October, 2012 archive

Call For Papers – Saharan Crossroads: Views from the Desert-Edge

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This conference is part of a series of activities organized by the West African Research Association (WARA) and the American Institute of Maghribi Studies (AIMS) aimed at strengthening the cultural, artistic and historical links among the peoples living within and across the Sahara Desert.

The 3rd international conference « Saharan Crossroads: Views from the Desert-Edge » is planned to be held in Ghardaïa, Algeria June 22-24, 2013. The Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA) is partnering with the Centre National de Recherche en Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle (CRASC) in planning this conference to be held at the University of Ghardaïa.

This conference’s theme is “Mapping information flows within and across the Sahara.”

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Appel À Contribution – Carrefours Sahariens : Vues des Rives du Désert

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Ce colloque fait partie d’une initiative menée conjointement par les associations américaines d’études ouest africaines et maghrébines (West African Research Association/Association de Recherche Ouest Africaine (WARA/AROA) et American Institute of Maghribi Studies (AIMS)) dans le cadre d’un renforcement des liens culturels, artistiques et historiques entre les populations vivant à l’intérieur et entre les rives du Sahara.

Le troisième colloque international intitulé « Carrefours sahariens : vues des rives du désert » se déroulera à Ghardaïa, Algérie, avec le concours du Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA), du Centre National de Recherche en Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle (CRASC) à Oran, et de l’Université de Ghardaïa.

Le thème du colloque est : ‘Les flux d’information à travers et dans le Sahara.’

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CFP: Gendering the History of Libya: Transnational and Feminist Approaches (Workshop Proposal)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

We seek proposals on the importance of gender in shaping the history of Libya (the North African and Saharan regions named Libya since the 20th century) in its connections to North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the United States and Asia. Libya has been accessible to very few scholars so far and gender has seldom been the focus of attention. Our aim is to shed new light on this blind spot of scholarship by investigating, from a gendered and postcolonial perspective, issues such as labour, religion, citizenship, sexuality, tourism, consumer culture, and the media.

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Nouvelle publication – « Le Sahara algérien : intégration nationale et développement régional » par Yaël Kouzmine

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Cinquante ans se sont écoulés depuis l’indépendance algérienne en 1962, date à laquelle le Sahara algérien, qui représente les quatre cinquièmes du territoire national, ne connaissait qu’un début timide de développement, laissant de vastes espaces en marge de la modernité coloniale finissante.

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In Memoriam: Katherine Payne Moseley, former SSA board member

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Katherine Payne Moseley (KP Moseley) passed away peacefully on 4 October 2012 at her Vermont home. Her oft-quoted study with Immanuel Wallerstein on precapitalist social structures initiated a long list of publications on the Trans-Saharan trade, the political economy of West Africa including Sierra Leone and Nigeria, and most recently the economic and social history of the larger oases band of the northern Sahara edge that includes Morocco and Mauritania.

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Seminar – The Crisis in Mali: Political Instability and Regional Radicalization (October 17)

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Along with the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) and the Marokko Instituut (The Hague), the African Studies Centre in Leiden is co-organizing a panel discussion about recent crisis in Mali. Panelists will include Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem (University of Nouakchott) and Mirjam de Bruijn, Benjamin Soares and Martin van Vliet from the ASC. Paolo de Mas from the Marokko Instituut will be the moderator. Open to all and followed by drinks.

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