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Welkom bij de NVAS

De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Afrikastudies (NVAS) is een nationaal netwerk van en voor Afrika-deskundigen en liefhebbers in Nederland. De NVAS wil de publieke belangstelling voor Afrika-onderzoek in Nederland bevorderen en actuele informatie aanbieden.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: LOVA’s School of Experimental Education 2016


LOVA’s School of Experimental Education 2016

‘War, violence, militarism and reconciliation’ Ethnographies in Queer, Gender & Feminist Anthropology 11 –15 July 2016

Keep in touch with new perspectives in feminist anthropology and related fields. Enjoy a week of learning-by-doing with a small group of international students and get to know the city of Amsterdam

Read the full information brochure on our website:

Venue: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Certificate: Highest academic standards are guaranteed, classes are taught by qualified university staff, in- and outside of the University. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the week to those who attend all lectures and workshops.

Requirements: Academic degree & proficiency in academic English.

Method of Application: We would love to receive a short letter (max. 1/2 page) stating your motivation to participate.

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Tuition LOVA SEE 2016: two scholarships for 250,- Euro / LOVA members 315,- Euro / non funded students 355,- Euro and funded students 495,- Euro The tuition fee of the LOVA ISS includes: All lectures and all workshops Course material – All excursions mentioned in the program Extra-curricular classes on location Lunches (5 days) & Coffee, tea, refreshments (5 days)

Awaiting your application!

Directors: Reinhilde Sotiria König, Nathalie Roos & Carola Lammers (+31 (0) 6 2883 0107)

LOVA Netherlands Association for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology

Call for contributions: a transcontinental career: Essays in Honour of Wim van Binsbergen

leopard_SMALProfessor Wim van Binsbergen is Honorary Fellow at the African Studies Centre in Leiden and emeritus Professor of the Foundations of Intercultural Philosophy at the Philosophy Faculty of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Proposed contributions to the Festschrift  for Professor Wim van Binsbergen may be in English or French. Prospective contributors are hereby invited to submit the title and abstract of their proposed contribution by April 30th 2016. 

What kind of a Festschrift do we have in mind? We aim in the first place at a scholarly volume, which critically assesses the contributions of our author in the several disciplinary fields in which he has been active, and that constructively sets out argued trajectories for future reflection and research. 

For the full description of the call, please see: Call for Contributions.

For a biographical and bibliographical introduction to Wim Van Binsbergen’s academic life and oeuvre, please see:

Vacancy: One World Youth Ambassador

Word ONE Jeugdambassadeur in een sleuteljaar 2016 wordt het jaar waarin wereldleiders het Global Goals-tijdperk inwijden. Met veel bravoure, vol belangrijke vergaderingen rond voeding en globale gezondheid. ONE wil dit jaar – naast ons andere lobbywerk om de hulpbeloftes waar te maken – een zo groot mogelijke stempel drukken op deze meetings.

Om onze invloed te versterken zijn we op zoek naar enthousiaste Jeugdambassadeurs. See:

Call for papers: Third Colloquium on the African language, 28 oktober 2016

Tijdens dit internationale congres, georganiseerd door het Gents Centrum voor het Afrikaans en de Studie van Zuid-Afrika, zullen twee uiteenlopende onderzoekslijnen uitgewerkt worden, zoals uiteengezet in de samenvattingen hieronder. De twee lijnen zullen parallel behandeld worden tijdens het colloquium en ze verwijzen beide naar innovatief navorsingswerk waarmee men onder andere aan de Universiteit Gent druk bezig is.

Deelnemers worden uitgenodigd abstracts (in Afrikaans of Nederlands) van maximum 300 woorden in te dienen voor 1 juni 2016 ( Gelieve daarbij aan te geven of uw abstract aansluit bij het letterkundige of taalkundige deel.

Als keynote sprekers zijn Prof. dr. Theo du Plessis (Universiteit van die Vrystaat) en Prof. dr. Wannie Carstens (Noordwes Universiteit) uitgenodigd voor de taalkunde. Prof. dr. Andries Visagie en Prof. dr. Alfred Schaffer, allebei verbonden aan de Universiteit Stellenbosch, zijn de centrale sprekers voor het gedeelte letterkunde. Continue reading

Call for applications: Annual Africa Summit – Africa within a Global Context

On the 22nd and 23rd of April 2016 the London School of Economics and Political Science will organise its third annual Africa Summit. This year’s summit brings together leading policy-makers, researchers, business leaders and practitioners around the theme of “Africa within a global context”.

 The research conference held on 22 April 2016, themed “Challenging Conventions”, will feature expert panel discussions on law and illicit financial flows, the politics of knowledge, and the importance of social media as a space for agency. In the afternoon, a breakout session based on research papers will be held around three themes: China in Africa, the ‘global’ land grab and global responses to gendered realities. Continue reading

Call for update of your personal profile for the NVAS website

afbeeldingPossibly, you have been a member of the NVAS now for quite some time. Therefore, your biographical details and the photograph that you sent to Marieke van Winden as part of your first encounter with the NVAS might now be outdated. The NVAS board would now like to give you the opportunity to update your NVAS profile. The webmaster will place your updated profile on the NVAS website under the heading ‘introduction NVAS members’ (‘Leden stellen zich voor’). If you would like to make use of this NVAS service, please email your updated document to the NVAS webmaster, Louise Müller. Her email address is:

Meine Pieter van Dijk

Meine Pieter van Dijk is economist and em. professor of Water Services Management at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, professor of entrepreneurship at Maastricht School of Management and em. professor of Urban management at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and at the Institute of Housing and Urban development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is member of the research schools CERES and SENSE. He worked on and in developing countries since 1973 and as a consultant for NGOs, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, different bilateral donors and UN agencies.

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Thera Rasing

Thera Rasing (Ph.D.) is an anthropologist specialised in Gender Studies and Anthropology of Religion. Her specialities are female initiation rites, gender, sexuality, African traditional religion, Christianity, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, community based volunteers, tertiary education and urbanization. She has predominantly conducted research in Zambia, but also in Malawi and Uganda. She was senior lecturer and Head of Department of Gender Studies at the University of Zambia and at the Catholic University Malawi, and taught courses at other universities in Zambia. She conducted research for the Zambian Ministry of Community Development, on health systems strengthening and development among community based volunteers, and worked at the Centre of Infectious Disease Control Zambia (CIDRZ), where she conducted research to develop new health systems to provide better services for people living with HIV. As independent consultant she conducted research for UN organisations and various NGOs.