Previous Events

2nd Work Shop: (Field)Work in Congolese Media Communities: Challenges and Choices

Wednesday February 16 2011, 5PM-7PM, Danford Room, Centre of West African Studies, U. of Birmingham,http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/university/edgbaston-map.pdf, R16, Arts Building – in the red zone)


Dr Long, Nick (independent scholar), The media in a fragile state. Demonstrating effects, and protecting sources.

Dr Pype, Katrien (U. of Birmingham), Reciprocity and Risk in the Lives and Work of Kinshasa’s Television Journalists

Dr Udo, Jacob (U. of Leeds), Ethical and Methodological Dilemmas of ‘Participatory’ Media Impacts Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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1st Work Shop: Congolese History

Wednesday February 2 2011

Seminar at the University of Birmingham (Centre of West African Studies, Arts Building, 2nd floor, Danford Room, 4.45-6.30pm)

‘Congolese History Between the Local and the Global:  Challenging National Frameworks in Colonial and Post-Colonial History.’

Convenor: Dr K. Skinner


– Dr Larmer, Miles, lecturer at the U. of Sheffield (UK): ‘Rethinking local agency in the Katangese secession: The Role of the Katangese gendarmes’

– Roes, Aldwin, doctoral researcher, U. of Sheffield (UK), ‘The making of the Congolese colonial economy, 1885-1914: some reflections on the power and pitfalls of state-centred narratives.’

– Loffman, Reuben, doctoral researcher at the U. of Keel (UK): ‘The politics of suicide’: political tribalism and the end of Belgian rule in Kongolo, Katanga, 1957 – 1960

Read the abstracts Abstracts Congolese history between the Local and the Global


First Meeting of Congo Research Network

December 11, 2010

U. of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus

Arts Building, 2nd Floor, Danford Room

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/university/edgbaston-map-09.pdf — in the red zone – R16

how to get there? By train: from New Street Train Station (main train station in Birmingham), take the train to University Campus (approx. 7 a 10 min) or bus 61, 63 (via Bristol Road)


10.30- 11: introduction

Historical Challenges

11-11.30 Loffman, Reuben, Keele University, African elites and the shaping of early colonial politics on the Katangan frontier, 1906 – 1917

11.30-12 Lauro, Amandine, University of Cambridge, Maintaining law and order in the colonie-modèleUrban (dis)order and the policing of racial boundaries in the Belgian Congo

12-13: lunch // discussion about future CRN events

Media and Contemporary Challenges

13-13.30 Long, Nic, BBC and independent researcher, The Media’s Contribution to Good Governance in a Fragile State       

13.30-14 Udo, Jacob, Leeds University, Rethinking Information Intervention in Violently Divided Societies: MONUSCO’s Public Information Operations and Conflict Transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

14-14.30 Pype, Katrien, University of Birmingham, Kabila and Lumumba: Heroes for the Present. Visual Media, Memory and Politics in Kinshasa (2010)

14.30-15 Perks, Rachel, University of Reading, Global Economy and Local Conflicts: Challenges and Ways Forward

15.30-16 Congolese Community + Consulate

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2 thoughts on “Previous Events

  1. Will there be a meeting in the US?

    Posted by B. Starnes | October 10, 2011, 4:24 pm

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