Upcoming events during 2017
- Seminar: Social movements, gender equality and identities in contemporary South Africa
Elina Oinas, Professor in Sociology, Helsinki University, and Miles Rutendo Tanhira, Journalist, Founder / Editor of Queerstion Media. Moderator: Patience Mususa, Senior researcher, the Nordic Africa Institute.
In collaboration with Uppsala Art Museum. På engelska / In English
Venue: Uppsala Art Musuem, Floor 1, Uppsala Castle
Directly after this event there is a concert with Lamine Cissokho from Senegal.
- Research and policy dialogue: Africa's urban future
The meeting brings together policy makers, researchers, Africa specialists, local authority representatives, civil society and the private sector to raise attention to rapidly urbanising African continent, its challenges and possibilities, and to explore Nordic collaboration and engagement with Africa’s urbanisation. The conference is in form of four workshops and two key note speeches.
Venue: Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
- Symposium: Enfranchising the African Diaspora
Call for papers
Abstracts of not more than 300 words should be sent to Victor Adetula at , and Senayon Olaoluwa at , no later than 31 March 2017.
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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.