CEI-IUL researchers at the 8th European Conference on African Studies

Several CEI-IUL researchers will be attending the 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) in Edinburgh from 11 to 14 june, 2019.

  • Mojana Vargas, Race and racial relations: Africa and beyond, Appleton Tower, Room M1, 14 june, 10:45-12:15
  • Rui Garrido, LGBT human rights in Africa: struggles and strategies, 50 George Square, G.06, 13 june, 14:15-15:45
  • Ricardo Falcão and Clara Carvalho, Sexual and reproductive rights: conflicting narratives and the future of gender in Africa, Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1, 13 june, 8:45-10:15/10:45-12:15
  • Ana Lúcia Sá, The Nguemas from Equatorial Guinea: building a political dynasty in an authoritarian context, Appleton Tower, Room M1, 13 june, 8:45-10:15
  • Clara Carvalho and Jorge Varanda, Building the “public good” in Guinea-Bissau and Angola through social protection programs, Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 2, 13 june, 17:55-19:25
  • Eduard Gargallo, ‘Experts’, Settlers and Africans: the production of local agricultural knowledge in early colonial Zimbabwe, 50 George Square, G.05, 13 june, 16:15-17:45
  • Maria Antonia Barreto and Clara Carvalho, Disruptions in Primary School education in Guinea-Bissau, Chrystal McMillan, Seminar Room 6, 14 june, 8:45-10:15
  • Pedro Seabra, Two coins, multiple sides: Rising powers and security assistance to Africa, Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5, 13 june, 10:45-12:30
  • Paula Morgado, The implementation of Universal Health Coverage in low-income African countries: a challenge or a dilemma?, Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 12 june, 8:45-10:15
  • Ricardo Falcão, Public exposure and social control: gender “in public” in West Africa, Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1, 13 june, 8:45-10:15
  • Rui Garrido, Political struggle and resistance in the African Human Rights System: the case of sexual orientation, 50 George Square, G.06, 12 june, 14:15-15:45
About the conference

“Africa has witnessed substantial continuities, and acute ruptures. The continent is home to unchanging processes that have prevailed for millennia, and other movements that are in a state of flux. Africa’s connections and disruptions are both enduring and novel. Moreover, the relative weight attached to each element, and the perceived relationship between them varies greatly depending on the positionality of the observer: from the colonial administrator, to the African farmer, to the entrepreneur, to the nurse, to the politician, to the preacher, to the civil servant, to the LGBTQ campaigner, to the aid worker.

A multiplicity of connections exist within, between, and beyond Africa. They can be fundamental or mundane, and shift in ways that are sudden and spectacular, or subtle and underwhelming. With connection comes a disruption; and with disruption comes a connection. Studying these connections and disruptions invites a new way of seeing time and space as socially constructed and never uncontested. It also raises many questions: who or what is brought together or driven apart? What forces are driving the process? Why do tipping points emerge at particular junctures? What are the intended and unintended consequences of these pivotal moments?

Connections and disruptions form and inform debates at the African local and at the global level: They are addressed in the decolonization of the academy, in the questions over who is connected to which conversations and who is denied.”

For more information, visit the ECAS conference website.

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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