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"Perthes im Gespräch" about the German expedition to Central Africa (1861–1862)

"The German expedition to Central Africa in the years 1861–1862 and the participation of August Petermann, Theodor von Heuglin and Duke Ernst II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha" is the title of the next event in the "Perthes im Gespräch" series (Perthes in Conversation), to which the Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt cordially invites all interested parties on Wednesday, 19 June. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Perthes Forum (Justus-Perthes-Straße, Gotha), admission is free.

map of Ethiopia from the Gotha Perthes Collection

The series regularly provides information on the progress of the development of the Gotha Perthes Collection, current finds and ongoing projects in workshop reports, discussion rounds and themed guided tours. On 19 June, the natural scientist and ornithologist Wilfried Schmid will be our guest. His research focusses on Theodor Heuglin as an African explorer and collector of bird specimens that have survived to this day. Schmid's biography with a comprehensive catalogue raisonné was published to mark Theodor Heuglin's 200th birthday in March 2024. He has also researched the Gotha Perthes Collection and will present the results of his research into the Africa expedition led by Theodor Heuglin.


Petra Weigel
Dr. Petra Weigel
Curator of the Perthes Collection
(Gotha Research Library)
Gotha Research Library (Gotha, Schlossplatz 1)
Office hours
by arrangement

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