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Lesedi #19 – Dossier Namibie

  #19 of the IFAS Research Newsletter is now available online:   In this issue, you will find a special focus on Namibia. Updates on research and publications from IFAS are also available as...

Call for papers – CfP: International Conference “Circulations”: The (un)making of Southern Africa beyond and across borders

CfP: International Conference “Circulations” The (un)making of Southern Africa beyond and across borders Johannesburg, 3-4 November 2016 While transnational approaches have flourished in history and the social sciences in recent decades, most of the historiography...

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Some Philosophical Reflections on Why the Global Fight Against Racism has Failed? by R. Bernasconi – 16 February 2016

  The Steve Biko Lectures in Philosophy 16 February 2016 13:00 – 16:00 – Madibeng Building, University of Johannesburg Robert Bernasconi Pennsylvania State University Respondents: Abraham Olivier – University of Fort Hare Zinhle Mncube – University of Johannesburg...

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International Conference – “A Luta Continua, 40 years later”: Entangled Histories and Legacies of Empire in Southern Africa

International Conference “A Luta Continua, 40 years later”: Entangled Histories and Legacies of Empire in Southern Africa Date: 5-6 November 2015 New Venue: French Institute of South Africa – 1st floor – 62 Juta Street,...

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FISH Seminar 8 October 2015 – Incarceration and the (re)making of race: the Coloured community in South Africa by L. Pouthier

  Incarceration and the (re)making of race The Coloured community in South Africa Lucile Pouthier Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University Discussant : Kelly Gillespie (Department of Anthropology/ University of the Witwatersrand) This presentation aims at showing the...

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CISA Masters and PhD Fellowships

The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (established in 2010) announces Masters by dissertation and PhD Fellowships funded by the Mellon Foundation on interdisciplinary and transnational research on histories of colonialism and post-colonialism, capital...

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FISH Seminar – Friday 17 July – « The resistance might be joyful »: a study of Zambezia’s political identity through Carnival and Elections in Quelimane district

“The resistance might be joyful” a study of Zambezia’s political identity through Carnival and Elections in Quelimane district    Mélina Revuelta (Sciences Po Bordeaux)   On the basis of identity as a socially and...

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FISH Seminar – 22 June – Dynamics of property market and social change in South Africa by J. Migozzi

« Keep your eyes on the price »:  investigating the daily dynamics of property market in Cape Town to understand patterns of social change in South Africa.   Julien Migozzi (Université Grenoble 1/ Pacte/ Géographie-Cités)  As...

FISH Seminar 7 May 2015 – Understanding and interpreting South Africa through the eyes of her photographers by N. Jara

Photo: Thabiso Sekgala Homeland   Understanding and interpreting South Africa through the eyes of her photographers Nathalie Jara (EHESS – IMAF) In order to understand contemporary South Africa, people working on representation allow envisaging...

K. Breckenridge in Sciences Po – 13 April 2015 – The Biometric State and Post-Colonial Citizenship: the South African origins (1850-2000)

    The Biometric State and Post-Colonial Citizenship: the South African origins (1850-2000) 13/04/2015 | 14h00-15h45 Sciences Po-CERI, 56, rue Jacob, 75006 Paris / Salle Jean Monnet, Rez de chaussée     Séminaire IMAF-CERI...

mobility programme – EUS-AID

EUSA_ID is a mobility programme offering study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff and provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in...

12 janvier 2015: « Temps, terrains et écritures de l’histoire en Afrique » – séminaire général d’histoire de l’IMAF

  Le prochain séminaire général d’histoire de l’IMAF intitulé « Temps, terrains et écritures de l’histoire en Afrique » aura lieu  lundi 12 janvier, de 14h à 18h00 lieu: amphithéâtre du centre Malher Il s’agit d’une...

FISH Seminar 8 December 2014 – From ǂNûkhoen to Damara: origins, identities and political structures by J. Benabou

From ǂNûkhoen to Damara: origins, identities and political structures Jonathan Benabou (MNHN-CNRS-UPD Paris 7) This seminar will present research focused on the anthropological history of the ǂNûkhoen/Damara, a socio-cultural group living in contemporary Namibia....

