Daten zum Projekt

Bridging gaps for the future of the past: Archaeological heritage knowledge transfer in north-western Zimbabwe, additional funding for science communication

Initiative: Wissen für morgen – Kooperative Forschungsvorhaben im subsaharischen Afrika
Ausschreibung: Symposien, Workshops und Sommerschulen
Bewilligung: 04.08.2021
Laufzeit: 3 Jahre


Within the framework of the planned project, results from the ongoing research project are to be passed on to residents of the excavation region in north-western Zimbabwe. The aim is to communicate knowledge about archaeological research and heritage conservation and to create awareness for regional history and sustainable protection of the existing cultural heritage. The communication strategy is based on a dialogue between archaeological and modern heritage professionals, traditional communities, students and the general public. The dissemination package is composed of a number of methodological and communication approaches which include workshops and focus group discussions; museum exhibitions; production and screening of documentary films as well as publications of academic and popular works in English and Nambya. In addition to the rural communities and students of Hwange District, rangers from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, mining companies operating in the area, local associations and government officials will be targeted.


  • Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald

    Universität Hannover
    Philosophische Fakultät
    Historisches Seminar
    Fachgebiet Geschichte Afrikas

  • Dr. Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi

    University of Zimbabwe
    Faculty of Arts
    History Department
    Archaeology Unit
    Simbabwe (Zimbabwe)