Upcoming conferences

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). Abstract

 

27 September -2 October 2021 in Niamey (Niger),
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). Abstract

 

10-13 October 2021 in Libreville (Gabon),
Party Branding in Africa – Political Imaginaries and Electoral Choice
Conveners: Dr. Anja Osei (University of Konstanz); Dr. George Bob-Milliar, (KNUST, Kumasi); Dr. Christian Wali Wali (University Omar Bongo, Libreville). In collaboration with the University Omar Bongo (Libreville) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

3-7 November 2021 in Niamey (Niger),
Africa in the Age of Renewal: New Forms of Linguistic, Cultural and Political Expression of Citizens’ Movements
Conveners: Prof. Ute Fendler (University of Bayreuth); Prof. Hamani Oumarou (LASDEL, Niamey); Prof. Jaouad Serghini (Mohammed I University, Oujda). In collaboration with the Study and Research Laboratory on Social Dynamics and Local Development LASDEL (Niamey) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

16-20 November 2021 in Dakar (Senegal),
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). Abstract

 

30 November-4 December 2021 in Bamako (Mali),
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). Abstract

 

3-9 January 2022 in Accra (Ghana),
Religious Infrastructures: From Africa and Beyond
Conveners: Dr. Yanti Martina Hoelzchen (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main); Dr. Benjamin Kirby (University of Leeds); Dr. Genevieve Nrenzah (University of Ghana, Legon). In collaboration with the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana, IAS (Legon/Accra) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

January 2022 in Dakar (Senegal), to be confirmed,
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). Abstract

 

15-19 February 2022 in Maputo (Mozambique),
Rethinking Popular (In)Justice in Africa through Social Networks. Dynamics of an Illegal Punitive Practice
Conveners: Prof. Martina Drescher (University of Bayreuth); Prof. Joseph Tonda (Omar Bongo University, Libreville); Prof. Carlos Arnaldo (Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo); Dr. Fabert Mensah Ngoma (Omar Bongo University); Dr. Paul Mvengou (Omar Bongo University); Dr. Christian Mayisse (Omar Bongo University) In collaboration with the Institute of African Studies, CEA (Maputo) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

28 February-4 March 2022 in Stellenbosch (South Africa),
Situating the African Genome
Conveners: Dr. Henri Michel Yéré (University of Basel); Dr. Mavis Machirori (Ada Lovelace Institute, London); Dr. Lauren Paremoer (University of Cape Town); Prof. Katharina Schramm (University of Bayreuth). In collaboration with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, STIAS, and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

21-26 March 2022 in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso),
Politics and Armed Conflict in Africa: Bringing the Peasantry Back to the Center of the Debate
Conveners: Dr. Mahamadou Bassirou Tangara (University of Social Sciences and Management of Bamako); Prof. Dr. Baz Lecocq (Humboldt University Berlin); Dr. Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka (University of Mons); Dr. Zakaria Soré (University Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ouagadougou); Dr. Lamine Savané (University of Segou); Dr. Gillian Mathys (University of Gent). In collaboration with the Institute of society Sciences, INSS (Ouagadougou) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

4-8 April 2022 in Stellenbosch (South Africa),
Reproduction and Natality in Africa
Conveners: Prof. Richard Rottenburg (MLU Halle); Prof. Nolwazi Mkhwanazi (Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg). In collaboration with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, STIAS, and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

May 2022 in Stellenbosch (South Africa), to be confirmed,
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). Abstract

 

1-4 June 2022 in Maputo, Mozambique,
Reframing Youth Politics and Citizenship in the Era of COVID-19 in Africa
Conveners: Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo (University of Ghana, Legon); Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata (University of Ghana, Legon); Dr. Peggy Piesche (Federal Agency for Civil Education (bpb), Berlin); Prof. Cristiano Matsinhe (UEM Maputo); Prof. Alcinda Honwana, independent researcher, New York. In collaboration with the Eduardo Mondlane University (Maputo) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract

 

November 2022 in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso),
Afrotopia(s) – Emerging Futures in Arts, Politics and Religion
Conveners: Dr. Magnus Echtler (University of Leipzig); Prof. Antje Daniel (University of Vienna); Dr. Melina C. Kalfelis (Goethe University Frankfurt/Main); Samuel Ndogo (Moi University, Eldoret); Dr. F. Emilie G. Sanon-Ouattara (Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Ouagadougou). In collaboration with the Institute for Society Sciences, INSS (Ouagadougou) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract