Upcoming events 2018

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Gendered Institutions and Women’s Political Representation in Africa
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Uppsala

The Nordic Africa Institute invites researchers and practitioners to a workshop aiming to put a spotlight on African experiences and lessons learnt about women who made it into politics. The workshop explores why men are overrepresented in politics in many countries and aims to bring about change based on new knowledge on institutional barriers. The deadline for the abstracts of papers is 15 October 2018.

Previous events 2018

The World In Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace
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Uppsala

Welcome to a public lecture with Gordon Mathews, Professor and Chair in the Anthropology Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Jesper Bjarnesen, senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, will be chairing the lecture.

This lecture explores the relations between Africans and Arabs and other foreigners and the Chinese residents of Guangzhou, and looks at low-end globalization and business relations between Africans and Chinese, romantic relations between Africans and Chinese, and religious belief: "We believe in God but Chinese believe only in gold." It asks, "How can low-end globalization work between Africans and Chinese, groups that typically don't trust one another?" and it explores whether or not Guangzhou might represent a future multicultural and multi-ethnic China.

Gordon Mathews is Professor and Chair in the Anthropology Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This lecture is based on his recent book by the same name (University of Chicago Press).

Open to all, no registration required.
Venue: Protea room, The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

 

Amos Tutuola and the Gendering of Peace in Africa - Claude Ake Memorial Lecture 2018
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University Main Building, Room IX, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala

Welcome to a lecture exploring the work of Nigerian-born author Amos Tutuola (1920-1997) and how it can enhance our understanding of gender and peacebuilding in Africa. Entering his world where human and non-human characters change and interchange, allows scholars and practitioners to see peacebuilding as organic and grounded in local knowledge.

Heidi Hudson is professor of international relations, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and the 2018 Claude Ake Visiting Chair.

The lecture is a co-arrangement between the Nordic Africa Institute and Uppsala University Departement of Peace and Conflict. It is open to all, no need to register. Welcome!

More information about the Claude Ake Visiting Chair and the Claude Ake Memorial Lecture

Paneldiskussion: Miljardlyftet och Afrikas framtid / Panel discussion on the future of Africa (Swedish only)
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Stockholm, ABF-huset

This event is in Swedish only.

Den afrikanska kontinenten står inför en enorm omdaning. Nästan hela världens folkökning fram till nästa sekelskifte kommer att äga rum i Afrika. Om rätt beslut fattas, i Afrika och i omvärlden, kan det få kontinenten att lyfta. Men dessa beslut måste fattas snart.

Anders Bolling och Erik Esbjörnsson har skrivit boken Miljardlyftet – så förändras världen av ett växande Afrika. Hör dem samtala med Iina Soiri och Jörgen Levin, direktör respektive forskare vid Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, om de utmaningar och möjligheter kontinenten Afrika står inför. Moderator för samtalet är Johan Ripås.

I samarbete med ABF och Ordfront. Mer information om evenemanget hittar du här.

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Gendered insecurities and the memorialisation of struggle in post-liberation Africa
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Uppsala
Welcome to a public seminar with Stephanie Cawood, acting director of the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Diana Højlund Madsen, gender researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, will be chairing the seminar. Open to all, please register no later than 5 november to nai@nai.uu.se. For more information, see full invitation as pdf.
 
Venue: The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala
Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Movie screening and panel discussion
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Uppsala

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.

 

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

(Nytt datum! Framflyttat från ursprunliga 2/5 till detta datum.)
(This is a new date! Originally planned for May 2.)

 

Regional economic communities and peacebuilding in Southern Africa
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Gaborone
The increased role of regional organizations in conflict management, peacekeeping and peacebuilding are important features of the emerging post-Cold War system. Given the growing complexity of conflict dynamics and security challenges in the post-Cold war world require greater cooperation and coordination among states within regions. The current waves of globalization are already provoking consensus formation and international coordination on a regional basis. Many national governments are coming together to address problems/threats with cross-border or transnational dimensions such as pandemics, desertification, drought, climate change, HIV/AIDS, drug, arms and human trafficking that have further influenced many states to embrace regionalist approaches and mechanisms. This is the context in which the emergence of the African Union (AU) as an import peace and security actor represents a renewed commitment of African states to the regionalist approach.
 
Welcome to a two-day policy dialogue on Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in Southern Africa, organised by the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council-Africa Peacebuilding Network (SSRC-APN).
 

Venue: University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

More information can be found in the programme

Workshop - Transformations of rural spaces in Mozambique
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Maputo

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.

More information about the workshop here.

Political trends and economic change in Southern Africa since the 1990s
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Uppsala

Welcome to two open seminars at NAI on Monday 4 June at 14:00-16:00 hrs:

  • Conflict Trends in the Sahel
    Morten Bøås, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • Nigeria's and South Africa's roles in Africa
    Adekeye Adebajo, Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg

The seminar is open to all, no need to register, but if you want to tell the world that you're going please sign up on facebook. For more details, see full programme.

Political trends and economic change in Southern Africa since the 1990s
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Stockholm

Workshop. Keynote speaker is Moeletsi Mbeki, Deputy Chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs. This seminar is arranged by Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (the Nordic Africa Institute), in collaboration with Utrikesdepartementet (the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs). For more information, see the programme.

Venue: Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm
RSVP: Please register to Anette Wengelin, email anette.wengelin@nai.uu.se, by 31 May.

Workshop - The moral dimensions of economic life in Africa
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Uppsala

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

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

Bokvisning i NAIs bibliotek | Book display in the NAI library
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Uppsala

Öppet för alla. Botanisera bland bibliotekets senaste titlar och ta lite fika.
Open to all. Browse the library's most recent titles and have som coffee/tea and cake.

 

Nordic Africa Days
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Uppsala

African Mobilities – Reshaping narratives and practices of circulation and exchange
19-21 September 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden.

The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) is the leading academic conference on Africa in the Nordics, organised by the Nordic Africa Institute since 1997. NAD provides a vibrant platform for researchers to critically expand the discourse on Africa. The conference attracts Africanists from across the world, including a high representation of scholars from the African continent.

More about NAD 2018.

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