Upcoming events during 2017
- Open seminar - no registration and no fee
"The Past in the Present: Germany’s Colonial Genocide"
From 1904 to 1908 Germany was at war with the Ovaherero and Nama in Namibia (then German South West Africa), who resisted the colonial occupation. The mass violence and its consequences qualified as genocide. The German Foreign Ministry acknowledged this in 2015. Since then, negotiations between special representatives of the two governments seek an adequate way of coming to terms with the past. But controversies remain, not least about the representation of the agencies of the most affected communities.
Henning Melber, Senior Research Associate with the Nordic Africa Institute and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria and the University of the Free State
Andreas Eckert, Professor in African History at the Humboldt University in Berlin and a Visiting Fellow at the Swedish Institute for Advanced Study (SCAS)
Time: Tuesday 30 May, 15:00-17:00 hrs
Venue: The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala
A warm welcome to everyone, no prior registration needed!
- Symposium: Enfranchising the African Diaspora
The turn of the 21st century coincided with the conceptual and experiential revolution of discourses that were previously on the margins of critical attention. In the formerly colonized societies and developing nations generally, the significance and potential of Diaspora as a discursive category took an unprecedented and decisive turn; not least because Diaspora's relevance could no longer be undermined in the rendition of development of nation states and regions. Venue: Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria