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.

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

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
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: www.lovanetwork.nl

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.

For detailed information: à lova.summerschool@lovanetwerk.nl

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 www.lovanetwerk.nl

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: http://quest-journal.net/shikanda/index.htm.

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: https://www.oneworld.nl/werken/vacatures/one-zoekt-jeugdambassadeurs

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

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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 (afrikaans@ugent.be). 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

SID Discussion: Understanding the Other: Religion as Dialogue

Religion is nowadays often portrayed as the cause of tension and conflict. However, religion can also be seeFlickr-lostintheredwoodsn as an adequate way to deal with polarization and disagreements. As part of the monthly debate series on ‘Understanding the Other’, this session will explore the role of religion as dialogue. What type of experiences are we referring to? Under which conditions can religion serve as a tool for dialogue? Three introductory speakers will highlight their experiences with religion as dialogue from various backgrounds and contexts. The objective is to trigger an interactive discussion, opening up avenues for dialogue and understanding.

Date: 15 March 2016
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 (door open at 15:30)
Location: ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague
Admission: €7.50 (includes a drink) – free for students and SID members

For more information and to register for the discussion, see: http://sidnl.org/religion-as-dialogue/

SID Netherlands is a platform where people can meet and share their commitment to successful international cooperation and development. Civil society, NGOs, students, academics, private partners, government officials, politicians, media and interested citizens are all welcome to join the discussion and shape our global future.

Film seminar African Studies Centre Leiden ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’ (Mali) and interview with Fadimata ‘Disco’ Walet Oumar

This film is part of the Movies that Matter festival 18-26 March in The Hague. Apart from The Hague, the film will be shown in Leiden at the African Studies Centre. Fadimata ‘Disco’ Walet Oumar, one of the main characters, has been invited to the Netherlands by the festival organization and will be present at the screenings both in The Hague and in Leiden. After the film screening in Leiden she will be interviewed by Henrike Florusbosch (Department of Cultural Anthropology, Leiden University), followed by a discussion.

See: http://www.ascleiden.nl/news/film-seminar