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Connectivities and disconnectivities

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Gigi Scaria - Face to Face, 2010

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Street sign in Tanga

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Daniel Koßmann

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Maritime trade in Zanzibar

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John Njenga Karugia

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A road funded by Chinese loans

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Linda Ammann

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The research consortium De:link//Re:link aims to demonstrate the importance of area studies for knowledge production, communication and dissemination in a world increasingly characterized by uncontrolled digitization and fragmented knowledge. Engaging with the notion of “link”, the group brings local perspectives and new dimensions of knowledge into focus: Local Insights and New Knowledges. In the research, the term “local” does not only include spatial but also, and even more so, relational components.

De:link // Re:link - Local perspectives on transregional (dis-)entanglements


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Silk Roads Roundtable with De:Link // Re:Link Fellows

We were privileged to host our four international fellows this past Summer Semester and partly Winter Semester. During their stint in Berlin, we held a Silk Roads Roundtable session where we discussed various research approaches to study the Belt and Road Initiative and updated each other on our various research projects.

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New Insights about the Belt and Road from (Eur)Asia to (East)Africa: Strategies, Narratives and Reactions

World Café
Tuesday, 28 November 2023 | 4pm – ­­5:30pm

Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien (ZOiS), Mohrenstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin

10 years after Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as the New Silk Road, it is time to take stock. On this occasion, we are pooling the diverse expertise of ZOiS and its partners for you in the format of a World Café to present new insights about local perspectives on the BRI and the goals China is pursuing with this initiative.

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