Sabine Lang

Sabine Lang

Sabine Lang was trained in Cultural Anthropology, Ancient American Studies and European Prehistory at the universities of Tübingen and Hamburg. Her doctoral dissertation (Hamburg, 1990) was on systems of multiple genders and on homosexual behaviour in indigenous cultures of North America. After earning her doctoral degree she continued her research on these subjects by conducting fieldwork, which was funded by the German Research Foundation, in the United States.

For many years Lang used to be active as an independent scholar, visiting lecturer, specialist translator and specialist editor. She has presented the results of her fieldwork in numerous publications.

Since early 2017 she has been conducting provenance research at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, currently in the context of the PAESE joint project.

In the context of the subproject “Reconstruction of Collection Biographies and Regional Networks”, Sabine Lang has curated the special exhibition “Heavyweight Fashion. Traditional Clothing and Adornment of Herero Women”, which is shown at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum from 11 February until 2 August 2020.




  • Provenienzforschung zu Objekten aus kolonialen Kontexten am Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum ­Hildesheim. In: Provenienz & Forschung, hrsg. vom Deutschen Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, 2.2018, S. 54-59 (gemeinsam mit Andrea Nicklisch).
  • Den Sammlern auf der Spur. Ethnologische Provenienzforschung am Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, 2017/2018. In Vorbereitung, erscheint Frühjahr 2020 (gemeinsam mit Andrea Nicklisch und mit einem Beitrag von Tristan Oestermann).


Researcher: Dr. Sabine Lang (RPM Hildesheim)

Subproject: Collection Biographies and Regional Networks

Head of the Subproject: Dr. Andrea Nicklisch (RPM Hildesheim)