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Conference program


Friday December 9 2011

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Erasmushuis 08.16, Faculty of Arts, Blijde Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven (Belgium)

Sponsored by The Newton Alumni Program (British Academy) and the Belgian Association of Africanists

Organized by the CongoResearchNetwork and the Institute of Anthropological Research in Africa (K.U.Leuven)

9. -9.30: Welcome and introduction by Katrien Pype and Filip De Boeck

9.30-10.00: Key Note by Bogumil Jewsiewicki, U. of Laval.

10.00 -10.30: Break

10.30-13.00: Panel 1: Politics and Policies

10.30-11.00 Tom De Herdt, University of Antwerp, Donors Imagining DRC’s ‘future positive’

11.00-11.30 Claude Sumata, Catholic University of Congo, Doing Research against the Odds: the Impact of Colonization, Civil War, and Economic Hardship on Fieldwork in the DRC

11.30-12.00 Philippe Biyoya, University of Lubumbashi, La refondation de l’Etat dans une perspective globaliste, nouvelle problématique politologique du future de la République Démocratique du Congo

12.30-13.00 Johan Lagae, Ghent University, Can you Draw me a Map of this Place? Towards a New Cartography for Congolese Cities

13.00-14.30: Lunch

14.30-16.30: Panel 2: Popular, Urban and Religious Imaginations

14.30-15.00 Miles Larmer, University of Sheffield, Katanga 1960-1963: Alternative Imaginings of the African Nation-State

15.00-15.30 Pedro Monaville, University of Michigan, What is Left (of the Future): Rethinking the Congolese 1960s in the post-Cold War Moment

15.30-16.00 Ramon Sarró, University of Lisbon, and Anne Mélice, University of Liège, The Future in the Present: Entangled Temporalities and Religious Life in the Kimbanguist Church

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.00 Didier Gondola, Indiana University and Institut d’Etudes Avancées Nantes, Isasa Makambo! Remembering the Future in the Congolese Urban Cauldron

17.00-17.30 Théodore Trefon, Royal Museum of Central Africa, Do Elections really Matter?

17.30-18.30 General discussion




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One thought on “Conference program

  1. I’ll be there. Thanks.
    Bénédicte Meiers
    doctorante ARC-TRICUD
    Migration & Changement

    Posted by Bénédicte Meiers | November 28, 2011, 3:43 pm

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