Events 2015

Presentation of a special issue of the journal African Insight
Presentation of a special issue of the journal African Insight
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The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

The event is open to all, registration is not needed. The event is jointly organised by the Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University and the Nordic Africa Institute.
Presenters: Nadine Lake, Centre for Africa Studies,University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa and Henning Melber, Director emeritus of The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Senior Advisor of The Nordic Africa Institute,
Moderator: Annika Teppo, Associate Professor, The Nordic Africa Institute.

Discussion: Is the violence taking over the Nigerian elections?
Discussion: Is the violence taking over the Nigerian elections?
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Stockholm

Violent acts by Boko Haram, army assaults on civilians, and accusations about malfeasance escalate ahead of the elections in Nigeria in February. Our researchers analyse the situation and trends.

Conference de la Francophonie - Fighting electoral violence: tools and strategies
Conference de la Francophonie - Fighting electoral violence: tools and strategies
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Uppsala, Blåsenhus, auditorium Eva Netzelius

NAI-researchers Anders Sjögren and Jesper Bjarnesen will participate.
Co-organized with Uppsala University, Folkuniversitet and IDEA.

Namibia: 25 years of independence
Namibia: 25 years of independence
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Myntkabinettet, Stockholm

How far has gender equality come?. Organised in co-operation with Embassy of Namibia in Sweden and Namibia Society in Sweden.

Workshop on Poverty and Urban Renewal
Workshop on Poverty and Urban Renewal
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Addis Ababa

Workshop in Addis Ababa on 'Poverty and Urban Renewal'. Co-organised with EiaBC and Univeristy of Jyväskylä.

Namibia: 25 years of independence. How far has gender equality come?
Namibia: 25 years of independence. How far has gender equality come?
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Hansaari, Espoo, Finland

Anniversary event, Namibia: 25 years of independence. How far has gender equality come? Organised in co-operation with Hamnasaari, Embassy of Namibia in Finland and Finland- Namibia Society.

Theatre – Seminar – Mingle – Phototalk: everything with focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo
Theatre – Seminar – Mingle – Phototalk: everything with focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Uppsala

Theatre – Seminar – Mingle – Phototalk: everything with focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Among the participants in the seminar panel you will find Loochi Muzaliwa, program coordinator with the Life & Peace programme in DRC and Stina Högbladh, peace and conflict researcher at Uppsala University. Moderator: NAI researcher Anders Sjögren.

Conference in Arusha
Conference in Arusha
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Arusha

Conference in Arusha, Tanzania. Organised by SUHF on Higher Education and Research. Måns Felleson is involved in the committee organising the conference and will participate from NAI.

Public lecture at NAI
Public lecture at NAI
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NAI

Public lecture 15.15 - 17.00 at NAI with Severine Autesserre, Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, USA. Lecture is co-organised with Life and Peace Institute.

Seminar on "Fresh perspectives on building peace in Eastern DRC - a thought-provoking seminar around Swedish development cooperation"
Seminar on "Fresh perspectives on building peace in Eastern DRC - a thought-provoking seminar around Swedish development cooperation"
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Riksdagen (The Swedish Parliament), Stockholm

Event is co-organised by Life and Peace Institute, Kristdemokraterna, Socialdemokraterna, Diakonia, Kvinna till Kvinna and PMU. Iina Soiri and Maria Eriksson Baaz are participating speakers from NAI. (Invited participants only).

Extractive economies in West Africa:recent trends and socio-political issues
Extractive economies in West Africa:recent trends and socio-political issues
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Oslo, Norway

Seminar and meeting in Oslo of the NAI Program and Research Council. 'Extractive economies in West Africa:recent trends and socio-political issues'.The seminar is open to all.

Beyers Naudé Colloquium on occasion of his hundredth birthday
Beyers Naudé Colloquium on occasion of his hundredth birthday
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Uppsala, Sweden

Beyers Naudé Colloquium on occasion of his hundredth birthday. Co-organisers: Svenska Kyrkan, Life and Peace, House of Peace. Takes place in Uppsala. Participants from NAI: Iina Soiri and Henning Melber.

African Crime: Fiction and Facts
African Crime: Fiction and Facts
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Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala

Meet authors and researchers discussing the trend of African crime fiction and crime in an African setting. The event is in English and open to all.

