Aymen Amayed is an independent Tunisian researcher based in Tunis. He is currently contributing to a research project about margins and marginality at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University. The interview was conducted during André Weißenfels’ MECAM fellowship on a research tour through different oases in Southern Tunisia.
In the debate about colonial collections in ethnological and other museums, little attention has been paid to things acquired by European missionaries during conversion practices. These things do not fit into the current discussions of looted art and are barely subject to demands for repatriation.
By Nadia Bahra (Archaeology, University of Constantine, Algeria). The worrying condition of archaeological sites and monuments and the alarm bells about the looting and destruction of antiquities are periodically reported on by Algerian media and social media outlets.
نادية باهرة (علم الآثار، جامعة قسنطينة، الجزائر). تشهد الساحة الإعلامية الجزائرية وصفحات التواصل الاجتماعي في الجزائر من حينٍ لآخر منشورات عن الوضع المقلق الذي آلت إليه المعالم والمواقع الأثرية، وضرورة دق ناقوس الخطر لما تتعرض له الآثار من نهبٍ أو تخريب. وتلقى هذه النشرات عادةً تفاعلًا وتعاطفًا من جماهير المهتمين بالآثار، كما تتبعها نشرات المؤسسات المكلّفة بالآثار باتخاذ تدابير عاجلة وإيفاد بعثةٍ مختصّة لإنقاذ ما يمكن إنقاذه.
In this interview with Katarzyna Falęcka, the Lebanese filmmaker and artist Akram Zaatari discusses his practice based on collecting and studying photography.
By Philip Geisler During a seminar trip to Cambodia last year with the research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, our group continuously encountered people engaged in creative practices –...
Part of the TRAFO series “Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War” By Howayda Al-Harithy During the July 2006 war, Israel targeted various sites across Lebanon, including the southern town of Bint Jbeil....
This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics: Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the EUME workshop, “Recollecting a Shared Polyphony: Popular Culture, Media...
German Heritage in Letters is a project to create a digital collection of German-language correspondence currently held in private hands, or by archives, libraries, museums, and other institutions. We talked to Atiba Pertilla, who is managing the “German Heritage in Letters” project at the GHI Washington.