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New documentary “Twarab Stories from Marseille” available on DVD

We are very happy to announce that the documentary film which was realised as part of our research project is available on DVD (French version only!):

„Histoires de Twarab à Marseille / Twarab Stories from Marseille“:

Documentary by Andres Carvajal, Mounir Hamada Hamza and Katharina Fritsch (Marseille/Barcelona/ Wien 2016, 74 Min., Französisch/Komorisch mit Englischen UT)

Here you find a long trailer : https://vimeo.com/220820091/e9f817fa75

(the trailer is in Comorian/French with English subtitles)

Please contact birgit.englert(at)univie.ac.at if you want to receive a copy of the DVD for the price of 10,- Euro.



Panel at the Afrikanistentag in Bayreuth

Katharina and Birgit organised the panel “Popular Culture and Translocality – Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Africa and its Diaspora” at the 21. Afrikanistentag in Bayreuth with presentations by

James Ogone: “Intra-national Ethnic Diasporas: Popular Culture and Mediated Translocal Spaces in Kenya”

Jules Mansaly: “Translocality and language vitaliy” and

Katharina Fritsch: “‘T’es de quelle origine?’ – Embodying “Comorian diaspora“within popular cultural practices in Marseilles”

New research plattform “Mobile Cultures and Societies”

Our project is part of the newly established research plattform “Mobile Cultures and Societies. Interdisciplinary Studies on Transnational Formations” which aims at a dialogue between approaches from the humanities and social sciences on the issue of mobility in a broader sense. Please have a look at its website for more information on participants, projects and events of the platform.