NAI participates in World Village Festival in Helsinki.
NAI participates in World Village Festival in Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland
Book launch: Tor Sellström
Book launch: Tor Sellström
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NAI, Uppsala, Sweden

Book launch: Tor Sellström, former NAI researcher, launches his book 'Africa in the Indian Ocean - Islands in Ebb and Flow'. Richly sourced, this comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to Africa’s Indian Ocean islands covers a significant gap.

Exhibition: "Monuments in Nairobi"
Exhibition: "Monuments in Nairobi"
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Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden

Welcome to the exhibition "Monuments in Nairobi" at Uppsala Art Museum by NAIs guest researcher Dr. Lydia Muthuma. The exhibition will open on Wednesday 17 June at 5 pm. The exhibiton is open until 26 June (see Uppsala Art Museum's opening hours ).

Conference: Urban property, governance and citizenship in the global South
Conference: Urban property, governance and citizenship in the global South
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Co-organised by Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen University, Danish Institute Against Torture and Roskilde University.

NAI participates at Almedalsveckan
NAI participates at Almedalsveckan
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Almedalen, Gotland, Sweden
The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 6)
The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 6)
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Paris, France

The Sixth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 6) takes place in Paris 8-10 July 2015 at the Sorbonne and at the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE). Theme 'Collective Mobilisations in Africa - Contestation, resistance, revolt'.

Participating NAI researchers:
Marianne Millstein, Terje Østigård, Atakilte Beyene, Lisa Åkesson, Jesper Bjarnesen, Anitta Kynsilehto, Anders Sjögren, Mats Utas, Maria Eriksson Baaz, Judith Verweijen.

Ad-Hoc Expert Group Meeting, held by UN Economic Commission for Africa
Ad-Hoc Expert Group Meeting, held by UN Economic Commission for Africa
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On the Horn of Africa Researh Programme (HARP): Root Causes, Impact & Human and Economic Cost of Conflict. NAI researcher Redie Bereketeab participates in the meeting.

Seminar and launch - Festschrift for Kjell Havnevik
Seminar and launch - Festschrift for Kjell Havnevik
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The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

Reception: 16.30 -17.30 hrs.

The world the missionaries made? Space, place and identity
The world the missionaries made? Space, place and identity
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Botshabelo Mission Station, Mpumalanga, South Africa

With NAI guest researcher Natalie Swanepoel, from UNISA, South Africa. At Archaeology & Ancient History Department.

Public lecture by Tor Sellström 'African challenges in the Indian Ocean'
Public lecture by Tor Sellström 'African challenges in the Indian Ocean'
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Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala
The Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture with Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. 'An Ethics of Care in the time of Nelson Mandela'
The Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture with Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. 'An Ethics of Care in the time of Nelson Mandela'
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Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

At Uppsala University: Ihre-salen, Thunbergsv. 3H. Organized by Forum for Africa Studies and Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and the Nordic Africa Institute.

Conference: Africa at the crossroads of traditional and clinical medicine
Conference: Africa at the crossroads of traditional and clinical medicine
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Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala

Conference co-organised by NAI, University of Western Cape and University of Jyväskylä. NAI senior researcher and cluster leader Annika Teppo is organising and participating. For invited participants only.

Public lecture: Africa's return migrants - the new developers?
Public lecture: Africa's return migrants - the new developers?
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Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

With NAI researchers Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz.

Public lecture: State, society and economy
Public lecture: State, society and economy
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Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

With Professor Yash Ghai.

Second Nordic – Mozambique Conference on Inclusive Growth
Second Nordic – Mozambique Conference on Inclusive Growth
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Uppsala, Sweden

The objective is to enhance the dialogue and creating platforms for exchange between Mozambican institutions and organisations, and the Nordic countries with respect to the agenda on inclusive growth and societal dialogue.NAI director Iina Soiri participates - as moderator in one panel and participant in another panel.

Seminar: Voices of Africa
Seminar: Voices of Africa
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Stockholm, Sweden

NAI hosts a seminar together with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs 'Voices of Africa'. The seminar is part of the Civil Society Week 12-16 October that takes place at Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm.

Presentation + screening of the film 'Transmissions from the Liberated Zones'
Presentation + screening of the film 'Transmissions from the Liberated Zones'
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Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

Filipa César portrays the Swedish prescence in Guinea-Bissau

Peace conference: Hormoner och hållbar fred - finns det ett samband?
Peace conference: Hormoner och hållbar fred - finns det ett samband?
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Stockholm, Sweden

Read more here (page opens in new window, in Swedish).

