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Conference announcement: Norms and Illegality (Brussels, Oct 25-25 2012)

The Royal Museum for central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium) is organizing, in collaboration with the Free University Brussels and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, an outstanding international conference, Norms in the Margins and Margins of the Norms. The social construction of illegality (Tervuren, Brussels, Leuven, October 25-27 2012). The conference aims at fostering a cross-disciplinary debate on everyday practice seen … Continue reading


Appel a Communication pour Conference sur la Decentralisation en RDCongo (22-24 Oct 2012, Kinshasa, UCC)

Processus de décentralisation en RDCongo: des normes officielles à la pratique, une lecture à travers les jeux d’acteurs. Conférence internationale à l’Université Catholique du Congo, du 22 au 24 Octobre 2012, organisée par le Centre d’Expertise en Décentralisation et Développement Local financé par le VLIR UOS. La décentralisation est partie intégrante de la Constitution du 18 … Continue reading

Workshop on Identity and Conflict in DRCongo, Sheffield (UK), 29 June 2012

International workshop: Conflict, Identity and the State in colonial and post-colonial Democratic Republic of Congo Friday 29 June 2012, 9.30am – 5.15pm Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield 9.30-10.00: Registration and coffee, welcome remarks 10.00-10.45: Keynote speaker: Théodore Trefon (Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren): The 2011 DR Congo election and its aftermath 10.45-11.00: Coffee … Continue reading

Conference on the Future(s) of DRCongo (Research), 9 Dec 2011, Leuven

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Announcing Conference on The Future of DR Congo (Dec 9 2011, Leuven, Belgium)

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CFP work shop on conflict, identity and the state in DRC, 29/06/2012, Sheffield

  International workshop: Conflict, Identity and the State in colonial and post-colonial Democratic Republic of Congo   Congo, both historically and in the contemporary period, has stereotypically exemplified the worst of Africa: warfare mounted for material gain, human rights abuses, dictatorship, political corruption, the global exploitation of mineral wealth and the neglect of its people’s aspirations and … Continue reading

Upcoming seminar at the U. of Keele (UK) Nov 15 2011

AFRICAN STUDIES AT KEELE (ASK) WORKSHOP Tuesday 15 November 2011, Claus Moser Building, 11:00 – 16:00 Introductory Remarks (Ann Hughes: Director of the Research Institute for the Humanities) Southern Africa in the 20th and 21st Centuries: Chair Bill Dixon Rachel Bright (Keele) ‘Who is a Real South African? Colonial Nationalism and the 1904 Cape Colony … Continue reading