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Zur Sprache kommen: Visualising Research on Endangered Languages

Concluding the Emmy Noether project 'Non-Hierarchicality in Grammar (NonGram),' we are organizing an exhibition on linguistic fieldwork and endangered languages in collaboration with the Uniseum. The exhibition will be open from June 13, 2024, to August 25, 2024.

The exhibition will feature information about endangered languages, including Kera'a (India), Pomerano (Brazil), and Rusyn (Eastern Europe), as well as visualizations from the project and information about the work of linguists in the field.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Uta Reinöhl in  Badische Zeitung in connection with our exhibition. 

As part of the exhibition, a range of free guided tours and lectures will be held. We ask that you register for the tours in advance by emailing  or phoning +49 761-203-3164.



Visitor information

Uniseum Freiburg
Bertoldstraße 17
79098 Freiburg

Tel.: 0761 / 203 3835


Opening hours

Thu  2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri    2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat   2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Free entrance!


Date Time Event Location Language



Opening of the Exhibition Uniseum German/English
15.06 3pm Guided Tour Uniseum English
21.06 3pm Guided Tour Uniseum German
21.06 6pm Zur Sprache kommen – Freiburger Forschung zu bedrohten Sprachen (Studium generale) HS 1009 German
29.06 3pm Guided Tour Uniseum Portuguese
06.07 3pm Guided Tour Uniseum German
13.07 2pm Guided Tour Uniseum Mandarin Chinese
13.07 3pm

Guided Tour

Uniseum Spanish
20.07 6pm-12am

(inc. Guided Tour in English at 6.30pm)

Uniseum German/English
03.08 3pm Guided Tour Uniseum German
10.08 3pm Guided Tour Uniseum English


Director: Prof. Dr. Uta Reinöhl

Head Curator: Naomi Peck

Curation Team: Wifek Bouaziz (Decoloniality), Nils von Kantzow (Fieldwork), Myriam Michalopoulou (Language Maps, Language Profiles), Elsa Pätzold (Mediathek), Albert Simon Tallai (Kera‘a), Yiwei Luo (Pomerano), Nawras Skayker (NonGram), Pramodya Sewwandi Perera (Rusyn), Laura Schleicher, Jan Heinz, Filipe Figueiredo Cruz


Design, Marketing, and Public Engagement: Elsa Pätzold, Wifek Bouaziz, Filipe Figueiredo Cruz, Chiara Riccio, Myriam Michalopoulou, Pramodya Sewwandi Perera, Nils von Kantzow, Cornelia Chabenat


Experts: Prof. Dr. Göz Kaufmann (Pomerano), Prof. Dr. Achim Rabus, Beata Gerhardt (Rusyn), Prof. Dr. Uta Reinöhl (NonGram, Kera‘a, Recurrence Maps), Wifek Bouaziz (Kera‘a), Naomi Peck (Kera‘a, Bumthang), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Mair (Humboldt Brothers, Language or Dialect?, Bersntolerisch), Dr. T. Mark Ellison (Recurrence Maps), Jacob Menschel, Marvin Martiny (Andoke), I-Ying Lin (Bunun), Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfänder (Guyanais), Miriam Neuhausen (Pennsylvania Dutch), Laura Schleicher, Dr. Mario Soto Rodriguez (South Bolivian Quechua)


Thanks to: Claudia Marchesoni (Istituto culturale mòcheno), Dr. Valerie Möhle, Sandra Haas, Melissa Maggiore (Uniseum Freiburg), Dr. Laura Becker (University of Freiburg), Philipp Dankel (University of Basel), Rik De Busser (NCCU), Massiel Cardozo, Nelvi Aguilar Flores (Quechua), Khindiko Mega (Kera‘a)


Funding from: DFG Projektnummer 406074683, DFG Projektnummer 263457843


Supported by: Hermann Paul Centre for Linguistics, Hermann Paul School of Linguistics, the generosity of language communities around the world