Appel à contributions – « Les politiques urbaines et de l’habitat face au changement climatique : un état des réflexions »

Appel à contributions Colloque des UMIFRE sur l’urbanisme et le dérèglement climatique « Les politiques urbaines et de l’habitat face au changement climatique : un état des réflexions » Istanbul, le 13 février 2015 Institut français d’études...

FISH seminar 13 November 2014 – “Anthropology and History. The Lower Congo Rock Art in Perspective”

“Anthropology and History. The Lower Congo Rock Art in Perspective” Geoffroy Heimlich (Paris 1 University) Unlike rock art in the Sahara and southern Africa, rock art in central Africa is still widely unknown. Presently inhabited by the...

Seminar Pap Ndiaye – Thursday 16 october 2014

French Institute in South Africa and Center for Indians Studies in Africa (CISA) will receive french historian Pap Ndiaye for a seminar untitled « Civil Rights movements in transnational perspective: African-Americans and the « darker...

Appels à contrats doctoraux InSHS

Pour 2015, l’InSHS reconduit à l’appel à candidature pour attribution de quatre contrats doctoraux de 36 mois (http://www.cnrs.fr/inshs/). En 2015, l’objet de l’appel est d’examiner des dossiers soumis par un encadrant ou des co-encadrants...

5th Annual Ahmed Kathrada Lecture: Achille Mbembe responds to Cyril Ramaphosa – 17 Oct – 18h30

5th Annual Ahmed Kathrada Lecture: Achille Mbembe responds to Cyril Ramaphosa – 17 Oct – 18h30 The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is delighted to invite you to attend our 5th Annual Lecture. Keynote Speaker: Deputy...

« Contested knowledge and cultural affirmation in French West Africa: African voices in the Bulletin de l’Enseignement en AOF (1913-1958) » by Etienne Smith

  South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar  Etienne Smith (International Affairs Division & Europe-Africa Program, Sciences Po, Paris) « Contested knowledge and cultural affirmation in French West Africa: African voices in the Bulletin de...

Colloque « Afrique du Sud : 20 ans de démocratie contrastée? » 25-26 septembre 2014, Dijon

Colloque « Afrique du Sud : 20 ans de démocratie contrastée? » 25-26 septembre 2014, Dijon Dijon, 25 et 26 septembre 2014 Conseil Régional de Bourgogne, Dijon – Salle des séances Simultaneous interpreting available at...

Exposition « Les écritures urbaines de Maputo : lire, écrire et agir dans la rue » – 5 septembre au 15 octobre 2014 – Maputo

Dans le cadre d’un partenariat de recherche scientifique entre l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris et l’Université Pédagogique de Maputo , l’exposition « les écritures urbaines de Maputo: lire, écrire et agir dans la rue «  s’ouvre du...

Video – Caio Simões de Araújo: Salazar’s Ghosts: global colour lines, decolonizations and entangled histories of race, ca. 1960-1965

Salazar’s Ghosts: global colour lines, decolonizations and entangled histories of race, ca. 1960-1965 Caio Simões de Araújo PHD Candidate,  University of Geneva Historiographies of African decolonization have been reductive in at least two ways....

Video – FISH Conference 30 July 2014: Understanding Johannesburg: City-Wide Urban Analysis and Morphological Evolution

Understanding Johannesburg: City-Wide Urban Analysis and Morphological Evolution   Karen Lévy, Researcher at the French Institute of Urbanism (IFU) and at the French Development Agency (AFD). The metropolitan structure of Johannesburg is unique and inherited...

CALL FOR PAPERS – International Network of Genocide Scholars – Fourth Global Conference on Genocide Cape Town, 4-7 December 2014

4th Global Conference on Genocide CALL FOR PAPERS University of Cape Town, 4-7 December 2014 Genocide and Mass Trauma: Rising to the Challenges of Comprehension, Intervention, Prevention and Restitution The International Network of Genocide...

FISH 18 August 2014: Historical Outlook on French-South African Relations (1958-1974)

Historical Outlook on French-South African Relations (1958-1974)   Anna Konieczna Researcher at Sciences Po Paris   Despite constant historiographical progress, historical research works on French foreign policy in Africa in the post-colonial period, focus...

