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.
The ‘Migration and mobilities in an urbanising world’ Workshop will take place on 16-17 June 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The workshop is organised by Utrecht University (Department of Human Geography and Planning) and the Transnational Mobility-Development Network.
For more information, please see: CFP TransMob workshop 2016 revised
In de vierde editie van het rapport ‘Dirty Profits’ van de Duitse organisatie Facing Finance schrijft Annelies den Boer van Wemos over onethische geneesmiddelentests door farmaceutische bedrijven in Zuid-Afrika, Kenia en Zimbabwe.
Lees het op http://www.wemos.nl/files/
The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) is the biennial international conference of the Nordic Africa Institute and it has been organized since 1999 in the Nordic countries. NAD invites panel organizers/researchers working on Africa-related knowledge production and representing the state of the art on African studies.
The Nordic Africa Days 2016 has a thematic focus on gender relations in contemporary Africa. Gender has been central in the Nordic cooperation with Africa, and will continue to be a major focus also in the global development agenda, as recently indicated in the Sustainable Development Goals. NAD 2016 wishes to establish a platform to discuss gender in contemporary Africa, building on existing research and opening new perspectives on the transformative processes lived in the continent. We encourage discussion on both structural elements shaping gender relations (state legislations, markets and economic processes, global religions) and local dynamics of re-appropriation, agency and identity creation. Theoretical and methodological research on gender with relevant reference to Africa is also welcome. The conference aims to be a venue for highlighting emerging issues and setting new agendas for research and policy. Continue reading
The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology is proud to announce the installment of the Matthew Schoffeleers Scholarships for students Social and Cultural Anthropology. It concerns two grants, one for bachelor students of VU-University and one for international students.
Matthew Schoffeleers was a professor of anthropology. His main contributions lie in the ethnographical study of the Manganja in Malawi and in the anthropology of religion.
See: Schoffeleers Scholarship final
This is a call for pre-proposals, which might especially be of interest to young African postdoctoral researchers. The call is launched within the framework of the Volkswagen Foundation’s initiative “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa”.
The funding initiative is open to all disciplines and aims at the development and sustainable reinforcement of research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Research projects, developed and carried out by African scholars and scientists in close cooperation with their German partners, shall provide junior researchers in Africa with an opportunity to enhance their skills and academic qualifications. Special emphasis is put on the development, reinforcement, and extension of academic networks inside Africa beyond existing language barriers.
Deadline: the 6th of April, 2016
See: https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding (English version).
Tracing the rise and development of the Ghanaian video film industry between 1985 and 2010, Sensational Movies examines video movies as seismographic devices recording a culture and society in turmoil. This book captures the dynamic process of popular filmmaking in Ghana as a new medium for the imagination and tracks the interlacing of the medium’s technological, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects. Stepping into the void left by the defunct state film industry, video movies negotiate the imaginaries deployed by state cinema on the one hand and Christianity on the other.
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In een recent interview met OneWorld pleit Ugandees LRA-onderhandelaar Betty Bigombé voor vrouwelijke inbreng bij vredesbemiddeling. Bigombé was in Den Haag voor het Clingendael programma African Women Mediators, dat deze maand vrouwelijke Afrikaanse diplomaten trainde als vredesbemiddelaars.