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1932

July 30th - ca. Sept. 3rd
Liberia

ca. September 03rd - 10th
Guinée Conakry

Senegal

Paul Julien's first scientific expedition to "Equatorial Africa". He was 31 at the time, and was doing his PhD in physics. On the side he had been taking classes in anthropology. Together with his father Julien had already traveled in North Africa. He had already established a practice in delivering lectures based on hist travels. These lectures were illustrated with photographs he produced himself,  The main goal was physical anthropological data collection among "the Manoh, Geh and Gió". Before travelling to Liberia Julien held his first series of 'causeriën', for the KRO, a Dutch radio station with a Catholic denomination. The informal talks reported on his travels through Andorra and southern Morocco. 

1933

ca. July 20th - Aug. 1st
Egypt

ca. Aug. 1st - 19th
Sudan

ca. Aug. 20th - Sept. 28th
Congo

ca. Sept. 28th - October 24th
Uganda
Tanzania
Kenya

The first of two journeys through East Africa (the second one took place in 1947), and the first of Julien's expeditions that focussed on so-called 'pygmies'. It lasted ca. three months, which is substantially longer than all the other journeys. 

1934

July 30th - Aug. 24th

Sierra Leone

A second journey to West-Africa, after the one to Liberia two years earlier, that would result in Paul Julien telling spectacular stories about its Secret Societies up to the late 1990s. The physical anthropological data collection this time took place in Freetown and among the Mende in Sierra Leone.

1939

July - Aug.
Guinée Conakry

1947

Sept. 27th 1947 - mid Jan. 1948

Congo

Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Sudan

1950

July - August
Northern Nigeria

 

1952

July - August
Congo Brazzaville

 

1955

July - August
Ethiopia

 

1959

July - August
Cameroon

1960

July 10th-11th 
Touch down in Kano

July 12th- August 20th

Angola

1962

ca. July 12th - August 17th
Angola

ca. August 18th - 28th

Northern Nigeria