Heritage Pathways: Authenticity in African Heritage

In the final Heritage Pathways session for Hilary term, researchers will be introduced to current best practice at African heritage sites, exploring different approaches to the question of authenticity.


  • Dr Mai Musie and Dr Jacopo Gnisci led a project at the The Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, who care for a collection of manuscripts and icons from Ethiopia and Eritrea, including illuminated gospels in Ge’ez, the KƏbrä Nägäst, and The Harp of Mary, to work with Ethiopian and Eritrean communities to find out more about these precious objects and co-create events which will share them with the public.
  • Dr Olly Owens’ 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

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