‘Entangled Africa’ researchers appointed directors of German Archaeological Institute departments
During their annual meeting in May 2021 the DAI’s directors decided on the new leadership of the Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures (KAAK) and the Cairo Department (DAI Cairo) of the Institute. We are particularly pleased that both new directors come from the ranks of the SPP: Jörg Linstädter will succeed Burkhard Vogt at the KAAK in October 2021; Dietrich Raue will succeed Stephan Seidlmayer at the DAI Cairo starting in October 2022. The SPP 2143 ‘Entangled Africa’ congratulates!
However, with his lecture “#Farbe” (#Color) on 02.02.2021, he showed that his research interests are not limited to the continent of Africa. Using the color red in all its implication and meanings, he was able to highlight exciting issues that link the KAAK’s research worldwide. This approach promises interesting and unusual perspectives for the future of the Commission in Bonn.
As one of three project directors of the ‘Routes of Interaction’ (P07) project, he is expanding his research scope far beyond the borders of Pharaonic Egypt as part of the ‘Entangled Africa’ program. Among other things, he thus picks up the work of his predecessor Stephan Seidlmayer to embed Egypt in the network of Ancient Africa. We are looking forward to further successful cooperation in this endeavor.
Lastly, let us not only wish the future directors of KAAK and DAI Cairo all the best in their careers. We also hope that the two departing directors of the DAI, Burkhard Vogt (KAAK) and Stephan Seidlmayer (DAI Cairo), will remain with us as researchers and colleagues long beyond their tenure. We would like to thank them for their tireless commitment to research, the promotion of young researchers, and the protection of historical monuments, for their personal dedication in times of crisis for the benefit of the DAI’s departments and all their staff, and of course for their paving exciting future paths for the DAI’s two departments.