Dr. Petra Weschenfelder, M.A.
Petra Weschenfelder

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Petra Weschenfelder is postdoc at the African history and societies section in the African Studies Department. She studied archaeology and cultural anthropology in Berlin. Her MA thesis in Cultural Anthropology based on field research in the southwestern USA concerned cultural revitalisation and language revitalisation of the Comanches. Her PhD thesis in Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies focused on nomad- sedentary interaction in Northeast Africa from nomadic perspectives.
Currently Petra Weschenfelder’s research concerning Nubia focusses on the timespan from its early medieval Christian period onwards and includes cultural studies, language, archaeology; with one focus on its international contacts especially to Islamic Egypt. She currently teaches the medieval language Old Nubian, co-edits the publication of the International Nilo-Saharan conference the Institute hosted in 2019 and is member of the editorial board of Dotawo. A Journal of Nubian Studies hosted by the University of California Santa Barbara.
Further research projects that Petra Weschenfelder directed include the ethnohistorical study of historical and (pre)modern mobile groups in Northeast Africa – she is an associated member of the research platform “Mobile Cultures and Societies”, – as well as female perspectives in involuntary resettlement situations in the face of a dam construction.
Petra Weschenfelder is concerned with mediating the idea of pre-Islamic cultural heritage among modern Muslim groups – this involves archaeological and cultural anthropological field research and intersects with museum studies, cultural heritage studies and digital humanities. Petra Weschenfelder currently teaches a course on the History and Modern Concerns of Ethnographic Museums from an African Studies perspective in cooperation with the Weltmuseum Wien. This cooperation will continue in a student project, that develops a virtual exhibition for a collection of Sudanese objects.

Weschenfelder, P., & Wiencek, F. (2022). Towards an inclusive re-use of FAIR cultural heritage data. 1-4. Beitrag in 27th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Vienna, Österreich. https://chnt.at/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ID106_WESCHENFELDER.pdf

Blench, R., Weschenfelder, P., & Ziegelmeyer, G. (Angenommen/Im Druck). Introduction. in Current Research in Nilo-Saharan (S. 1-10). Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. Nilo-Saharan Band 32

Weschenfelder, P. (2018). An Ethno-archaeology of Mobile Networks on the Island of Meroe. in S. Tipper, & G. Tully (Hrsg.), Current Research in Nubian Archaeology (S. 89-108). Gorgias Press. Regenerating Practices in Archaeology and Heritage Band 3

Weschenfelder, P. (2017). Geschichte, Sprache und Ethnizität: Eine Feldforschung bei den Comanche. Ludwigsfelder Verlagshaus. Berliner Studien zur Ethnologie und Kulturanthropologie

Weschenfelder, P., van Gerven-Oei, V., Laisney, V., Ruffini, G., Tsakos, A., & Weber-Thum, K. (Hrsg.) (2016). The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri. Punctum Books. Dotawo. Monographs Band 1 https://doi.org/10.21983/P3.0156.1.00

Weschenfelder, P., & Weber-Thum, K. (2015). The multifunctional -ⲁ – the wild-card in Old Nubian grammar? in A. Łaitar, G. Ochała, & J. van der Vliet (Hrsg.), Nubian Voices II: New Texts and Studies on Christian Nubian Culture (S. 301-312). Taubenschlag Foundation. The Journal of Juristic Papyrology. Supplement Band 27

Weschenfelder, P. (2015). The soulou in medieval Old Nubian documents: A mobile ethnic or professional group? in A. Łaitar, G. Ochała, & J. van der Vliet (Hrsg.), Nubian Voices II: New Texts and Studies on Christian Nubian Culture (S. 279-299). Taubenschlag Foundation. The Journal of Juristic Papyrology. Supplement Band 27

Weschenfelder, P. (2014). Linking the Eastern Desert and the Nile Valley: Pan-Grave people from the late Middle Kingdom to the early New Kingdom. in The Fourth Cataract and Beyond: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference for Nubian Studies (S. 357-366). British Museum. British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan Band 1 Nr. 1

Weschenfelder, P. (2014). Who Gets the Lion's Share? Thoughts on Meroitic Water Management and its Role in Royal Legitimization. in A. Lohwasser, & P. Wolf (Hrsg.), Ein Forscherleben zwischen den Welten: Zum 80. Geburtstag von Steffen Wenig (Band Sonderheft 2014, S. 335-350). Sudanarchäologische Gesellschaft zu Berlin. Der antike Sudan: Mitteilungen der Sudanarchäologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin e.V

Towards an inclusive re-use of FAIR cultural heritage data

Petra Weschenfelder (Vortragende*r) & Florian Wiencek (Vortragende*r)

12 Nov. 2022

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science

Mobility as stasis: the scientific perception of North East African mobile groups

Petra Weschenfelder (Vortragende*r)

23 Sep. 2022

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science

Kulturerbe im Sudan am Beispiel von Maqall auf der Nilinsel Mograt

Petra Weschenfelder (Vortragende*r)

6 Juni 2019

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science

Geschichten des Klimawandels

Petra Weschenfelder (Vortragende*r)

18 Mai 2019

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Public

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