Grenzen und Übergänge - Frontières et Passages - Frontiers and Passages (Afrikastudien)

Ort
Freiburg / Basel
Veranstaltungsort
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg und Universität Basel
Veranstalter
Arnold Bergstraesser Institut Freiburg im Brsg. und Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel
Datum
14.05.2008 - 17.05.2007
Bewerbungsschluss
15.04.2008
Von
Arlt, Veit

Grenzen und Übergänge - Frontières et Passages - Frontiers and Passages Internationale Fachtagung im Bereich der Afrikastudien, Freiburg im Breisgau und Basel 14.-17. Mai 2008

An dieser gemeinsamen Tagung der Vereinigung von Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland e.V. (VAD) und der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Afrikastudien (SGAS/SSEA) tauschen sich während vier Tagen WissenschaflerInnen aus Nord und Süd über aktuelle Entwicklungen und den Stand der For­schung in Afrika aus. Thema der Tagung ist die ökonomische, politische, soziale, und kulturelle Bedeutung von Grenzen und Übergängen. Sie gliedert sich in folgende thematische Blöcke:
- Umweltwandel: Globale Prozesse, lokale Wirkungen
- Zwischen Zeiten und Räumen: Kulturelle Aushandlungsprozesse
- Passagen und Übergänge: Rekonfigurationen des Sozialen
- Barrieren und Grenzen: Transformationen des Politischen
Mehr als 200 Vorträge werden in 26 Panels und in 3 Foren präsentiert. Eine Übersicht über das Tagungsprogramm steht auf der Tagungswebseite www.vad-ev.de zum download bereit.
Bitte registrieren Sie sich mit Hilfe des online-Formulars auf obiger Webseite. Bei früher Buchung (bis 15. März) wird ein Rabatt gewährt.

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This joint conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) and the Swiss Society for African Studies (SGAS/SSEA) is organised by the Centre for African Studies Basel and the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute in Freiburg im Breisgau. During four days scholars from North and South discuss the current developments in Africa and the state of research on the continent. The theme of the conference is the economic, political, social and cultural significance of frontiers and passages. The sessions are structured in four thematic sections:
Environmental change: global processes, local effects
- Between times and spaces: the negotiation of culture
- Passages and transitions: the re-configuration of the social
- Barriers and frontiers: the transformation of politics
- More than 200 papers will be presented in 26 panels and 3 fora. For a detailed programme see the conference website: www.vad-ev.de
Please register online on the same website. There is a discount for early registration (before 15 March).

Programm

Wednesday, 14 May 2008, Freiburg
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9-11h: Registration

11-12h: Conference Opening

12-13h: Keynote Lecture

13-14h: Lunch Reception

14–18h: Panels:

Panel 5: New Boundaries for Development? Adaptation to Climate Change in Southern Africa (Convenors: Dr. Steffen Bauer, German Development Institute, Dr. Imme Scholz, German Development Institute)

Panel 4: Urbanization and the overlooked rural-urban continuum in Africa (Convenor: Prof. Axel Drescher, University of Freiburg)

Panel 7: Dynamic Passages in African Cultures: Intermediality (Convenors: Prof. Susanne Gehrmann, Humboldt University Berlin, Viola Prüschenk, Montreal)

Panel 18: Memory Practices in the Aftermath of Mass Violence, War and Genocide (Convenor: Prof. Reinhart Kößler, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg)

Panel 20: Renegotiating and overcoming frontiers and constituting crosscutting and overlapping social spaces and institutions: conceptual and methodological issues in development (Convenors: Prof. Gudrun Lachenmann, University of Bielefeld, Dr. Salma Nageeb, University of Bielefeld)

Panel 22: Life cycles, moments of transitions and life courses in African societies (Convenors: Astrid Bochow, University of Bayreuth, Dr. Jeannett Martin, University of Bayreuth)

Panel 25: Passages to democracy? Africa’s diverse regime transitions revisited (Convenors: Dr. Christian von Soest, GIGA Hamburg, Alexander Stroh, GIGA Hamburg)

19–21h: Forum Somalia

21–22h: Reception

Thursday, 15 May 2008, Freiburg
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9–13h: Panels:

Panel 3: Land Use Change as Response to Environmental and Socio-economic Change, its Effects on Desert Margin Ecosystems, and its Governance in Southern Africa (Convenor: Prof. Rainer Glawion, University of Freiburg)

Panel 6: Old and new religious movements in South Africa (Convenors: Dr. Helga Dickow, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg, Dr. Andreas Hauser, Profilstelle Mission, Ökumene, Bildung, Haus der Kirche, Limburg)

Panel 10: Managing Boundaries and Spheres of Transition (Convenors: Prof. Patrick Harries, University of Basel, Dr. Kirsten Rüther, University of Berlin, FU)

Panel 19: Critical Junctures of Globalization in Africa (Convenor: Prof. Ulf Engel, University of Leipzig)

