Heritage Pathway: Authenticity in African Heritage

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In the final Heritage Pathway session for Hilary term, researchers will be introduced to two projects on African heritage, exploring different approaches to the question of authenticity.


  • Dr Mai Musie and Dr Jacopo Gnisci were involved in a collaborative project with Ethiopian and Eritrean communities at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford. The Bodleian holds a collection of manuscripts and icons from Ethiopia and Eritrea, including illuminated gospels, the Kebrä Nägäst, and the Harp of Mary.

  • Dr Olly Owen’s research interests centre on political anthropology and the relations between governments and publics in West Africa. In 2018 he was awarded a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship to develop a partnership with a Lagos-based railway heritage group

For further information please email training@humanities.ox.ac.uk.

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