Workshop on African Government Forces: New theoretical and methodological approaches, Uppsala, Sweden, 1-2 December, 2014. This workshop addresses questions in relation to government forces, their role as an economic actor, if they strengthen or weaken ‘the state’. Focus is also for example on unit cohesion, the informal and everyday workings of the military, the discourses, narratives and identities of soldiers, or local-level interaction with civilians. Deadline to submit papers is September 15, 2014 (pdf opens in new window).
Tuesday September 2, 15.15-17.00, at NAI, Villavägen 6, Uppsala
Public lecture in the NAI lecure series on "Moral Communities in African Cities". Drawing on her expertise on Akan witchcraft among Ghanaian diaspora communities in the UK, Paris and New York, Dr Parish will probe the interaction between movie stars, Detroit automobiles and African spirit shrines in New York City. Lecturer: Jane Parish. Commentator: NAI researcher Annika Teppo.
– More health workers and more equipment are needed. Also the authorities’ communication to the people must improve, says NAI researcher Mats Utas.
Watch interview with Mats Utas (starts at 21.40 in programe).
– Early intensive treatment actually does reduce deaths, says researcher Adia Benton to Swedish radio. Listen to interview.
The NAI library has put together a web dossier with useful information sources on ebola.
Read guest blog post by Adia Benton at Mats Utas' blog: 'Ebola, mistrust and humanitarian mobility?' (opens in new window).
Brief interview with NAI researcher Mats Utas in Swedish Radio (opens in new window).
Study Scholarships and Scholarships for PhD Candidates 2015 at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline for applications: 1 October 2014
The Study Scholarship is intended for a one month visit at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and the PhD Scholarship for a one or two month stay. Both scholarships cover travelling expenses from a Nordic country to Uppsala, and return. The scholarship holders are offered a shared office at NAI and free accommodation at a centrally located hostel.
Click here for more information about study scholarships and scholarships for PhD candidates.
During the autumn NAI is co-organizing a series of seminars that explores the concept of mobility in a broad sense. Increased mobility for individuals is considered good for the quality of life as well as for countries' competitiveness . But in several areas , such as the academia , career paths are surrounded by a range of social and cultural barriers. Whose interests serve on an ideal of high mobility and who can really be mobile ? Paula Mählck from the Nordic Africa Institute and Carina Carlhed from Uppsala University lead the seminars .
See the program for this fall’s Crismo Seminars ( PDF opens in new window ).
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