Upcoming conferences

5th-9th April 2020 in Dakar (Senegal),
Mutant Assembly: From Goree to Sebikotane – A Pan-African Future between Afro-Utopia and Afro-Nostalgia
Conveners: Felwine Sarr (University Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis); Katharina Schramm (University of Bayreuth); Oulimata Gueye (Le Lieu Unique, Nantes); 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
The event had to be postponed because of Covid 19. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.


5th-9th  September 2020 in Accra (Ghana),
The Grammar of the Spirit World in Pentecostalized Africa
Conveners: Wilhelm Graeb (Humboldt University Berlin & Stellenbosch University); Hermen Kroesbergen (University of Pretoria); Vanessa Rau (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen & Humboldt University Berlin); Josiah Taru (Great Zimbabwe University, Mashvingo & University of Pretoria); Philipp Oehlmann (Humboldt University Berlin & University of Pretoria). In collaboration with the Institute for African Studies (Legon/Accra) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract


27th September-2nd October 2020 in Niamey (Niger),
The Islamic Education System in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Journey through Politics and Religion
Conveners: Abdoulaye Sounaye (Leibniz – Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin & LASDEL Niamey); Issouf Binaté (University Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké); Marie Nathalie LeBlanc (University of Québec, Montréal); Zakaria Soré (University Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ouagadougou). In collaboration with LASDEL (Niamey) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract


28th-30th September 2020 in Stellenbosch (South Africa),
Science as a Site of Inequality: An Exploratory Workshop for Sharing Evidence and Experience from Environment-Related Research Fields
Conveners: Susanne Koch (Technical University of Munich); Nelius Boshoff (Stellenbosch University). In collaboration with STIAS (Stellenbosch) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract


20th-24th October 2020 in Dakar (Senegal),
Struggles for ‘Democracy’ in Africa – Encountering Researchers and Activists from the Global North and South
Conveners: Nina-Kathrin Wienkoop (German Center for Migration and Integration Studies (DeZIM) e.V., Berlin); Sabrina Zajak (Ruhr-University Bochum); Antje Daniel (University of Vienna); Louisa Prause (Free University Berlin); Lamine Doumbia (German Historical Institute Paris & UCAD II, Dakar). In collaboration with UCAD (Dakar) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract


30th October -3rd November 2020 in Niamey (Niger),
Africa in the Age of Renewal: New Forms of Linguistic, Cultural and Political Expression of Citizens’ Movements
Conveners: Ute Fendler (University of Bayreuth); Maroua El Naggare (University of Bayreuth); Hamani Oumarou (LASDEL, Niamey); Jaouad Serghini (Mohammed I University, Oujda). In collaboration with LASDEL (Niamey) and Point Sud (Bamako). Abstract


1st-6th December 2020 in Bamako (Mali),
Mobility and Displacement in ‘Post-Slavery’ West Africa: A South-South-North Dialogue on Concepts, Conflicts and Civic Engagement
Conveners: Lotte Pelckmans (Bonn Centre for Dependency and Slavery Studies & Copenhagen University); Paolo Gaibazzi (Leibniz-Centre Modern Orient (ZMO), Berlin). Abstract