This blog is dedicated to the pre-modern history of Eastern Africa, with special regard to cultural exchange both within this area and with other areas, such as the Mediterranean, the Near East, and northwestern Europe. Bringing together historians, art historians, archeologists, and anthropologists, the blog takes a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. Contributions linking the pre-colonial with more recent periods are equally welcome.


The blog documents the  research project Embracing “Otherness” focussed on pre-modern Eastern Africa. Its Principal Investigators are Felix Gierke, Verena Krebs and Christof Rolker; we are grateful for the generous funding of the project by the Zukunftskolleg Konstanz (https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/).



Perspectives on Pre-Modern Eastern Africa

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