« Les écritures urbaines de Maputo : lire, écrire et agir dans la rue » – Journée d’étude – Exposition

Dans le cadre d’un partenariat de recherche scientifique entre l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris et l’Université Pédagogique de Maputo , l’exposition « les écritures urbaines de Maputo: lire, écrire et agir dans la rue «  s’ouvre...

Appel d’offres pour la creation de fouilles archeologiques en afrique sub-saharienne, Madagascar compris (du 1er août au 1er octobre 2014)

Le ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international (DGM/DCUR/RECH) lance un appel d’offres  pour la création de missions archéologiques en Afrique Sub-Saharienne, Madagascar compris. Cet appel d’offre est destiné aux jeunes chercheurs français non...

FISH Conference 29 April 2014: When education matters. The unexpected impact of an education experiment in Mozambique on the country representation

  When education matters. The unexpected impact of an education experiment in Mozambique on the country representation  Michel Lafon CNRS-Llacan & IFAS Research Fellow – CentRePoL – Center for Research on the Politics of...

Soutenance de thèse d’Anne Konieczna le 19 décembre

19 décembre 2013 – Programme doctoral Histoire Melle KONIECZNA Anna Discipline : Histoire Sujet : Les relations entre la France et l’Afrique du Sud sous la présidence de Charles de Gaulle et de Georges Pompidou (1958-1974) Jury : Daniel Bach, Sue Onslow, Stanislas Parzymies, Maurice Vaïsse (directeur de thèse) La soutenance publique aura lieu le 19/12/2013 à 14...

ANR XenAfPol Closing conference: The Politics of Xenophobic Exclusion – University of Cambridge – 16-18 December

ANR XenAfPol Closing conference: The Politics of Xenophobic Exclusion: Mobilisations, Local Orders and Violence Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, UK Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, Cambridge,...

Représenter la ville sud-africaine / Representing South African Cities – 27-28 Novembre 2013, Université Paris Ouest NanterreParis

Programme: MARDI/TUESDAY 26/11 (MÉDIATHÈQUE HÉLÈNE BERR, 70 RUE DE PICPUS, 75012 PARIS) EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH PARIS BIBLIOTHÈQUES 19.00 Les villes sud-africaines. Débat avec Sophie Didier et Niq Mhlongo, modéré par...

South Africa: 20th Anniversary of Freedom and the General Elections of 2014. Overview of the Economic and Political State – November 22 – Paris

  South Africa: 20th Anniversary of Freedom and the General Elections of 2014 Overview of the Economic and Political State November 22 – Ifri, Paris     Despite a very intricate context at the...

Journée d’étude « Participation citoyenne et Justice spatiale » – 13 décembre 2013 – Université Paris Ouest Nanterre

Séminaire de l’axe « Justice sociale, justice spatiale, conflits, nouvelles sociabilités et nouvelles identifications » du PRES Paris Lumières Journée d’étude « Participation citoyenne et Justice spatiale » 13 décembre 2013 / 10h-17h Amphithéâtre C, bâtiment G Avec :...

A New Trilogy? BRICS, Infrastructure and Development on the African Continent. By Agathe Maupin

  Agathe Maupin is currently holding a researcher post at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in Johannesburg, and is also Research Associate at the Laboratory Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM) in Bordeaux....

Publication: The Middle Stone Age at Diepkloof Rock Shelter, Western Cape, South Africa – Journal of Archaeological Science

The Journal of Archaeological Science is aimed at archaeologists and scientists with particular interests in advancing the development and application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. This established monthly journal...

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Ananya Jahanara Kabir: Islands, cities, oceans: sites and routes of Afro-diasporic rhythm cultures – September 23

  Islands, cities, oceans: sites and routes of Afro-diasporic rhythm cultures   Ananya Jahanara Kabir Professor of English Literature, King’s College, London   From New York’s Jazz Age onwards, people the world over have...