  • 15.30 -15.45 Maria Frederika Malmström, senior researcher, NAI, ” Porous Masculinities: agential political bodies among Hamas youth ”
  • 15.45 – 16.00 Angela Muvumba Sellström, researcher, Uganda, NAI, ” How one Rebel group prevented Sexual violence and why other groups might do the same”
Author's Workshop - for invited participants only, 'Between Democracy and Big Man Politics. The Micro-Level Dynamics of Electoral Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa'
Author's Workshop - for invited participants only, 'Between Democracy and Big Man Politics. The Micro-Level Dynamics of Electoral Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa'
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Uppsala, Sweden

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) hereby invites you to submit an abstract for a two-day workshop on the challenges of electoral violence on the continent. The workshop will be held in Uppsala, Sweden. The aim of the workshop is to publish a selection of the presented papers in an edited volume in the Africa Now series with NAI/Zed Books.

Public event, Book launch: 'Framing African Development - Challenging concepts'
Public event, Book launch: 'Framing African Development - Challenging concepts'
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Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

Terje Oestigaard. The event is open to all, registration is not needed.

Seminar series with Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela: Forgiveness in the Aftermath of Historical Trauma
Seminar series with Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela: Forgiveness in the Aftermath of Historical Trauma
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The following Thursdays:
19 November - Historical Trauma and Memory: Interrupting Cycles of Repetition
26 November - Witnessing Trauma and Testimony: Making Public Spaces Intimate
10 December - Remorse: The “Royal Road” to Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Mozambique 40 years - literature and photography in a changing country
Mozambique 40 years - literature and photography in a changing country
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Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

With Stefan Helgesson, Professor of English, Stockholm University and Sérgio Santimano, Swedish-Mozambiqan photographer.

Seminarium: Digging deeper than before. Social and technical change in artisanal gold mining in Siguiri, Guinea Conakry
Seminarium: Digging deeper than before. Social and technical change in artisanal gold mining in Siguiri, Guinea Conakry
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Netherlands

Seminarium med NAI forskare Cristiano Lanzano på African Studies Centre i Leiden, Nederländerna. 'Digging deeper than before. Social and technical change in artisanal gold mining in Siguiri, Guinea Conakry'. Mer information här (webbsida öppnas i nytt fönster).

The Claude Ake Memorial Lecture - What Does it Mean to be Human After Historical Trauma?
The Claude Ake Memorial Lecture - What Does it Mean to be Human After Historical Trauma?
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Uppsala universitet, Sweden

Med Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. Kl.15.15 - 16.45, Uppsala universitet, huvudbyggnaden, Room IX, (Biskopsgatan 3). Efter föreläsningen hålls en mottagning. Om du vill delta i mottagningen vänligen mejla susanne.olsson@pcr.uu.se senast fredag 4 december.

Seminarium: Remorse: The “Royal Road” to Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Seminarium: Remorse: The “Royal Road” to Forgiveness and Reconciliation
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Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala, Sweden

Sista seminariet i seminarieserien med Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, 2015 Claude Ake Professor.

Konferens: The Means of Love in the Arab World: Pragmatics Beyond Norms and Transgressions
Konferens: The Means of Love in the Arab World: Pragmatics Beyond Norms and Transgressions
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Rabat, Morocco

Konferensen arrangeras av NAI i samarbete med Centre Jacques Berque. Med NAI forskare Maria Malmström.

Konferens: Urban Kinship The Micro-Politics of Proximity and Relatedness in the African City
Konferens: Urban Kinship The Micro-Politics of Proximity and Relatedness in the African City
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Kapstaden, Sydafrika

Med NAI forskare Mats Utas och Jesper Bjarnesen.

Lecture and concert: with NAI researcher Maria Malmström and Egyptian musician Ramy Essam.
Lecture and concert: with NAI researcher Maria Malmström and Egyptian musician Ramy Essam.
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Lund university

Essam and Malmström will enable you to experience, through language, images and music, the role of heard and felt vibrations in creating public intimacy (as well as distance) in Egyptian public spaces. The event is public, free entrance. More information about the event (opens in new window).

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