Programme 2020

2-6 September 2021 in Accra (Ghana), Virtual Conference,
The Grammar of the Spirit World in Pentecostalized Africa
Conveners: Prof. Wilhelm Graeb (Humboldt University Berlin & Stellenbosch University); Dr. Hermen Kroesbergen (University of Pretoria); Dr. Vanessa Rau (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen & Humboldt University Berlin); Josiah Taru (Great Zimbabwe University, Mashvingo); Philipp Oehlmann (Humboldt University Berlin & University of Pretoria). In collaboration with the Institute for African Studies at the University of Ghana, IAS (Legon/Accra) and Point Sud (Bamako).

27 September -2 October 2021 in Niamey (Niger), Hybrid Conference,
The Islamic Education System in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Journey through Politics and Religion
Conveners: Dr. Abdoulaye Sounaye (Centre for Modern Orient, ZMO, Berlin & LASDEL Niamey); Dr. Issouf Binaté (University Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké); Prof. Marie Nathalie LeBlanc (University of Québec, Montréal); Dr. Zakaria Soré (University Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ouagadougou). In collaboration with the Study and Research Laboratory on Social Dynamics and Local Development, LASDEL (Niamey) and Point Sud (Bamako).

17-19 November 2021 in Dakar (Senegal), Hybrid Conference,
Struggles for ‘Democracy’ in Africa – Encountering Researchers and Activists from the Global North and South
Conveners: Dr. Nina-Kathrin Wienkoop (German Center for Migration and Integration Studies (DeZIM) e.V., Berlin); Dr. Sabrina Zajak (Ruhr-University Bochum); Prof. Antje Daniel (University of Vienna); Dr. Louisa Prause (Free University Berlin); Dr. Lamine Doumbia (German Historical Institute Paris & UCAD II, Dakar). In collaboration with the University Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar) and Point Sud (Bamako).

1-4 December 2021 in Bamako (Mali), Hybrid Conference,
Mobility and Displacement in ‘Post-Slavery’ West Africa: A South-South-North Dialogue on Concepts, Conflicts and Civic Engagement
Conveners: Dr. Lotte Pelckmans (Copenhagen University); Dr. Paolo Gaibazzi (University of Bayreuth). In collaboration with Point Sud (Bamako).

11-13 May 2022 in Stellenbosch (South Africa), Hybrid Conference,
Science as a Site of Inequality: An Exploratory Workshop for Sharing Evidence and Experience from Environment-Related Research Fields
Conveners: Dr. Susanne Koch (Technical University of Munich); Prof. Nelius Boshoff (Stellenbosch University). In collaboration with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, STIAS (Stellenbosch) and Point Sud (Bamako).

27 June-3 July 2022 in Dakar (Senegal),
Mutants Assembly: From Goree to Sebikotane – A Pan-African Future between Afro-Utopia and Afro-Nostalgia
Conveners: Prof. Felwine Sarr (Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis); Prof. Katharina Schramm (University of Bayreuth); Oulimata Gueye (Le Lieu Unique, Nantes); Dr. Julien McHardy (Leuven) Julien McHardy (Leuphana University Lueneburg); Mamadou Sy (University El Hadji Ibrahima Niass); Marion Louisgrand-Sylla (Ker Thiössane, Dakar); Hamedine Kane (Brussels/Dakar); Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris). In collaboration with Ker Thiössane (Dakar) and Point Sud (Bamako).

7-10 September 2022 in Niamey (Niger), Hybrid Conference
Africa in the Age of Renewal: New Forms of Linguistic, Cultural and Political Expression of Citizens’ Movements
Conveners: Prof. Ute Fendler, Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany; Dr. Hamani Oumarou, Anthropology, LASDEL, Niamey, Niger; Prof. Jaouad Serghini, Literature, Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco. In collaboration with LASDEL (Niamey) and Point Sud (Bamako).