Nkabom Project - Visit of the University of Toulouse Jean-Jaurès / CNRS in Ghana [fr]
As part of the Nkabom 2019 program, aimed at supporting the mobility of researchers between France and Ghana, Dr. Caroline Robion Brunner from the CNRS-University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, is visiting Ghana from June 27 to July 12, 2019.
This visit has several objectives, including the strengthening of partnerships between the Archeology Department of the University of Ghana and the implementation of a joint research project between the two universities. Dr. Robion-Brunner met with Dr. Fritz Biveridgee, Head of department, as well as Dr. Wazi Apoh, who is a Professor. Another objective is the follow-up of the work of doctoral student Daniel Kumah, who will begin his third year of thesis at the University of Toulouse, thanks to a grant from the French Embassy.
Daniel Kumah’s thesis topic covers the archaeological site of Begho, in the Brong Ahafo region, and the two researchers visited the site in order to carry out an analysis of the site and to reflect on the reassessment to be given to this research work. Mr. Alexandre Foulon, Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, and Dr. Sonia Couprie, Technical Adviser in charge of University Cooperation and Research, accompanied them to the Begho site where Daniel Kumah guided them after hailing the customary authorities and Municipalities of Hani Municipality (Tain District).
On his return to Accra, Dr. Robion Brunner will deliver lectures and workshops for students and teachers from the Department of Archeology from July 3rd to 5th, and will also attend the West African Archeology Association’s conference from July 8th to July 11th, 2019.