- Nordic Africa Days
'African Mobilities – Reshaping narratives and practices of circulation and exchange'
19-21 September 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden. Arranged by the Nordic Africa Institute
The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) is the biannual international conference of the Nordic Africa Institute and it has been organized since 1999 in the Nordic Countries. NAD invites researchers and writers working on Africa-related knowledge production and representing the forefront of African academia.
- Workshop - The moral dimensions of economic life in Africa
Organisers: Cristiano Lanzano (The Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden), Tijo Salverda (Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne, Germany) and Jörg Wiegratz (University of Leeds, UK)
Venue: The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
Call for papers deadline, extended: 4 April, 2018
More information about the workshop on the moral dimensions of economic life in Africa (pdf opens in new window)
Please send your title, author’s information and abstract (max. 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 March. The authors of the accepted proposals will receive a notification within 10 days and full papers (about 6.000 words) will be expected by 31 May.
Some funding from NAI is available for a few scholars - 4 to 6 max. - who need financial support (please indicate that need in your submission). Scholars based in African universities and research institutions are particularly encouraged to apply and an effort will be made to support their participation. Additional possibilities for funding are currently being explored.
- Regional economic communities and peacebuilding in Southern Africa
Venue: University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
More information can be found in the programme
- Workshop - Transformations of rural spaces in Mozambique
The last decades in Mozambique have been characterized by profound changes in the rural milieu. Despite the persistence of poverty, important investments aiming the economic development of the country have been directed to the rural areas. Some years ago, post-colonial projects for the construction of communal villages and socialization of the countryside through resettlement, coupled with a long war of 16 years and continued labour migration, have generated intense population movements, both between rural areas and urban centres, between neighbouring countries and subsequently of return to places of origin.
Organisers: Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden. Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos, Mozambique. Observatório do Meio Rural, Mozambique. Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway. University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
- Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
- Movie screening and panel discussion
Movie screening followed by panel discussion with director Dani Kouyaté, NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen and artist Theresa Traoré Dahlberg. At Uppsala konstmuseum/art museum, Drottning Christinas väg 1 E, Uppsala castle, entrance E. The panel discussion is held in English.
Filmvisning och panelsamtal: Taxi Sisters (2010) och The Embassador´s Wife (2017) av Theresa Traoré Dahlberg. I samtal med konstnären: Dani Kouyaté regissör och ordförande i Vänskapsgruppen för Afrikansk Film och Jesper Bjarnesen, antropolog och forskare vid Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. Konstnären Theresa Traoré Dahlberg, stipendiat av Stiftelsen Anna-Lisa Thomson Till Minne 2017 presenterar sitt arbete som regissör. De två filmerna skildra en kvinnlig taxichaufför i Senegal samt en fransk ambassadörs fru i Burkina Fasos huvudstad Ouagadougou. I dokumentärerna finns betraktelser om drömmar och livsval där genus, klass och postkoloniala perspektiv vävs in. Samtalet hålls på engelska.