Panel 21: Borderline Biographies in Africa. Context and Text (Convenors: Dr. Achim von Oppen, University of Bayreuth, Dr. Silke Strickrodt, Humboldt University Berlin)

Panel 24: Social impacts of state borders: separation, survival, creativity (Convenor: Prof. Reinhart Kößler, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg)

Panel 26: Overcoming Borders: Regional Cooperation in Africa (Convenor: Martin Adelmann, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg)

14–15h: General meeting of VAD

15–16h: Keynote Speech Paul Collier, Oxford

16–17h: Forum: Past and Present in German-African relations: The Genocide in German South West Africa as Contested History? (Convenor: Prof. Reinhart Kößler, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg)

16-17h: Young Scholars Meeting

End of programme in Freiburg

Moving to Basel (Bus transport will be available at 16.30pm for guests from Africa)

Start of programme in Basel

18-19h: General meeting of SGAS/SSEA

19–20h: Keynote Lecture (Carl Schlettwein Lecture) with reception
Croquis de frontières, profils de passeurs. L'art contemporain africain en perspective (Prof. Yacouba Konaté, University of Cocody, Côte d'Ivoire)

Friday, 16 May 2008, Basel
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9-16h: Panels

Panel 1: Environmental change: the African challenge (Convenors: Prof. Peter Nagel, University of Basel, Dr. Jan Beck, University of Basel)

Panel 12: Negotiating cultural boundaries in the aftermath of conflict (Convenors: Dr. Anna-Maria Brandstetter, University of Mainz, Heike Becker, University of Western Cape, South Africa)

Panel 16: Middlemen Minorities - Vulnerable or dominant? The case of Asians in East & Central Africa (Convenors: Dr. Nandini Patel, Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), Blantyre (Malawi), Dr. Veit Arlt, University of Basel)

Panel 8: Visualisierung von Grenzräumen und Grenzerfahrungen im kolonialen Namibia (Convenor: Lorena Rizzo, University of Zürich)

Panel 9: Seeing the African City: Explorations in the Visual Culture of African Cityscapes (Convenors: René Egloff, University of Basel, Prof. Till Förster, University of Basel)

Panel 14: Zur Transformation der Generationenbeziehungen in Westafrika (Convenors: Dr. Lilo Roost Vischer, University of Basel, Dr. Claudia Roth, University of Zürich, lic.phil. Denise Efionayi-Mäder)

Panel 13: Gender and the Paradoxes of Change and Persistence (Convenor: Dr. Stephan Meyer, University of Basel)

16–18h: Fora

Forum 1: From Printed Book to Digital File. Libraries, Publishers and the Production of Knowledge about Africa (Convenors: Dr. Sonia Abun-Nasr, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Dr. Dag Henrichsen, Basler Afrika Bibliophien, Petra Kerkhoff, Basler Afrika Bibliographien)

Forum 2: Bioethics in Africa (Convenors: Prof. Marcel Tanner, University of Basel and Swiss Tropical Institute, Prof. Brigit Obrist, University of Basel and Swiss Tropical Institute)

19-20h: Reception with music

20-22h: Conference Dinner

Saturday, 18 May 2008, Basel
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9-13h: Panels

Panel 2: Man – Nature relationships in the West African Sudan and Sahel: naturalist, historical and contemporaneous perspectives (Convenor: Dr. Anne Mayor, University of Geneva)

Panel 11: Making the invisible visible: Mapping histories, traditions and spatial divide in Africa (Convenors: Dr. Guy Thomas, University of Basel/Mission 21, Dr. Kai Kresse, University of St. Andrews/ ZMO Berlin)

Panel 15: Health without Borders: Illusion or reality (Convenors: Prof. Brigit Obrist, Universität Basel, Dr. Flora Kessy, Ifakara Health Research and Dev. Centre, Tanzania, Dr. Piet van Eeuwijk, University of Basel)

Panel 17: Violence and Survival: The South West African War (Convenor: Dr. Dag Henrichsen, Basler Afrika Bibliographien)

Panel 23: Beyond the Failed State: Statehood and self-organisation after crisis (Convenors: Dr. Gregor Dobler, University of Basel, Prof. Till Förster, University of Basel)

13h: End of Conference

14-24h: Cultural programme
Open door at various Africa-specific institutions such as the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Mission 21, Swiss Tropical Institute
Debate on the Apartheid debts
Urban Safari: a guided city tour on themes in African Studies organised by students
Concert: the South Easter Project (South African Indian Fusion)

Kontakt

Veit Arlt

Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel

+41 61 267 34 82

afrika-tagung@unibas.ch

Zitation
Grenzen und Übergänge - Frontières et Passages - Frontiers and Passages (Afrikastudien), 14.05.2008 – 17.05.2007 Freiburg / Basel, in: H-Soz-Kult, 16.03.2008, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-8890>.
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