Keynote lecture and conference reception

The conference reception and keynote lecture will take place at Grassi Museum in Leipzig. The museum is a remarkable building complex which is home to the Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of Ethnology, and the Museum of Music Instruments. Due to its unique architecture with elements of Art Deco, its courtyards, and the park-like old Johannis cemetery, the museum is not only a cultural place but also a location of inspirational retreat.

The evening will start with welcoming speeches by Professor Erich Schröger (Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics of the University of Leipzig), Nanette Jacomijn Snoep (Director of Grassi Museum), and Professor Katja Werthmann (President of the German Association for African Studies).
The keynote lecture will be given by Amanda Hammar of the University of Copenhagen.
Finally, the Young Scholars Award will reward the most outstanding contributions by young academics of the past year.

Time: Thursday, 28th June 2018, 7 pm
Venue: Grassi Museum, Johannisplatz 5-11

Conference dinner at Moritzbastei

Photo courtesey of Moritzbastei Betriebs-GmbH

We heartily welcome you to the conference dinner at Moritzbastei in Leipzig. Enjoy a rich dinner with colleagues, friends, and family in one of the most famous and extraordinary locations in town. Moritzbastei was built in the 16th century and is the last remaining part of the medieval town fortifications of Leipzig. The building is located in the heart of the city, right next to the renowned Gewandhaus and the University of Leipzig. In the 1970s, it was rebuilt under the supervision of the University as well as the help of 30,000 students – and converted into a student club. Today it is a café and a well-known cultural centre which – due to its seven impressive vaults and two courtyards – remains a popular meeting point of Leipzig’s locals and visitors.

Time: Friday, 29th June 2018, 7.30 pm
Venue: Moritzbastei Leipzig, Universitätsstraße 9
Price: 20 € Full fee / 10 € Reduced fee (Students, PhD students)

Please select the dinner option during registration on our website if you are interested to participate in the conference dinner. The final booking and payment will be made on-site.