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Forum Africa Centre

University Tent 2024

From May 29 to June 2, 2024, the Forum Africa Centre will once again be represented with the university tent at Europe's largest and oldest festival for African music and culture.

The University Tent of the Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg (JMU) has been an integral part of the Africa Festival for 15 years. In the tent, the JMU presents a selection of its many Africa-related projects.

Diverse Topics in the University Tent

Once again this year, the university tent offers a wide variety of topics: They range from medical research and geographical projects to highlighting colonial traces in Würzburg. JMU staff will be on hand to provide visitors with information about the projects.

The organization team is particularly looking forward to welcoming Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth. She will visit the university tent on Friday, May 31, at 4 p.m., accompanied by Würzburg's Climate Mayor Martin Heilig. Claudia Roth will discuss the dealing with colonialism in Germany with JMU students in a panel discussion.

President of Germany attends the opening of the festival

Other high-ranking political representatives are expected to attend this year's festival. The Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier will give a welcoming address at the opening ceremony to mark the festival's 35th anniversary. Lord Mayor Christian Schuchardt will welcome the guests and will also visit the university tent on the opening day.