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Contemporary Congolese Studies – University of Cambridge, 11-12 June 2015

Thursday 11 – Friday 12 June 2015 Centre of African Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge Keynote Address | Nancy Rose Hunt (University of Michigan) | 6:30pm 11/06 | Emmanuel College Contemporary Congolese Studies Cambridge June 2015

3rd and final post by guest blogger Peter Lambertz

Kinshasa, 03.07.11 I am thinking about how to start this third and already last entry. I see the fact that I don’t know where to start, what to tell and how to present things is a as definite sign that I have arrived back here, now, after a month has gone. Things have started becoming … Continue reading


2nd entry by guest blogger Peter Lambertz

Kingabwa, 20. Juni 2011 Tuesday, seven o’clock. No electricity means no coffee. The morning prayer session from next door is over. And I am 30 now! Friday last week was my 30th birthday! It is difficult not to think about what “birthday” means, how we all produce time and age by ritualizing these moments, probably … Continue reading

1st entry by guest blogger Peter Lambertz

Sunday 5pm, Kingabwa, at a table outside on our compound. Noone around, a rare situation. I hear birds, children playing, someone repairing a table next door with a hammer and nails, some shouting far away (football on TV: Kinshasa – Lubumbashi) and the general background noise of the city. Also Rumba from one of the … Continue reading

1st guest blogger Peter Lambertz

Peter Lambertz (*1981) Biography Born and raised in Eupen, Belgium, I studied History in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels (mémoire de licence on 13th century history of thought), then added an MA in Global Studies at Leipzig university (with exchange semesters in Stellenbosch (ZA) and Wroclaw (PL)). Since 2009 I am member of the graduate school “Critical … Continue reading