Author Archives: Menno Welling

International Conference: Education for Life in Africa – May 19-20, 2017

Education is thPosterEfL2017e most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

Conference Programme 19-20 May 2017 (preliminary) (PDF)

Information about fees & register for the conference here!

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Dates: 19 &  20 May 2017 [when NVAS celebrates its 20th anniversary]
Venue: The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, The Hague (5 minutes walking from train station Den Haag HS)
Organizing committee: Anneke Breedveld (NVAS), Jos Walenkamp (HHS), Jan Jansen (NVAS), Beer Schröder (NUFFIC)
Language: English (French and Dutch on demand)
Outcomes: 1. Reviewed book with selected contributions on the theme of the conference; 2. Communiqué on the conference for policy makers, practitioners and consumers of education in Africa.
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50 years Centre for International Conflict – Analysis & Management

On Thursday June 2nd, the Centre for International Conflict – Analysis & Management celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. NVAS members are kindly invite to join in the celebrations. Stathis Kalyvas and Bertrand Badie will speak about ‘Images of the Enemy in the 21st century’. Their remarks will be followed by a public debate with the audience, moderated by Petra Stienen. Continue reading

CFP: African and Diasporan African Literature: Imaginings, Modernities and Vision

The Tydskrift vir letterkunde (South Africa) organizes a conference “African and Diasporan African Literature: Imaginings, Modernities and Visions”, 5–6 October 2016, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Participants should submit their proposals before 30 May to Ms Tercia Klopper.
For more information see the full CFP.

CFP: Sahelian Identities in Times of Crisis, Past and Present

Programme Point-Sud Workshop
Sahelian Identities in Times of Crisis, Past and Present
Date and Place:
Bamako, 10-14 December 2016

Recent years have witnessed growing interest in Sahelian societies as they confront the effects of various forms of violence, internal and external, that have disrupted or modified the way individuals and groups relate to each other and conceive of self. The aim of the proposed workshop is to provoke a critical reflection around ongoing socio-political processes in the Sahelian region, particularly in Mali and by linking them to historical and political configurations that have given shape, and continue to give shape and form to the Sahel as a geographical, a political, a moral as well as an ideological field of enquiry. Continue reading

PhD Defence: Monument of Nature? Marlous van den Akker

Universiteit LeidenDate: 25 May, 2016
Time: 16:00 – 17:00

Promotor: Prof. Peter Pels

Summary: In her dissertation ‘Monument of Nature. An Ethnography of the World Heritage of Mt. Kenya’ Marlous van den Akker examines the World Heritage status of Mt. Kenya, an alpine area located in Central Kenya.  In 1997 Mt. Kenya joined the World Heritage List for its extraordinary ecological and geological features. Nearly 15 years later Mt. Kenya World Heritage Site expanded and came to include a nearby wildlife conservancy.
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The Hague African Festival 2016

The Hague Africa Festival

Op 10 juli is weer het The Hague African Festival op het Spuiplein met muziek van diverse bands uit Senegal, Mali, Somalië, Kaapverdië en Zimbabwe. Dit jaar is er ook een podium voor talent uit Den Haag zelf.
In de weken rondom het festival zijn er veel Afrika gerelateerde activiteiten gepland. The Hague African Festival begint als vanouds met een groots openingsconcert. Op 4 juni is er in het Zuiderstrandtheater in Scheveningen een bijzonder concert van de Kaapverdiaanse Carmen Souza & Theo Pascal in samenwerking met het Residentie Orkest. Het filmhuis zal Afrikaanse films tonen en in het Atrium zal een tentoonstelling zijn van Afrikaanse schilderkunst. In de tuin van de Nieuwe Kerk wordt een kinderdorp opgezet.

Voor meer informatie en het volledige programma zie de festivalwebsite.