Three full-time postdoctoral scholars to work on the interdisciplinary project Modern Moves: Kinetic Transnationalism and Afro-Diasporic Rhythm Cultures – King’s College

    Summary   Applications are invited for three full-time postdoctoral scholars to work on the interdisciplinary project Modern Moves: Kinetic Transnationalism and Afro-Diasporic Rhythm Cultures funded by the European Research Council and located...

Lesedi #16 – September 2013

    In this issue, Agathe Maupin and Carolina Milhorance de Castro propose a special focus on the BRICS. Updates on research and publications from IFAS are also available as well as the presentation...

The Arts and Crafts of Literacy – Manuscript Cultures in Muslim Sub-Saharan Africa – 5-6 September

University of Cape Town 5-6 September 2013 An International Conference convened by: Dr Dmitry BONDAREV (Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg) Dr Andrea BRIGAGLIA (CCI; Department of Religious Studies, UCT)...

International Conference: “Urban dynamics and health: concepts, methods and applications” – September 11th-13th

International Conference “Urban dynamics and health: concepts, methods and applications”. September 11th-13th, 2013, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense Urban Health is a crucial issue, as we have been facing an increasing urbanization:...

Seminar: The Township Musical World in a Transnational Perspective: Sophiatown (1930-1960) – August 28

The Township Musical World in a Transnational Perspective:  Sophiatown (1930-1960) A seminar presented by Charlotte Grabli (PhD Candidate, “Histoire et civilisations”, EHESS) Wednesday 28 August, 11:00 Please note venue: Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre Cnr...

Conference: Empire’s Companies in Southern Africa: How the Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie got its Land – August 6 – 3pm

University of Johannesburg / French institute of South Africa Seminar Series  August 6 – 3pm – History department seminar room (UJ) Edward Cavanagh: Empire’s Companies in Southern Africa: How the Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie got its Land...

Biennial Meeting of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) – July 3-7

Biennial Meeting of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA)  “Thirty Years On: Reflections and Retrospections on Southern African Archaeology Since 1983” July 3-7, 2013 University of Botswana in Gaborone The ASAPA biennial...

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Parution du dernier numéro de la Revue bilingue P@lethnologie consacré à l’archéologie africaine des 2000 dernières années

P@lethnologie est la première revue bilingue de préhistoire en ligne (français/anglais). Cette double volonté (support numérique et bilinguisme) est au service de la plus grande diffusion de travaux, en particulier de recherches francophones, auprès...

Conference: « Mapungubwe Reconsidered: Exploring beyond the Rise and Decline of the Mapungubwe State » – May 25

The Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA) is pleased to announce the completion of its two-year research project on the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe civilisation. MISTRA would like to invite you to attend a conference...

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FISH – Jonathan Benabou: Contextualising Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Namibia

The French Institute is pleased to welcome you to our next Seminar: Jonathan Benabou, PhD Candidate, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle: Contextualising Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Namibia.     This seminar will present...

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Friday 10th of May. Taming the Demons: Reflections on Xenophobia, Social Cohesion and Violence in Contemporary South Africa

  Date: Friday 10 May 2013 Time: 9:00 – 15:30 Venue: Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand PANELISTS: Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)...

Publication : Adrien Delmas, Les Voyages de l’écrit. Culture écrite et expansion européenne à l’époque moderne : essais sur la Compagnie Hollandaise des Indes Orientales

Plus à son aise, jusqu’à présent, dans le cadre national que dans le roulis marin de l’histoire globale, l’histoire du livre a négligé l’un des acteurs fondamentaux de la généralisation, à l’époque moderne, du...

Vidéo – Thabo Ditsele: Perceptions of Black South African languages: A survey of the attitudes of Setswana-speaking university students toward their first language

French Institute Seminars in Humanities Thabo Ditsele (D-Tech candidate at Tshwane University of Technology – TUT): Perceptions of Black South African languages: A survey of the attitudes of Setswana-speaking university students toward their first...

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Une gestion participative de l’eau ? La politique sud-africaine de gestion locale de l’eau. Par Maud Orne-Gliemann

La notion de participation figure au cœur des discours sur le développement, la bonne gouvernance et la gestion durable de l’environnement. A chaque échelle d’intervention, les usagers, citoyens et porteurs d’intérêts en tout genre...