Prof. Dr. Ulrich Braukämper (1944 - 2018)

Ulrich BraukämperProfessor Braukämper passed away on 26 October 2018 at the age of 74. Ulrich Braukämper was appointed to a professorship with a regional focus on Africa at the Institute of Anthropology at Göttingen University in 1995. Until his retirement in 2009, he earned special merits in academic research and teaching. His most important research focus was Ethiopia, a country with which he was closely connected throughout his life; he also guided several Ethiopian anthropologists to doctoral degrees in Göttingen. In the Göttinger Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (GGV), of which he was chairman for many years, he was very committed to communicating anthropological knowledge to a broad public, especially through exhibitions in the Ethnographic Collection and other events. We bid farewell to a committed scientist, teacher and colleague. We will miss his approachable manner, his wisdom and his humour.

The staff members of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Göttingen