant Professor, University of Bayreuth

2004

PhD in Bayreuth

1997-1999

Scholarship of the DFG Graduate Seminar “Intercultural Relations in Africa”

Memberships and functions in academic organisations

 

Member of Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)

 

Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (DGV)  

 

Member of Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit e.V. (BEZEV)

 

Member of ICOM (Ethnography, ICR (Regional Museums) and AVICOM (New Media)) 

Publications

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